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 is looking a whole lot more lucrative than forecasted as three new films arrive to challenge the surprise hit A Quiet Place.
If you grew up an arcade rat, the fact that Rampage is being made into a film when the entire game’s plot was to pick a monster and try to bash buildings until they broke, is a little hysterical. The reviews are hovering around 50% on RT at time of writing, but if you’re going to go see this, you do not care about the reviews…..YES I WEIRDLY WANT TO SEE THIS, DON’T BE JUDGY!
I’m also very interested in the hostage drama Beirut, written by original Bourne Trilogy scribe Tony Gilroy and starring Jon Hamm and Rosamund Pike, the film looks interesting and is getting fairly good reviews.
For you horror lemmings, if you for whatever reason wouldn’t rather see A Quiet Place again, there is the awful-looking Truth or Dare waiting to bilk you out of your cash. Don’t be that person. Go see A Quiet Place again! I’m being judgy, my apologies. I am the guy who wants to see Rampage. I shall throw no stones.
Beirut (Jon Hamm, Rosamund Pike, R, 1hr 49min)
Rampage (Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, (PG-13, 1hr 55min)
Truth or Dare (Lucy Hale, Tyler Posey, PG-13, 1hr 40min)
How Did We Do Last Week? KT picked A Quiet Place to make a big bang at the box office and so it did with $50.2 million from the John Krasinski-directed film that only cost $17 million to make. Ready Player One dropped to second place with $26.2 million.
Black Panther continued to make box office history. It has made, thus far, $667.196 million domestically and $1.301 billion globally. The film is now the #3 film all-time in the US, passing TITANIC and behind only Avatar and Star Wars: The Force Awakens (both of which are out of reach of the film). It’s an amazing achievement for the 18th film in the MCU series, and with Infinity War right around the bend, and Black Panther hitting Blu Ray three weeks after that film, T’Challa will have dominated pop culture for the first half of 2018. Chadwick Boseman may have just be the new standard-bearer for the whole MCU after Avengers 4. Internationally, the film remains at #10, and is unlikely to move from either of its current rankings, so this will be our final Black Panther box office update.
(2018 Prediction Record: 14-0; Lifetime prediction record 99-10).
WHO WILL WIN THE WEEKEND?
Despite a strong second weekend due to word-of-mouth from A Quiet Place, Rampage should take #1 and give KT its 100th win in this little game we play every week. Counting on you, Rock! Take your ape and your wolf, wreck a city or two, and bring home the money!