Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Box Office Boom: “Despicable Me 4” Takes $122.6 Mil in 5 Days, “A Quiet Place” Nears $100 Mil


The summer box office is back to some kind of normal after reports of its death were exaggerated.

“Despicable Me 4” has made $122 million in just five days. What a brand these Minions have turned into! We’ll be seeing them for the rest of our natural lives.

“A Quiet Place Day One” is approaching $100 million this week and will play all summer even when it moves to streaming on Paramount Plus — likely coming sooner than later. The thirty day window will open on July 28th. But you want to see “AQPD1” on a big screen with real sound, and with an audience.

Meanwhile. the dribs and drabs are running out. “Horizon” is down 50% in its second weekend, with a total of $22 million. That window may open sooner on MAX. “The Bikeriders” is approaching $20 million.

But wait — the big story this month is Magnolia’s “Thelma.” The June Squibb action film has made $6.8 million already. Doesn’t sound like a lot, but it’s that company’s fourth highest grosser of all time. It could turn out to their biggest narrative film. Only the Ruth Bader Ginsburg documentary “RBG” is higher at $14 million. Ninety four year old June Squibb is going to get an Oscar nomination! (She’ll be 95 this winter.) What a nice little success story!

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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