The Grinch Gets Reel


All of Whoville, and many other locations, turned out to turn The Grinch’s heart to gold, making him the most popular cynic in town. Bohemian Rhapsody was still hitting the sweetest notes, having us singing a never-forgotten song. Horror never takes a holiday, apparently, as The Overlord arrived to take on the Michael Myer’s survivors while The Nutcracker and the Four Realms once again transported us to a magical movie land. Finally, The Girl in the Spider’s Web found herself in one twisted but profitable conundrum.
The classics were well represented this weekend, the music was in tune and a tangled web was woven as we witnessed the horrors of war and the wonders of a mystical world destined to inspire even the biggest pessimists.
Which of our inspiring wonders made you an optimist this weekend?
Estimated Domestic Box Office Results:
1.The Grinch $66 million.
2. Bohemian Rhapsody $30.9 million.
3. Overlord $10.1 million.
4. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms $9.6 million.
5. The Girl in the Spider’s Web: A New Dragon Tattoo Story $8 million.


The Grinch Gets Ready to Steal all the Cinematic Joy


While The Grinch prepares to take on everyone in Whoville, and everywhere else for that matter, will last week’s champion, Bohemian Rhapsody play the sweetest song, destined to inspire A Star is Born to change her destructive ways, encourage Nobody’s Fool to find the good, even in the biggest fools, while waving a wicked goodbye to the folks who survived Halloween? Fighting for her own movie survival, might The Girl in the Spider’s Web be able to untangle herself from all that government corruption in time to enjoy the cinematic  sights or will the Overlord tower over them all?

Who will be the victor this weekend?


Bohemian Bliss



Our enthusiasm for music-inspired movies knew no bounds this weekend, with Bohemian Rhapsody hitting the best notes within our musically-inspired movie theaters, bringing a bit of the past to the present moment. Presently speaking, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms found a magical place within movie theaters, with real results, setting a surreal stage for Tyler Perry’s Nobody’s Fool, who was everybody’s favorite new friend.  A Star is Born, continued to create a melody within us all while Halloween didn’t care that the horror holiday had passed, as Michael Meyers persisted in his reign of terror, albeit to a smaller, yet still bloodthirsty crowd.
As autumn rolls by and the stories play on, music made for the best friends, the make-believe world was beautifully believable, and everybody was welcome to enjoy the fun, thankfully all season long!
Which of our believable beauties made you feel welcomed this weekend?
Estimated Domestic Box Office Results:

1. Bohemian Rhapsody $50 million.
2. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms $20 million.
3. Tyler Perry’s Nobody’s Fool $14 million.
4. A Star is Born $11.1 million.
5. Halloween $11 million.

Rhapsody and the Four Realms


As Halloween gets ready to take its final curtain call, we’re slowing heading toward the most magical time of year, with The Nutcracker and the Four Realms leading the way while promising a departure from the deadly courtesy of a trip to a fantastical universe. Fantastic in its own way, Bohemian Rhapsody gets ready to rise in the movie ranks, clearly inspired by the drama and melody within A Star is Born. Who will sing the loudest this weekend? Will Venom be replaced by Tyler Perry’s Nobody’s Fool, who really isn’t kidding around? What about Johnny English Strikes Again? Will he be a Hit or a Miss this weekend? Will The Fog prevent us from seeing the light emanating from all those stars, making it more difficult for Suspiria to successfully dance its way around all this action? On the dramatic side of town, might The Boy Erased make his mark in our movie town?
What side of movie town might you find yourself this weekend?

The Wicked Wonders of Halloween


“By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes.” William Shakespeare
The wicked offered the most profitable of wonders this weekend at the movies, as Halloween continued to kill its competition in the most cinematically horrifying of ways. A Star is Born to musically light the way for the lesser stars among us, including the non-melodious Venom, who continued to vie for everyone’s superhero attention. Nighttime remained the best time to visit Goosebumps: Haunted Halloween while the Hunter Killer had audiences sitting up and taking notice (despite his lack of interest in all things Hallow’s Eve).
May your Halloween offer you equal parts happy and horrifying, in the cinematic sense, of course, complete with tons of candy and the coolest characters!

Estimated Domestic Box Office Results:
1. Halloween $32 million.
2. A Star is Born $14.1 million.
3. Venom $10.8 million.
4. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween $7.5 million.
5. Hunter Killer $6.7 million.

Horror Takes Hold of the Stars



“When witches go riding, & black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers, Tis near Halloween.” Unknown
The closer we get to Halloween, the creepier it gets around here. Halloween (the horror movie not the holiday) took us on one frightening trip back in time, catapulting us into the petrifying present (no ominous black cat required). Does Michael Myers have what it takes to hold our horror attention this weekend? Will the nightmare-inspiring Suspiria contain the stuff (movie) dreams are made of, highlighting The Fog soon to roll in, or will a little more Venom be all we need to satisfy our dark cinematic desires? Perhaps Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween will be the most desirable locale this weekend, offering a more imaginative, less creepy, place to visit.
Maybe A Star is Born is what we need to fill our movie nights with magic instead of malevolence. No worries about all the wickedness which surrounds our story days, though, since the Hunter Killer is soon to arrive, with a strange assist from Johnny English Strikes Again, each promising to protect us from all the evilness occurring from pre-Mid90s and beyond (in their own unique way).
Then there’s the kindness and courage found within the First Man. With the moon casting the ultimate backdrop, will his star be the last to shine?
Scary or starry? I just can’t decide which film to see first! Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Halloween Heads Home


Halloween, the sequel to John Carpenter’s 1978 classic, arrived in classic-horror style, horrifying its way to the top of the box office charts (audiences were apparently too scared to deny Michael Myers his deadly due), dimming the light emanating from A Star is Born, who stood strong despite the scare-fest currently occurring in our starry universe while knocking Venom off of its anti-hero pedestal. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween offered a sweet respite from the scariness as the First Man, being a first-class gentleman, counted his lucky stars.
Our stars counted on the pleasure of our company this weekend, where we were offered the most surreal connections, a horror “legend” battled alongside Gaga and Gosling while Harding and all-things Halloween went head-to-head.
Which of our stars made the greatest connection with you this weekend?

Estimated Domestic Box Office Results:
1. Halloween $77.5 million.
2. A Star is Born $19.3 million.
3. Venom $18.1 million.
4. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween $9.7 million.
5. First Man $8.6 million.