Thursday, May 30, 2024

Box Office: “Glass” Cracked Over the Weekend, Coming in Low, But “Bohemian Rhapsody” Crossed the $200 Mil Mark


M. Night Shyamalan’s “Glass” cracked over the weekend. After a $16 million Thurs-Fri opening, the comic book thriller slowed down considerably. The three day take is at $40 million. That strong opening didn’t translate into “legs,” although snow may have slowed the audience down. It remains to be seen how “Glass” will pay out for Universal, since Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson no doubt get dollar one, and James McAvoy is no slouch either.

Good news: “Bohemian Rhapsody” crossed the $200 million mark. “A Star is Born” beat them to it, which means two of the biggest movies of 2018 were musical in nature. That’s good news for the Elton John movie coming called “Rocket Man.” Are more music movies coming? Undoubtedly.

“The Mule” will hit $100 million this week, with a final goal of $120 million. I’ve been hammering away at it not getting an Oscar campaign, but insiders say no one involved was interested. Clint Eastwood has nothing to prove or gain, and apparently Dianne Wiest– who has an Oscar– just wasn’t into 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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