Sunday, May 19, 2024

Julia Roberts Jennifer Aniston Movie Set for Disastrous $8 Mil Weekend


Eight million dollars? That might pay all of Julia Roberts fee and half of Jennifer Aniston’s. But it won’t help their movie Mothers Day which is bombing at the box office this weekend. The total take is expected to be 8 million or under.  If you gave your mom a gift like that, she’d exchange it.

The Jungle Book is still number 1.

DOA: “Criminal” is a bust for LionsGate. And here’s an irony: Tom Hanks (with Rita Wilson) produced Nia Vardalos’s “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2.” They’ve made $80 million worldwide. Not bad! On the other hand, Hanks’ own film, “A Hologram for the King,” is a stiff. What can you do?

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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