Each Thursday we look at what is going to be coming out in theaters this weekend, show you the trailers for the big releases, predict the box office winner and just generally give you enough of a carrot to pull you through the rest of the work week. March 25th has really only two choices, and sadly, I’m not sure which is the lesser evil.
Hyped for three years, costing $400 million, and delaying the start of DC’s Cinematic Universe by years, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice finally releases into theaters. I’ve been skeptical of the movie from the start. It didn’t seem like an organic way to build the DCCU, and as more and more characters got thrown into the pot the whole project had a feeling of being wildly out of control with trailers that were all over the map. Critical reviews of the film are….bad. Very bad. After a big opening weekend, unless fans just don’t care, Warner Brothers is going to have to make some very hard choices about how they want to go forward with the DCCU, because for all their talk about being grittier and more realistic than Marvel’s Universe, the MCU actually exists. It’s coming up on it’s 14th film and has six tie-in television series. DC has Man of Steel and this.
Your other choice is My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2. Yes, they made a sequel. Currently, it’s trailing BvS on the Rotten side of Rotten Tomatoes’ percentage meter….but it’s close. That pretty much says all you need to know about how disappointing this weekend is.
Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice ( PG-13, 2hr 31min)
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (PG-13, 1hr 34min)
HOW DID WE DO LAST WEEK?
We predicted that Zootopia would lose the top spot to The Divergent Series: Allegiant, but lo and behold, people finally seem to have gotten tired of splitting the final book in YA trilogies into two crappy films as Allegiant opened with only $29 million whilst Zootopia made it three weeks in a row with $37.2 million! Lionsgate, who are idiots who ruined The Hunger Games franchise with a split and prolonged this bloated mess, has already cut the budget for the final Divergent film: Ascendant. Meaning not only will it be as bad….it will look it. Hopefully it serves as a scarecrow to other studios. (Lifetime record 2-1!)
WHO WILL WIN THE WEEKEND?
It doesn’t matter how bad the reviews are, Batman vs. Superman is going to win the next two or three weekends. If it doesn’t, Warner Brothers might burst into flame. HOW big it opens, who knows, but I’m the biggest Batfan in the world and I’m not willing to sit in a line to see this. Let’s say Epsisode VII‘s opening record is pretty safe.