Monday 18 December 2017

US fans not getting Carrie-d away with 'SATC2'

'Sex and the City ' stars, from left, Kim Cattrall, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon, wave upon arrival for the premiere of the film in Tokyo. Photo: AP
'Sex and the City ' stars, from left, Kim Cattrall, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon, wave upon arrival for the premiere of the film in Tokyo. Photo: AP

'Sex and the City 2' was the top draw at cinemas here and in Britain in its first few days, but the famously sassy sequel has fallen limp at the US box office, writes Pamela Jane.

Between its British and Irish openings, the film netted £6m (€7.1m) in its first three days on release. But the movie only managed to claim third place in the US box-office chart after being savaged by the critics.

Monday's estimates showed the film generating $37.1 m (€30.2m) over the four-day holiday to land in the No 3 position. It has taken in a total $51.4m (€41.9m) since opening last Thursday, which is shy of industry predictions of a $60m (€48.9m) debut. Still, Dan Fellman, of Warner Bros, said the four-day figure was a record for a comedy with an 'R' rating, which restricts young audiences from attending. He added that because many female moviegoers preferred weekday showings, the film may have some staying power.

Irish Independent

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