Friday, June 21, 2024

Box Office: “Wonder Woman 1984” Crashes to Earth, Falls 67% In Second Weekend Flight


Last Sunday we knew that “Wonder Woman 1984” was flying high at the box office.

Today we know she has crashed to Earth, falling 67% in her second weekend flight.

On her first weekend, Diana Prince lasso’d in $16.7 million. The reaction was parades, floats, sky rockets.

Alas, this weekend she managed to bring in just $5.5 million. That’s a crash landing even if your plane is invisible!

And even those numbers, the way they’re characterized, don’t tell the full story. That $5.5 million represents not just this weekend but the whole week since Monday, six days.Warner Bros. didn’t release daily figures all week, or even today broken down. The numbers mid week were obviously dismal.

Audiences did not go to theaters, even in warmer weather spots or in places where theaters were deemed safe.

It didn’t help that word of mouth is bad on this film, reviews are mixed to bad. Rotten Tomatoes is down to a 60 among critics, bloggers, and etc.

Well, this is often the case the middle chapters of trilogies. The studio has already pushed part 3 into production, so Patty Jenkins will have to come up with a decent ending for this thing. Maybe this time it will make sense.




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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