…And Justice for All

The JUSTICE LEAGUE gave the biggest audience something to be thankful for this pre-Thanksgiving weekend, taking their rightful place at the top of the box office charts. A WONDER of a movie weekend was discovered in a heartfelt family film while THOR: RAGNAROK remained in the hearts of all those struggling to find an unjustified hero.
Audiences once again found DADDY’S HOME 2 bring us all together for the holidays. Cruising right along, a MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS was still riding the imaginative, bumpy rails.
The stars aligned this weekend, illuminating the wonder of our movie world. We discovered heroes never really die in our universe (through the magic of sequels), being different can be wonderful, murder is always worth the trip and the holidays, naturally, would not be complete without family and chaotic comedy.
Which of our hearty tales made your weekend complete?

Estimated Domestic Box Office Results:
1. Justice League $96 million.
2. Wonder $27.1 million.
3. Thor: Ragnarok $21.8 million.
4. Daddy’s Home 2 $14.8 million.
5. Murder on the Orient Express $13.8 million.

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A Wonder of a Weekend

Feeling thankful for an upcoming weekend filled with THE STAR(s) in all their colorful glory? With so much glorious star power, can THOR: RAGNAROK hold onto his champion status? Naturally, DADDY’S HOME TWO take over the movie household, but will A BAD MOM’S CHRISTMAS prove too good to pass on by?
For those passersby who like to travel, a MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS might be more to their movie liking, fitting in nicely with the murder-seeking JIGSAW gang.
With violence rearing its ugly head, even during our thankful season, it’s a good thing THE JUSTICE LEAGUE has finally arrived to restore our faith in both real and reel life.
If that wasn’t enough entertainment, a sure-to-tug-at-the-heartstrings story promises to round out our weekend quite nicely.
Is it any WONDER movie lovers are so grateful?

Thor Beats Dads, Moms and Murder

THOR: RAGNAROK continued to successfully battle the baddies while taking time from his box-office champion duties to gallantly pave the way for his less heroic competition. Audiences happily found DADDY’S HOME TWO celebrate the season, riding into more festive scenery than a MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS, which offered one bumpy, edge-of-your-seat ride. A BAD MOM’S CHRISTMAS proved once again being bad can bring good results. Finally, a far-from-festive JIGSAW kept it all imaginatively together.
All together, our pre-Thanksgiving stars gave us a weekend to be thankful for, a battle was won, a murder was committed and more than a few of our Christmas-seeking characters really should have been committed, making the cinematic puzzle complete!
Which of our festive tales made your weekend complete?

Estimated Domestic Box Office Results:
1. Thor: Ragnarok $56.6 million.
2. Daddy’s Home Two $30 million.
3. Murder on the Orient Express $28.2 million.
4. A Bad Mom’s Christmas $11.5 million.
5. Jigsaw $3.4 million.

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?

A Puzzling, Petrifying Movie Weekend

“By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes.” William Shakespeare Macbeth
It was a wicked weekend, indeed, within our darkened movie theaters, as horror in all its gory came out to play.
Having the most fun, JIGSAW put the petrifying pieces together quite nicely this Halloween-infested weekend at the movies. Fortunately, there were still good times to be had for TYLER PERRY’S BOO 2! A MADEA HALLOWEEN while a less-than-fun GEOSTORM continued to stir one hot pot.
Audiences were still motivated to celebrate a HAPPY DEATH DAY, only too happy to honor all that the season inspires. BLADE RUNNER 2049 was running as fast as he could but sadly finished last in the box office top five.
It was an strangely inspiring weekend in our movie world, with horror still everyone’s favorite form of entertainment. The neighborhood was all (darkly) decked out, welcoming the oddest characters.
Which of our odd tales made Halloween darkly entertaining for you?

Estimated Domestic Box Office Results:
1. Jigsaw $16.2 million.
2. Boo2! A Madea Halloween $10 million.
3. Geostorm $5.6 million.
4. Happy Death Day $4 million.
5. Blade Runner 2049 $3.9 million.