By Chris Kavan - 09/30/20 at 10:31 AM CT
As the cursory weekend write-up goes, things are still looking grim. Tenet topped to box office for the fourth weekend in a row with $3.4 million - the lowest first-place finish in 32 years since Gorillas in the Mist took in $3.45 million back in 1988. It crossed $40 million domestic with a new $41.2 million total while it continues to hold well overseas with $280 million and counting. Somehow the biggest news wasn't any new films opening (none of which managed to find a place in the top five) but a re-release as The Empire Strikes Back (celebrating its 40th Anniversary) found a place in the top five with $908,000 and, including an earlier re-release, has topped the 2020 list for re-release titles with $1.92 million (topping Jurassic Park with $1.38 million). Given the weak slate of films coming up in October, maybe we'll be hearing more about these kind of films rather than anything new.
In terms of new movies, there is yet again a single new wide release and it has already been playing overseas and will finally see it's U.S. release this weekend. That would be After We Collided - the sequel to After, which had a $12 million domestic and nearly $70 million worldwide run back in 2019.
I don't have a lot to say about After We Collided. The steamy teen romance starring Josephine Langford and Hero Fiennes Tiffin as the opposites who really collide (see what I did there?) is far outside my favored genre. As things go, apparently the bad boy and good girl have figured out how to make things work - until a bombshell revelation threatens to derail their new relationship. Of course this means both of our characters will have to learn to change and evolve. The film co-stars Louise Lombard, Dylan Sprouse, Candice King, Charlie Weber, Selma Blair and Max Ragone. I don't know if romance-starved audiences are going to be enough to elevate this - it hasn't exactly worked out well for The Broken Hearts Gallery or Words on Bathroom Walls, but maybe this will be different. The film has already earned over $34 million worldwide, which actually looks damn good, so we'll see if it can make any kind of splash on the domestic front. Rated R for sexual content, language throughout and some drug material.
That is the one big film of the week, but you can check out the full MPAA Ratings Bulletin below:
AFTER WE COLLIDED
Rated R for sexual content, language throughout and some drug material.
A CALIFORNIA CHRISTMAS
Rated PG-13 for some sexuality.
Rated R for language throughout, drug use and some violence.
Rated R for some violence, language and sexuality/nudity.
Rated R for bloody violence, and language.
Rated PG-13 for some strong language.
Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements and bloody images.
Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements and a rude gesture.
THE NEVER LIST
Rated R for drug content, sexual material and some language - all involving teens.
Rated R for violence, disturbing/bloody images, and language.