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Weekend Box Office: Dumbo Flies to First, Unplanned Breaks Top Five, Beach Bum Bombs

Chris Kavan - wrote on 04/01/19 at 12:54 AM CT

While Dumbo flew to the top, the flying elephant came in a bit below expectations. But Disney isn't crying too many tears as Captain Marvel stands on the edge of the $1 billion global mark. It was good news for Unplanned, as the film managed to snag a spot in the top five above expectations while the opposite was true for Harmony Korine's Beach Bum, which barely managed to make the top 10. …

New in Theaters March 29: Dumbo, Beach Bum, Hotel Mumbai, Unplanned

Chris Kavan - wrote on 03/28/19 at 11:40 AM CT

Jordan Peele's Us helped March continue its strong run in 2019, and the box office looks to keep strong with the latest live-action Disney update. While Dumbo isn't going to deliver Beauty and the Beast-style numbers, it should still open strong and the second weekend of Us should be enough for March to once again top the same weekend in 2018. Joining the flying elephant is the expansion of …

Late Night, Abominable, After, Overcomer and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 03/27/19 at 02:57 PM CT

It's a very healthy bulletin this week with a robust four big films getting their ratings due. Now, personally, I can't say any of these really excite me - but I get what I can take and I guess as long as they continue to give me something to write about, more is better. The best of the bunch has Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling teaming up for a comedy about a late night host losing her touch. …

New on DVD and Blu-Ray Week of March 26 - April 01

Harley Lond - wrote on 03/26/19 at 12:14 PM CT

FROM THE BIG SCREEN:
"Aquaman": A fun take on the DC Comic Book superhero Aquaman, here giving the underwater denizen his own film in the DC Extended Universe ... but not taking it all too seriously. There's plenty of outrageous set-pieces, including battle sequences with sea dragons and armored sharks, and wacky dialogue and over-the-top action scenes. In this universe, Arthur Curry (Jason …

Weekend Box Office: Us Scares Up Plenty of Records in Impressive Opening

Chris Kavan - wrote on 03/25/19 at 01:21 AM CT

Remember how I said Captain Marvel was going to top Us? Just pretend I never typed that out. Jordon Peele's original horror tale not only took first place, it wasn't even close. The doppelganger-filled tale broke a lot of records in the process and helped March top the same weekend in 2018 for the the third straight week. That means Hollywood has things back on track for 2019 and with films like …

New in Theaters March 22: Us

Chris Kavan - wrote on 03/21/19 at 11:37 AM CT

As Captain Marvel continues its domination at the box office, it faces it's first true test with new horror maestro Jordan Peele. After creating waves with Get Out, he looks to continue his winning streak with Us, and I've got to say, it looks great from a horror standpoint. And, despite using an idea that has been done before, Us also looks like nothing else out there, so points for …

Pet Sematary and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 03/20/19 at 01:58 PM CT

A short list from the MPAA Ratings Board this week - and an even shorter list of movies to talk about. Just one wide release to speak of - but at least it's one I am looking forward to - the remake of Stephen King's Pet Sematary. The author has had a great run of impressive big-screen adaptations (or steaming adaptations) of late and I'm hoping this is another winner. Besides that horror fix …

New on DVD and Blu-Ray Week of March 19 - March 25

Harley Lond - wrote on 03/19/19 at 12:12 PM CT

FROM THE BIG SCREEN:
Due this week: "Mary Poppins Returns" and "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse."

THIS WEEK'S BEST BETS
"Far From Heaven (Special Edition)" (2002), directed by Todd Haynes and starring Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Dennis Haysbert, Patricia Clarkson, Viola Davis, James Rebhorn. Moore and Quaid star in this seductive story of a seemingly perfect family, and the forbidden …

Weekend Box Office: Captain Marvel Dominates, Wonder Park Tops Newcomers

Chris Kavan - wrote on 03/18/19 at 12:42 AM CT

It comes as little surprise that Captain Marvel took the box office crown for the second straight weekend. The first female-led MCU film easily crossed the $200 and $250 million mark and will hit $300 and probably $325 million by this time next week. Both Wonder Park and Five Feet Apart managed to exceed expectations, as did the limited release of Manches Frida 2, which nearly cracked the top …

New in Theaters March 15: Wonder Park, Five Feet Apart, Captive State

Chris Kavan - wrote on 03/14/19 at 11:39 AM CT

With Captain Marvel blasting its way to the top of the 2019 charts, and giving the year the first, big hit it needs, there will have to be something special to top it. This weekend shouldn't prove much of a challenge as all three newcomers, animated Wonder Park, teen romance Five Feet Apart and sci-fi thriller Captive State aren't likely to bring in a big enough audience to stop the MCU. I …



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