A Midsummer’s Movie Mission

As we reach the midway point of summer, Mission Impossible: Fallout discovered the greatest possibilities are found at the top of the domestic box office, where they just happened to fall this weekend. The music resounding within Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! was still going strong as last week’s champion, The Equalizer 2, found a less-equal-but-no-less-entertained audience. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation remained a fun place to take a break from the heat while Teen Titans Go! To the Movies met a nice crowd once they got there.
Love (of movies) was in the air this weekend, with Cruise in control, teens taking their place, Washington equally wowing the movie masses and Streep, naturally, still stunning. Heroes came in all shapes and sizes as our summer vacation at the movies brought the most colorful characters to life.
Which of our colorful tales brought your weekend to life?

Estimated Domestic Box Office Results:
1. Mission Impossible: Fallout $61.5 million.
2. Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! $15 million.
3. The Equalizer 2 $14 million.
4. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation $12.3 million.
5. Teen Titans Go! To The Movies $10.5 million.

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An Impossibly Entertaining Summer

With one blockbuster after another debuting throughout the summer, is it possible that yet another chartbuster is set to enter the cinematic ring? The crew comprising Mission Impossible: Fallout certainly hope so, as they take on the task of taking their fellow blockbuster wannabees down. The goal of our reigning hero Ant-Man and the Wasp, naturally, is to prevent that supposedly unattainable assignment from happening! Still on hero duty, and reveling in his box-office champion status, is it possible The Equalizer 3 will level them all out?
On a lighter note, Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! is hoping to go once again to the tops of the musically-inspired moviegoers’ list. Speaking of going, perhaps Teen Titans Go! To The Movies will discover a happy crowd once they get there. In our crowded cinematic universe, can we expect any “vacancies” within the always-crowded Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation? Will they be booked indefinitely? Can Incredibles 2, being the amazing crew they are, embrace even more family-friendly vacationers?
On a definitively less family-friendly side of movie town, horror lovers are being Unfriended: (thanks to a) Dark Web (which couldn’t care less about missions, motels, music or anyone’s mamma, for that matter). Will they scare up a bigger audience this weekend?
No need to be afraid, there’s plenty of summer left to enjoy our latest and greatest tales playing on big screens coast to coast!
See you there!

An Equalizer Edges out a Mamma

The Equalizer 2 leveled the playing field this weekend at the domestic box office, edging out Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, who had music lovers (here and everywhere) singing a happy tune. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation remained booked solid for the foreseeable future while Ant-Man and the Wasp continued to keep moviegoers safely entertained. Incredibles 2, meanwhile, were still along for an incredibly entertaining summer.
Meryl once again made the most magnificent mamma, the accommodations were incredibly colorful, Marvel created the most unique heroes and Denzel debuted as the ultimate weekend champion as we weaved our way entertainingly through summer.
Which of our “tangled tales” made its way into your weekend?

Estimated Domestic Box Office Results:
1. The Equalizer 2 $35.8 million.
2. Mamma Mia: Here We Go! $34.4 million.
3. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation $23.2 million.
4. Ant-Man and the Wasp $16.1 million.
5. Incredibles 2 $11.5 million.

Summer’s Inspirations

As summer coasts by, how much longer will the “staff” at Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation keep moviegoers as Hollywood’s most welcomed guests? Will we be welcoming the Incredibles 3 for the rest of our amazing movie days? Perhaps Ant-Man and the Wasp will hold onto their blockbuster hero status for the duration, proving that Marvel provides endless movie miracles (effortlessly, not to mention oddly, making that whole ant/hero thing entertaining).
All things being entertainingly equal, can The Equalizer 3 level the playing field or will he offer more of the same? Is there more in store within Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom? Is their blockbuster fall imminent? Speaking of heights, how much higher can our heroic Skyscraper fly?
Can we expect to be horrifyingly Unfriended: (courtesy of the) Dark Web, which is destined to have us reaching for the nearest friend (or anyone non-horrifying) for support?
Supported on a strictly musically-inspired ground, will Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! have audiences “going again” to check out their latest mother-daughter saga?
As each of our summer sagas unfolds, which are you most inspired to see this weekend?

A Summer of Animated Wonders

The accommodations at Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation acquired the most “guests” this weekend at the movies, as audiences of all ages lined up for an amusing stay. Ant-Man and the Wasp remained the summer heroes to beat while Skyscraper had us flying high through our action-packed summer days.
Despite having a bit of their cinematic thunder stolen, the Incredibles 2 were still causing an incredible stir within their animated land, located far away from Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which provided a larger-than-life escape into a world, well, no one would REALLY want to escape to!
Animation and Ant-Man had kids of all ages saluting summer (and gathering an education of the make-believe variety), the world of dinosaurs was far from extinct and the sky was the limit for always-a-hero Dwayne Johnson, as Marvel remained an entertaining hero to all!
Which of our heroic tales made your summer days entertaining and educational?

Estimated Domestic Box Office Results:

1.Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation $44.1 million.
2. Ant-Man and the Wasp $28.8 million.
3. Skyscraper $25.5 million.
4. Incredibles 2 $16.2 million.
5. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom $15.5 million.

Animated Accommodations

Summer is in full cinematic force, as moviegoers find true bliss within our climate-controlled movie theaters. On our entertaining “staycation,” will we be finding the accommodations within Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation pretty darn enjoyable or will the most colorful place still reside inside the Incredibles 2 universe?
With school out of the summer, will the trauma of Eighth Grade be earning much “In Limited Release” attention? Always ready for an education of sorts, especially when it’s limited to all things Marvel, will Ant-Man and the Wasp merit another stay at the top of the box office or will Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom be trampling all over their heroic butts?
As the temperatures soar on the outside, exactly how high will the folks commanding Skyscraper fly? Will the intense duds within Sicario: Day of the Soldado find themselves naturally high on (movie) life or have their hot days mellowed out? Where will The First Purge place in all of this?
More importantly, are you ready for the hottest entertainment (no sunscreen required?)

A Marvel Hero Tramples the Competition

Ant-Man and the Wasp fulfilled their mission and found the view pretty darn nice at the top of the domestic box office this weekend. While they were saving movie lovers from the harmful effects of the sun, the Incredibles 2 were busy keeping both kids and kids-at-heart happy as Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom stomped down a couple of notches on the cinematic ladder (while stomping on everyone else in their path). The First Purge eliminated the rest of the competition (but not our need to be scared senseless). Sensing imminent danger, courtesy of so many movies, Sicario: Day of Soldado continued to enjoy his moment in the limelight courtesy of a pretty nasty drug war.
Within our movie kingdom, our summer cast entertainingly rose, we welcomed back a family man who rediscovered the hero within, with some help from his Marvel-ous friends, of course, family remained at the animated front, dinosaurs were naturally still roaming around, horror was in the house, casting darkness over all that summer light while a violent war was brewing (speaking of darkness).
So many stars!
Which of those summer stars brought both light and darkness to your weekend?

Estimated Domestic Box Office Results:

1.Ant-Man and the Wasp $76 million.
2. Incredibles 2 $29 million.
3. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom $28.6 million.
4. The First Purge $17.2 million.
5. Sicario: Day of Soldado $7.3 million.