Friday, April 19, 2024

Box Office UPDATE: Very Low Opening Numbers for “Crimes of the Future” and Seemingly Few Ticket Sales Either


UPDATE SAT EVENING: Variety is saying “Crimes” made $490K over Thursday and Friday. That would mean a $1 million opening weekend. Stay tuned…

SAT MORNING: Surgery is the new sex! Have a few ears added to your face!

Apparently, the movie theater audience does not agree, and is too squeamish to find out watching David Cronenberg’s “Crimes of the Future.”

The reportedly gory “body horror” movie is not selling tickets. Just a cursory look through Fandango shows almost no advance tickets purchased anywhere. I used Miami as a ground zero where there are no tickets sold for tonight so far at any of their theaters.

Neon, the small distributor which had a stroke of luck with “Parasite” and some success with “Titane,” a foreign language horror film of sorts, did not report box office numbers for Thursday or for last night. They may not have any to report even though “Crimes” is in 900 theaters. If they are 900 empty theaters, however, the new surgery might be excising “Crimes” earlier than expected.

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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