Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Friday Box Office: “Toy Story 4” Hits New Heights, Beats Previous Chapter Opening, “Rocketman” Aims for $75 Million, Sad “Shaft”


“Toy Story” took in $47,390,000 on Friday night including $12 million of Thursday previews. That’s pretty good considering “Toy Story 3,” a mega hit, made $41 million on its opening night in July 2010. A $130 million weekend is being eyed by Disney through tomorrow night. Disney just keeps swinging!

Elsewhere at the box office:

“Rocketman” has nice legs. They’ll cross $75 million this weekend, heading to $100 million. Everyone should be proud. They were never going to duplicate “Bohemian Rhapsody.” This is a huge success.

The remake of “Shaft” is kind of dead with around $14 million. The Isaac Hayes thing hurt. We’ll see it on a plane, maybe with some snakes.

“Dark Phoenix” is closing out the weekend at around $60 million. By the time of star Sophie Turner’s wedding next week it will be a memory. I hope no one was going to the wedding dressed as an X Man.



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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