As expected, Star Wars: The Force Awakens destroyed the competition over the weekend with a record-setting gross of $248.0 million. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip opened in second place at the box office with $14.3 million. Sisters opened in third place by grossing $13.9 million. Continue reading to see the box office take for last weekend.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 took in another $52 million over the weekend to remain in first place at the box office. The Good Dinosaur, Pixar’s latest animated film, opened in second place with $39.2 million. Creed opened in third place with $29.6 million. Continue reading to see the box office take for last weekend.
New films this weekend include The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth), The Night Before (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen), Secret in Their Eyes (Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman), Carol (Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara), #Horror (Chloë Sevigny), Legend (Tom Hardy), Mediterranea (Koudous Seihon, Alassane Sy), Mustang (Günes Sensoy), Censored Voices (documentary), and Very Semi-Serious: A Partially Through Portrait of New Yorker Cartoonists (documentary). I’m sure the fourth Hunger Games will kill at the box office, but The Night Before and Secret in Their Eyes look interesting too. Continue reading for summaries and trailers of the new movies for this weekend.
The top three movies over the weekend are the same as last weekend. The Martian came in first place again with $11.7 million over the weekend. Goosebumps remained in second place with $9.9 million. Bridge of Spies stayed in third place with a gross of $8.4 million. Continue reading to see the box office take for Halloween weekend.
I watched Paper Towns over the weekend. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment sent me the Blu-ray for review on my movies blog. The film is based on the Paper Towns novel by John Green. The story is about a boy who follows a series of clues to find the love of his life. I enjoyed the movie and really liked it. I love the two main characters in the story, but wish they were together in more of the scenes. In case you are wondering, the term paper towns refers to fake cities map makers place in their maps to discourage people from using their maps to make other maps. Paper Towns is available now on Digital HD, Blu-ray and DVD. BTW, for a limited time, you get the Paper Towns fan pack Blu-ray with collectible packaging that includes sticky notes of inspirational quotes from the film and a U.S. map. Continue reading to learn five things about Paper Towns.
My son and I saw an early screening of Jurassic World earlier in the week. In the film, Jurassic Park has been renamed Jurassic World and the dinosaur park is finally opened for business. But this is a Jurassic Park movie, so we know the dinosaurs can’t be controlled and will eventually start killing people. We loved the film and thought it was better than the first three Jurassic Park movies. The story is interesting, and there was a nice blend of action, humor and suspense. I also thought Chris Pratt (Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy) was a good get for the movie. He’s definitely an upgrade from the previous main characters. Jurassic World (Universal Pictures) opens in theaters today. Continue reading to learn seven things about the movie.
Tomorrowland opened in first place with a gross of $33 million over the weekend. Pitch Perfect 2 dropped to second place with $30.8 million. Mad Max: Fury Road also took a drop with $24.6 million. Poltergeist opened in fourth place with a gross of $22.6 million. Continue reading to see the box office take for the weekend of May 22nd.
There are only two new Blu-ray and DVD movies worth mention this week. They are Noah (Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly) and The Other Woman (Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann). Both seem interesting and are on my watch list. Continue reading for a summary of the new Blu-ray and DVD releases.