Sunday, July 21, 2024

Box Office: Costner Sinks Below “Horizon” with $3.3 Mil Friday, “A Quiet Place” Makes Noise, “Bikeriders” on Kickstand


Friday: Kevin Costner’s “Horizon: American Saga” grossed $3.3 million on Friday for a $4.1 million opening. The Civil War adventure should reap about $11 or $12 million this weekend, which doesn’t bode well for the $55 million opus. A three hour movie can only be shown a few times a day, which was the same problem “Dances with Wolves” faced back in 1990. The difference is, “Wolves” was sympathetic to the Native Americans and had terrific reviews.

John Krasinski’s third “A Quiet Place” movie made a lot of noise last night at the box office.

The “Day One” prequel turned in $16 million for a total of $22.5 million opening day.

The Michael Sarnoski directed film should have an easy $50 million weekend. It’s a deft, beautiful acted and written, unexpected and scary film. Nicely done!

Meanwhile, “The Bikeriders” — which has already banked $13 million — fell 78% from last Friday. The Jeff Nichols film did have a great Tuesday this week. I guess Austin Butler’s fans timed their gathering. Check out Tom Hardy’s performance. It’s worth it.

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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