Saturday, June 15, 2024

Box Office Updates: “Bros,” “Amsterdam” Officially Dead, Beaten by a Crocodile Named Lyle


The box office remains a perilous place in this time of streaming and inflation.

As I told you Friday morning, David O. Russell’s “Amsterdam” with a cast of thousands, is officially dead. Weekend total was $6.5 million. On an $80 million movie, “Amsterdam” is a write off about $150 million. The movie came from Fox, which became Disney. And Disney has managed to send most of the Fox movies into the sea.

“Bros’ is also dead. “Bros” had incredible promotion. You couldn’t escape Billy Eichner and Luke Mcfarlane. They were everywhere and did everything. But no one wanted this movie– not straight people, not gay people. After two weeks “Bros” comes in with $8.8 million.

Both “Bros” and “Amsterdam” were beaten soundly by a crocodile called Lyle. “Lyle Lyle Crocodile” brought in $11.5 million on its opening weekend. It’s a nice turn for Shawn Mendes, the voice of Lyle, who earlier this summer cancelled his pop tour to “find” himself. And he did!

Among pop stars in movies, Mendes is the winner. He outpaced Harry Styles and Taylor Swift. Good work!

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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