Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Box Office Update: “Flower Moon” Over $50 Mil, Taylor Swift Still Booming, “Priscilla” So-So, “Holdovers” Begins


Here’s the wrap up from a slow weekend:

“Killers of the Flower Moon” hits $52 million today. Doing great, waiting for the strike to end so the acts can do some publicity

Taylor Swift is nearing $166 million with the Eras Tour. Fans are still going, probably on their second or third helpings.

“Priscilla” — without Elvis Presley songs — scored $5 million in its first wide weekend. Every day starting with Friday showed a fall off however. Maybe not a good sign for word of mouth.

Two terrific Oscar films blasted off this weekend — “The Holdovers” with Paul Giamatti and the foreign film, “Anatomy of a Fall.” They are each worth going to the theaters for, “Holdovers” especially. Giamatti is the most underrated actor of all. Nomination please! Dominic Sessa is the find of the year. A 20 year old who should be a Best Supporting Actor without a doubt.

Roger Friedman
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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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