Monday, June 17, 2024

Box Office Update: “Invisible Man” Was Seen! Horror Film Takes $29 Mil Weekend, “Parasite” Crosses $50 Mil


Peggy Olson has really made a name for herself since leaving Sterling Cooper Draper!

Elisabeth Moss graduated from “Mad Men” to “The Handmaid’s Tale” on television and got a lot of awards and buzz. But now she has the number 1 movie of the weekend with “The Invisible Man.”

The horror film from Universal Pictures had a $29 million opening weekend, while scooping up another $20 million internationally. Peggy can afford to move out of her leaky apartment at last. Good for her!

There has to be a sequel, no? In the next one, Moss is invisible (like the original) and wrecks havoc. Then in the last part of the trilogy, everyone is invisible!

Elsewhere at the box office: “Parasite” has crossed the $50 million line. The Oscar winner for Best Picture is the most successful foreign film, international film, subtitled film, whatever you want to call it. For Neon Pictures, it’s a capper on a great season. I’m hearing “Parasite” is so happy, it’s thinking of changing its name back to its Korean name, “Gisaengchung”!

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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