Box Office, Sully Still on Top

 

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Weekend Recap:

This past weekend saw three new releases, yet none of them were able to budge Sully from it’s #1 position. The Clint Eastwood directed movie, starring Tom Hanks, easily held onto the top spot for a second weekend with another $21. 65 million.

Of the three new movies, Blair Witch, the sequel to 1999’s The Blair Witch Project, came in 2nd with $9.57 million. That disappointing debut was about half of what the estimates predicted going into the weekend. Reviews have not been good, so the movie will probably quickly drop down the list.

Speaking of disappointing debuts, Bridget Jones’s Baby delivered the weekend’s second stinker sequel, with $8.57 million. Oliver Stone’s Snowden, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the controversial NSA whistle-blower, took in $8 million in it’s opening weekend, and Don’t Breathe rounded out the Top 5.

The Top 10 for the weekend of September 16 – 18, 2016:

(Movie – Studio Weekend Gross)

  1. Sully – WB $21,653,017
  2. Blair Witch – LGF $9,576,057
  3. Bridget Jones’s Baby – Uni. $8,571,785
  4. Snowden – ORF $8,000,058
  5. Don’t Breathe – SGem $5,640,232
  6. When the Bough Breaks – SGem $5,483,126
  7. Suicide Squad – WB $4,701,834
  8. The Wild Life – LG/S $2,771,443
  9. Kubo and the Two Strings – Focus $2,540,031
  10. Pete’s Dragon (2016) BV $2,152,802

New Movies in bold.

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Super Mario Bros. Corn Maze at New York Farm

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Every year since 2005, Stoughton Farm, in Newark Valley, NY, has created a uniquely themed corn maze. This year, the theme is Super Mario Bros., the popular Nintendo video game.

The maze covers nearly eight acres, and took several weeks, plus a lot of math to build. The Stoughton family and their maze were recently featured in an ABC News article, where Tim Stoughton said, “We lay it out into grids and then go in and take the corn out where the pathways should be,” said Stoughton. “We do it when you can still see over the corn, before it gets too tall.”6a50ff_27d1f714ff1c419faeb2c713423b9543

Stoughton Farm is a greenhouse, roadside farm market, and “MAiZE” site located in Newark Valley, New York, which is near Ithaca. The Super Mario Bros., Maze opens on Saturday, September 17. Additional attractions include a 9ft tube slide, a spider web for the youngsters, pumpkin checkers, duck races, and dozens of photo ops. On the weekends, the farm also has a corn cannon, pumpkin blaster, cow train rides, and hayrides.

 

There’s also a food truck with Homemade French Fries!

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For more info, visit StoughtonFarm.com, here

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Jeff Jam: Lady Gaga – Perfect Illusion

Lady GaGa is back with a new single, Perfect Illusion! GaGa posted the audio, and here it is,

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LEGO Ninjago Movie Clip w/ Master Wu / Jackie Chan

We got a small look at the LEGO Ninjago Movie, in a clip that was released yesterday. This clip focuses on the movie (and LEGO toy line’s) Ninja Sensei, Master Wu, who is voiced by Jackie Chan in the movie.

Here’s the clip:

About the Movie

The movie tells the story of six young ninja, defending their island home, called Ninjago. By night, they’re gifted warriors, using their skills and hi-tech vehicles to fight villains and monsters. By day, they’re ordinary teens dealing with the trials and tribulations of high school.

The LEGO Ninjago Movie will be in theaters on September 22, 2017.

Additional cast members include Dave Franco, Michael Pena, Abbi Jacobson, Kumail Nanjiani, Zach Woods, Fred Armisen, Justin Theroux, Olivia Munn.

 

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Box Office, Don’t Breathe is #1 Again!

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Weekend Recap:

The horror movie, Don’t Breathe, easily held onto the #1 spot at the box office for a second weekend in a row. The movie has now earned more than $50 million, and considering it’s small production budget of less than $10 million, it’s a huge success. Speaking of successful runs, Suicide Squad held onto the #2 spot in it’s 5th weekend out, and as of yesterday, Labor Day, the movie crossed the $300 million mark in the states alone. The movie’s global total is approaching $700 million!

Two family-friendly films, Kubo and the Two Strings, and Pete’s Dragon, did roughly the same amount of business, and came in 3rd and 4th over the weekend. The non-family-friendly movie, Sausage Party, rounded out The Top 5.

 

Following is The Top 10 for the weekend of September 2 – 4, 2016:

Movie (Studio Weekend Gross)

  1. Don’t Breathe (SGem $15,800,000)
  2. Suicide Squad (WB $9,825,000)
  3. Kubo and the Two Strings (Focus $6,391,000)
  4. Pete’s Dragon (BV $6,227,000)
  5. Sausage Party (Sony $5,200,000)
  6. Bad Moms (STX $4,760,000)
  7. War Dogs (WB $4,745,000)
  8. The Light Between Oceans (BV $4,615,000)
  9. Hell or High Water (LGF $4,450,000)
  10. Mechanic: Resurrection (LG/S $4,374,000

New Movies in bold.

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New Nintendo 3DS XL Color – New Galaxy Blue Available Now

Nintendo just rolled out it’s latest New Nintendo 3DS XL, called New Galaxy Blue.

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This new look for the popular hand-held game system features a deep blue color that looks purplish, and has space-themed artwork on its cover. The artwork looks like a nebula or cluster of galaxies in space.

The new design will begin showing up at retailers nationwide on August 29, 2016. It will continue to appear on shelves over the next couple of weeks at a suggested retail price of $199.99. The New Galaxy Blue 3DS XL is also available for purchase now at Nintendo.com.

Screen Shot 2016-09-01 at 9.55.43 AM 3DS is July’s Best Selling Game System

This past July (2016), the Nintendo 3DS family of systems was the best-selling video game system of any kind in the United States. The 3DS beat both Microsoft’s Xbox One, and Sony’s PS4. The New Nintendo 3DS XL is the latest edition to the suite of successful Nintendo handhelds.

 

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Narcos Season 2 Arrives Friday, September 2

narcos_season2If you haven’t already watched the first Season of Netflix’s Narcos, cancel whatever you have planned today, and get to binging! Narcos is the story of Pablo Escobar, a real Colombian drug lord, and the D.E.A. agents that are trying to take him down.  Season 2 arrives this Friday, and the story picks up where Season 1 left off.

Starring Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook, and Pedro Pascal.

Narcos is a Netflix exclusive.  To view any of Netflix’s streaming content, you will need a Netflix account and a streaming device.

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Box Office, Don’t Breathe Breaks Suicide Squad’s #1 Run

dont-breath-1After three weeks at #1, Suicide Squad handed over the Top Spot to Screen Gems’ new thriller Don’t Breathe. The new home invasion movie performed much better than estimates, and took in $26.1 million in it’s opening weekend. That was more than enough to secure the #1 spot, and make back the movie’s $9.9 million budget.  Suicide Squad moved to #2 in it’s fourth weekend out with an impressive (for week 4) $12.1 million.

Kubo and the Two Strings moved up the list, going from it’s spot at #4 last week, to #3 this week. Sausage Party dropped for #2 to #4, and the weekend’s other new releases, Mechanic: Resurrection, debuted at #5 with $7.5 million.

The Top 10 for the weekend of August 26 – 28, 2016:

(Movie – Studio Weekend Gross)

  1. Don’t Breathe – SGem $26,115,000
  2. Suicide Squad  – WB $12,110,000
  3. Kubo and the Two Strings – Focus $7,909,000
  4. Sausage Party  – Sony $7,665,000
  5. Mechanic: Resurrection – LG/S $7,500,000
  6. Pete’s Dragon – BV $7,282,000
  7. War Dogs – WB $7,255,000
  8. Bad Moms – STX $5,760,000
  9. Jason Bourne – Uni. $5,230,000
  10. Ben-Hur – Par. $4,530,000

New Movies in bold.

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