Monday, May 20, 2024

Box Office: “The Fall Guy” Not Connecting with Audiences, Sees $25 Mil Opening Weekend Despite Top Reviews, Solid Word of Mouth


“The Fall Guy” needs a stunt, quickly.

The Ryan Gosling-Emily Blunt action comedy made a little over $7 million last. Combined with previews, the opening day number comes comes $10.8 million.

Based on that, “The Fall Guy” is headed to a $25 million weekend. This is disappointing, considering that reviews are excellent at 83% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Also, we need a film like “The Fall Guy” right now as a bridge to summer releases. Audiences should be flocking to it, but they’re holding back for some reason.

Right now the audience score is only 86% on Rotten Tomatoes, which doesn’t make sense. Cinemascore is A minus, which means the people who did see it really liked it.

So spread the word! After all, this IS “Barbenheimer” — two Oscar nominated actors from last year’s biggest hits. What more do you need?

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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