It was a dethroning of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 this past weekend but only just barely as Alien: Covenant took over the top spot with $36.2 million and the Marvel film took $34.7. Also, that opening take is a disappointment for the Ridley Scott franchise film. New release Everything, Everything opened in third with $11.7 and the Amy Schumer comedy Snatched holds into the top four with fellow release date film King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword behind that with $7.8 and $7.2 each.
Just three films hit theaters this weekend, two in wide with one of them opening a day early:
Baywatch (Opens Thursday) – The long running David Hasselhoff and Pam Anderson led series gets a rated R boost in this new film toplined by The Rock and Zac Efron. Trying to move in the same adult comedy way as 21 Jumps Street, this one fails to live up to any sort of raunchy hype, going for the easy low-hanging jokes and having a very mediocre storyline that makes you really feel them stretch to a near two-hour film.
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – Johnny Depp returns to possibly his most known character, Jack Sparrow, in this, the fifth Pirates movie. Although it’s not a film I disliked, the previous movie On Stranger Tides, it did make me feel like there was a good enough reason to go beyond the trilogy that I fully enjoyed. I’m hoping to be proven wrong on that and I do like the casting of Javier Bardem as the villain.
Paris Can Wait – Documentarian and Francis Ford Coppolla’s wife Eleanor makes her narrative film debut with this comedy starring Diane Lane and Alec Baldwin. Th film has Lane playing wife to a busy executive who, while away in France, decides to free herself from the regular shackles of her life and go on an excursion. The name Coppola has me intrigued with this one, especially being from Eleanor, who mad the docs Coda and Hearts Of Darkness, two films following her husband on two pivotal movie sets.
At The Twilight Drive-In: This batch of movies I call “Not A “BAD” First Couple But That Finale Is Sweet”:
9:15 PM The Boss Baby
11:10 PM Snatched
12:45 PM Logan
At The Rio Theatre: One of my favorite actors Bruce Campbell gets a midnight screening at the Rio Theatre in probably my favorite of his performances, Bubba Ho-Tep. Crotchety old Elvis Presley teams up with his pal JFK to fight a thousand-year-old mummy. Great stuff, check it out at 1:55 pm.