Things went as we thought they’d go over the American Thanksgiving weekend, as The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 took the top spot at the box office again with $52 million. Pixar scored its second lowest opening weekend ever (the worst being A Bug’s Life) with The Good Dinosaur coming in second with $39.2 while Creed scored the best opening weekend for a Rocky movie with $29.6. The highest a Rocky movie ever opened with was Rocky IV with just under $20 million. Fourth and fifth went to the straggling Spectre and The Peanuts Movie with $12.9 and $9.7 respectively.
Nothing looking to unseat any of the top three this weekend as there’s only ONE new wide release this week and three limited releases:
Krampus – Michael Dougherty, the genius behind the horror anthology film Trick r Treat, returns for a Christmas monster comedy horror with this film starring Adam Scott and Toni Collette. A film about a grumpy family begrudgingly spending the holidays together when an evil force descends on their neighborhood. This movie looks amazing but, unfortunately, Universal didn’t screen this for us. BAH HUMBUG!!
Legend – Tom Hardy takes on the dual role of the Kray twins, Reggie and Ronald, who ran the London East End as kingpins. Reggie was the smart business mind of the operation while Ronald was a violent schizophrenic psychopath that led to the fall of their empire. Hardy is fantastic in this film but unfortunately the film doesn’t equal his caliber.
Life – Robert Pattinson plays a Life magazine photographer who spends some time with James Dean (Dane DeHaan) at his family home during the height of his popularity, a short time before he died. I’m hearing that this one is quite slow and sleepy, like a lower energy The End of The Tour.
A Royal Night Out – Superbad meets The Royal family in this fun romp about Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret going out in the city of London on V.E. Day in 1945. Way loosely based on a true story, this film surprised the hell out of me, as I was expecting something very dull and stiff.
At the Twilight Drive-In: CLOSED FOR THE SEASON UNTIL FEBRUARY 12TH
At the Rio Theatre: What’s in the box? WHAT’S IN THE BOX!!!!! That’s right! One of Drex’s favorite movies for specific Gwyneth Paltrow reasons is the midnight screening this Friday at the Rio! Starting at 11:55 pm check David Fincher’s Seven in all it’s glory on the big screen. Can’t beat that!
Blu-Ray: Elijah Wood versus kid zombies in Cooties, the Spirit Award nominated Mississippi Grind, Chris Evans’ directorial debut Before We Go, Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig’s very funny Mistress America and the dark family comedy What We Did On Our Holiday (DVD only).