Monday, May 27, 2024

Box Office: “Tammy Faye” Will Have to Go to VOD Soon After Slow Box Office Start


Tammy Faye is going to have to start preaching on VOD sooner rather than later.

Opening night for “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” brought in just $250,000 at 450 theaters. Weekend total of $750,000 would be on the high end, and not enthusiastic for the Jessica Chastain-Andrew Garfield starrer.

From what I can tell, with a 67 on Rotten Tomatoes, “Tammy Faye” would do great getting to a bigger audience fast on video streaming. Otherwise, it feels like it could go the way of Sean Penn’s “Flag Day” and disappear fast.

Watch for Disney Searchlight to make a decision (if they haven’t already) by the end of the second week. In the meantime, if the film is playing near you, get to a theater and check out some great acting.

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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