Saturday, April 20, 2024

Box Office: “Beau” Is Not Only Afraid, He’s Dead With Just $4.2 Mil Reaped in 2 Desultory Weeks


Beau is dead/

Ari Aster’s three hour self indulgent horror film, “Beau is Afraid,” finally posted some box office numbers after remaining silent for days.

There are no numbers from Friday night. But through Thursday, “Beau is Afraid” made just $4.2 million over a two week period. This week, the Joaquin Phoenix move declined every day, just like last week.

This weekend, A24 cut their theater count and the number of showings per screen. In some places there are just one or two shows a day. But at three hours, this makes sense. The theaters are very empty anyway. Why keep showing it over and over?

“Beau is Afraid” has just a 73 audience rating, and a 70 from critics. Two more weeks of this could bring the grand total to $6 million. We won’t hear about this movie again until the National Board of Review puts it on a list of Best Independent Movies in December.

If A24 is brave enough to post new numbers Sunday afternoon, I’ll update accordingly.

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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