Here’s a box office update:
“Moonfall” from director Roland Emmerich was a bigger dud than originally thought.
Yesterday Lions Gate announced that the weekend take including Thursday previews was $10.5 million. But as it turns out, the total was just $9.8 million. That’s a big difference.
But this is the way guessing about Sundays goes sometimes. Meanwhile, “Jackass Forever” remains at its original number of $23.5 million.
“Moonfall” is just the latest in a long line outer space movies that have just collapsed upon launch. These films are not as easy to do as you might think. And just throwing money at them doesn’t work. “Star Wars” and “Star Trek” as long lasting franchises because they had solid foundations. “Moonfall” was apparently made from cheese.