Joyful Noise Opens No. 3, Gets Mixed Reviews

"It is frequently loud and not always intelligible," one reviewer writes.

Despite a huge press push from star Dolly Parton, opening weekend for Joyful Noise didn't have producers jumping for joy.

The film, co-starring Queen Latifah, took in $13.8 million in ticket sales, good for third place behind Mark Wahlberg's Contraband and the 3-D reissue of 1991's Beauty and the Beast, which each took in more than $20 million.

Reviewers shared filmgoers' lack of enthusiasm.

Entertainment Weekly gave the movie a B-.

A San Fransico Chronicle reviewer wrote, "Here's a film that makes a happy ruckus. . . . Like most ruckuses, it is frequently loud and not always intelligible."

Comments

More News

Tearful Moments that happened right on the Opry stage. Here’s the first of our four precious memories.
Boxcar moved to Kern Country Museum in Bakersfield, Calif.
“Eric Church: Inside the Outsider“ exhibit opens Sept. 18.
Karen Fairchild stops by to sing “Girl Crush,” among others.
Belmont University to offer scholarships for women studying the music business.
Green Hills villa hits the market for $1.7 million.