Thursday, May 30, 2024

Box Office: “Deadpool” Beats Marvel, R Rated, Weekend Records with $150 Mil


“Deadpool” really went wild over the weekend: it beat R rated records, three day records, President’s Day weekend records, and took in more than any “X Men” movie in its opening bid.

Right now “Deadpool” is predicted to take in $150 million for the three day weekend. It will overtake “The Revenant” in two or three days. Some days you eat the bear, some days the bear eats you. Both movies are from Fox.

Michael Moore’s “Where to Invade Next” has over $1 million in just 308 theaters. Quite a neat feat. Especially since no distributor is listed. But supposedly the WME-IMG funded film was snt to theaters by Drafthouse Alamo.

“Zoolander 2” is pretty much dead. I wonder if Anna Wintour has to explain to the higher ups at Conde Nast why Vogue went all in on a total disaster?

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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