A Puzzling, Petrifying Movie Weekend

“By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes.” William Shakespeare Macbeth
It was a wicked weekend, indeed, within our darkened movie theaters, as horror in all its gory came out to play.
Having the most fun, JIGSAW put the petrifying pieces together quite nicely this Halloween-infested weekend at the movies. Fortunately, there were still good times to be had for TYLER PERRY’S BOO 2! A MADEA HALLOWEEN while a less-than-fun GEOSTORM continued to stir one hot pot.
Audiences were still motivated to celebrate a HAPPY DEATH DAY, only too happy to honor all that the season inspires. BLADE RUNNER 2049 was running as fast as he could but sadly finished last in the box office top five.
It was an strangely inspiring weekend in our movie world, with horror still everyone’s favorite form of entertainment. The neighborhood was all (darkly) decked out, welcoming the oddest characters.
Which of our odd tales made Halloween darkly entertaining for you?

Estimated Domestic Box Office Results:
1. Jigsaw $16.2 million.
2. Boo2! A Madea Halloween $10 million.
3. Geostorm $5.6 million.
4. Happy Death Day $4 million.
5. Blade Runner 2049 $3.9 million.

A Happy Horror-filled Halloween

An unknown but obvious Halloween fan once said, “Eat, drink and be scary.” The Hollywood folks, naturally, took that statement to heart, offering an odd assortment of creepy tales for your entertainment pleasure. As the movie bodies pile up, will audiences be able to solve the bloody JIGSAW puzzle soon to appear on screen? Will TYLER PERRY’S BOO 2! A MADEA HALLOWEEN find the gags in all that gory? How much longer will a HAPPY DEATH DAY be, well, happy? Might the GEOSTORM blowing through movie theaters find the coolest characters contending with the hottest horrors?
Hitting close to home, can the residents of SUBURBICON survive these mean (made-up) streets with an assist from ONLY THE BRAVE, who always make for the best guests during these trying, chaotic times?
Time is slowly winding down for BLADE RUNNER 2049, who is being outpaced by some really strange beings. Is he so last weekend?

More importantly, what will this weekend bring for our favorite stars?

Perry Claims the Movie Prize

TYLER PERRY’S BOO 2! A MADEA HALLOWEEN created double the fun while perfectly blending happy and horror to the delight of the biggest audience at the movies this weekend. A GEOSTORM blew through our cinematic community, ruffling the feathers of the aforementioned Halloween lovers, including the cast of HAPPY DEATH DAY, who were less than happy to take two steps down that box office ladder. Fortunately, ONLY THE BRAVE were on hand to deal with all of that chaos while that speedy BLADE RUNNER 2049, who may have slowed down a bit, was still in the game.
It wasn’t all fun and games this weekend with horror taking up the biggest space in the movie house. Happily, so were some of our most courageous characters, who braved bizarre storms while contending with long-buried secrets.
What cinematic gem did you uncover at your local movie theater this weekend?

Estimated Domestic Box Office Results:
1. Tyler Perry’s Boo 2: A Madea Halloween $21.7 million.
2. Geostorm $13.3 million.
3. Happy Death Day $9.4 million.
4. Blade Runner 2049 $7.2 million.
5. Only the Brave $6 million.

Sinister Signs of Halloween

Horror gave us something to smile about last weekend as we celebrated a horrifying but HAPPY DEATH DAY, systematically dulling the creeping spotlight previously hanging over IT. This weekend, TYLER PERRY’S BOO 2! A MADEA HALLOWEEN promises to add a bit of comedy to all that happy horror while THE SNOWMAN pledges to bring his own brand of malevolence. Can he bring the heat?
ONLY THE BRAVE will survive!
For those looking for something even more surreal, will audience relate to the SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME or prefer something more run of the mill?
Branching out, can we ever get over THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US and discover an entertaining world on the other side? Might entertaining THE FOREIGNER be mixing it up with moviegoers of all nationalities or will he be left in the dust by ahead-of-his-time BLADE RUNNER 2049?
Audiences will soon find themselves in a rather bizarre GEOSTORM, heading straight toward their neighborhood, climate-controlled movie theater.
What movie will you be heading to see this weekend?

Death Happily has its Movie Day

It was a HAPPY DEATH DAY, indeed, at our neighborhood movie theaters this weekend, at least for the biggest audience, who seem to find joy in the dearly departed. Seeking a more lively form of entertainment, BLADE RUNNER 2049 was still on the fast track, outpacing the rest of the competition. Competing with no one, THE FOREIGNER felt right at home among the movie-loving locals.
IT continued to celebrate the deranged while THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US brought moviegoers together.
Posing as a united front, our favorite fall characters celebrated the dead in pure cinematic style, a sequel gave everyone a run for their money while Jackie Chan proved he’s still got that indefinable It! There was just no describing all the happiness and horror currently taking place on the big screen!
Could anything come between us and our make-believe world?

Estimated Domestic Box Office Results:
1. Happy Death Day $26.5 million.
2. Blade Runner 2049 $15.1 million.
3. The Foreigner $12.8 million.
4. It $6.1 million.
5. The Mountain Between Us $5.7 million.

Another Run for the Movie Money

BLADE RUNNER 2049 took off in movie theaters last weekend at a fast and furious pace, but can they maintain that speed in our fast-paced universe? Will the universally-loved MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE become a bigger success? How much longer can the AMERICAN MADE for cinematic success hold our short attention spans? Easily distracted by all things entertaining, can THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US continue to connect us to their harrowing tale of survival? Can KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE help us find our way through all this? Might we be surviving IT and all” it” brings for the foreseeable future?
Looking ahead (i.e. this weekend), MARSHALL is ready to take matters into his own legalized hands. Will audiences be placing judgment on him?
Friday the 13th, naturally, wouldn’t be complete without a HAPPY DEATH DAY, at least from a happy movie viewer’s perspective.
Which of our deadly tales will make your weekend happier?

Blade Beats all at the Box Office

BLADE RUNNER 2049 brought some excitement to 2017, sending the biggest audience on a mad dash to their local movie theater. THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US couldn’t keep us away from the latest survival-in-the-wild story as MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE was seen galloping colorfully behind. IT, meanwhile, still had the best pre-Halloween disguise, hiding in plain cinematic sight. For some, however, the world was still revolving around KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE.
A sci-fi flick experienced a successful, Ford/Gosling-inspired revival, a pony won the animated movie prize, a downed plane resulted in movie profits while a King and a Kingsman were having a good time coasting through the cinematic trails.
From coast-to-coast, audiences were having quite the good time at their local movie theater. Which of our action-fueled tales was worth the trip for you this weekend?

Estimated Domestic Box Office Results:
1. Blade Runner 2049 $31.5 million.
2. The Mountain Between Us $10.1 million.
3. It $9.7 million.
4. My Little Pony $8.8 million.
5. Kingsman: The Golden Circle $8.1 million.