‘Furiosa’ and ‘Garfield’ flop over Memorial Day weekend


The summer box office season continued its slow start over Memorial Day weekend, hitting a near 30-year low due to poor performances from headliners “Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga” and the Chris Pratt-voiced “The Garfield Movie.

“Garfield” finished with $31.1 million over the four-day weekend, according to a Comscore estimate on Monday, while “Furiosa” pulled in $32 million — earning the latter the dubious distinction of the lowest-grossing opening for a Memorial Day No. 1 film in 29 years, excluding 2020, when theaters were closed because of the coronavirus pandemic. (In 1995, “Casper” opened with $22 million for the holiday weekend, not adjusted for inflation, over its first four days.) Final figures will be released later this week.

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