Friday, May 24, 2024

Mel Gibson Fans Would Have Be “Dragged Across Concrete” to See Latest Film, Not Playing Anywhere, Made $137K Abroad


Mel Gibson has fallen a distance since the days of “Braveheart” or “Lethal Weapon.”

According to available numbers, his latest movie, “Dragged Across Concrete,” has made around $137,712 total in four countries including Russia.

In the US there are no numbers. Distributor Summit Pictures is just pretending “Concrete” was never poured. It’s currently playing in a handful of ArcLight theatres– fewer than 10 as far as I can tell.

On Rotten Tomatoes, “Concrete” has a 74% rating.

Meanwhile, you can rent it on Amazon for $6.99. The DVD is available on April 30th. It was just released on March 22nd.

Gibson has gone the way of John Travolta and Bruce Willis, just releasing product like wet spaghetti thrown against the wall. If it sticks, fine. If it stinks, fine, too.

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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