Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Box Office: Paramount’s “A Quiet Place” Scores $5 Mil, But Cruella Is a Dog With $1.5 Mil Previews


I told you yesterday that “Cruella” was in trouble.

Now it’s come true. Thursday previews were just $1.5 million. Disney may be barking up the wrong tree despite a snazzy production and Emma Stone’s bravura performance.

Either the audience isn’t there for theaters, or they’re just going to watch it on Disney Plus. But “Cruella” is heading to a bust in person.

On the other hand, John Krasinski’s “A Quiet Place Part 2” raked in around $5 million last night. Now this is a movie people want to see and in theaters. They must see it in theaters. Look for a big weekend for Paramount, which has needed a hit for a long, long time.


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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