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.

Cinematic Freedoms

“Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.” Writer Albert Camus

Can we make this weekend at the movies even better than last weekend, when Jurassic World: A Fallen Kingdom was the world to be a part of? Within that empire, are we free to choose our own larger-than-life heroes, seeing as how so many of them strangely love to appear during the summer? Ant-Man and the Wasp certainly hope so, as they plan to heroically take over the town. The Incredibles 2 have the freedom to duke it out with the latest Marvel wonders, in their own family-friendly way, of course (much to the relief of family guy Ant-Man).
Hardly possessing a warm, fuzzy feeling, will The First Purge involve us seeing the last of the Ocean’s 8 ladies, who are heroines only in their own self-serving minds? Can Sicario: Day of Soldado find more moments traveling the brutal Hollywood circuit alongside our favorite Uncle Drew, who ran freely through our cinematic courts his first time out to play, collecting countless fans along the way?
As we celebrate our freedom to choose how we celebrate this (almost) weekend, can our movie world get any better?

The Movie Kingdom Caters to the Dinosaurs

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom remained the rising star this weekend at the domestic box office, trampling over everyone in their monstrous path. Taking a gentler approach, Disney-Pixar’s Incredibles 2 continued to be amazing to the out-of-schoolers. School was still in session for Sicario: Day of Soldado, who celebrated his day in our movie monarchy while Uncle Drew became a familial winner in his own competitive realm. Living in their own self-serving universe, the ladies of Ocean’s 8 were swimming along just fine among the formidable competition.
The Kingdom of Make-Believe had a day (and then some) filled with dinosaurs, danger and, of course, Drew, who did his darndest to run circles around his incredible rivalry, with animation and those awesome ladies providing so much summer fun!
Which of our summer tales made your weekend more fun?

Estimated Domestic Box Office Total:
1. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom $60 million.
2. Incredibles 2 $44.6 million.
3. Sicario: Day of Soldado $19 million.
4. Uncle Drew $15.5 million.
5. Ocean’s 8 $8 million.

A Day of Uncle Drew and Crew

A drug-fueled war is soon to occur within Sicario: Day of the Soldado. Will it result in endless days spent in the spotlight or will also new-in-town Uncle Drew be the ultimate champion, on the courts and in our movie community? Not if the folks behind unstoppable Jurassic World: A Fallen Kingdom have anything to say about it, as they prepare to dominate another weekend. Who’s taking them down?
Certainly not The Incredibles 2, who, although definitively incredible, are happy with the young, loyal following they’ve clearly established outside of that fallen kingdom.
The Ocean’s 8 ladies, far less gracious, can always be counted on to concoct some scheme to get whatever it is they want. How many moviegoers will they be stealing this weekend? Deadpool 2, meanwhile, is feeling the heat as his days of dominating inch closer to a dramatic end.
Before those ending credits, will there be any time left for a rousing game of Tag or will audiences be marking that off their list? What will that do to those guys’ identities? Will they Leave No Trace of their former selves?
Which of our summer stories will you be identifying the most with this weekend?