Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Box Office: “Rough Night” DOA, Tupac Surprises, “Wonder Woman” Ropes in $40 Mil


The box office was as bad as predicted this weekend. Sony’s “Rough Night” did worse than expected with just $8 million– not even the multiple of its $3.5 million Friday night. It’s deserved, though.

Scarlett Johansson is often mentioned as the number 1 female at the box office. But that’s because she’s been in all the Avengers movies. She’s going to have to decide what her career will be now, as her last standalone, “Ghost in the Shell,” was a bust. She won a Tony Award and was on the Oscar track for a while. Time to reboot. Scarlett, call Woody.

No tomorrow for Trevorrow: “Star Wars 9” director’s “Book of Henry” was last seen leaving town on a rail. The Force Naps.

The good news: “All Eyez on Me,” the Tupac Shakur movie, did very, very well despite lousy reviews. This shows the audience is there, even if the filmmaking isn’t so good.

Amazing: “Wonder Woman” took in another $40 million. Warner/DC is up to $274 million. Sue Kroll, Juli Goodwin, Susanne Fritz and the WB team will win the Publicists Guild Award next March. Excellent job!

Roger Friedman
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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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