Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Friday Box Office: “The Color Purple” Has Biggest Jump from Thursday, Up 25%, “Aquaman 2” Finds Holiday Audience


Friday box office:

“The Color Purple” is full of surprises.

After a huge opening on Monday, the terrific, emotional musical had a big drop mid week.

But last night, “The Color Purple” was up 25% from Thursday, taking the biggest leap of any film in the top 10.

“Aquaman 2” is finding a holiday audience. It will be up near $80 million by the end of New Year’s Day. So maybe $100 million isn’t out of the question. But much beyond that? Hmmm…

“Wonka” rounds out Warner Bros’ big trio. Just keeps finding more candy along the way, heading to $140 million by the end of the four day week.

Lots of small movies all jockeying for place including “Poor Things,” “Iron Claw,” “All of Us Strangers,” “Zone of Interest.” “Memory” from the nearly existent Ketchup Entertainment is proving to be a bit stuck in the bottle.

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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