Magnificent Seven Shoots to the Top

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A team of fast-talking, sharp-shooting cowboys thundered into dusty, tumbleweed-filled multiplexes across the country—sidling up to the concession stand, demanding popcorn with extra butter and galloping into the sunset with a collective $35 million, according to studio estimates. No one expected less of The Magnificent Seven, a big-budget Western remake headed by the likes of […]

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Sully Soars Again

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Neither birds nor Blair Witch nor Bridget Jones’s Baby could sink Sully. The mustachioed captain and his movie stayed aloft above the box office for the second straight weekend. Not too shabby, considering Sully’s real Miracle on the Hudson flight—from bird strike to touchdown—just lasted 208 seconds. And the crown was never in question. Banking […]

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Don’t Breathe Does Win

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Not even Deadshot can hit the box office bullseye forever. After three straight weeks at No. 1, Suicide Squad and its bevy of bodacious baddies tumbled to the silver medal slot, losing to the suspense horror flick Don’t Breathe. Sure, the thriller’s take wasn’t exactly breathtaking: It earned just an estimated $26.1 million, which would’ve […]

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Trio of Newcomers Can’t Topple Suicide Squad

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You’d assume a so-called suicide squad wouldn’t last very long. I mean, an expiration date is sort of suggested by the name, right? People who take part in suicide missions understand that they’re probably not coming back. But Warner Brothers’ Suicide Squad is the exception. It keeps coming back … to No. 1. For the […]

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It’s Quinn for The Win: Suicide Squad Takes No. 1

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Normally, the malevolent members of the Suicide Squad would be fine just stealing millions from poor, unsuspecting souls. After all, they’re bad guys. It’s what they do. This weekend, though, they made their money the old-fashioned way: They earned it. Suicide Squad rampaged to a massive $135.1 million (estimated, of course). That’s about $40 million […]

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Pets Ain’t ‘Fraid of no Ghosts

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When there’s movies playin’ in your neighborhood, who you gonna call? Animated pets! Or so said American moviegoers this weekend. Despite the arrival of Ghostbusters, the much-ballyhooed big-budget remake of the 1984 semi-classic, another film stood atop the doghouse once again. The Secret Life of Pets dug up an estimated $50.6 million in its North […]

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Box Office Still Looks Fishy

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Fish, unless they’re breaded, carved into sticks and thrown into a freezer, don’t typically last that long. You want to enjoy them when they’re as fresh as possible. But when it comes to colorful, lovable, forgetful fish, moviegoers will make an exception. Despite challenges from a beard-bedecked Matthew McConaughey and another bevy of angry aliens, […]

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Conjuring Up a Big Win

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Hollywood’s sequel machine is reportedly broken. Entertainment pundits have been wringing their hands a good bit as of late, writing that this year’s crop of sequels (minus those nearly invulnerable superhero sequels) have been flopping around like a just-caught carp, leading to some of the most anemic box office returns in decades. But that doom-and-gloom […]

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Turtle Power Rules the Weekend

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Most turtles content themselves with their built-in mobile homes and eating greens at the local watering hole. But when you’re an  anthropomorphized terrapin with mad martial arts skills, wiling the days away by the pond just isn’t an option. That slick sewer hideout and tricked-out garbage truck don’t come free, y’know. You need a job. […]

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