It was a very low scoring long weekend as Don’t Breathe holds on to the top spot, earning $15.8 million with Suicide Squad lingering around in second with $9.9. Very close together was third and fourth place as Kubo And The Two Strings and Pete’s Dragon took in $6.4 and $6.3 respectively. Closing out the top five was Sausage Party, taking in a small $5.2 million.
A really tiny slate of movies this week as we get three wide releases and one limited one:
Sully – Something that many will remember from the beginning of 2009, this is the true story of how airline pilot Chesley Sullenberger made an emergency landing of his commercial airliner in the Hudson River, saving everyone on board. He was then almost destroyed in the media by the airline rules and regulations committee. A pretty damn good film with a commanding performance from Tom Hanks and the incident itself is handled with precision.
The Wild Life – Originally a European film redubbed for North American audiences, this film was titled Robinson Crusoe before being switched over to English. Apparently, it was decided that we wouldn’t know who that was. The film doesn’t have any known voice stars and isn’t terrible but is only just a quick thrill ride with animals for the kids.
When The Bough Breaks – Sony refused to screen this film for critics and I’m feeling like I dodged a bullet. The movie is about a surrogate mom for a couple, played by Morris Chesnut and Regina King, and becomes crazily obsessed with the soon-to-be father. The title already reminds people about that Rebecca DeMornay film, The Hand That Rocks The Cradle. I predict it to be terrible.
For The Love Of Spock – The son of Leonard Nimoy, Adam, directs and produces this beautiful documentary portrait of his father with the help of everyone in the Star Trek original series family as well as the stars of the reboot. The film also has an interesting undertone, as Adam and his father had a tumultuous relationship. An excellent documentary, especially from a pop culture standpoint.
At the Twilight Drive-In: This week’s triple header is one I call “A Very Special and Historical Night At The Drive-In”
8:00 PM American Graffiti
11:00 PM Sausage Party
12:30 AM Mechanic: Resurrection
At The Rio Theatre: This Friday at the Rio Theatre my favorite music film of all time gets a midnight showing as Pink Floyd: The Wall hits the screen at 11:55pm. Bob Geldof as Pink, Alan Parker making the film of his career and one of the greatest bands to grace this planet, why wouldn’t you want to check this out on the big screen!
Blu-Ray: the horrible sequel Now You See Me 2, George Clooney and Julia Roberts in Money Monster, Susan Sarandon’s praised performance in The Meddler, the utopian sci-fi Equals, the brilliant Jane Austen comedy Love & Friendship, the creepy drug-laced thriller Urge, supernatural horror film The Darkness, Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone in Nina and one of my favorite movies this year that nobody saw, A Bigger Splash.