Toys Triumph

Minus stress-producing traffic, Toy Story 4 took us on the most scenic of road trips, magically stepping into our childhoods before arriving once again at the top of the domestic box office. In no mood to play, Annabelle Comes Home to create horror. Audiences were living in the present moment while visiting a sweet Yesterday. A timeless Aladdin conjured up happy memories as The Secret Life of Pets 2 continued to expose the secret side of our four-legged friends.
It was a Throwback sort of cinematic weekends, as an homage to the past, in the form of sequels, sweetly played out. Our favorite toys had both heart and horror and our furriest of friends spoke to our animal-loving souls while the music beautifully played on.
Which of our beautiful tales made for a more entertainingly playful weekend for you?

Estimated Domestic Box Office Results:
1.Toy Story 4 $57.9 million.
2. Annabelle Comes Home $20.3 million.
3. Yesterday $17 million.
4. Aladdin $9.3 million.
5. Secret Life of Pets 2 $7 million

Toys, Tots and Terror

A horrifying homecoming of sorts is upon us this weekend at the movies, as Annabelle Comes Home to the dark delight of her followers. Can she expect a warm welcome? How much longer will the Men in Black: International be warming up audiences both here and abroad? Can Shaft ever leap out of the past into a more profitable present? A struggling musician follows his own path ironically leading to Yesterday. Will he find success in the here and now?
Presently speaking, animation reigns supreme within our family-friendly universe, as Toy Story 4 has proven to be the tale to take down (in a G-rated kind of way). The Secret Life of Pets 2 hasn’t made a mystery of their appeal. How much longer will their secret to success be told? Has Aladdin’s last movie wish been granted? Will a Child’s Play prove once again to be a darkly fun diversion? What about the Dark Phoenix? Has she finally seen the light (leading into the horizon, i.e. out of the box office?)
What cinematic light will you be following this weekend?

Toys Tell the Biggest Tale

Toy Story 4 brought out the child in all of us this first weekend of summer, coming in first at the family-friendly loving domestic box office. It was a demonic kind of Child’s Play for a decidedly-not favored (but classic nonetheless) toy, Aladdin and genie still had many movie wishes left to grant and Men in Black: International received another warm coast-to-coast welcome while The Secret Life of Pets 2 continued to speak to our littlest moviegoers.
School was officially out for summer and childhood reminiscing was never sweeter as moviegoers discovered play can be both heavenly and horrifying as alienation oddly competed with animation.
Which of our heaven-sent tales entertainingly invaded your weekend?
Estimated Domestic Box Office Results:
1.Toy Story 4 $118 million.
2. Child’s Play $14.1 million.
3. Aladdin $12.2 million.
4. Men in Black: International 10.8 $million.
5. The Secret Life of Pets 2 $10.3 million.

A Tale Full of Toys

With all of the “traveling” we movie lovers plan to do this summer, is a visit with Men In Black: International a must (courtesy of a trip to our local movie theater?) Must we keep trippin’ alongside the Dark Phoenix (assuming we can find our way through all that strange darkness?) Finding our way through all that murkiness, will we be stomping grudgingly behind Godzilla: King of the Monsters (because it’s all about him) or will a magic journey to an Aladdin-filled world make for a much nicer tour? Does Shaft have a shot at taking us on an even bigger trip to the past? What about Rocketman? What speed will he be soaring?
Of course, much of the talk of the (movie) town has revolved around The Secret Life of Pets 2, who have even more to say the second time around. How many “listeners” will they inspire this weekend? The most talked about road trip, however, promises to be Toy Story 4, with our favorite childhood friends guaranteeing the sweetest of tales.
On a seriously different kind of playground, will it be Child’s Play for demon Chuckie, who’s seriously not kidding around?
Which of our “playful” tales will you be heading to your neighborhood movie theater to see?

International Delights

Men in Black: International earned the most universal appeal this weekend at the movies, coming in first at the domestic box office. The Secret Life of Pets 2 still had a lot to say, Aladdin and his genie continued to make movie wishes come true and the Dark Phoenix rose to a shady-seeking crowd. Lastly, Rocketman managed to stay in sweet beat.
Darkness and light blended sweetly with our colorful animated friends this weekend at the movies, while a pair of new international “guys” offered the greatest global entertainment.
Which of our international delights reached you in your part of the world this weekend?
Estimated Domestic Box Office Results:
1. Men in Black: International $28.5 million.
2. The Secret Life of Pets 2 $23. 8 million.
3. Aladdin $16.7 million.
4. Dark Phoenix $9 million.
5. Rocketman $8.8 million.

Men in Black Prepare for their International Debut

Surrounded by so much cinematic light, does the Dark Phoenix have a shot at rising in the movie ranks? Can she soar past the Rocketman, who’s been pretty busy keeping in soulful tune? Seriously tone deaf, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, naturally, is determined to tower over them all, egomaniac that he is.
On colorful ground, Aladdin and his genie make a great team. Who will be granting their movie wishes this weekend? Will our champion The Secret Life of Pets 2 reveal our best friends most secretive wishes?
Can a Late Night result in a bright, box-office day, where The Dead Don’t Die, but wait for the sequel? Knowing a thing or two about second acts, Shaft is back, looking to uncover the latest mystery.
Always mysterious, Men in Black: International are hoping to reach a wide range of moviegoers this weekend. Will they receive universal devotion?
Finally, a couple devoted to land preservation falls unexpectedly in love in Hampstead, hoping their (movie) love will be contagious.
Which of our universal tales will you be feeling the love for this weekend?

Secret Lives and a Slow Phoenix Rise

The Secret Life of Pets 2 revealed a double dose of its covert, colorful world to a welcoming crowd, coming in first at the domestic box office. Dark Phoenix followed the movie light to box office profits, Aladdin and ever-present genie brought nothing but goodness and light while Godzilla: King of the Monsters ruled over the less-monstrously royal. Rocketman continued to follow the beat to his own drum
Among animated secrets and (movie) lies, a phoenix rose out of the cinematic ashes, audiences were still seeking the tunes and monsters were mixing it up.
Which of our in-tune tales held the secret to movie success for you this weekend?
Estimated Domestic Box Office Results:
1.The Secret Life of Pets 2 $47.1 million.
2. Dark Phoenix $33 million.
3. Aladdin $24.5 million.
4. Godzilla: King of the Monsters $15.5 million.
5. Rocketman $14 million.