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. April 8th…..I won’t lie to you, people. It’s grim. The dark shadow of Batman vs. Superman is likely going to stay looming above theaters until Disney returns next week to save us. There are three new offerings to check out.
Ok…..so before we get into the movie coming out this week, hey STAR WARS IS ON BLU RAY!!! You can go pick that up, pop it in, enjoy deleted scenes and the whatnot, watch it 18 times, etc. Still want to talk about the ….yeah, ok. So Melissa McCarthy has a comedy in which I’m pretty sure she’ll swear and fall down. It’s called The Boss (is a lack of enthusiasm leaking through my prose here?). There’s Demolition which is a brooding movie about…well, Jake Gyllenhaal broods in it, so if you enjoy both those things….BAZINGA! Your best shot (punny) is probably Hardcore Henry with Sharlto Copley, which is essentially FIRST PERSON SHOOTER: THE MOVIE. If you get carsick or object to copious amounts of violence, I’m going to bring you back round to that Blu Ray plug I made at the top of the paragraph.
The Boss (Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell, R, 1hr 39min)
Demolition (Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, R, 1hr 40min)
Hardcore Henry (Sharlto Copley, R, 1hr 30min)
HOW DID WE DO LAST WEEK?
Batman vs. Superman, as predicted, held the top spot with $51.3 million; quite a drop off from it’s opening weekend, but given the reviews, not really as much as a drop as I thought. Zootopia remained strong, pulling in nearly $20 million in second place (Lifetime record 4-1!).
WHO WILL WIN THE WEEKEND?
There is a chance….a chance that Batman vs. Superman won’t win its third weekend in a row, but given the reviews The Boss is getting, I think the super hero epic will take the weekend. If a strong picture had stayed its ground and opened against BvS, I wonder how it would have done. At any rate, next week comes Disney’s The Jungle Book (which is getting “masterpiece” as its advance review) and its time as King of the Mountain is guaranteed.