Saturday, July 13, 2024

Box Office: “Rogue One” Crosses $300 Mil US, $500 Mil Worldwide, Scorsese “Silence” HUGE First 4 Days


The irony can’t be lost on anyone that while star Carrie Fisher recuperates from a heart attack, her movie is booming at the box office.

“Rogue One” crosses the $300 mil mark domestically today, while the worldwide take is around $550 million. The Force is with the movie, and it’s with Carrie, too. (Although I seriously doubt we can trust Tweets from Debbie Reynolds’ account. I don’t think Debbie knows that Twitter exists.)

Meanwhile, four days of very limited release brings Martin Scorsese’s “Silence” a $45,000 per screen average. I’m thrilled audiences are clamoring for this amazing piece of cinema.

“Lion” finally went a bit wider to 500 screens and roared to life. Another great movie that will now start building towards Oscar nominations.

Sony Pictures faces huge issues as “Passengers” is pretty much not happening– $30 million for the four day weekend with two ginormous stars– Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence. Sony only has two $100 million movies for 2016. They now wait til July 4th for another Spider Man movie. (I feel like I could tell Spider Man his own story better than he could at this point.) That’s a long wait.

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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