Monday, June 17, 2024

Box Office: Disney Disaster for “Nutcracker and The Four Realms” Eyeing $14 Mil Weekend


Disney suffered one of its rare setbacks this weekend with “Nutcracker and the Four Realms.”

Last night’s take was just $5.6 million for a possible $14 million weekend. The movie cost about ten times that amount.

Credited directors Lasse Hallstrom and Joe Johnston cut the final version to 99 minutes so no adult would pass out while letting their very small (babies) children endure the color and lights.

Meantime, Tyler Perry also took it on the chin with one of his worst openings ever. “Nobody’s Fool” made 4.8 mil for an $11 million weekend. Something went wrong here. Paramount is not Perry’s usual studio– that’s Lions Gate– and maybe they didn’t get it.


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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