Suicide Squad takes the top spot for the third week while two new movies make it into the top five with a third new movie on the outside looking in.
A critically mixed bag of reviews, two animated movies, a remake, a return, and some bad moms make up your top 5 for the weekend!
- Suicide Squad – The critics hate it. The fans are mixed. Yet DC’s Extended Universe of movies keep making money as Suicide Squad took the number one spot again for the second week.
- Sausage Party (new) – Raunchy animated comedy about grocery store food and what their daily life is like.
- Pete’s Dragon (new) – Disney remakes another movie from the 70’s for today’s modern audiences.
- Jason Bourne – Three weeks out and I think everyone that wanted to see another “Bourne” move already saw it.
- Bad Moms – someone is seeing it as it is in the top five for the third week. Let’s see what happens next week.
News and Notes:
- The Ghostbusters (2016) remake is close to being classified as a BOMB of a remake.
- Florence Foster Jenkins (new) opened in the 8th spot. Period pieces are not wide-range movies.
- Kids movies are still out there for those that want to take the family – The Secret Life of Pets, Finding Dory, and Ice Age: Collision Course.
First I need to offer a very long overdue sorry for the delay in this weekly article. Real life (the one outside of the Geek for E flag) just took over and as you saw you didn’t see this article each week.
But I’m back and I’m ready to pick up where I left off…..the weekly Box Office Breakdown.
- Jason Bourne (new) – Matt Damon is “Bourne” Again! And it seems that he was missed (as some didn’t care for Jeremy Renner’s Bourne Legacy”).
- Star Trek Beyond – two weeks out on the Enterprise’s next adventure and dropped to the number two spot.
- Bad Moms (new) – another comedy where we take the normal and shake it up into a “let’s all be bad-asses” movie. Looks funny but the box office doesn’t seem to be laughing.
- The Secret Life of Pets – a family animated moviekeeping strong in the top five.
- Ice Age: Collision Course – another family animated movie keeping strong in the top five
News and Notes:
- Ghostbusters (2016) is still getting mixed reviews and still slipping in the box office. I wonder if this may grow when the digital download and Blu-ray are released later this year.
- Finding Dorry is still in the top 10 finishing in at number 9.
- It will be interesting to see how this weekend the Suicide Squad does after the mixed reviews that Batman v Superman got back in May.
I’ll hold all judgement on the new remake of Ghostbusters until I’ve seen it. But in the mean time here is Fall Out Boy with Missy Elliot (blink and you’ll miss her) doing their brand new single – “Ghostbusters (I’m Not Afraid)”. #WhoYouGonnaCall
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson with Kevin Hart vs an animated blue fish voiced by Ellen Degeneres. A heavy weight battle of Strength, Wit, and Comedy. One made over $136 MILLION dollars and the other….not so much. The winner and by a lot of money…Finding Dory took the top spot with the Johnson/Hart comedy coming in second by $100 million dollars. Lots of other recent flicks dropped in the charts.
- Finding Dory (new): Disney’s long awaited sequel to Finding Nemo launched to a $126,183,170 MILLION dollar opening weekend. I think Disney may have made some money on this one. Read our review!
- Central Intelligence (new): Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Kevin Hart couldn’t compete against an animated fish. Look for word of mouth to propel this movie forward in sales and to keep it in the top five for the next few weeks. Read our review!
- The Conjuring 2 (last week was the 1st spot): I’m betting WB is soooo glad they released this last week.
- Now you See Me 2 (last week in the 3rd spot): Three weeks out and still holding it’s own.
- Warcraft (last week in the 2nd spot): Dropped 73% in ticket sales but is doing amazing over seas. Look for the sequel in three years.
News and Notes:
Welcome to the first day of Summer and the outlook ahead for Summer Movie Fun is shining bright.
- Independence Day: Resurgence drops on Friday June 24th
- The Secret Life of Pets drops on Friday July 8th
- Ghostbusters (2016) flies at you on Friday July 15th
- Star Trek Beyond continues the five year voyage on Friday July 22nd
- July ends with Jason Bourne making his return on Friday July 29th
Stay tuned in July for the August outlook.