Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Box Office Blowout: “Avengers Endgame” Has Second Biggest 2nd Weekend Record, Now at $620 Million, Rom Com “Long Shot” Wipes Out with Just $10 Million


It’s good news and bad news at the box office.

“Avengers: Endgame” took in $145.8 million for its second weekend, the 2nd biggest 2nd weekend in history. It fell short of breaking the record set by “The Force Awakens” and dropped 60%. Cry me a river, yes. But “Endgame” may not have what it takes to break some big records, just some small ones.

Still, compared to regular movies…

“Long Shot” made just $10 million. It success was a long shot as a rom-com starring Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen. It got decent reviews. But it also seemed a lot like “Knocked Up” from its trailer and ads. Rogen was on Colbert Friday night and talked about his cannabis business, being high while making movies, and seemed high during the interview. It was off putting. Rogen is 37 already. Grow up. I know he’s smarter than that. I haven’t seen “Long Shot” but it seems like something that will on an airplane very soon.

“Dumbo” is the rare domestic Disney failure– just $109 million in the US with a cost of $170 million. Luckily in China, Mexico, and other foreign territories the movie’s failings didn’t matter. Total foreign: $229 million.

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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