Saturday, April 13, 2024

Mark Wahlberg-Mel Gibson “Father Stu Reborn” Bombs in PG-13 Re-release with $108K


No one wanted to see “Father Stu” back at Easter time. No one wants to see it now.

The original R related release of the Mark Wahlberg-Mel Gibson dramedy made around $20 million. It went away quickly.

Sony thought they’d re-cut it and send it out for the holidays. Now the studio estimates that in wide release, “Father Stu Reborn” will make just $108K this weekend. Even cutting it a PG-13 edition didn’t help. Now the cursing comes from the audience instead of the screen.

#RIP Father Stu. If anyone’s contemplating a TV series, just forget it.

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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