JERSEY BOYS Movie Box Office Update; Weekend Numbers Drop Further
In further disappointing news for the Jersey Boys film, Nikki Finke reports that the film, which opened in nearly 3,000 theatres has further dropped its expected weekend gross from $14.5 million to $13.5 million. The $40 million dollar film made nearly $5 million on Friday, and $5.4 million on Saturday.
Previous projections from the film industry noted that the film was looking at a (disappointing) $14.5 million box office for the weekend, making the drop further bad news. It's expected to come in 4th place for the weekend, behind Think Like A Man Too, 22 Jump Street and How to Train Your Dragon 2 and just ahead of Maleficent, the Disney film now in its 4th week.
Earlier this week, Finke predicted that Warner Bros big screen adaptation of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Jersey Boys will bomb at the box office.
Finke further reports that it was the studio, and not director Eastwood, that pushed for a summer release. Among the problems which may plague the project is the fact that Eastwood turned the musical into more of a drama. In addition, early critiques claim that the movie is "slow, lacks a musical background, and didn't come alive until the last 15 minutes including credits."