Oscar Bounce Box Office: “Revenant” rolls, “Brooklyn” gets a lift

boxofficeAudiences are ignoring critics and flocking to “Ride Along 2.” Sad, but true. At least for Friday.

Once word of mouth trickles down to the critic proof — got to figure that dog will lose its way. But as things stand now, “#2” will pull in a whopping $40 million on its opening weekend.

Another big opener? “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.” It’s riding a wave of Fox News and Trump endorsements (actually, misguided, as there’s no Hillary Clinton bashing in it) to about $21 million this weekend. Not bad for a combat pic with no big name star. Yeah, I’m talking about you, Krasinski.

“Revenant” didn’t need an Oscar nominations bounce to roll up another $30 million+.

“Spotlight” and “Brooklyn” and “Carol” aren’t in enough theaters to blow up. “Brooklyn” is doing better business than the others, with other Oscar nominated pictures like “Room” and “The Martian” and especially “Mad Max” out on video.

If you look at the plunging numbers for Quentin Tarantino’s latest 3 hour “event” act of onanism, well the word “disaster” is starting to pop up in discussions.


About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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