Saturday, April 20, 2024

Box Office: Bob Marley Wins the Weekend and Every Little Thing Will Be Alright, “Dolls” Cracks Under Pressure


“Bob Marley One Love” won the box office weekend, handily.

The total is now up to $71 million, so $100 is in its sights. Good deal. Every little thing will be alright, indeed. This is really a case of giving the people what they want. Paramount delivered.

Giving the people what they didn’t want: “Drive Away Dolls” did less than projected with just $2.4 million. People so didn’t want to see this movie. Now I’m curious to see it one day. The Friday total was $1 million. Today’s projected take is half of that. This means that word of mouth kept getting worse.

Wim Wenders’s “Perfect Days” was released and did little business. I haven’t even received a press release about it, although “Perfect Days” has good reviews with a 96 on Rotten Tomatoes. Neon Pictures has already snuffed out Ava Duvernay’s “Origin” and Michael Mann’s “Ferrari.” What happened to this company? They certainly put all their eggs in the “Anatomy of a Fall” Basket. And that one has not even made $5 million after 19 weeks!

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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