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.

A Phoenix Gets Ready to Rise



Ready for a Late Night (or early afternoon, depending on your preference) at the movies, where the most fascinating characters are ready to come to life? Aladdin, in all his live-action glory, is ready to party like its 1992. How many modern-day movie members will he be attracting this weekend? Can the dangerously attractive Dark Phoenix rise among such lively competition? Speaking of rising, will the Rocketman be soaring to new heights during these tuneful times? Can he drown out the rather loud sounds created by champion Godzilla: King of the Monsters? Who will the beast soon be leading astray? Certainly not the Booksmart girls, who these days are all about the hunt for the biggest party. Pokemon: Detective Pikachu can relate to that, as he continues searching for, well, who knows what? He’s sure to pick up some handy tips courtesy of The Secret Life of Pets 2, who know how to keep things classified. Will their secret be exposed anytime soon? Is the Avengers: Endgame officially over before summer technically begins? What about off-her-rocker Ma? Will she make for the ultimate party killer? Might killer John Wick: Chapter 3-Parabellum open up a whole new world to explore, cover to cover?
Which of our pre-summer delights will be the life of the party this weekend?

Monsters, Melodies and Ma

Godzilla: King of the Monsters had an opening fit for royalty, stomping all over his competition to take the top spot at the domestic box office. Aladdin and genie remained on everyone’s movie wish list, Rocketman melodiously soared and Ma provided an invitation to one horrifying party while John Wick: Chapter 3-Parabellum continued to be an edge-of-your-seat page turner.
It was a monster of a movie weekend, with live-action competing with even livelier music, which, strangely blended well with animation, alleged killers and one awesomely evil mama.
Which of our monstrous tales blended well with your weekend?

Estimated Domestic Box Office Results:
1.Godzilla: King of the Monsters $49 million.
2. Aladdin $42.3 million.
3. Rocketman $25 million.
4. Ma $18.3 million.
5. John Wick: Chapter 3 -Parabellum $11.1 million.