Monday, May 27, 2024

Big Stars Keep Fueling Box Office as The Rock, George Clooney and Julia Roberts Rule


Big movie stars are the theme of fall 2022.

Over the weekend, The Rock– Dwayne Johnson — raked in another $18 million for “Black Adam. The total is now $137 million. “Black Adam” has ruled the box office for three weeks. The party is over on Thursday night when “Wakanda Forever” hits theaters. But it’s been a great run.

The other big movie star film is “Ticket to Paradise.” Universal increased its number of theaters to the max this weekend and picked up $8.5 million. Their total is now $46.7 million in addition to $94 million abroad. Worldwide total is a whopping $140 million. The whole thing is very impressive.

Some lower level awards buzzed films are out there, holding their own: “Tar,” “Armageddon Time,” and “The Banshees of Inisherin.” They’re not going to be blockbusters, but they’re real films that will stand the test of time. “Till” is also trying to keep up.

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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