Weekend Box Office Breakdown! – (6/30 – 7/2)

Weekend Box Office Breakdown! – (6/30 – 7/2)

Welcome back Beardlings to the Weekend Box Office Breakdown, where we take look at the box office grosses of the 5 most popular movies of the weekend!

As always, here are the numbers courtesy of Box Office Mojo:

  1. Despicable Me 3 – $75,410,275 – New Release
  2. Baby Driver – $21,000,000 – New Release (Wednesday Release)
  3. Transformers: The Last Knight – $17,000,00 – 62.0% Drop
  4. Wonder Woman – $16,100,000 – 35.4% Drop
  5. Cars 3 – $9,524,000 – 60.4%

Lots of good stuff to talk about this week, as per usual.  Starting off with Despicable Me 3, it was a good weekend for Gru and his little yellow pals.  This is the third best opening weekend of the four movie franchise, which may sound bad but it’s going up against the insane $115 million opening of Minions and it is only $8 million away from Despicable Me 2, considering it’s competing against Cars 3, that’s a pretty solid opening weekend.

Next up is Baby Driver, and I am so so happy that this film made some serious money.  I was lucky enough to get out on Wednesday night and go see it and I loved every minute of it.  (Read my review here.) Baby Driver is a fantastic movie and if you haven’t seen it, take the holiday and go check it out.  This is also great for Edgar Wright as this is his biggest domestic opening weekend by a large margin, the next closest one being Scott Pilgrim vs. the World which had an opening weekend of $10.6 million.  Not only that, this is already close to being his highest grossing film (domestically) as it’s 5 day total of $30 million is damn close to the domestic lifetime total of the aforementioned Scott Pilgrim vs the World which grossed $31.5 million.  Good on you Mr. Wright, I think you’ve got a winner here.

Now, about the last three entries in the Top 5 this week: I think the numbers clearly illustrate the contrast between good movies that people are clamoring for and mediocre (or worse) movies that no one really asked for. Yet again, Wonder Woman dropped less than 40%, dropping only 35.4% this week and that is even with Wonder Woman being dropped from 529 theaters. Compare those numbers to Transformers: The Last Knight which dropped 62.0% in it’s second week even despite being added on at 63 theaters. Audiences are speaking out with their wallets and it’s clear that people want Wonder Woman and are luke-warm on Transformers. As for Cars 3, I would say that part of it’s 60.4% drop is due to people being straight up uninterested but Despicable Me 3 also stole some of it’s audience this weekend.

Also of note this week is that The House, the new Will Ferrell/Amy Poehler comedy, didn’t even crack the Top 5, making only $9 million.  Ouch…..

Next week Spider-Man: Homecoming drops and I have no doubt that it will dominate the box office probably raking in upwards of $100 million.  My predictions for next week are as follows:

  1. Spider-Man: Homecoming
  2. Despicable Me 3
  3. Baby Driver
  4. Wonder Woman
  5. Transformers: The Last Knight

What do you think of this weeks box office numbers? How do you think next week will shake out?  Sound off in the comments!

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Weekend Box Office Breakdown – June 23rd-25th

Weekend Box Office Breakdown – June 23rd-25th

Here we are again at the end of the weekend which means its time to talk about how things went at the Box Office and just like every week, there’s definitely some interesting things to break down! Lets get into it, starting off with the Weekend Box Office Estimates courtesy of BoxOfficeMojo.com.

  1. Transformers: The Last Knight – $45,300,000 – New Release (Released Wed 6/21)
  2. Cars 3 – $25,175,000 – 53.1% Drop
  3. Wonder Woman – $25,175,000 – 39.0% Drop
  4. 47 Meters Down – $7,435,000 – 33.6% Drop
  5. All Eyez On Me – $5,850,000 – 77.9% Drop

The big release from this past weekend, and quite honestly the biggest story maker from this past weekend, is Transformers: The Last Knight which pulled in the lowest opening weekend box office numbers of the entire Transformers franchise.  Now one could argue that releasing the movie on Wednesday instead of Friday had an impact on its weekend earnings, and it most certainly did, however if you look at the box office grosses from Wed-Sun it comes to $69,095,489 which is still just a hair under what the original Transformers pulled during it’s opening weekend back in 2007.  This may signal that American audiences are tired of the popcorn movie, “pretty to look at but not much there”, summer fluff that is Michael Bay’s Transformers.  It should also be noted though, that while America didn’t go see Transformers: The Last Knight, everywhere else did, as it made a whopping $196.2 million overseas.

Next big story from this week, again has to be Wonder Woman taking a really small drop as compared to what summer blockbusters normally do.  And not only that, but seeing it make the same money in its fourth week of release that Cars 3 did in it’s second week of release is nothing short of astounding.  People weren’t really clamoring for a third Cars movie but they are damn sure going to see Wonder Woman.  As is stands now, Wonder Woman has already beaten the domestic gross of Man of Steel ($291 million) and is closing on on both Suicide Squad ($325.1 million) and Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice ($330.4 million) as it has hauled in $318.4 million. I would be willing to bet money that Wonder Woman will surpass the domestic totals of all the other DCEU films by the end of next weekend.

Also of note this past weekend is that 47 Meters Down not only had a very small drop in it’s box office from first to second week in release, but that it moved up a slot in the top 5, from the 5th slot to the 4th slot, as the Tupac biopic All Eyez on Me took a huge 77.8% drop from it’s first to second week.  It seems word of mouth is keeping 47 Meters Down afloat but everyone that wanted to see All Eyez on Me did so in its first week of release.

Looking ahead to next week, the box office results seem to be anyone’s guess. Baby Driver is getting incredible reviews and releases on Wednesday (I’m planning on seeing it that night, YAY!) but it’s going up against some strong competition in the Will Ferrell/Amy Poehler comedy The House and the other third installment in a family-friendly, animated franchise to come out this summer, Despicable Me 3 (maybe people will actually go see this one, unlike Cars 3).

That’s it for this week folks, be sure to check back next weekend for another all new Weekend Box Office Breakdown!

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Weekend Box Office Breakdown: June 16th – 18th

Weekend Box Office Breakdown: June 16th – 18th

Welcome back Beardlings to a new edition of the Weekend Box Office Breakdown!  I know it’s been awhile since we’ve discussed the weekend box office numbers but the results from this past weekend was interesting enough to warrant resurrecting this series (with a new format).  Without any further ado, lets get into it!

The Numbers:

  1. Cars 3 – $53,688,680 – New Release
  2. Wonder Woman – $41,268,850 – 29.5% Drop
  3. All Eyez On Me – $26,435,354 – New Release
  4. The Mummy (2017) – $14,510,960 – 54.2% Drop
  5. 47 Meters Down – $11,205,561 – New Release

There are a number of interesting things going on here but lets start at the top with Cars 3.  $53.7 million is a lot of money, like a LOT, but when looking at it in comparison with the rest of the Cars and Pixar films in general, one can’t help but draw the conclusion that the Cars 3 opening weekend numbers are a bit of a disappointment.  Back in 2006, Cars had an opening weekend gross of $60.1 million and then the follow up in 2011, Cars 2, grossed $66.1 million – a decent 10% improvement over the franchise’s first entry. But then we get to Cars 3 taking a 10%+ drop over the original and that’s just not good, studios usually want sequels to make more than the original because, well, duh… Aside from being the lowest opening of the Cars franchise, Cars 3 also has the lowest gross for a Pixar movie in the last 10 years, since Ratatouille (not counting The Good Dinosaur which, while being a Pixar film, never quite felt like a “Pixar film”).  Now, I’m not saying Pixar is in trouble due to a lackluster opening by Cars 3, just that maybe no one was really asking for Cars 3 and we’re all just waiting ever so patiently for that Incredibles sequel we’ve been promised (come on June 2018)!

Next up is Wonder Woman and oh my what a weekend for the Princess of Themyscira. Most big summer block busters drop around 50% or more week over week but not this one.  Wonder Woman dropped only 43.3% from its first to second week and now only 29.5% from its second to its third week?  That’s not just incredible, that’s down right Amazonian! (Yes, I like easy puns, leave me alone.) Just for the sake of comparison Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 dropped 55.5% from its first to second week in release and then 46.9% from its second to third week.  Wonder Woman is definitely showing that it has legs at the box office and on screen (HA! Easy puns….).

As for the rest of the weekend box office, All Eyez on Me pulling in $26.5 million is rather impressive in my eyes given the 22% Rotten rating it has on Rotten Tomatoes and that I saw next to no marketing for it.  Although I will readily admit that I am far from the target demographic for that particular film.  The Mummy (2017) continues to disappoint domestically while staying #1 in the foreign box office.  Actually, after this weekend, 80.6% of it’s $293.9 million gross box office take has been from the foreign markets.  Not sure what that means for the future of Universal’s Dark Universe (interconnected movie franchise featuring updated versions of all the old classic Universal monsters) but hopefully they stay the course and right the ship.

And lastly, we come to 47 Meters Down, which made me say “Aww hell no!” when watching the trailers.  $11.2 million might feel like a disappointing opening but given that it’s production budget was only $5 million this movie is probably close to breaking even as it stands, even when considering its marketing budget.  Going forward, most money this movie makes is just gravy which is good for the movie but also great for the distribution company, Entertainment Studios, as this is it’s first feature film.

All in all, seems like a great weekend at the box office with plenty of life left in the summer movie season and a handful of great summer movies yet to come!

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Wonder Woman – Spoiler Review

Wonder Woman – Spoiler Review

This past weekend I again had the privilege of going to see and, this time, the honor of taking my wife. I was pretty excited to see Wonder Woman again, not just because I had a hot date, but because I always like to look for early hints and clues to the later reveals that I missed the first go around and gain added appreciation for the characters and a deeper understanding of their motivations.

If you haven’t had a chance to go see Wonder Woman you can check out my non-spoiler review here!

Without any further ado, lets get into some spoiler talk!

One of the biggest criticisms I have repeatedly heard about Wonder Woman is about the villains and how, like many other comic book movies of late, they are very weak characters. While that maybe true for one of the three villains, I believe that the other two are stronger than they are getting credit for.  Starting off with General Ludendorff, played by Danny Huston, it’s very clear that his main role in this movie is to be the bait in the bait and switch as to the true identity of Ares and while that plot thread in the movie may not always be convincing, Ludendorff is still a decent villain.  Ludendorff is a man who has been completely enveloped and engrossed by war and no longer gives any regard to human life as evidenced by the callous execution of his own soldier early on in the movie.  He is driven to continue the war no matter the cost, he even goes as far as killing a dozen or so German generals so he can carry out his plans to gas the front lines. All this goes to show, that he has completely given himself over to Ares’ control. Ludendorff does come off as a “mustache twirling” villain at times but I think the character serves his purpose for illustrating just how much Ares has managed to influence the world. I will admit that the vials of super strength gas that he uses a few times, comes off as silly but I think that was mostly written in as a device to allow him, a human, to go toe to toe with Diana near the end of the movie.  (And that gas may also be an Easter egg to Bane, the gas being a precursor to the venom he later uses.)

Next up is Dr. Isabel Maru aka Dr. Poison, played Elena Anaya.  Similar to Ludendorff, Maru is completely consumed by war and her work designing the most terrible, awful, horrific weapons ever used in warfare short of nuclear weapons and also similar to Ludendorff, Maru is a puppet of Ares’, listening to his whispers of ideas. Where Maru and Ludendorff differ though, is how they are used in the movie.  While Ludendorff is the decoy Ares for much of the movie, Maru is built up to be the extreme example of the evil that is inherent in humanity and Ares presents her to Diana as that example hoping to goad Diana into hating humanity as he does. In the end, I don’t really see Maru and Ludendorff as villains per se but as puppets being masterfully manipulated by the true villain of the film, Ares.

Ares, the main villain of Wonder Woman, when taken on the surface, isn’t that big of a threat to our hero who defeats him somewhat handily after she realizes what she truly is and the power within her.  However, when you start to dig into what he was trying to accomplish and the way he went about it, he becomes a much deeper, darker villain. As the movie trucks along, the audience is led to believe that Ludendorff is Ares, as discussed earlier, and Diana continually assumes that Ares would be where the fighting is the heaviest as he is the one inciting the violence but, as we discover, Diana has it all wrong. Ares is not a commanding general screaming orders on the battlefield, he is a behind the scenes puppet master, whispering in the ears of of his minions. We see a couple first hand examples of this as we get small flashbacks to Ares with both Maru and Ludendorff and he even tries to goad Diana into killing Maru by crushing her with a tank.   Those three examples all show just how adept Ares is at pulling peoples strings but I think the greatest example is the Armistice.

Once Sir Patrick, a member of the Imperial War Cabinet who aides Diana and Steve and is fighting to achieve peace through the Armistice, is revealed to be Ares, its a bit confusing as to why he was calling for peace in the first place, being the god of war and all.  Well, it takes some historical context to realize that all the Armistice did was stop the war for about twenty years until World War II started.  The Armistice heavily penalized Germany, causing resentment which lead to Hitler gaining power and eventually the invasion of Poland kicking off, or resuming, world war.  So in essence, Ares knows that by sowing peace now, he will reap even more war later. I didn’t know about, or at least remember, this very important piece of history that adds incredible context to Ares’ plans and as soon and my friend, and World War I history buff, Erin told me about it, it really blew my mind. Seriously. It elevated Ares from being another run of the mill comic book, super hero, sorta blah movie villain to the level of Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (at least Loki at the end of the first Thor).  It goes to show just how much of a long game Ares was playing and how masterful he is at playing the puppeteer.

David Thewlis is the perfect person to play this version of Ares.  While one might typically expect the god of war to have a body style more akin to The Mountain from Game of Thrones, casting someone with Thewlis’ look is perfect for the style of character they wrote Ares to be.  Someone weaselly, someone who you might be inherently wary of just based on how they carry themselves, someone you would expect to whisper evil into peoples ears. Now this opinion maybe heavily influenced by his current role on season 3 of Fargo (which is amazing if you’re not watching it) where he, again, plays some one pulling the strings from behind the scenes, in the shadows.

One thing that I was really afraid of going into this movie was it being overly preachy and heavy handed with its messaging. I love all four DC TV shows that are currently running on the CW – Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow.  Each has their own pros and cons that are individual to each show and for Supergirl it is its heavy handed, almost ham-fisted way of getting it’s point across.  For instance in the season 2 finale (SPOILERS FOR THAT THROUGH THE END OF THIS PARAGRAPH), Supergirl has to fight a mind controlled Superman and defeats him in hand to hand combat which is fantastic and it was a really dramatic scene.  What undercuts that scene later on, is the way the writers feel it necessary to spoon feed the audience by constantly reminding us that Supergirl is stronger because she defeated Superman.  “Who is gonna fight the big bad?”  “Well Supergirl should do it because she beat Superman so clearly she is the better, stronger fighter.”  Ummm yes that was clear when we saw her beat Superman, no need to remind us of that three times, we got the point when it happened.  Now relate a scene of that nature to what happens in Wonder Woman in the “No Man’s Land” scene. Everyone is telling Diana that she, nor anyone, can go out over the trenches because they will get killed instantly.  In this moment, it would have been insanely easy, and quite lazy, for the writers to make some sort of winky line like “No Man’s Land? Ha, I am a woman!”.  But no, they are better than that.  Diana says that this is “what she came here to do” and she does it.  Perfect, beautiful, powerful.  Don’t tell me Diana is powerful, SHOW ME and let me get to that conclusion on my own.  All too often these days, I’ll watch a TV show or a movie and it will metaphorically hand me “2”, then hand me “2” more, and then TELL ME “See now you have 4”.  It drives me up the wall.  If you hand me “2” and then “2” more, I know I have “4” and there is no need to explicitly state that I now have “4”.  The audience is smarter than that and writers should respect the audience versus spoon feeding us every little thing they wish to convey.

In my non-spoiler review, I said that all of my negatives were nit picks and that still stands after a second viewing.  The pacing in a few spots is a bit off and there are a couple scenes where it is very noticeable that the foreground is a real set and the background is a green screen especially the scene with Diana and Steve in the small boat right after they leave Themyscira.  It wasn’t enough to take me out of the movie but definitely noticeable.

One other small nit pick, is that this film comes dangerously close to being the spiritual sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger.  A red, white, and blue costumed hero with special weapons and a naive outlook is exposed to the horrors of World War as they fight evil scientists bent on world domination and then there is a heart breaking scene involving a guy name Steve in a plane.  Now, obviously that is a gross oversimplification of both plots but you can see what I’m getting at.  Fortunately the writers and Jenkins do more than enough to keep the two movies from being carbon copies of each other even if there are a number of similarities.

As I said in my non-spoiler review, I really enjoyed Wonder Woman. It’s a smart movie, with smart characters, that respects its audience – movies like that are in short supply and I cannot wait to pick this up on Blu-ray when it comes out so I can watch it again and dive into any and all special features it has.

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Weekend Box Office Breakdown – May 12th – 14th

Weekend Box Office Breakdown – May 12th – 14th

Once again it’s time for the bright spot on the Monday – THE WEEKEND BOX OFFICE BREAKDOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!  – where we take a look at the weekend box office grosses and try to make some sense out of the wacky world of cinema!

Let’s get into it!

#1 – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – $65,263,492 – 55.5% Drop

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Next to “The Fate of the Furious” in the #4 slot this week, “GotGv2” hanging on to the top slot is pretty unsurprising with the brand history behind Marvel films and the absoulte star power of Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, and Kurt Russell backing up this film. I’m honestly wondering if it will hang on to the top spot again next week going up against a very, VERY different movie about space Aliens (not a typo) which doesn’t have as much star power or brand appeal.  I still have yet to see “Guardians” (which is driving me insane) but hopefully this coming weekend I can check out both it and “Alien: Covenant”.

#2 – Snatched – $19,542,248 – New Release

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I wasn’t expecting this movie to do too much business as it seems like another generic comedy serving as a vehicle for a tired comedian.  I’m honestly surprised it got as close to $20 million as it did considering Amy Schumer’s most recent comedy special was apparently not a comedy and Goldie Hawn hasn’t been a box office draw in 20+ years. It seems the ploy of releasing a mother/daughter comedy on Mother’s Day weekend worked at least a little bit and there was some good will for Schumer left over after her surprisingly good work on and in “Trainwreck”.

#3 – King Arthur: Legend of the Sword – $15,371,270 – New Release

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Ouch…..  This one hurts.  I was really looking forward to this film but with terrible reviews and some questionable marketing, “King Arthur” seems to be a giant flop, making less than 10% of it’s production budget back in it’s domestic debut.  Even when including the global box office, this film only pulled in $44.9 million on a $175 million production budget.  I saw one headline estimating that “King Arthur” will lose Warner Bros. an estimated $150 million…..  Damn….  that is not good for the WB.  Hopefully “Wonder Woman” crushes the box office in three weeks to help WB recover.

#4 – The Fate of the Furious – $5,400,845 – 37.0% Drop

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“Fate” is still making decent money a month later and I’m not really surprised as it’s one of the better entries in the series (see my review here).  The really shocking thing here is not that it’s made almost $1.2 billion globally, it’s that $978 million of that has come from over seas, proving once again that a fair number of these mindless, action heavy blockbusters aren’t exactly made for domestic audiences.

#5 – Beauty and the Beast – $4,809,170 – 5.5% Drop

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Well it happened.  It finally happened. It took seven weeks but “Beauty and the Beast” finally came in over “Boss Baby”. This one I really believe had everything to do with it being Mother’s Day weekend, families going out to see a flick together, and choosing something that the whole family could enjoy.  This late in it’s run seeing a drop of only 5.5% is really surprising but again, I think that number is heavily bolstered by the holiday and I also think we’ll see the tale as old as time drop off the Top 5 after this week.

Well that’s it for this week folks! Come back next week as we see who wins the space battle between “Alien: Covenant” and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”!

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Weekend Box Office Breakdown – May 5th – 7th

Weekend Box Office Breakdown – May 5th – 7th

Howdy Beardlings and welcome back to WildeBeard reviews where we are back at it after a week off and ready to dig into some box office numbers!  From the looks of things, not much has changed since our last weekend box office breakdown.

Let’s get into it!

#1 – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – $146,510,104 – New Release

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Well Marvel and Disney have another smash hit on their hands and is it honestly that surprising?  At this point I’d be shocked if each successive Marvel movie DOESN’T make over $100 million opening weekend. I have not yet had a chance to go and check out the newest adventure of Star Lord and Co but I very much look forward to doing so as everything I’ve heard about it has been overwhelmingly positive.

#2 – The Fate of the Furious – $8,577,175 – 57% Drop

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Hanging on to the #2 spot is the newest entry in another reliable money making franchise, “The Fate of the Furious”.  Now this one, I have had the pleasure of seeing and while it may not quite be the movie I would enjoy seeing all the time, it was damned fun and I definitely recommend it to people as a fun, popcorn movie, summer blockbuster. Also during our week off, “Fate” sneaked into that exclusive billion dollar club as it currently sits at $1,162,229,939.  It’s a pretty safe bet Fast 9 isn’t too far away.

#3 – The Boss Baby – $5,976,818 – 36.2% Drop

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I gotta tell ya, I don’t have a lot left to say about this movie.  It shocked me when it came out, it has shocked me week after week as it continues to make money hand over fist, and it shocks me that it is still hanging around the Top 5 in it’s 6th week of release.  It will be interesting to see how much longer it sticks in the Top 5 as we get deeper and deeper in to the summer movie season.

#4 – How to be a Latin Lover – $5,144,904 – 58.0% Drop

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Being painfully honest again, I hadn’t even heard of this movie until it popped on the Top 5 last weekend taking in a startling $12.25 million on just 1,118 screens.  I haven’t even seen a trailer for this film much less know what it’s about past guessing based on the title.  It took a pretty significant drop from its first to second week and, just like “Boss Baby”, I doubt it will hang around the Top 5 for too long as this weekend kicks off a series of a new blockbuster every weekend for the next two months or more.

#5 – Beauty and the Beast – $5,087,749 – 25.5% Drop

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For Belle and Co, at least it’s not as lonely in the billion dollar club as it was there for a while.  “Beauty and the Beast” has a global total of $1,182,029,848 which “Fate” is closing in on pretty quick.  The real question here is, does the latest from the House of Mouse have the stamina to outlast “Fate” as it flames out or will Dom and the crew be too much for the tale as old as time?  My money is on Disney winning the day, as per usual.

That’s it for this week folks!  Come back Friday morning for the next entry in the Weekend Box Office Prediction series as we try to guess if “Guardians” can fend off Excalibur and Charlie Hunnam in “King Arthur” to keep the top spot!

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Weekend Box Office Predictions! (April 28th – 30th)

Weekend Box Office Predictions! (April 28th – 30th)

Howdy Beardlings and welcome back to Weekend Box Office Predictions where we take a stab at guessing how much money cinema fans will be spending at the movies this weekend!

Let’s get into it!

#1 – The Fate of the Furious – $18,500,000 – 48% DropThe-Fate-of-the-Furious-Title-Change-Logo

Even though there is a new wide release coming out this weekend, I think “Fate” still lands at #1 because it has a much wider appeal and a loyal fan base. “Fate” surprised me last weekend because it dropped 61% however I think it has enough nitro in the tank to keep it’s top spot.  If you’re looking for a fun time at the movies this weekend, go check this movie out. The chemistry of the cast is amazing and might have even been good enough to spawn a spin off franchise with Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham (which I firmly approve of).  Be sure to check out my review of “The Fate of the Furious” here!

#2 – The Circle – $12,000,000 – New Release

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“The Circle” is the aforementioned new wide release this weekend.  Based on a book of the same name, “The Circle” follows Emma Watson as she finds out the social media company she works for may not be as altruistic and forthcoming as she initially thought. Despite this movie getting abysmal reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, a very rotten 23% at the time of this writing), I’m interested in seeing it.  I like the star power behind it (Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega, Karen Gillan, and Bill Paxton in his final film) and the subject matter seems incredibly timely as it touches on privacy and security in the digital age.

#3 – The Boss Baby – $8,900,000 – 30% Drop

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I should call this movie “The Little Film That Could” as it just keeps raking in more money than I thought it would.  It won’t break into the billion club like the next entry but its done more than enough to justify it’s existence and possibly a sequel in a couple years.  Wonder what the title will be….. “The Boss Baby 2: Toddler Tyrant” or “The Boss Baby 2: Dictator in Diapers”?  *insert eye roll here*

#4 – Beauty and the Beast – $5,8000,000 – 40% Drop

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Belle and Co. just keep on keeping on.  “Beauty and the Beast” cruised to a billion dollars with out breaking a sweat and it just keeps on chugging.  I would venture to say its got two more weeks to enjoy being in the Top 5 before being pushed out by the summer blockbusters.

#5 – Going in Style – $3,450,000 – 30% Drop

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With “The Circle” being the only wide release this week, I expect “Going in Style” to hang on to the 5th spot for at least one more week.  “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” comes out next week and that movie will definitely be pushing everything down a slot with the insane money it will make.

That’s it for this week folks! What are you going to see this weekend? Let me know in the comments below!

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