Saturday, July 20, 2024

Box Office: “Inside Out 2” Hits $300 Mil Today, “Bikeriders” Revs Up $4 Mil Opening


“Inside Out 2” is a phenom!

Total through last night is $285 mil after a $30 mil Friday. Wow. Today they way over $300 million.

Everyone loves this movie. Theaters are buzzing. Popcorn is popping. Oscar for Best Animated Feature is a certainty– maybe a Best Picture nomination because it’s a soft Oscar year.

“Bikeriders” came up with $4 million from Thursday and Friday. But the Cinemascore is a B, which means people leaving those theaters were not ecstatic. I don’t blame them. Word of mouth will not be so great. The movie is a let down. But it’s hot outside, it’s cold in the theater, and “Bikeriders” looks good on paper.

Disney had another release besides “Inside Out 2.” The nearly three hour “Kinds of Kindness” opened in five theaters and made $179,000 on Friday, An earlier release in Italy has already brought in $975,000. It’s in limited release here, so we won’t see it for some time. Watch “Poor Things” at home while you’re waiting.

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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