Box Office, Doctor Strange and Trolls Holding Steady

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Weekend Recap:

Doctor Strange and Trolls held onto their top two spots for a second weekend in a row. Doctor Strange earned another $43 million and held retained the #1 spot on the list. The latest Marvel movie success has now made 2016 Disney’s best year at the domestic box office ever. Trolls took in another $35 million, and is quickly approaching the $100 million mark.

There were also a few new movies opening over the weekend including Arrival, which came in 3rd with $24 million, Almost Christmas took 4th with $15.5 million, and Shut In opened in 7th with $3.7 million.


Following is The Top 10 for the weekend of November 11 – 13, 2016
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(Movie – Studio/Weekend Gross)

  1. Doctor Strange – BV/$43,032,000
  2. Trolls – Fox/$35,050,000
  3. Arrival – Par./$24,000,000
  4. Almost Christmas – Uni./$15,564,000
  5. Hacksaw Ridge – LGF/$10,775,000
  6. The Accountant – WB/$4,570,000
  7. Shut In – EC/$3,700,000
  8. Boo! A Madea Halloween – LGF/$3,550,000
  9. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back – Par./$3,325,000
  10. Inferno – Sony/$3,250,000

New Movies in bold.

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ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY International Trailer #2

A new international trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story arrived a few days ago. The latest trailer gives us more of Jyn Erso’s backstory through flashback scenes to her childhood. We also get to see the Death Star in action, and Darth Vader!

Here’s the trailer:

Starring: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker.

Rogue One, arrives in theaters on December 16.

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Box Office, Madea Scares Jack Reacher and Ouija!

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WEEKEND RECAP

Four new movies opened over the weekend, including a horror (one week before Halloween), and a Tom Cruise sequel. However, it was a Halloween themed comedy that took the top spot at the box office. Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween, earned $27.6 million in it’s opening weekend, which is the 3rd largest opening for a Madea movie. The Jack Reacher sequel, Never Go Back, debuted in second place with $23 million, and the horror prequel, Ouija: Origin of Evil, opened in 3rd with $14 million. The final new release of the weekend, Keeping Up with the Joneses, opened in 7th with $5.6 million.

The TOP 10 for the weekend of October 21 – 23, 2016:

(Movie – Studio /Weekend Gross)

  1. Boo! A Madea Halloween LGF /$27,600,000
  2. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Par. /$23,000,000
  3. Ouija: Origin of Evil Uni. /$14,060,000
  4. The Accountant WB /$14,025,000
  5. The Girl on the Train Uni. /$7,270,000
  6. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Fox /$6,000,000
  7. Keeping Up with the Joneses Fox /$5,600,000
  8. Kevin Hart: What Now? Uni. /$4,110,000
  9. Storks WB /$4,085,000
  10. Deepwater Horizon LG/S /$3,625,000

New Movies in bold.

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Box Office, Peregrine’s Peculiar Children & Deepwater Horizon Top the List

miss-peregrines-home-movie-bannerWEEKEND RECAP:

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and Deepwater Horizon debuted in the #1 and #2 spots (respectively) over the weekend. The weekend’s third new release, Masterminds, didn’t have as good of a debut, and wasn’t able to crack the Top 5. Disney’s Queen of Katwe went from limited release to wide, however, it didn’t quite meet expectations.

Following is The Top 10 for the weekend of August 19 – 21, 2016:

(Movie – Studio/Weekend Gross)

  1. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Fox / $28,500,000
  2. Deepwater Horizon – LG/S / $20,600,000
  3. The Magnificent Seven – Sony / $15,700,000
  4. Storks – WB / $13,800,000
  5. Sully – WB / $8,400,000
  6. Masterminds – Rela. / $6,600,000
  7. Queen of Katwe – BV / $2,608,000
  8. Don’t Breathe – SGem / $2,375,000
  9. Bridget Jones’s Baby – Uni. / $2,330,000
  10. Snowden – ORF / $2,029,390

New Movies in bold.

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Teaser Trailer

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is the fifth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean series. The movie was directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, and Kevin McNally are back, along with Orlando Bloom, who did not appear in the 4th movie, On Stranger Tides. Javier Bardem joins the cast as Captain Salazar,who along with his crew of ghost pirates, has escaped from the Devil’s Triangle, and is determined to kill every pirate at sea, especially Captain Jack Sparrow.

STARRING:

Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem, Orlando Bloom, Kevin McNally.

HERE’S THE TRAILER:

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is in theaters May 2017.

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In Theaters; Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Deepwater Horizon

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
From visionary director Tim Burton, and based upon the best-selling novel, comes an unforgettable motion picture experience. When Jake discovers clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds a magical place known as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers…and their powerful enemies. Ultimately, Jake discovers that only his own special “peculiarity” can save his new friends.

Official Trailer:

Starring:
Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Chris O’Dowd, Allison Janney, Rupert Everett, Terence Stamp, Ella Purnell, Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson.

Rated: PG-13 (for intense sequences of fantasy action/violence and peril)
Genre: Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: Tim Burton
Written By: Jane Goldman
In Theaters: Sep 29, 2016
Runtime: 127 minutes
Studio:20th Century Fox


Deepwater Horizon
On April 20th, 2010, one of the world’s largest man-made disasters occurred on the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico. Directed by Peter Berg (Lone Survivor), this story honors the brave men and women whose heroism would save many on board, and change everyone’s lives forever.

Official Trailer:

Starring:
Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich, Gina Rodriguez, Dylan O’Brien and Kate Hudson.

Rated: PG-13 (for prolonged intense disaster sequences and related disturbing images, and brief strong language.)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Drama
Directed By: Peter Berg
Written By: Matthew Michael Carnahan, Matthew Sand
In Theaters: Sep 29, 2016
Runtime: 99 minutes
Studio: Lionsgate

 

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Banned Books Week September 25 – October 1, 2016

bbw-logo122hBanned Books Week is a Celebration of the Freedom to Read. It was launched in 1982 in response to a surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries.

According to the American Library Association, more than 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982 . The top ten most challenged books of 2015 include:

  1. Looking for Alaska, by John Green
    Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit, and unsuited for age group.
  2. Fifty Shades of Grey, by E. L. James
    Reasons: Sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, and other (“poorly written,” “concerns that a group of teenagers will want to try it”).
  3. I Am Jazz, by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings
    Reasons: Inaccurate, homosexuality, sex education, religious viewpoint, and unsuited for age group.
  4. Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out, by Susan Kuklin
    Reasons: Anti-family, offensive language, homosexuality, sex education, political viewpoint, religious viewpoint, unsuited for age group, and other (“wants to remove from collection to ward off complaints”).
  5. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon
    Reasons: Offensive language, religious viewpoint, unsuited for age group, and other (“profanity and atheism”).
  6. The Holy Bible
    Reasons: Religious viewpoint.
  7. Fun Home, by Alison Bechdel
    Reasons: Violence and other (“graphic images”).
  8. Habibi, by Craig Thompson
    Reasons: Nudity, sexually explicit, and unsuited for age group.
  9. Nasreen’s Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan, by Jeanette Winter
    Reasons: Religious viewpoint, unsuited to age group, and violence.
  10. Two Boys Kissing, by David Levithan
    Reasons: Homosexuality and other (“condones public displays of affection”).

The Banned Books Week Coalition is a national alliance of diverse organizations joined by a commitment to increase awareness of the annual celebration of the freedom to read. The Coalition seeks to engage various communities and inspire participation in Banned Books Week through education, advocacy, and the creation of programming about the problem of book censorship. The 2016 celebration will be held September 25-October 1.

For more information, check out bannedbooksweek.org, and why not celebrate by stopping into your local library, and check out one of the books on the list.

 

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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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