It looks like an Internet sensation. Cocaine Bear has finally received its CinemaScore and it has now landed at a B-. That is surprising given that the first trailer and its current Rotten Tomatoes rating have it more on the positive side. With a 74% Audience Score and 71% Critic Reception would bode well for the film, but the usual horror fair just doesn’t always jell with audiences and commonly lands in the B section.
The only difference this time around is that it’s more on the negative side. It’s no Infinity Pool C-, but it’s a far cry from Violent Night‘s B+ and M3GAN‘s B rating. While discussions are hot with the scoring system, especially after Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania‘s more wacky take on the Marvel Cinematic Universe ended with a B score, there’s an interesting discussion to have about the fidelity of this rating.
Even smaller blockbusters like Plane and Missing only end up with a B or B+ while we’ve rarely seen films get an A+ rating. Puss in Boots: The Last Wish has some astounding legs on par with Top Gun: Maverick in some respects but only has an A ranking. Even Avatar: The Way of Water is playing like an A+ feature with just an A ranking.
Not every film that is critically panned also gets the same reaction from audiences, as Jesus Revolution stands at a proud A+, but the faith-based film has a very different core audience than the 56% Rotten Tomatoes rating from critics would make you think, as it has a 99% Audience Score. Always curious to wonder
Source: CinemaScore, Twitter