Friday, April 12, 2024

Box Office: Oscar Winner Alicia Vikander Has a $2.1 Million Thursday in “Tomb Raider”– Despite Bad Reviews


Sometimes the movie audience just wants the distraction of a pretty girl who can shoot an arrow.

That may be the case for Oscar winner Alicia Vikander in “Tomb Raider.” Last night Alicia and friends hit a bullseye with $2.1 million in previews. This was despite pretty bad reviews that leave the newest “Tomb Raider” with around a 50 on critics’ scores.

“Tomb Raider” will now take a shot at dethroning “Black Panther” from the top of the box office list. “A Wrinkle in Time” had no luck, and will fall to third or fourth place this weekend.

Really dead after this weekend will be Bruce Willis in “Death Wish.” Well, we knew it from the terrible reviews and Willis’s lack of interest in promoting the remake.

Good luck tonight, everyone!

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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