Thursday, April 18, 2024

Box Office: “The Flash” Takes $13 Mil Friday for $60 Mil 3 Day Weekend, Success for Non Sequel Movie with Controversial Star

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There’s a lot of handwringing on FilmTwitter this morning about “The Flash.”

But the DC comic book action film made $13 million last night for a total so far of $24.5 million. Good word of mouth guarantees at $60 mil three weekend, and a total of $72 mil including Monday.

For a non sequel action film, totally original, introducing a bunch of characters, with a controversial and not well known lead actor– that’s pretty damn good.

“The Flash” should pick up speed during the week, too, as school lets out and again, word of mouth spreads.

Focus Features debuted “Asteroid City” in six theaters, three each in NY and LA, to hit Wes Anderson’s prime base. Of course it did well on opening night. But so did “The French Dispatch,” which ultimately made $16 million.

“Spider Man” and “Transformers” continued to do well.

Everyone’s waiting for “Indiana Jones,” which Film Twitter will also attack mercilessly.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
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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