Friday, June 14, 2024

Box Office: Final “Guardians of the Galaxy” Opens 15% Below Last Installment, Off by $8 Million


There’s a little sci fic superhero weariness out there.

Total opening night numbers for “Guardians of the Galaxy, Pt 3” are down 15% from the last installment. The figure of $48 million is off by $8 million from the previous $58 million.

Ouch! Fans don’t seem that interested in how this adventure ends. They may be less interested as the weekend proceeds if word of mouth isn’t compelling.

All good things must come to an end, and this is over, I think.

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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