Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Box Office: “Civil War” Makes $25.7 Mil for Weekend Despite Middling Audience Score


Lucky for A24, “Civil War” started with a bang.

The Thursday-Friday $10 mil opening propelled the Alex Garland film to a $25.7 million weekend.

Saturday fell off to $8 million and today the studio sees $6.5 million coming in at the box office.

“Civil War” may have started strong but will peter out quickly, however. The Rotten Tomatoes audience score is just 77% and the Cinemascore is B minus.

The initial push may not have “legs.” We’ll see how it does during the week.

There’s very little going on elsewhere at the box office. “Sasquatch Sunset” made $93,000 at nine theaters. Jesse Eisenberg and Riley Keogh star in what is sure to be a shortlived exercise. A documentary about the Indigo Girls took in $14,150.

The next big release doesn’t come until May 3rd. “Fall Guy” with Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt should be a fairly big deal after a box office drought. “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” comes May 10th, and then “Mad Max: Furiosa” is the only significant release for Memorial Day weekend.

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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