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. June 3rd is one of the summer’s weakest weekends (probably because people thought both X-Men and Alice would do better than they have). You essentially have two choices: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or scoring points with your girlfriend/wife/whatever. Reviews aren’t loving either, so I’d score some points.
Though I loved them as a kid, I have had enough things I loved as a kid molested by Michael Bay, so I haven’t seen the first reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle franchise, nor will I see Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. Your other choice is the adaptation of Jo Jo Moyes’ novel: Me Before You. Great options are not really abounding at the moment in cinema, so maybe catch Captain America one last time or look into binging your way through your TV series of choice.
Me Before You (Emilia Clarke, PG-13, 1hr 50min)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 (PG-13, 1hr 37min)
HOW DID WE DO LAST WEEK?
KT picked X-Men: Apocalypse to win in a close weekend, so thank goodness I only count wins, because-even though it’s opening was an underwhelming $65.8 million, it still beat the $26.9 million that Alice Through the Looking Glass scared up. (Lifetime record 10-3).
WHO WILL WIN THE WEEKEND?
X-Men: Apocalypse performed so underwhelmingly that I don’t think it will be able to withstand an assault by ninja turtles. Not a great moment in mutant history. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows takes the weekend.