Tuesday, June 25, 2024

UPDATE: Is the McConaissance Over? Matthew McConaughey’s “White Boy Rick” Has Disastrous $8.8 Mil Weekend


SUNDAY: Weekend total was very disappointing, really disastrous $8.8 million, not McC’s lowest but close to it.

SATURDAY: Lucky for Matthew McConaughey, he’s got those Lincoln commercials to keep the money coming in.

At the box office, however, he’s not having a great time. His new movie, “White Boy Rick,” panned by critics, is aiming for a $12 million weekend– and that’s being kind.

The numbers on Friday night were $3.4 million.

McConaughey had what we all dubbed a “McConaissance” back in 2013 when won an Oscar for “Dallas Buyers Club,” and killed it in “Wolf of Wall Street” and “Interstellar.” He also struck gold in the “Magic Mike” movies.

The last two years have brought a lot of box office disappointment, though, from bad choices. The worst was “Sea of Trees,” which made $20,444 for indie company A24. “Free State of Jones” made just $20 million.

“White Boy Rick” won’t get much higher than $40 million– and that’s being kind, unless white supremacists are turned on by the title. (They’ll be surprised.)

McConaughey should be doing better. And his acting is always fine. I still laugh (in a good way) thinking of him as that coked out financier from “Wolf.” It was a magic moment.

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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