Thursday, April 18, 2024

Box Office: “The Marvels” Has Disappointing Preview Night, May Be Lowest Grossing Marvel Movie


“The Marvels” made $6.6 million last night. It’s a big disappointment, but not unexpected.

Other Marvel movies this year started each with $17.5 million. “The Marvels” could be the lowest grossing Marvel movie yet.

This is despite being a sort of sequel to “Captain Marvel” starring Oscar winner Brie Larson. That was a hit but this one has been marked by delays and changes and an obvious lack of vision. What is it? Reviewers don’t see to know, either. “The Marvels” has a very poor 61% among critics and bloggers.

Me? I’ll watch Brie Larson read the phone book. She’s so talented. But she’s also spent too much time doing car commercials. It’s time to get back to serious movies.

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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