Monday, May 27, 2024

Disney Strips “Cruella” of 615 Theaters, Friday Night Box Office Just $2.1 Million


“Cruella” isn’t having a great time at the box office.

This weekend, Disney stripped the Emma Stone-Emma Thompson romp of 615 theaters. The result was a $2.1 million Friday.

“Cruella” now has $50 million in its till, and no chance of hitting $100 million.

Of course, no one knows what’s going on on Disney Plus. Maybe the live action origin story of the “101 Dalmatians” villainess is a huge streaming hit. There’s no way of really knowing.

But theater wise, “Cruella” has done half the business of “A Quiet Place Part 2,” which was released the same day. “AQP2” is now crossing the $100 million mark.

“Cruella” is now playing in 3,300 theaters. If there’s no momentum this weekend, look for Disney to chop it severely again next Friday. They did order a sequel, but maybe that will just be for Disney Plus when it’s released in two years.

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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