Ben Affleck was looking light on his feet this weekend next to J Lo, and it might have to do with his new Michael Jordan movie … even though it’s not quite a money-maker just yet.
The Couple was spotted out Saturday grabbing a bite for lunch at the Beverly Hills Hotel, where they were both dressed up in snazzy duds — BA was rocking a tan pullover sweater with jeans and matching sneakers to round out the ensemble. Nikes, specifically, mind you.
Jen, meanwhile, was wearing a Springtime colorful sun dress and some high-heeled boots.
It’s Ben ya gotta focus on, though, ’cause the dude is absolutely radiating … flashing a big smile to the paps who were shooting them and carrying a little extra pep to his step. The question … what the heck is he so damn happy about considering his long grump streak???
Besides being married to Jennifer, he’s got a lot to be cheery over … including his latest flick, ‘Air,’ which hit theaters this week and which has garnered tremendous reviews and stellar word of mouth. By most accounts, it’s 2023’s first great flick and a crowd-pleaser.
The only (potential) problem is that ‘Air’ is not on pace to be a box office smash — especially since it’s up against Mario and co., which is taking the top spot this weekend by a mile.
Although his movie is on pace to rake in around $20 mil or so through Sunday — depending on which projections you look at — it reportedly cost a fortune to make … around $90 mil, according to Variety. With that sorta budget, it’s hard to say if Amazon Studios will recoup their investment in the short term … but it’s also hard to say what’ll be considered a W here.
‘Air’ is Ben and Matt Damon‘s first project under their new production co., where they’re sharing the wealth, and what’s more … this flick was made with a streaming-first mentality, even though it’s hitting theaters initially. So, the formula for success on this one’s wonky.
Considering just about everyone’s digging ‘Air’ … it might be a victory for Ben either way. Dude pulled a Phil Knight in Hollywood, and the gamble may just pay off in the long haul.