Let’s put a stop to the panic.
“West Side Story” had an excellent Monday and Tuesday after a tough weekend. Adults — the main patrons on those days — got up and got out and went to theater.
On Monday, the Spielberg musical made just over $1 million. The fall off from Sunday to Monday was the same or less than other films in the top 20.
Then yesterday, “WSS” had a nice 28% increase, and made $1.3 million. All of this is good. The fact that it’s up over a mil a day and climbing is very positive. This is going to be a long race. “Spider Man” is going to come roaring in and run over everything this weekend. No comparisons please!
Meantime, “WSS” has 11 nominations from the Critics Choice, more to come from other places. In Supporting, Mike Faist and Ariana DeBose are just getting started. So is Rachel Zegler. “WSS” 2.0 is a landmark film, and also so entertaining and enjoyable. Word of mouth is spreading!