The Many Movie Personalities


Will Aquaman continue swimming profitably upstream this weekend or will it be newcomer Glass, who promises to bring personality (and then some) to our movie universe? Can The Upside take any of them down? With Spider-Man: (traveling eternally) Into the Spider-Verse, will he ever find his way home? Taking an entertaining detour homeward bound, might A Dog’s Way Home include the most scenic cinematic places?
Certainly getting an eyeful, the inhabitants of the Escape Room, naturally, are wishing they’d chosen a less-horrifying route to their ultimate destination. Will they get lost (or worse) along that rocky road? Speaking of wrong turns, can the misguided man creating those Replicas realize the undead are just too much darn trouble?
With so many personalities set to take the stage, can the cast of Arctic Justice deliver the cold but colorful goods this weekend?
Among all that action and oddity, who will stand out?
Be sure to check back on Sunday to find out!


The Upside Soars


The Upside had no downside, apparently, as the biggest audience discovered the best entertainment in the oddest of relationships. Aquaman was still floating high on those successful seas. A Dog’s Way Home led to one sweet reunion. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse took to the starry skies, still enjoying the view while the Escape Room remained the space you’d never enter alone.
Our view was top notch as we settled into 2019, where our starry cast braved the stormy seas with a bit of horror and lots of humor and heart warming us during these cold winter months.
Which of our cool tales warmed your heart this weekend?

Estimated Domestic Box Office Results
1. The Upside $19.6 million.
2. Aquaman $17.3 million.
3. A Dog’s Way Home $11.3 million.
4. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse $9.0 million.
5. Escape Room $8.9million.

Strange Cinematic Bedfellows


Settling into the dead of winter, what will life in our movie theaters bring? Will Perfect Strangers make the best of friends or will Aquaman be the only friend we need to survive the cold?
What will be The Upside between the oddest friendships soon to be formed? Do they have what it takes to take down the competition? Might The Mule be galloping into the horizon, crossing paths with the well-traveled Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse, who could probably use a break from the limelight?
How much longer will Bumblebee be adding light to our movie landscape (until the next sequel, perhaps?) Will A Dog’s Way Home lead to the sweetest reunion? Can Replicas create the creepiest of un-dead reunions?
Can time spent in the Escape Room offer the ultimate getaway from the winter doldrums, with an odd assist from Mary Poppins Returns, who’s eternally optimistic?
More importantly, are you ready for The Untold Story just waiting to be told this weekend?



A Sweet Cinematic Start


The year started on a familiar note, as Aquaman floated profitably through 2018 into a brand-new year, sailing on the most successful seas. The Escape Room provided an escape from post-holiday blues. Taking a dip but still sailing along quite nicely, Mary Poppins Returns again, beautifully blending melancholy and modern.  Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse traveled into 2019, inviting his fans on a pre-Christmas adventure while Bumblebee celebrated his success in 1987 and 2019.
The new year looked strangely like the old one (with one horrifying escape added into the mix), as our holiday favorites discovered you can go home again (thank you, Mary Poppins), finding old friends and new fans along the way.
Which of our “friendly” tales did you discover this weekend?

Estimated Domestic Box Office Results:
1. Aquaman $30.7 million.
2. Escape Room $18 million.
3. Mary Poppins Returns $15.7 million.
4. Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse $13 million.
5. Bumblebee $12.7 million.

A Heartfelt Movie Year


“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
Who will have the best opening in the new year? Will it be champion Aquaman, who clearly is putting his heart and soul into his endeavors both undersea and above ground? Eternally grounded, Mary Poppins Returns is sure to reach many hearts, no matter what year it is. Bumblebee is certainly doing his best to entertain the action-loving crowd while world traveler Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse promises to show us the most scenic sights.
Always a sight, Holmes & Watson, well, are guaranteed to get lost during their travels in an oddly entertaining way alongside Stan and Ollie, who are hoping their humor will get them to better places this weekend. The Mule, as we’ve learned, makes his own rules, with the “best” of intentions.
As we blend the best of 2018 with what is to come, the occupants of the Escape Room promise to contribute to the start of a thrilling 2019.
Which of our promising tales will you be escaping to this weekend?

Movie Forward


“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” C.S. Lewis
Before leaving 2018 behind, our holiday-loving characters promised a cinematic party to last well into the new year. There’s champion Aquaman, still floating in the friendliest, most crowded seas. Always a crowd-pleaser, Mary Poppins Returns to simpler times and welcoming friends, old and new. Traveling on his own steam, Bumblebee did his part to transform the traditional holiday season while Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse traveled in true, animated style. Finally, The Mule remained legally in the end-of-the-year celebrations.
The party played on and the cinematic waters were calm and colorful, with moviegoers looking forward to all the new year holds.
Which of our yuletide tales had you looking forward to the movie year ahead?

Estimated Domestic Box Office Results:
1. Aquaman $51.6 million.
2. Mary Poppins Returns $28 million.
3. Bumblebee $20.5 million.
4. Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse $18.3 million.
5. The Mule $11.8 million.

Post Christmas Magic & Mysteries


“Christmas never ends when you believe in magic.”
With the magic of the season still filling our cinematic space, a new crop of post-Christmas characters are ready for their Close Up. First on the scene are Holmes and Watson, questionable team they are, who are on the hunt for the elusive Santa Claus, who everyone else knows has returned to his hometown (where, we can only assume, he’ll spend the next 364 days enjoying endless movie marathons). Will those clearly-lost guys cross paths with Stan & Ollie, who are on their latest swan song? Is that well-meaning Second Act worth a second look?
During his second outing, that smart Aquaman certainly knows how to keep his head successfully above water. Who will he be towering over this weekend? Will Mary Poppins Return once again have nostalgia lovers going home again (cinematically speaking?) Will Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch be evicted from his home in Whoville now that Christmas is over? Might Ralph Breaks the Internet stick around long enough to fix our winter blues? Can Bumblebee transform our movie world straight into the new year?
How much farther will Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse travel? Is The Mule ready to slow down?
With so many choices, what movie Vice will create the biggest temptation?
More importantly, where will your movie travels take you this last weekend of 2018?