Box Office: As ‘mother!’ Bombs, Why Stars Like Jennifer Lawrence Must Be Allowed To Fail


Box Office: As ‘mother!’ Bombs, Why Stars Like Jennifer Lawrence Must Be Allowed To Fail

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Jennifer Lawrence in Darren Aronofsky’s ‘mother!’

mother! did not improve its lot over the weekend, as its $3 million opening day has led to a $7.5m opening weekend. For a $30m release with terrible word-of-mouth, that’s a pretty awful debut. That’s especially true as the film was Paramount/Viacom Inc.’s first of three would-be year-end prestige pictures, and mother! is thus-far getting better reviews on the festival circuit than George Clooney’s Suburbicon and Alexander Payne’s Downsizing. Although, reviews notwithstanding, I imagine those two will earn better Cinemascore grades, as mother! became among the few/ …

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