Heading to the Cinematic Pacific

Now that we’ve officially reached a brighter, lighter time of year, (at least according to the calendar) can our reigning champion Black Panther maintain the darkest, deepest hold on movie lovers? Can the dark-in-her-own-way Tomb Raider rest easy knowing her fans will always welcome her with open arms?
Might A Wrinkle in Time sail smoothly through the first days of spring, knowing the Isle of Dogs just might offer the most colorful place for our littlest moviegoers to visit this weekend?
Then there’s our slightly older-but-still-young crowd. Will they wish Love, (to) Simon and all he offers? Have audiences gotten enough love out of a Game Night, preferring a day of less-gamely entertainment?
Before our eclectic cast places any bets, they’ll need to consider the supreme power found along the Pacific Rim: Uprising, poised to lead the biggest revolt while flying high above the competition.
I Can Only Imagine what our faithful movie lovers will choose this weekend!


Opening the Cinematic Tomb

The Black Panther was the unstoppable hero to beat at the movies, coming in first at the domestic box office for the fifth weekend in a row. Tomb Raider came out of her resting place to a warm welcome just as a faithful audience declared, I Can Only Image to the believers among them. A Wrinkle in Time provided the most entertaining time for families while Love, Simon was spreading the love to a youthful (non-Disney) audience.
A panther remained at the top of the pack, a tomb opened to an eager crowd, movie lovers made time for Disney and teenagers were feeling the love, sharing the sentiment with our imaginative believers…
Which of our believable tales brought the love to your weekend?

Estimated Domestic Box Office Results:
1. Black Panther $27 million.
2. Tomb Raider $23.5 million.
3. I Can Only Imagine $17.1 million.
4. A Wrinkle in Time $16.6million.
5. Love, Simon $11.5 million.

Following the Movie Light

With Disney on the scene, A Wrinkle in Time is sure to smooth the nerves of our more family-oriented moviegoers, who may find The Black Panther, champion that he is, well, a bit too dark for their delicate temperaments. Still light on her feet, the multi-talented Red Sparrow is hoping to dance off with even more fans. Then there’s The Strangers: Prey at Night, hoping to make even more friends, whether day or night, within our darkened movie theaters. Of course, a Game Night has proven to offer some stiff competition. How much longer will that remain an entertaining way to spend our movie time?
Perhaps the Tomb Raider will bring Lara Croft out of her dark mausoleum and into the limelight, casting a shadow over the looming competition.
Thankfully, anytime of day, or night, is a valuable time to spend in our local movie theaters. I Can Only Imagine all that’s waiting there!
Which of our worth-the-wait tales will light up your weekend?

Time Closes in on the Panther

The Black Panther continued to slither through the most movie theaters this weekend at the domestic box office while A Wrinkle in Time received a smooth, family-friendly welcome. While The Strangers: Prey at Night were making friends with their target audience, the Red Sparrow was keeping movie lovers on their toes. Still performing well in the dark, a Game Night was a fun way to spend a movie night.
While a panther remained the biggest hero, time was undoubtedly on the side of our Disney friends, strangers made for intriguing companions, a ballerina remained the belle of the cinematic ball and moviegoers were clearly game for a night at the movies!
Which of our intriguing tales made your movie night?

Estimated Domestic Box Office Results:
1. Black Panther $41.1 million.
2. A Wrinkle in Time $33.3 million.
3. The Strangers: Prey at Night $10.5 million.
4. Red Sparrow $8.2 million.
5. Game Night $7.9 million.

Movie Prey

As we ease into all the bright colors the arrival of spring will soon bring, will the BLACK PANTHER’s light eventually dim? Will a DEATH WISH remain on moviegoers wish list or will a GAME NIGHT be a more entertaining way to spend our cinematic time? Perhaps the RED SPARROW, always on the move, will cross paths with the coolest characters this weekend.
Traveling on that mind-bending circuit, will THE STRANGER: PREY AT NIGHT find his way profitably into day?
Perhaps the R-rated universe is too wild for those looking for less fear and more family friendly. Luckily, PETER RABBIT is still hoping around, waiting for Easter and promising a sweet diversion while A WRINKLE IN TIME is hoping for some smooth sailing on the PG circuit.
How will your movie weekend rate?

The Panther Pounces the Sparrow

The BLACK PANTHER was once again saving the most moviegoers from lackluster entertainment, heroically coming in first at the domestic box office while paving the way for the RED SPARROW, who gracefully entered the movie race, outpacing a DEATH WISH (metaphorically speaking). A GAME NIGHT was once again a wonderful way to spend a night (or day). PETER RABBIT, thankfully, brought some innocence and color to an action-packed weekend.
Willis and Lawrence made for some strange competitors, giving a panther a run for his money. A rabbit ruled over the littlest audience members as a night at the movies offered the best diversion.
Which of our colorful tales made your movie night?

Estimated Domestic Box Office Results:
1.Black Panther $65.7million.
2. Red Sparrow $17 million.
3. Death Wish $13 million.
4. Game Night $10.7 million.
5. Peter Rabbit $10 million.

A Deadly Movie Wish

How much longer can the BLACK PANTHER, hero that he is, secure the top spot at the domestic box office? Will a GAME NIGHT prove to be more entertaining than an ANNIHILATION (day or night?)
Good thing PETER RABBIT is still around for those of us looking for a more PG (less annihilating) way to spend our movie time. Of course, if you’re cool living (temporarily) in an R-rated universe, FIFTY SHADES FREED is still around, unchaining the hearts of many. For many, however, a DEATH WISH commands their attention way more than a freed heart. Will that prove deadly to the competition?
Perhaps a RED SPARROW, sure to cause a cinematic stir, will dance away with the biggest audience this weekend?
Which of our stirring tales will have you dancing to the nearest movie theater?