Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Box Office: “Freddy’s” Scares Up $78 Mil, Taylor Swift Comes ThisClose, “Flower Moon” Needs Strike to End NOW


If you were a Halloween or horror fan, this weekend was a good time.

“Five Nights at Freddy’s” scared up $78 million at the box office. It’s quite a comeback for its two stars, Matthew Lillard, and Josh Hutcherson. They must be opening Champagne as we speak. Jason Blum is certainly the king of horror among producers.

Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour movie came thisclose to crossing the $150 million line today. The big event will happen on Tuesday, Halloween, when prices are just $13.13. Swift is also set to sell around 1.4 million copies of her “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” album this week. She’ll be the first artist to sell over a million copies of the same album twice in its first week since the original “1989” did the same thing.

Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon” needs the SAG strike to be over NOW. Scorsese has done all the press humanly possible for one person. The actors need to get on the circuit as “Flower Moon” has gotten to $40.8 million in two weeks. This should motivate Apple and Paramount to endorse settling with the union ASAP. This is a masterpiece of a film, and it must be seen on a big screen!

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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