Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Box Office: “King Arthur” Beheaded in 2nd Weekend, “Alien: Covenant” Squeaks Out a Win


The weekend box office did one thing for certain: it killed off “King Arthur” with a beheading. The blockbuster disaster made just $6.8 million for the three days. Arthur’s dead is rolling down a hillside.

“Alien: Covenant” won the weekend with $36 million, squeaking out a win over “Guardians of Galaxy Vol. 2” which made $35 million.

Slow starter “Snatched” with Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn in her return is actually doing nicely. They’re up to $32 million. Reviews weren’t so great by Amy has a following from “Trainwreck” and everyone loves Goldie.

Elsewhere, Tom Hanks and Emma Watson in “The Circle” is fulfilling its destiny as a huge flop with just $20 million total. Luckily Hanks is now running for president with Dwayne The Rock Johnson, as announced on last night’s “Saturday Night Live.” So he’s got a second career coming…

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
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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