Monday, July 22, 2024

Box Office: “The Color Purple” Aims at $50 Mil, “Wonka” Wild, “Aquaman” Splashes at $80 Mil For Warner’s Trifecta


Happy New Year, everyone!

Last night, people went to the movies, albeit with some abivalence.

Warner’s hit the trifecta: “The Color Purple” will finish off tomorrow with a very healthy $50 million. “Wonka” is still wild, heading toward $140 million, “Aquaman 2” is splashing away to $80 million.

A big hit for families is “Migration” at almost $55 million. Universal always hits a home run, even if quietly.

Not looking good for the long race: “Ferrari,” which now has $11 million after almost a week of release.

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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