It was a second week of number one dominance for Disney’s Zootopia this past weekend, as the animated film took another $51.3 million. Behind it was the J.J. Abrams produced 10 Cloverfield Lane with a $24.7 second place and Deadpool still slugging it out in third with $10.9. Rounding out the top five was London Has Fallen, just behind the Merc With A Mouth with $10.8 and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot with $4.7 million. The Brothers Grimsby bombed horribly in eighth spot with a measly $3.3. Karma, Sony Pictures, hmmmmmmm?
Only three films open this week, including one limited release:
The Divergent Series: Allegiant – When will these stupid teen franchises go away? Probably never, but here is another dry and bland Divergent sequel as we get the part one of the final book in the series. This is the best f the three films so far but that doesn’t mean it’s really even that good. I find myself wondering if I’ve ever even come across a fan of these books let alone the movies. Can’t recall anyone ever saying they were.
The Bronze – Fans of The Big Bang Theory will now see the little mousy character of Bernadette in a whole different light after her new film The Bronze which she wrote and stars in. Playing a foul mouthed former America’s Sweetheart, I absolutely adored this film, even though it’s getting slaughtered by every other critic.
The Program – Lance Armstrong gets his story told in this bio pic from The Queen director Stephen Frears. Be Foster is uncanny in the lead role as Armstrong but the director’s obvious hatred for his subject is increasingly distracting as he makes him a larger than life evil sociopath. Was not a fan of this one at all.
At the Twilight Drive In: This week’s double header is one I call “A Fun And Inspiring Night With The Family”
7:30 PM Kung Fu Panda 3
9:15 PM Eddie The Eagle
At The Rio Theatre: It’s a fantastic night at the Rio Theatre on Friday night at everything kicks off with the Academy Award nominated Anomalisa at 7 pm followed by a Danny Boyle double header that starts with Shallow Grave at 9:15 pm and then Trainspotting at 11:30 pm. Seriously that’s amazing and you should just give The Rio all your money.
Blu-Ray: the star studded Wall Street film The Big Short, the Canadian, Irish and American crowd pleaser Brooklyn, one of my favorite of 2015, Carol, the Tina Fey and Amy Poehler comedy Sisters, the nails on a chalkboard stylings of Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip and the Alex Gibney documentary Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine.