Sunday, May 26, 2024

Box Office: “Green Knight” (G’night), “Stillwater” Tanks, “Jungle Cruise” Sinks, “Old” Gets Old Fast


People went to the movies this weekend but not in droves. And in one case just not enough.

That would be Disney’s ‘Jungle Cruise,” which took $34 million at the Box office and maybe $30 mil more on Disney Premiere Access. But it’s not enough! This movie cost $200 million. This is going to be a long slog. They’ve picked up $27 million abroad, but more, more, more! Not a hit by any stretch. Not a disaster, Yet.

“Green Knight” from A24 got a lot of hype but not much love from the audience. Just under $6.8 million weekend. Love Dev Patel but really have no interest in this. Since no one from A24 responded, I will venture into a theater this week for my Rotten Tomatoes review.

M. Night Shyamalan’s “Old” got “old” fast. Total take is now $30 million. Not surprised since this is not a movie anyone would want to see again, let alone the first time.

Really in worse shape is the G.I. Joe movie “Snake Eyes,” basically dead after 2 weeks at $27 million.

Kudos to Focus Features for wrangling $4 million so far from “Roadrunner,” the Anthony Bourdain doc that had some controversy surrounding the director inventing dialogue for the deceased globe trotting gourmand. That’s a much better showing than “Summer of Soul,” and at least this one was original.

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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