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Box Office Breakdown – 8/15/2016

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!

Geek for E_Box Office Breakdown

  1. 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.
  2. Sausage Party (new) – Raunchy animated comedy about grocery store food and what their daily life is like.
  3. Pete’s Dragon (new) – Disney remakes another movie from the 70’s for today’s modern audiences.
  4. Jason Bourne – Three weeks out and I think everyone that wanted to see another “Bourne” move already saw it.
  5. 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.


Review: Suicide Squad, B-

“All my friends are heathens take it slow.  Wait for them to ask you who you know.  Please don’t make any sudden moves.  You don’t know the half of the abuse” – Heathens by Twenty One Pilots (Suicide Squad soundtrack).

Yeah, those lyrics right about sum up this ragtag crew of misfits, weirdos, throwaways and just plain crazy folk.  In fact, the entire soundtrack is a veritable ode to each of the characters.  This film gets the job done.  And by that I mean it’s a perfectly enjoyable action ride at the cinemaplex.  What it’s not, is a fantasticly amazing, story intertwined, bridging of all things in the DC Universe.  And that’s ok, it doesn’t need to be.  I think there’s way too much pressure on comic book film-makers to not just make a good movie, which this is, but somehow weave magic into the story lines and forcibly captivate us into selling our young to get tickets to the next cross over or installment.  How about just a fun and enjoyable ride?  Suicide Squad is that.  B-

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8/2/2016 – Box Office Breakdown

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.

Geek for E_Box Office Breakdown

  1. 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”).
  2. Star Trek Beyond – two weeks out on the Enterprise’s next adventure and dropped to the number two spot.
  3. 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.
  4. The Secret Life of Pets – a family animated moviekeeping strong in the top five.
  5. 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.