Tuesday, June 18, 2024

John Travolta Hits All Time Low with “The Fanatic” Set to Make Less Than $10,000 This (Three Day) Weekend


I told you last week that John Travolta, king of the B and C movies, was heading toward a big disaster with “The Fanatic.”

Well, in 52 theaters last night, “The Fanatic” made $3,153.00. And no cents. Its three day total is likely to be less than $10,000, with Labor Day bringing it up to $13,000 at best.

“The Fanatic” isn’t rated by the MPAA and has no actual distribution. In New York, it’s playing at the Cinema Village on East 12th, one show a day at 9:30pm. Rotten Tomatoes critics have given it an 18 out of 100. The movie will go to video in a couple of weeks.

As I wrote last week, this is Travolta’s umpteenth bad movie, unreleaseable, flop. It’s been a decade since he was in anything considered a hit. That would be 2009’s “Old Dog.” He’s squandered several comebacks, the most recent being his mid 90s run with “Pulp Fiction” and “Face/Off.” He was in one film back then that I really liked, “Phenomenon.” But otherwise, it’s a resume of crap.

What killed Travolta’s career? Scientology? His bizarre personal life? All his hair pieces? Hard to say. But he hasn’t taken his career seriously, and the result is he’s pretty much hit bottom.

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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