Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Scorsese’s “Flower Moon” Number 1 Narrative Film in US, Taylor Swift Top Concert Experience

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Friday box office:

Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon” is the number 1 narrative film in the US. Thursday-Friday numbers give it a $9.8 million opening, with an expected $25 million weekend.

“Flower Moon” is a three hour-plus drama about a real life historical tragedy that involved the Osage Nation of Native Americans and the early days of the FBI. The craftsmanship of the film is akin to any TCM classic. It’s one of the most importsnt works by a great American filmmaker.

Taylor Swift’s “Eras Tour” is a filmed concert experience. It’s not actually a documentary but it’s a terrific souvenir for tweenage girls. It’s an experience. Last night “Eras” crossed the $100 million line to $109 million.

The two films have nothing to do with each other and can’t be compared in any way, shape, or form. It’s actually pretty insulting to Martin Scorsese to say his film is being beaten by the Swift project.

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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