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In Theaters This Week (9/8/2017): It, Home Again

Reese Witherspoon in Home Again

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.  After basically not even trying for a month, the first “blockbuster” film of the fall hits this weekend along with some serious 180 degree counterprogramming from Reese Witherspoon.

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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).

In Theaters This Week (8/25/2017): Wind River, Birth of the Dragon, Leap, Ingrid Goes West, Good Time

Birth of the Dragon

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.  August has proven to be a missed opportunity for studios.  With The Dark Tower‘s failure, any blockbuster with legs would have steamrolled for five weeks, but as it is we’ve seen record lows and this will likely be the worst summer in 25 years at the box office.  This weekend sees five new wide releases, and a few look promising with good reviews, but you may have to seek them out.

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In Theaters This Week (8/18/2017): Logan Lucky, The Hitman’s Bodyguard

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

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.  August is a time where you hope a movie comes along and becomes a critical surprise, and we have that this weekend in addition to the usual August dumping ground material.

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In Theaters This Week (8/11/2017): Annabelle Creation, The Glass Castle, The Nut Job 2

Brie Larson in The Glass Castle

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.  Last weekend’s box office was the weakest of the summer yet, and unless you have a deep affinity for creepy dolls, this looks like a weekend to catch up on your TV as well.

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