Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Box Office: “Despicable Me 4” Eyes $100 Mil Today, “Inside Out 2” Crosses $500 Mil, “Horizon” Fades


Maybe Kevin Costner should have released “Horizon 2” before first installment.

That’s because sequels are booming at the box office.

Today, “Despicable Me 4,” which opened on Wednesday, will hit $100 million. Not bad for the Minions! At least we didn’t have to call a minyan.

In the last two days, “Inside Out 2,” another sequel, hit $514 million. Total weekend should bring it to $535 million. And Anxiety is the lead character.

“Horizon” is still dead, crawling to $19 mil today. I really think if New Line Cinema just said, this is the sequel, no one would have been the wiser. Alas, the main character in “Horizon” is, coincidentally, Anxiety, among its bookkeepers, bankers, and accountants!

Roger Friedman
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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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