Thursday, April 18, 2024

Box Office Tom Hanks-Ron Howard’s “Inferno” Racks Up $94.3 Million International Before US Open


Tom Hanks and Ron Howard have cracked the Da Vinci Code again!

Their new Dan Brown movie, “Inferno,” racked up $94.3 million this past week around the world, one week before its US opening.

“Inferno” was most popular in Italy, Brazil and Russia. The thriller featuring Ben Foster, Irrfan Khan. Omar Sy and Felicity Jones hasn’t opened in China yet.

This was a smart move on Sony’s part since “Inferno” has a very weak 27% here on Rotten Tomatoes, and may not be so much of a blockbuster. But if they can clean up abroad before the October 28th American premiere ushers in a lot of negative reviews, American box office numbers will be irrelevant.



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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