‘Suburbicon’ — starring Matt Damon and Julianne Moore — may have trouble cracking $3 milion
|| the Hollywood Reporter
“Lionsgate’s Jigsaw is slaying the competition at the pre-Halloween box office — including George Clooney’s Suburbicon, which is DOA.
Among the other new films, Suburbicon grossed a dismal $1 million on Friday from 2,045 theaters after getting slapped with a D- CinemaScore for a projected $3 million weekend, the worst nationwide launch of Clooney’s directing career and the worst showing in decades for Matt Damon, who stars opposite Julianne Moore and Oscar Isaac. Suburbicon is looking at a ninth-place finish.
Clooney’s movie received little love from critics when making high-profile stops at the Venice and Toronto film festivals. Suburbicon, from a script by Clooney, Grant Heslov and the Coen brothers, tells the story of a seemingly perfect white family whose suburban home is invaded in the summer of 1959. Meanwhile, their new African-American neighbors don’t find life quite so nice in their neighborhood.
Paramount paid $10 million for U.S. rights to the $25 million indie project, which was financed by Black Bear Pictures, with Bloom handling the film internationally.”
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