Saturday, April 20, 2024

BadFellas: “Dirty Grandpa” — One of Worst Movies Ever– Scores a Huge Friday Night


Friday night brought out the worst in moviegoers. “Dirty Grandpa,” with a 6 rating on Rotten Tomatoes and reviews citing it as “the worst ever” took in $4.2 million. Was it seeing Zac Efron? Was it the idea of Robert DeNiro in his 20th (or so) really bad movie? Who knows?

“Dirty Grandpa” beat “The Revenant” in per screen average even though its cume for the day was $30,000 less. Maybe they should have called the former film “Rubbernecking.” Everyone slowed down to see an accident.

“Star Wars” is really slowing down. It’s only up to $868.5 million domestic. I know two perfectly healthy adults who haven’t seen it. And they will, soon. There are still a few people out there who will be first timers.

The snow is a problem today. Box office impact should be high. This is God’s way of trying to keep people away from “Dirty Grandpa.” In all religions.


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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