Sunday, July 21, 2024

Box Office: “Inside Out 2” $57 Million Weekend, “Quiet Place” Noisy at $53 Million, Will Smith Hangs in There


Weekend box officeL

We’ve already discussed “Horizon” in other stories. It was a fizzle at $11 million.

But the box office is booming, otherwise. “Inside Out 2” made $57 million this weekend, and is aiming toward $500 million domestically.

“A Quiet Place Day One” was the new entry and it scared up a lot of business. (Any more cliches?) A total of $53 million makes it a smash, with Lupita Nyong’o, an Oscar winner, a STAR. This means we’ll be seeing more “A Quiet Place” movies, and that seems to be a good thing.

In the art house world, “Bikeriders” is done at $13 million, it will not go past $20 million. I wish it had been better. It could have been a contendah!

“Kinds of Kindness” made $1.5 million over the weekend, making $2 million total. But it’s three hours, it’s apparently quite strange, and won’t have legs. But it might be worth going to see it if you’re a cineaste.

Still playing: Will Smith’s “Bad Boys Ride or Die” is up to $165 million. Smith has survived his Chris Rock slap scandal at the box office, at least at the Bad Boys box office. It remains to be seen if his Oscars ban will be shortened, or if he’ll have success with non franchise movies.

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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