Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Stop the Presses! Netflix Reports Box Office Grosses for Second Time Ever! “Glass Onion” a Hit in Very Small Release


I just did a spit take. Netflix has reported box office grosses, maybe for the first time ever. (No , it’s the second time. The first was a move no one ever heard of called “After Ever Happy.” It made $900K in the US and $12 million internationally.)

I guess they’re happy that “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” has made $3.88 million in two days. The film is playing for one week in 600 theaters.

This is the equivalent of a press release from the Kremlin, or Kim Jong Un reporting how many enemies and family members he killed over the weekend. Amazing.

Reports from theaters show that “Glass Onion” showings are at least 80% full. My advice: as long as you’re in the theater, go see “The Fabelmans.” That’s how I saw these two movies in Toronto, back to back, and it was an excellent double feature!

Roger Friedman
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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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