Sunday, June 16, 2024

“Star Wars” Holds Off Leo and the Bear in “Revenant” for Another Huge Weekend


Leonardo DiCaprio and his bear did very well on their opening weekend– #38 million. But it wasn’t enough to stop another huge “Star Wars” weekend. Han Solo and friends made $41.6 million and beat “The Revenant” by over three million bucks.

As the saying goes: Some days you eat the bear, some days the bear eats you. Grrr….

“Star Wars” worldwide total is now $1,733,411,043. I assure you, Harrison Ford will be back for the next one.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
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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