Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Ryan Gosling “The Fall Guy” Debuts with Underwhelming $3 Mil in Previews, Aims at Low Weekend


“The Fall Guy” opened last night in previews to underwhelming numbers.

The Ryan Gosling- Emily Blunt action comedy certainly has had strong promotion. But the numbers from last night and Wednesday showings came to just $3.1 million.

The weekend take looks low — around $35 million — unless word of mouth kicks in. Reviews are good with 85% on Rotten Tomatoes. But it’s unclear how that will translate at the box office.

“The Fall Guy” is a reminder of the malaise right now across the business. A new “Planet of the Apes” movie comes next week, followed by the new “Mad Max Furiosa.”

But Memorial Day weekend looks like it’s going to be a snooze, and the summer doesn’t seem promising. There should be worry now about the fall and Oscar movies. Unless there’s a surprise coming, “Dune Two” is in the lead right now. There’s no “Oppenheimer” or “Barbie” event film apparent on the path.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
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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