Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Christmas Day Box Office Pumps Up “Aquaman” Over $100 Mil, Sherlock Holmes Comedy with Zero Rating Makes $6.4 Mil


Christmas Day brought joy to the distribution staff at Warner Bros. “Aquaman” rebounded from lack of interest on Monday to $22 million on Tuesday. The bounce back pushed the DC comics effort up to $105 million since Friday. That’s not exactly “fast” in superhero comic book movie terms, but it’s better, as my grandmother would say, than a kick in the bustle!

That kick was given to Sony’s “Holmes and Watson.” The Will Ferrell- John C. Reilly Sherlock Holmes comedy has a ZERO on Rotten Tomatoes. 12 out of 12 critics hated it. No one else saw it, I guess. Anyway, for its opening on Christmas Day this unloved spectacle actually made $6.425 million. Does it have legs? We’ll see. Cost of this film is listed at $42 million, which means $50 million. It’s a long way to Tipperary.

Good news: Clint Eastwood’s “The Mule” delivered $5 million on Christmas Day, it’s up to $42 million. 

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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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