Murder Comes Home for the Holidays

As we dive into the most thankful time of year, will a MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS kill our seasonal joy? Good thing DADDY’S HOME 2 bring us humor to balance out the homicide. Adding to those holiday hilarities, A BAD MOM’S CHRISTMAS pledges good entertainment despite the badness of its characters.
THOR: RAGNAROK, happily, possesses the qualities of both a hero and a hell raiser, keeping the franchise together, facing the fury of a GEOSTORM, the complexities of a creepy JIGSAW puzzle and the comedy of TYLER PERRY’S BOO! A MADEA HALLOWEEN (whose refusal to move onto the next holiday has, thus far, proven to be successful).
Which of our always-in-season tales will make your weekend more successful?


Thor Massacres the Moms

THOR: RAGNAROK took hold of the top spot at the domestic box office, in a really big way, as big-time battlers are known to do, welcoming the biggest crowd to the cinematic skirmish. Audiences felt no remorse while watching A BAD MOM’S CHRISTMAS, finding its celebrants battling their own kind of bad experience. Moviegoers were once again experiencing a puzzlingly entertaining time courtesy of JIGSAW.
Having missed the memo that holidays are changing, TYLER PERRY’S BOO 2! A MADEA HALLOWEEN continued to experience the fun and fear (calendar be damned) within while a frightening GEOSTORM continued to erupt in movie theaters coast to coast.
It was a puzzling weekend for movie lovers, who discovered heroes among endless storms, as Halloween and Christmas comedies strangely collided.
Which of our puzzlers found you crashing at your local movie theater?

Estimated Domestic Box Office Results:
1. Thor: Ragnarok $121 million.
2. A Bad Mom’s Christmas $17 million.
3. Jigsaw $6.7 million.
4. Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween $4.7 million.
5. Geostorm $3 million.

Thor Battles the Bad Moms

Now that Halloween has headed into the dark horizon, can we expect BOO 2! A MADEA HALLOWEEN to slither, comedically, of course, into the shadows, replacing a HAPPY DEATH DAY with a new, less-deadly beginning? How do we begin to put the petrifying pieces of JIGSAW together? Does a GEOSTORM have a snowball’s chance of blowing them apart? What about BLADE RUNNER 2049? Is he all out of steam?
As we replace witches with the wonders of the upcoming holiday season, might we skip the streets of SUBURBICON in place of the neighborhoods soon to be celebrating A BAD MOM’S CHRISTMAS, who despite their badness, promise good “family” fun?
THOR: RAGNAROK, sadly, isn’t having a bit of fun, what with that whole deadly gladiatorial contest taking place. Don’t feel too sorry for him, though, as he seems to be the box-office hero to beat.
What could beat a weekend at your local movie theater?