Friday, May 24, 2024

Box Office: Horrors as “A Quiet Place 2” May Lose Weekend to “Conjuring 3,” Major Fall of for “Cruella”


Horror of horrors!

As big as “A Quiet Place Part 2” was last weekend, it may not repeat at number 1.

Last night “The Conjuring 3” arrived and swept up $10 million to $6 million for John Kraskinski’s gem of a sequel. So it looks bad “AQP2” but we’ll see how things shake out. But fear not, “AQP2” has now passed “Tenet” as the number 2 movie of the pandemic era.

The movie having real trouble is “Cruella” which fell by more than 60% last night from last Friday. The numbers were only $3.2 million, down from $7.8 million. And it’s fun! Go see it, by all means! We knew “Cruella” was in trouble from the get go, and this confirms. But Disney has committed to the sequel, so they’ll look for ways to improve the next chapter.

Stay tuned for tomorrow…


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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