Monday, July 22, 2024

Horror Film “M3GAN” Scores $30 Mil Weekend, Name in News Right Now Doesn’t Hurt


The big movie of the weekend had nothing to do with Oscars or other awards.

It was “M3GAN,” a horror film that scored $30 million in its opening weekend.

The name “Megan” is certainly in the news right now, and you know what i’m talking about. Is it a coincidence? (Are there coincidences?) With Prince Harry’s book all over the internet for the last week, the timing couldn’t be better, right?

So who is this Meg3n? She’s a robot toy who bonds to the child she’s assigned to, and causes unbelievable mayhem. Look for this Meg3n — like the real life one– to be with us for a long time. She’s lucky Chuckie– there will be sequels into the next two decades. You can only imagine the logos– M4GAN, M5GAN, and so on…

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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