Tuesday, May 21, 2024

“Star Wars” Fall Out: Tina Fey-Amy Poehler “Sisters” Got a Sliver of the Audience


Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were sent to do the job of the Empire last night, but they didn’t fight back. Their very funny (really, see it) comedy “Sisters” took in $4.9 last night opposite “Star Wars.” The Universal comedy will do $14 million for the weekend. It’s a sliver of the “Star Wars” money but it’s not bad. And I’ll bet “Sisters” will improve through the New Year’s weekend as everyone looks for a good laugh after all that moping around in space. Meantime, Tina and Amy must be just a little ticked at the odd Hollywood Foreign Press. They hosted the Golden Globes for three years. But the minute they left, the HFPA snubbed them by not giving a nod to “Sisters” at all. However, the Critics Choice Awards have nominated the film for Best Comedy, smartly. It’s a hoot.

Roger Friedman
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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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