Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Box Office: Bob Marley “One Love” Heading to $40 Mil Weekend, “Madame Web” Weaves Just $20 Mil


The box office is a bit desultory.

The Bob Marley biopic is heading to a $40 mil run from Wednesday. That’s mostly thanks to that big opening day with $14 million. Since then, it’s been a little dicey. Did everyone interested in this musical and political hero just go on the first day? Spread the word, folks!

Dakota Johnson isn’t weaving much of a spell with “Madame Web.” Panned left and right, “Madame Web” will gross just about $20 million for its four day run (Thurs-Sun). It will vanish into the ether after this President’s Day weekend.

Down the chart among the Oscar films, I’m sorry to say “American Fiction” isn’t doing a lot of business. Go see this movie, folks! So cleverly written, acted, and directed, Cord Jefferson’s debut is a winner.

Alas, most of the films in theaters right now are Holdovers, like “The Holdovers.” A new batch of entertainments is undoubtedly coming, just slowly! March will bring a new slate.

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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