Saturday, May 18, 2024

Box Office Update: Neither New Release, “Napoleon” Nor “Wish,” Will Hit $40 Million After Six Days


Both “Napoleon” and “Wish” will have played in theaters for six days through Sunday. They each started on Tuesday, although the studios say it’s five days plus previews.

Neither film will cross the $40 million mark tomorrow. They are busts at the box office.

Last night they each hit $20 million, with “Napoleon” running ahead by $450,000.

Also a box office stiff: “Priscilla,” a movie audiences couldn’t warm to. Without any traction, “Priscilla” may hit $20 million before the weekend is over– although don’t count on it.

The big success among all this failure: the new “Hunger Games” movie, already up to $81 million in 8 days and it has no stars! Just a concept.

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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