Monday, April 15, 2024

Will Smith’s “Gemini Man” Makes Just $1.6 Mil in Previews, Heads to Disappointing $19 Mil Weekend


Will Smith’s “Gemini Man” didn’t draw much buzz last night in previews.

The Paramount film with weird visuals took in just $1.6 million. They’re now aiming for a third place, $19 million opening over four days.

“Gemini Man” doesn’t have much help from critics, who gave it a 29% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Smith’s sci-fi adventure should finish third behind “Joker,” again at number 1, and “The Addams Family” animated film (also panned with a 36%).

But even though $19 million isn’t great, it’s better than some of Smith’s other recent films like “Collateral Beauty” with $7 million opening, “Concussion” with $10 million, and “Focus” with $18.6 million No one remembers those films and they were less than five years ago.


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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