Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Get Up, Stand Up: Bob Marley Movie “One Love” Makes Whopping $14 Mil on Mid Week Opening



The Bob Marley movie “One Love” made an outstanding $14 million last night in its mid week opening.

Not bad!

Marley has a huge following internationally, which seems to have translated into huge numbers apparently.

The film, directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green, and stars Kingsley Ben Adir as Marley, Lawshana Lynch plays Rita Marley, Bob’s flamboyant wife.

This is a film with an interesting divide: critics didn’t like it, with just 44% on Rotten Tomatoes. At the same time, the audience score is 95% . The word is the music sequences are spectacular.

If the numbers catch on, Paramount will be popping Champagne corks!

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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