Sunday, April 14, 2024

Box Office: Top Gun Maverick Eyes $400 Mil Monday, Cronenberg’s “Crimes” Don’t Pay


Even with the dinosaurs chewing all the scenery this weekend, the flyboys still came in winners.

“Top Gun Maverick” made another $50 million this weekend, ending up around $394 million. (Paramount lowballs their estimates, so could be a bit higher.)

The result is that “Maverick” will cross $400 million on Monday, which is quite a coup for director Joseph Kosinski. He has another movie coming to Netflix on Friday called “Spiderhead,” which will be lucky, I’m told, not to face box office scrutiny.

At the bottom of the box office barrel, Neon’s David Cronenberg outing, “Crimes of the Future” took in just $375K in its second week. Total now is $2 million. The party is over. Surgery is not the new sex.

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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