Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Thanksgiving Box Office: “Creed” Surprises, Nearly Ties “Good Dinosaur”


Thursday Thanksgiving Box office: “Creed” cummed at $12.5 million, adding $6.5 million to its total in two days. Good word of mouth and a Cinemascore of A is helping. Ryan Coogler’s wonderful film nearly tied “The Good Dinosaur,” which did $6.6 million. The dino is the lowest ever grossing Pixar movie, well behind “Frozen.”

“Creed” could upwards of $30 million. Warner Bros. needed a hit  and here it is. I wish they’d done some kind of premiere in New York. But it’s all good.

“Victor Frankenstein” doesn’t seem to be catching on. But “Spotlight” is in the limelight and doing excellent business. The possible Best Picture of the year. Go see it now.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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