Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson in The Hitman's Bodyguard

No Formal “In Theaters” Column This Week

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Ok, here’s the deal: I’m not writing an In Theaters column this week for the simple reason that Hollywood is not releasing a single movie in wide release for a HOLIDAY WEEKEND.  This will, I predict, leave the numbers lower, but the rankings much the same from last weekend, and make The Hitman’s Bodyguard the most underwhelming three-time box office champ in the history of cinema, winning two of these weekends with under $10 million.  If Hollywood wants to turn around its dismal box office for the year, abandoning and entire six week period seems daft, and why in the world would they assume that no one would go see a good film if it came out on Labor Day weekend?  People will always turn out for a good movie, they just have to MAKE one.  Sully debuted during this time last year and did extremely well, and August has been dominated in the past by a good film released at the beginning of the month.  If a chucklehead like me can figure this out, it boggles my mind that people make millions of dollars to sit around and NOT figure it out.  A good Labor Day weekend to all (just not at the movies…..for what it’s worth the third season of Narcos will go up on Netflix at midnight tonight).

12 thoughts on “No Formal “In Theaters” Column This Week”

      1. If only you could be in charge. I would do a good job, too. Actually, we could do it together. I know I have weird tastes sometimes, but just because I loved Cloud Atlas didn’t mean I would have greenlit it.

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  1. But the Inhumans is being released. In IMAX! The INHUMANS! Sure, you won’t seeing everything you would see if you were watching on TV, but IMAX!

    Seriously, it looks terrible, doesn’t it? I don’t think it’s just me. The Inhumans are weird as all hell, and it looks like they’ve somehow been made boring and bland. Disney/Marvel was bound to have its first big failure sometime, I just wish it wasn’t this.

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  2. Gee Dave, your icon photo looks very familiar 😂I just put Gladiator on my site for movie Monday. Russell Crowe is excellent but I have to say “Nice Guys” was terrible, not worthy of either actor, IMO. He has such amazing ability, I was really looking forward to the new movie. I was very disappointed. What is your opinion?

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    1. Well I will have to respectfully disagree on Nice Guys though if you’re wondering what the first one after that would’ve been it would be Les Miserables. Which new movie? The nonexistent movie that opened this weekend? If so, it was better than The Mummy, Crowes latest lol.

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      1. Yes, I really did like Nice Guys, but his latest was playing Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde in The Mummy with Tom Cruise, the review for which should still be at the top of my site. He was…it was not good. When he’s on his game, there’s no one better. Lol sorry for the confusion, it is only 5 am here. And my icon is a perfect representation of me, I have no idea what you mean. Mark Hamill pays me 250k a year to be allowed to walk around looking like me in licensing fees lol.

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