Well it’s here! The movie 80 For Brady, opened this past weekend.
Brady actually came in at #2 at the box office. It stars screen legends Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Sally Field, and Rita Moreno. It also stars, Tom Brady, with screen appearances from Brady pals, Gronk, and Julian Edelman.
Last year, I was surprised to hear that Tom was taking on a movie role, with the four iconic actresses, seeing he was pondering retirement. The review of the movie characterized it as Golden Girls meets The Hangover.
So, is Tom Brady the new Burt Reynolds? I can begin to see him now in a mustache and a Trans Am.
Inspired By Real Life Story
According to Wikipedia:
Did you know that the film is inspired by a real-life group of Patriots fans known as the “Over 80 for Brady” club? The grandson of one member pitched the idea for a film.
How Did It Do?
In the United States and Canada, 80 for Brady was released alongside Knock at the Cabin, and was projected to gross around $10 million from 3,800 theaters in its opening weekend. The film made $4.7 million on its first day, which includes $1.27 million from previews on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. It went on to debut to $12.5 million, finishing second behind Knock at the Cabin. Of the opening weekend audience, 47% were over the age of 55 and 69% were women.
Let’s take a behind the scenes look: