The Hero: The Oldest Movie Profession?

Will Rogers once said, “Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth.” Surely, he couldn’t have been referring to our heroes in the make-believe universe, who have made a longtime career out of saving the cinematic world. The latest professional “killing” came last weekend in the form of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, who profitably mixed it up with a variety of justice-seeking champions. Will justice prevail once again? Is the Pope Catholic (and currently appearing on Instagram?) Meanwhile, has life in the picture-perfect land of earthbound Zootopia been short but sweet?

Those not interested in action or animated stars but always up for a good party were in attendance for My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2. Will more guests be making an appearance at the latest matrimonial movie? Now that Easter has come and gone, can we expect Miracles From Heaven to be fewer and farther between? Maybe the true (movie) miracle will arrive in those pretty boys and girls starring in The Divergent Series: Allegiant, who continue to prove just how far good looks can take you.

New in town, the pretty spiritual folks declaring, God’s Not Dead 2 anyone who’ll listen eventually Meet the Blacks (hoping to recruit them to the saintly side).

Whether a saint or a sinner, a hero or a hellion, can any good come from not checking out one of our pretty flicks this weekend?

Superheroes Unite

Move over, Easter Bunny, there’s a new hero in town! Actually, several heroes were needed to make this holiday weekend a real record breaker. Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice found their justice on the big screen, ultimately, and to the surprise of no one, triumphing over the less superhero-type stories. Still super (but in a significantly less way), Zootopia filled movie theaters with the younger demographic quite nicely while those nice guests attending My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 were in proper, sequel attendance. Miracles From Heaven continued to break new faith-driven ground, providing vision for future spiritual endeavors while The Divergent Series: Allegiant tended to the spring-breaking teenage crowd still too young for frat parties.

It was a heroic-filled holiday weekend at the movies, with each of our stories offering a glimpse of heaven on earth to eager moviegoers.

Which of our “holy” heroes offered the greatest movie miracle for you this weekend?


Estimated Domestic Box Office Results:

  1. Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice $170.10million.
  2. Zootopia $23.1 million.
  3. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 $18.1 million.
  4. Miracles From Heaven $9.5 million.
  5. The Divergent Series: Allegiant $9.5 million.

Superheroes Search for Justice

Amidst all the Hollywood hype, are you ready for the battle soon to occur between Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice? Will our battling heroes find their own brand of justice complete with eventual sequel success and ultimate box-office glory? Might the popular The Divergent Series: Allegiant find loyalty among the more-science-less-superhero crowd? Will the crowds attending My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 give the priceless gift of twice as many good reviews? How long will that, hopefully big, party last? Is Deadpool so last week or the future face of movie heroes?  Since there are no clear heroes hanging out at 10 Cloverfield Lane, might audiences be skipping this block this spirit-filled Easter Weekend?

With Easter just days away, can Miracles From Heaven lift our spirits while finding miraculous results in our faithful movie theaters? Will the faithful find the land of Zootopia more miraculous, what with all of those cute talking animals taking up space there? How long can that movie miracle last?

More importantly, are you ready for a super spiritual experience guaranteed to last all weekend long?



Miracles Abound but Talking Animals Triumph

“Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.” Mark Twain

Audiences visited both Heaven and Hell this weekend at the movies, where good stories battled evil beings (i.e. lowly box-office spots) and found the climate just right and the company, well, both questionable and compelling. Those living in the Zootopia nation once again occupied the biggest cinematic space and found their accommodations colorful and cozy. Diverging to a different neighborhood, crowds were pledging their loyalty to The Divergent Series: Allegiant, sending our youthful audience on yet another science-fiction adventure. Miracles From Heaven offered audiences a sweet glimpse (despite the debilitating illness) of heaven on earth. Within our earthly movie theaters, the path leading to 10 Cloverfield Lane proved to be more horrific than homey. Deadpool, meanwhile, was still entertaining, but hardly sweet or heaven-sent.

Heavenly tales and hellish horrors abounded this weekend, as movie lovers discovered miracles were clearly made for the big screen!

Which of our miraculous stories provided the best company for you this weekend?


Estimated Domestic Box Office Results:

  1. Zootopia $38 million.
  2. The Divergent Series: Allegiant $29.1 million.
  3. Miracles From Heaven $15 million.
  4. 10 Cloverfield Lane $12.5 million.
  5. Deadpool $8 million.

Miracle Movies Pledge Their Allegiant

Are you ready for Miracles from Heaven in the form of faith-driven films or is a Zootopia kingdom your answer to heaven on earth? Isn’t it simply miraculous that those adventuresome kids from The Divergent Series: Allegiant are still running into grown-up troubles? Will they ever grow up and learn? Might the people who visit 10 Cloverfield Lane get a clue before they are inevitably and horrifically clobbered?

In our faithful cinematic world, should we really be supporting Deadpool and his deadly intentions to clobber anyone in his foul way? Does he ever intend to ride off into the sunset? (we, of course, know he will never really be dead) Now that London Has Fallen, will the rest of the cinematic world feel safe? Perhaps those safely reporting on The Whiskey Tango Foxtrot will have a better shot at comedically killing it on the big screen courtesy of their fancy footwork.

Coast to coast, a meeting of the minds is currently occurring, in which animals talk, miracles really do happen, horror is held in high honor, a dance of a different kind has lively rhythm, the dead profitably live and science fiction stories bring out the troubled kid in everyone.

Ready to forget your troubles at your local movie theater this weekend?

The Zoo Remains the Place to Be

Zootopia continued to fill its audience with the biggest utopian feeling, uniting animals and animated lovers alike. Lovers steered clear of 10 Cloverfield Lane (the sequel-with-spirit to 2008’s Cloverfield), where visitors struggled to survive their neighborhood’s version of the Apocalypse, with nary a lucky clover in sight. London Has Fallen a bit since its debut but remains standing in high company. Deadpool, meanwhile, remained high on life (and psyched for his inevitable sequel). Audiences were once again whistling a war-inspiring tune while watching Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.

A computer-animated gem sparkled the brightest this weekend, an ironically clover less lane saw its share of guests; the dead continue to kill, London continued to fall and war proved to be a bit more comedic than catastrophic.

Which of our clever, calamitous gems shined the brightest for you this weekend?


Estimated Domestic Box Office Results:

  1. Zootopia $51.2 million.
  2. 10 Cloverfield Lane $25 million.
  3. Deadpool $10.7 million.
  4. London Has Fallen $10.5 million.
  5. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot $4.5 million.

A Trip to the Zoo and Beyond

Last weekend, life was sweet in the Disney-dominated land of Zootopia, leaving the mammals ruling the movie kingdom. Who will rule this weekend? Now that London Has Fallen, will audiences continue to rise up? Is Deadpool dead in the water? Does Whiskey Tango Foxtrot have enough moves to shake up our cinematic community or will the Gods of Egypt recruit more faithful followers? Perhaps The Young Messiah has what it takes to convert the age-appropriate movie masses or at the very least counsel The Brothers Grimsby, who are contending with tough family matters.

If mystery, as opposed to the Messiah, is more to your liking, you may want to take a stroll down 10 Cloverfield Lane, where strange occurrences are currently residing.

In our odd but oddly entertaining universe, who will make for The Perfect Match?

Residing within our inspired, slightly imperfect world, we’re sure to find danger and deadly intentions, brotherly love and an animalistic uprising. Trips to Egypt, London and Nazareth will have people talking while a visit to a war zone and a creepy clover-less dwelling promise to take us as far as our imaginations will travel.

Which of our stories is worth traveling to see this weekend?