Sunday, July 21, 2024

Kevin Costner’s Lost “Horizon” On Track for Disastrous Box Office Numbers Tonight, Weekend


A box office disaster looms.

Kevin Costner’s “Horizon” is on its way to an embarrassing opening weekend.

The numbers are looking like just $10 million for the whole four days beginning today.

Today’s previews particularly are disappointing, with few very advanced ticket sales. But today and tonight, competition is stiff. The Presidential debate is going to be number 1 on most people’s lists. In theaters, “A Quiet Place Day One” is fairly sold out. At home on TV, “The Bear” is what everyone wants to see.

This all leaves “Horizon” without much standing. The movie cost around $50 million and is the first of four parts. It’s three hours long, and Costner doesn’t appear in the first hour. Rotten Tomatoes has it ‘rotten’ at 42%, down from 47% earlier.

To be continued, that is if “Horizon” Box office numbers are released tomorrow. Suggested headline: “Lost Horizon.”

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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