“Gods of Egypt” is a huge flop for Lions Gate. They made $4.5 mil on Friday. Weekend projection is $13 mil but it may be lower. The sandals and and spears saga cost at least $140 mil. Lions Gate may be sold to Amazon or Starz or someone. The stock is in the toilet. I asked an LG exec if that was happening and he said, “I hope so. My stock will go up.” G-night!

Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight” nears $150 million worldwide. In the end it made money. Good news for The Weinstein Company. Composer Ennio Morricone got his star on the Walk of Fame yesterday. He may win the Oscar tomorrow. Congrats!

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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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