Saturday, June 15, 2024

New Year’s Eve Box Office: Only “The Fabelmans” Was UP from Friday, Everything Else Was Down!


Well, here’s a weird statistic.

Last night, New Year’s Eve, every single movie in the top 10 was down from the previous night except one: “The Fabelmans.”

The Steven Spielberg dramedy was UP 25% from Friday night. More smart people on New Year’s Eve decided they wanted to see this wonderful film.

Everything else including “Avatar 2,” “Black Panther 2,” and “Puss in Boots” was down around the same average amount: 25 percent.

“The Fabelmans” is available on VOD Amazon Prime, etc for $19.99. But it’s also still hanging in there at theaters, waiting for awards — Critics Choice Jan 15 Golden Globes Jan 10, and then Oscar nominations January 24th. It’s my favorite movie of the year.

The biggest drop last night from Friday was “Violent Night” — 31%. I guess New Year’s revelers didn’t want to be scared!

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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