Saturday, February 24, 2024

Box Office Success for a Change: Big Stars Draw Big Numbers for “Black Adam,” “Ticket to Paradise”

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Big stars are the big tickets this weekend.

Last night “Black Adam” starring Dwayne The Rock Johnson booked $19 million plus $7.4 million from previews. It’s heading to a $60 million weekend.

George Clooney and Julia Roberts pulled in $5 million Friday night for “Ticket to Paradise.” Including Thursday they’re in for $6.4 million. Their weekend take will be $16 million, shy of $20 million but just what was expected. “Ticket to Paradise” already has $68 million in the bank from international sales.

Neither movie great reviews. But they have the stars, and that’s all that matters. For “Black Adam,” success is a must as Warner Bros. tries to rebuild the DC Extended Universe. Superman even makes an appearance in “Black Adam,” so you know a sequel lurks out there.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
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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