A Crazy Conqueror

A romantic comedy crept up on the competition this weekend, as Crazy Rich Asians had one crazy successful opening weekend. Refusing to be totally conquered by non-killers, The Meg continued to scare off the rest of the competition courtesy of her colossal size. Audiences traveled a Mile 22 to catch Mark Wahlberg in action. Mission Impossible: Fallout was still feeling like a rising star despite its fallen box-office status. Alpha was stepping out, making the most of his Man’s Best (movie) Friend status.
The steps leading to our local movie theaters this weekend were paved in Blockbuster gold, with Tom playing the part of hero, Mark walking the most engaging miles and Meg being her megalomaniacal self. A canine came cruising into our hearts as one crazy family came crashing through our movie lives.
Which of our memorable tales crashed your weekend?

Estimated Domestic Box Office Results:
1. Crazy Rich Asians $25.2 million.
2. The Meg $21.2 million.
3. Mile 22 $13.6 million.
4. Mission Impossible: Fallout $10.5 million.
5. Alpha $10.5 million.

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Movie Miles

Will the Mission Impossible: Fallout this weekend include the rise of another action star in the form of Mark Wahlberg, whose latest covert operation will soon commence, sending moviegoers traveling a Mile 22? Can they go the distance? Will everyone be consumed by The (champion) Meg, whose appetite for fleshly characters knows no bounds? Clearly following no boundaries, perhaps Crazy Rich Asians will provide all the foolish familial moments our summer days require.
What about that classic, family-friendly Christopher Robin? How much longer will he and friends be required to steal our hearts? Maybe traveling back to those classic Ice Age days, where Alpha lovingly resides, will make for a cool way to spend a summer afternoon.
For those who prefer fear to family drama, Slenderman is still slinking around as is BlacKkKlansman, determined to recruit even more movie members. Who will be joining that cult? Finally, there’s The Billionaire’s Boys Club, making infinite promises to anyone willing to pay their membership dues.
Which of our cinematic recruits will be worth the price of admission for you this weekend?

A Cinematic Shark Swarms Movie Theaters

As the summer mission to see as many movies as possible sailed on, the Meg snuck up, making the biggest splash at the domestic box office this weekend, leaving Mission Impossible: Fallout to fall a bit out of synch with audiences as they continued to make all things possible in that action-oriented world. Taking a gentler approach, Christopher Robin continued to charm the young and the young at heart among us. Slenderman was more chilling than charming while the BlacKkKlansman recruited a nice crowd into joining Spike Lee’s latest endeavor.
With the weeks sailing by at a rapid pace, what have we accomplished during our Summer Cinematic Mission? Well, we’ve certainly contributed to Cruise’s hero crusade, found nostalgia through an old albeit live-action friend, tangled with a 70-foot shark (making us grateful for those “cinematic seas”), found some happy in a horror film and humor in the newest Klan.
Happily, The End has yet to be written!
Which of our happy crusaders was worth writing home about for you this weekend?

Estimated Domestic Box Office Results:
1. The Meg $44.5 million.
2. Mission Impossible: Fallout $20 million.
3. Christopher Robin $12.4 million.
4. Slenderman $11.3 million.
5. BlacKkKlansman $10.8 million

Summer Goes to the Dogs

As we enter the Dog Days of summer alongside our much-loved furry friends (who ironically Never go to the movies) what will the Mission Impossible: Fallout result in this weekend? Can The Meg freak everyone out long enough to keep them out of the ocean and into (hopefully) packed movie theaters? Will Christopher Robin continue to prove loyalty and unconditional love reside in a childhood classic, where everyone feels like a kid again? Will The Spy Who Dumped Me, who clearly wasn’t kidding, feel abandoned alongside all this summer fun, as Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! keeps going above and beyond to raise the spirits of her followers? On a decidedly darker note, how much longer will we be following The Darkest Minds, who really need to lighten up?
Who among them can lighten the load of The Equalizer 2, who has been doing his part to provide equal parts entertainment and action?
Most importantly, what will your entertainment choice be this weekend?

An Impossible Mission Shows No Mercy

The possibilities were endless during Mission Impossible: Fallout, which continued to rise at the domestic box office this weekend. Disney’s Christopher Robin found a family-friendly location while helping us all find the adventurous child within. On his own odd adventure, The Spy Who Dumped Me, ironically, was well-received by audiences looking for a comedic diversion. Diverting to the tune constantly within her heart, Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! was once again going the musical distance as The Equalizer 2 did his darndest to level out our movie choices.
The impossible mission this weekend involved enticing vacationers off the beaches and in front of the big screen, where they tangled with Tom, got cozy with Christopher and company, discovered a fun dumping ground for comedy and gave witness to Washington as we continued to find a musical mamma most appealing.
Which of our appealing tales made the most music for you this weekend?

Estimated Domestic Box Office Results:

1. Mission Impossible: Fallout $35 million.
2. Christopher Robin $25 million.
3. The Spy Who Dumped Me $12.4 million.
4. Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! $9.1 million.
5. The Equalizer 2 $8.8 million.

Winnie Gets Ready for the Weekend

“Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your hearts.”
Winnie the Pooh
Will family man Christopher Robin and crew find the most room in the hearts of moviegoers this weekend? Might The Spy Who Dumped Me, who couldn’t care less about families, be throwing those values away in favor of comedy and conspiracies? Then there’s The Darkest Minds, also decidedly anti-family, who refuse to lighten up despite it being the lightest time of year.
Perhaps champion Mission Impossible: Fallout will rise one again among the eclectic competition and discover the greatest outcome this weekend. Of course, Equalizer 2 plans on remaining on action-adventure duty for the foreseeable future. Will his antics stand out among so many summer heroes?
Does Mamma Mia! Here We Go! have what it takes to take their act to even more audiences (who prefer music to hero-filled missions?) Will Teen Titans GO! to the Movies be going to even greater places this summer?
Of course, those looking for colorful characters can always find a place at Hotel Transylvania 3: (whose) Summer Vacation has been pretty darn successful so far.
Is there a better way for movie lovers to spend at least part of their summer vacation than at their neighborhood movie theater?

A Midsummer’s Movie Mission

As we reach the midway point of summer, Mission Impossible: Fallout discovered the greatest possibilities are found at the top of the domestic box office, where they just happened to fall this weekend. The music resounding within Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! was still going strong as last week’s champion, The Equalizer 2, found a less-equal-but-no-less-entertained audience. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation remained a fun place to take a break from the heat while Teen Titans Go! To the Movies met a nice crowd once they got there.
Love (of movies) was in the air this weekend, with Cruise in control, teens taking their place, Washington equally wowing the movie masses and Streep, naturally, still stunning. Heroes came in all shapes and sizes as our summer vacation at the movies brought the most colorful characters to life.
Which of our colorful tales brought your weekend to life?

Estimated Domestic Box Office Results:
1. Mission Impossible: Fallout $61.5 million.
2. Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! $15 million.
3. The Equalizer 2 $14 million.
4. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation $12.3 million.
5. Teen Titans Go! To The Movies $10.5 million.