Monday, June 17, 2024

Monday Box Office: “Garfield” Claws Way to Number 1 as “Mad Max Furiosa” Falls Apart on Memorial Day


After a tough weekend, things are worse today at the box office.

“Garfield” the cat movie clawed its way to number 1, bypassing what seems to be the falling-apart “Furiosa” Mad Max movie.

The four day totals for both movies are the lowest in three decades for a Memorial Day weekend. Respectively, they’re at $31 million and $32 million. Things will only go downhill from here.

Even though today is a HOLIDAY, predictions are pretty bad for all movies. The Monday guesstimates are all down from Sunday by 14% to 30%. Isn’t today the day to go to the movies? You have nothing to do!

One of the biggest flops is the Amy Winehouse movie, “Back to Black.” It’s made just $5 million in 11 days after taking in $25 million internationally. “Back to Black” will show up on flights soon.

Pictured: Garfield

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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