Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Box Office! Russell Crowe’s “Unhinged” Does Terrifying $4 Mil, Mostly at Drive-Ins, “Inception” Redux Fails to Score in Advance of “Tenet”

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Russell Crowe’s horror thriller whatever “Unhinged” opened where theaters could show it and made $4 million. That’s pretty good. Of course, it couldn’t be shown in New York, New Jersey, or California inside theaters. And pretty much most of Florida and Texas.

So where did people see “Unhinged”? According to Exhibitor Relations, the top 5 locations were all drive ins. Four of those were in California, one was in Detroit. That was probably a great way to see this B movie.

The top 10 box office was:

TOP NORTH AMERICA BOX OFFICE 1. UNHINGED ($4M) 2. SPONGEBOB: SOTR ($550k) 3. WORDS ON BATHROOM WALLS ($462k) 4. GOONIES ($260k) 5. CUT THROAT CITY ($240k) 6. EMPIRE STRIKES BACK ($230k) 7. PENINSULA ($210k) 8. JURASSIC PARK ($180k) 9. SONIC ($150k) 10. BACK TO THE FUTURE ($140k)

(Please note that Steven Spielberg or George Lucas has something to do with four of the top 10 movies.)

Solstice Studios’ Mark Gill put “Unhinged” in 1,823 theaters, the widest release for any movie since mid March. Next week, he’ll add a few more theaters. “Unhinged” cost $33 million plus at least $15 million in promotional costs.

In other box office news, Warner Bros. re-released “Inception” in advance of Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet.” No one knows the theater count, and there’s no report of what it made, but it didn’t make the top 10. “Tenet” has an 80 on Rotten Tomatoes, down from an initial 88.

 

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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