Monday, July 22, 2024

Box Office: Lesson Learned as “Dragon Ball” Made $20 Mil But Deflated Every Day


Box office lesson learned this weekend: “Dragon Ball Super Super Hero” did make $20 million from Thursday night.

But the Ball also deflated every single day, starting strong with $10 million Thurs-Friday and ending with a $3.4 million Sunday. The Crunchyroll-20th Century-Disney release was a novelty and very limited in its reach.

Meanwhile, “Bullet Train” chugged along with an $8 million weekend, bringing it to $69 million total. It’s a slow train coming, certainly, but with nothing on the track behind it, “Bullet Train” will keep boarding passengers until someone throws all the puns out the window.

“Beast” garnered $11.5 million, not enough to sustain a jungle. A misfire.

I never saw “Marcel the Shell with Shoes On” and now I’ll wait until maybe A24 sends screeners for awards season. They’re going to finish with less than $6 million. Maybe Marcel should have kicked the shoes off and put his feet in the sand!

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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