Saturday, April 13, 2024

Box Office: “Bullet Train” Sticks to Its Schedule, “Top Gun Maverick” Heads to $675 Mil


It wasn’t the greatest weekend at the box office with no real new releases, just leftovers.

Still. “Bullet Train” with Brad Pitt took in just over $13.4 million as it chugged along a lonely track. Customers are still boarding even if they’re not going anywhere.

“Top Gun Maverick” is still in theaters! In the next day or so the Tom Cruise blockbuster will hit $675 million.

DOA: Poor “Easter Sunday,” it’s over, there’s nothing else to say. Universal should put it on Peacock.

Lions Gate opened a film called “Fall,” and took in $2.5 million. It has something to do with climbing up and down a mountain. That’s all I know.

In more encouraging news, the 40th anniversary release of Steven :Spielberg’s “ET: The Extra Terrestrial” made $1 million over the weekend, If it’s playing near you just go see it, this is what a great movie was in the heyday.

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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