A big money weekend at the box office, or just at least for the top two, as Spectre reigned supreme as expected with a $70.4 number one opening. The Peanuts Movie did a very good $44.2 taking second place. The biggest box office draw of October, The Martian slipped down to third, taking an additional $9.1 and right behind it was Goosebumps and Bridge of Spies with $6.8 and $5.8 each. Miss You Already didn’t do so well this weekend, only debuting in twentieth with just over $0.5.
Just three movies out this weekend but nothing that looks like it’ll knock Spectre from it’s perch:
The 33 – Antonio Banderas leads this film depicting the true story about the Chilean minors that found themselves trapped 2,000 feet underground in 2010. If you can wade through the tons and tons of melodrama and bad casting, you may find an interesting film.
Love The Coopers – The first Christmas movie of 2015 hits with this comedy starring Diane Keaton and John Goodman about a yearly Christmas Eve gathering of four generations of the Cooper family and the dysfunction it entails. I don’t see anything amazing or noteworthy coming off this one, just some light fluff.
Spotlight – A riveting film about the Boston Globe’s inquiry into the sex abuse allegations and cover ups orchestrated by the Catholic church. Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams play the leads in one of the best dramas of the year. A brilliant script that will leave you begging for more, this is a must see film.
At the Twilight Drive-In: This week features a group of films I call “Another Good Line Up”:
7:30 PM Spectre
10:10 PM Goosebumps
At the Rio Theatre: This Friday’s midnight screening is a movie that warms the hearts of those that remember it and an endearing film to Tom Hanks fans everywhere, Penny Marshall’s Big. Carnival vending machine genies, giant pianos and a questionable love scene, Big has everything you need!
Blu-Ray: the atrocious Terminator: Genisys, one of the best comedies of the year Trainwreck, the aging Sherlock Holmes story Mr. Holmes, the Ryan Reynolds thriller Self/Less and the critically acclaimed documentary Amy.