e flyer promoting the Bob Marley: One Love movie (Source: Paramount)
BY KARENA BENNETT Senior business reporter bennettk@jamaicaobserver.com 

February 16, 2024

Marley movie smashes box office record

Biopic of reggae superstar shatters earnings projections worldwide

Locals weren’t swayed by the heavy criticisms of the Bob Marley: One Love biopic as they flocked to the theatres on opening day, a turnout which had marketing manager of Palace Amusement Melanie Graham describing the movie as doing “exceedingly well” for the first time since the outbreak of COVID-19.

Graham has confirmed that at least two of the four movie houses run by Palace Amusement were sold out on Wednesday — the flagship Carib 5 in Cross Roads, Kingston and Palace Cineplex, also in Kingston — and only a few empty chairs were left at Sunshine Palace in Portmore, St Catherine, and Multiplex in Montego Bay.