Monday, April 22, 2024

Box Office: In Its Third Week, “Wonder Woman 1984” Falls 45% to Just $3 Million at 2200 Locations


“Wonder Woman 1984” isn’t having a magical time at the box office.

This past week it brought in just $3 million, falling 45% from its second week. The total now is at $32 million.

And it’s not like the Patty Jenkins film isn’t in theaters– it’s in 2,200 of them! The per screen average is $1,353, which would suggest 130 people at each showing. That’s kind of amazing considering social distancing, and also the fact that theaters aren’t open in New York or California.

Of course, “WW84” is available on HBO Max, so I’m sure people are watching it there.

Two smaller films, one doing well, one not so much: Carey Mulligan in “Promising Young Woman” has managed to make $2.7 million in three weeks in theaters. It looks like Focus will wait for streaming and DVD until some awards nominations come in.

Not doing well, no surprise, is the latest “Pinocchio” from Roadside, er Roadkill, Attractions. It’s made just over $1 million in 3 weeks. Per screen average was $225, suggesting 25 people per showing. Roadkill has hidden this one well despite a decent 87% on Rotten Tomatoes and the presence of Roberto Benigni (this time playing Geppetto after assuming the title role years ago in his own version).


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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