Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Boo! “Halloween” Falls by More than 69%, “A Star is Born” Booms, “Sisters Brothers” Is Dead


Well, so much for “Halloween.”

Last Friday Jamie Lee Curtis and co. took in $33 million and went for a $76 million weekend.

But the movie may turn out to be a hollowed out pumpkin. Last night receipts were $10 million, off by 69.7%. This weekend sees a drop of two thirds. Halloween comes mid week. By next Friday, Michael Myers will have scared everyone off.

Annapurna has kept “Sisters Brothers” in theaters — like over 770 of them. Why? Last night the take was $79,144.  I mean, why bother? Kill the poor thing already.

“A Star is Born” just keeps booming away. Friday brought $4.1 million, total up to $138 million. They’ll cross the $150 mil mark tomorrow. And they’ve only just begun.

We’ll see how the bad weather on the East Coast affects the rest of the weekend.

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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