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. September 9th kicks off a September so unusually strong that it’s actually a more intriguing slate of films than October sports. The biggest opener is the Tom Hanks/Clint Eastwood film about “The Miracle on the Hudson”: Sully, but there are three other new films looking to end Don’t Breathe‘s reign at the box office.
The “Miracle on the Hudson” was one of the most amazing and heroic stories in a decade full of news that always seems bad. It seemed destined for the big screen as soon as it occurred, and this weekend that film – Sully – opens starring Tom Hanks and directed by Clint Eastwood. Eastwood, now 86-years-old, is still going strong, turning in some of his best work in this eighties, and Tom Hanks has re-ascended to the biggest star in America, so combined with mostly positive reviews (77% on Rotten Tomatoes at time of writing), this seems poised to dominate the weekend. Two of the weekend’s other openers (The Wild Life and The Disappointments Room) have not been made available to critics fro screening, and the horror drama When The Bough Breaks is receiving mostly negative reviews. Sully should have a clear path to #1 this weekend.
The Disappointments Room (Kate Beckinsale, R, 1hr 40min)
Sully (Tom Hanks, Laura Linney, PG-13, 1hr 36m)
When the Bough Breaks (Morris Chestnut, R, 1hr 33min)
The Wild Life (Kaya Yanar, PG, 1hr 30min)
HOW DID WE DO LAST WEEK?
KT picked the thriller Don’t Breathe to repeat in a very weak weekend at the box office, which it did with $15.8 million. Suicide Squad continued to hang around the top, finishing second with $9.9 million. The film has passed Man of Steel’s global total, and surmounted the $300 million mark.(Lifetime prediction record 24-3).
WHO WILL WIN THE WEEKEND?
A Clint Eastwood-directed, Tom Hanks-starring vehicle about one of the most heartwarming stories in the last decade is a no-brainer to blow past August releases, virtually no opposition, and kick off the fall slate of movies. Sully should win the box office easily.