Sunday, May 19, 2024

Box Office: “Bullet Train” on Slow Track, No Holiday for “Easter Sunday” with $6.5 Mil Opening Weekend, “Nope” Gets Closer to $100 Mil


Friday night:

“Bullet Train” is taking on modest numbers to say the least. Thurs-Fri is at $12.5 million. They’ll hit $31 million for the weekend, but that’s about $20 million less than they would have liked. A lot of passengers must be riding on discount tickets.

Jo Koy’s “Easter Sunday” is not having a holiday. The Thurs-Fri combo brought in just $2.5 million, so we’re headed to $6.5 million tops for the weekend. Not so good. The reviews were kind of lousy, too. Universal is big enough to have tried and failed on this one. Maybe sending it to Peacock sooner rather than later will help…

Universal is really the story of the summer. They’ve got “Nope” edging closer to $100 million this week. They should be up around $97 million by Sunday night and at the magic number by Thursday at the latest. It’s no “Get Out” but that’s a hit anyone would like to have even if aliens threatened to eat you.

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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