Tuesday, May 28, 2024

“Rocketman” Soars By 57% Tuesday Over Monday, Elton John Places 3 Albums Including 2 Boxed Sets in Top 10, and the “Rocket Man” Single is Back, Too!


Don’t say “Rocketman” isn’t flying high.

The Elton John biopic was up 57% Tuesday over Monday, which means adults are flocking to see it. The total since Friday is now at $31.8 million. Word of mouth is spreading, and it’s all good.

Meantime, Sir Elton has two versions of his greatest hits albums on in the top 10 including a boxed set with 51 tracks. The “Rocketman” soundtrack is also in the top 10. Elton John’s catalog is doing as well as Queen’s was when “Bohemian Rhapsody” was in theaters.

The big news is that the original “Rocket Man” single is also back on the singles chart, at number 57. Maybe radio will start playing it again. That would be bliss!

“Rocketman” will hit $100 million without too much trouble by next week at the latest.



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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