Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Box Office Boffo: “Captain Marvel” Crosses $500 Mil Monday, But “Captive State,” “Wonder Park” Disappoint Fans, Investors


Today, “Captain Marvel” will finish out Sunday with $496 million. This means tomorrow is $500 million day. Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson added $68 million in their second weekend. It’s quite an accomplishment. “Captain Marvel” is the future of Disney-Marvel now, as she will also make an appearance in “Avengers: Endgame.”

The rest of the box office is dismal. “Captive State,” a movie no one knew about with John Goodman, was DOA as predicted. Apparently it’s not even rated. Is that possible? They made $3.9 million. Why even release it? Just so people who couldn’t get into “Captain Marvel” had a place to go in the cineplex?

And “Wonder Park” was less than animated but very cartoon like with $16 million. It cost over $100 million.

M. Night Shyamalan’s “Glass” is ending a nine week run with $110 million, most of it made in the first two weeks. I doubt anyone remembers that it was released. It came, it went. Bruce Willis hardly spoke in it, and was filmed oddly. Still, it was a Samuel L. Jackson film. He’s the theme of the box office this run.

Jordan Peele’s “Us” starts previews Thursday night, opens Friday and will be a BLOCKBUSTER.

Roger Friedman
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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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