Friday, June 21, 2024

Box Office: Rough Night for Scarlett Johansson’s “Rough Night” with Just $3.35 Mil


It was a rough night for “Rough Night.” This very, very bad movie was rejected wholesale by the audience. Scarlett Johansson and pals made just $3.35 million, and hope for a $9 mil weekend.  Yes. it’s disaster, but all the people involved deserve it. There is nothing funny or witty about “Rough Night.” It’s just vulgar and stupid. Demi Moore should sue the cinematographer. Ty Burrell is lucky he’s got his detergent commercial.

Even worse news for Colin Trevorrow’s “Book of Henry.” In semi limited release, the dramedy took in $507,765. This is quite a comedown from “Jurassic World.” It also bodes ill for “Star Wars 9.” Will Trevorrow be replaced? It could happen. The star of the week is apparently Matt Reeves, whose “War of the Planet of the Apes” may be the blockbuster breakout of the season.

The big story of the night was “All Eyez on Me.” Very poorly reviewed, the Tupac Shakur biopic still made $12.8 million. No stars, bad reviews, no soundtrack CD. But there was obviously an audience for this following “Straight Outta Compton.” A $30 million weekend is outstanding under these conditions.

The number 1 release of the weekend is “Cars 3.” Disney/Pixar picked up $19.5 million last night. They’re honking horns over at the Maus Haus. Kids are swarming theaters, parents are napping. All is good in Toon Town.

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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