Sunday, May 19, 2024

“Elvis” Declares Box Office Victory After Beating “Maverick” by a Nose with $31.1 Million Weekend


Warner Bros. has declare victory over Paramount.

After a photo finish yesterday tying “Elvis” and “Top Gun Maverick,” a winner has been declared.

“Elvis” is still the King with $31.1 million.

Warner’s counted every ticket, from child to senior citizen. They looked at paper and electronic receipts, hanging chads, and people named Chad. They went to every Elvis fan club. And now the tally has been made!

Now “Elvis” can declare itself tops at the box office. “Maverick” will have to settle for crossing the $1 billion line in worldwide take.

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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