An All-American Movie Weekend

Might our reigning champion KINGSMAN: (maintain) THE GOLDEN CIRCLE moviegoers like hanging around within? Within their own pieced-together circle, is there room for THE LEGO NINJANGO MOVIE? How much longer can we make those colorful pieces fit?
Now that it’s officially autumn, can we expect IT to stick around and win the prize for creepiest Halloween costume? Perhaps creepy FLATLINERS can revive the cinematic universe.
Within that odd universe, should we expect our AMERICAN ASSASSIN to clash with an AMERICAN MADE character (who bears a striking resemblance to an All-American Tom Cruise?)
Will MOTHER! be setting a strict curfew for all those crazy characters, sending them HOME AGAIN (or at least to a homey movie theater?)
The answers, naturally, can be found at your nearest movie theater…

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Kingsman takes the Golden Crown

KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE was the golden child at the box office this weekend, naturally running circles around the competition. Circling around their own golden globe, THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE put the animated pieces together nicely. Always fitting in, IT still possessed that quantifiable “it” factor (which somehow involved keeping the clown-free competition on their storytelling toes). Our AMERICAN ASSASSIN was once again lethal, making MOTHER! feel right at home.
It was an entertainingly golden weekend at the movies, with a king naturally ruling the kingdom. Animation had a cushy spot as did those horrifying clowns (there’s just no getting rid of them!) and one odd mother figure but fortunately, an assassin made us feel safe at the end of our movie day!
Which of our safe, satisfying tales made you feel right at home?

Estimated Domestic Box Office Results:
1. Kingsman: The Golden Circle $39 million.
2. It $29.8 million.
3. The Lego Ninjango Movie $20.5 million.
4. American Assassin $6.3 million.
5. Mother $3.3 million.

Who will be King this Weekend?

Will IT be the weekend where horror reigns supreme, with an odd assist from MOTHER!, who clearly has major issues, as the bullies (who create issues for others) are once again declaring war? Of course, the AMERICAN ASSASSIN is sure to take issue with anyone who causes trouble for our endangered characters, knowing the cast of THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE could use all the help they can get safeguarding moviegoers of all ages. How will they fit in this weekend?
Our latest heroes wisely surmise that THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD will soon be heading toward the cinematic sunset, leaving room in the sphere for KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE. Will they be able to free the world this go around or will a FRIEND REQUEST be what the movie world demands?
As we travel around that demanding, cinematic globe, isn’t it great to know we can always go HOME AGAIN (courtesy of our homey neighborhood movie theater?)

It Remains Royal

IT was still where it’s at (that would be #1) among fans of King and all things creepy. Creeping behind, the AMERICAN ASSASSIN was making reel life safe for real moviegoers. Keeping it real, audiences were happy to go HOME AGAIN, where the landscape was a bit lighter as opposed to life threatening. Hardly a lightweight, MOTHER! made her scary presence known while THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD struggled to protect and serve the movie masses.
Horror was King, an assassin was cool, home remained cozy and a non-maternal being was a mad mess while Reynolds continued to be a hit.
Which of Hollywood’s hits and misses made for an entertaining homecoming for you this weekend?

Estimated Domestic Box Office Results:
1. It $60 million.
2. American Assassin $14.8 million.
3. Mother! $7.5 million.
4. Home Again $5.3 million.
5. The Hitman’s Bodyguard $3.6 million.

Mother’s Day?

IT obliterated the clown-less competition last weekend, proving that Stephen King definitely still has IT (whatever that is)! Does that hideous ANNABELLE: CREATION still have what it takes to keep moviegoers at her mercy? What about new-in-town MOTHER! (the exclamation point pretty much lets us know she’s no caretaker). Will audiences care about her?
After recovering from all the aforementioned horrors, it was good to come HOME AGAIN courtesy of a very non-threatening Reese Witherspoon. Will this weekend prove to be both horrifying and homey? Might THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD be taking an indefinite break from protecting Hollywood’s meek and mild?
The movie universe, fortunately, could still use his help as the AMERICAN ASSASSIN gets ready to take on the terrorists. Will he make an all-American killing? Speaking of crimes, how much longer will the crime solvers within WIND RIVER be blowing through movie town?
Wouldn’t it be a crime to miss out on all the law-will-allow fun?

It is King

IT showed up determined to stay awhile and left us, and freaked out children everywhere, on the edge of our seats. Those looking for cozy as opposed to creepy decided to go HOME AGAIN while THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD, traveling far from home, was less of a hit as he found himself unable to protect his audience from the aforementioned It’s evil grasp. WIND RIVER was once again winding around the cinematic streams, solving the mystery of our rapidly-disappearing summer as a clearly impressed ANNABELLE: CREATION, was last seen taking notes from the latest horrifying creation
After all the record-breaking horror and hullaballoo, crimes, crazy clowns and just plain crazy creations with a bit of comedy thrown in, audiences were happy to come HOME AGAIN
Which of our homespun tales made you happy this weekend?

Estimated Domestic Box Office Results:
1. It $117.2 million.
2. Home Again $9.0 million.
3. The Hitman’s Bodyguard $4.9 million.
4. Annabelle: Creation $4.0 million.
5. Wind River $3.2 million.

It Ominously Arrives

Bullied kids battling creepy clowns?
IT is most definitely no fun being a kid in a horror film, what with them being the smallest and easiest to eliminate. Will audiences be tuning in for that? Aren’t we still a bit shaken thanks to ANNABELLE: CREATION, who changed the way we look at our formerly-innocent-albeit-fake childhood besties?
A doll in his own devilish way, LOGAN LUCKY promises more fortune than freakiness. Are his days numbered?
Perhaps THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD will offer the less lucky among us protection on that bumpy road to reel life, proving that, at least in the land of make believe, you can always go HOME AGAIN (with Reese Witherspoon happily playing hostess).
Crime solvers, however, might choose to take the circuitous WIND RIVER leading to movie enlightenment.
With so many storytelling choices, why not take an imaginative LEAP! into your enlightening local movie theater?