Thursday night at the box office brought three big premieres in previews. But two other cinematic misfires are coming to the end.
For Sony, which made so much money with “Spider Man” and “Uncharted,” the pendulum has swung around. Both “Father Stu” and “Morbius” are finito. The former is really dead, coming into its second weekend with just $10 million and declines all week. All the prayers in the world couldn’t save this turkey. Mark Wahlberg made a big mistake here. Mel Gibson was the mistake.
Three big previews last night. “The Northman” and “The Bad Guys” broke out big time with $1.3 million and $1.15 million respectively. The Nicholas Cage movie with the hard title, “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent,” came in at $830,000. If they’d called it “UnCaged,” LionsGate would have had a bigger opening. We’ll see if good reviews and Cage ‘s eccentric talk show appearances help push it along.