Sunday, April 21, 2024

Box Office: Jennifer Lopez’s RomCom “Marry Me” Plummets Another 41% on Wednesday


The box office was not kind to “Marry Me” last night.

The Jennifer Lopez- Owen Wilson rom com plummeted 41% on Wednesday from Tuesday. And Tuesday was a plunge of 60% from Monday.

The Wednesday total was just $610,440. This is a massive drop from Monday, Valentine’s Day, when everything was coming up roses for the modestly budgeted film.

The “Marry Me” drop was the largest on Wednesday of all current movies.

The only film in the plus column was Oscar nominee “Belfast,” which I think may win the Oscar. It’s neck and neck with Netflix’s “Power of the Dog.” “Belfast” was up 39% on Wednesday. If you haven’t seen it, now’s the time!

If “Belfast” does win it might pull along Best Supporting nominees Ciaran Hinds and Dame Judi Dench. The fact that Dame Judi was nominated at all speaks to her popularity, the richness of her performance, and the strength of that film.



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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