Without a real blockbuster opening this weekend, look for Captain America: The Winter Soldier to have another solid weekend at the box office. Kate Upton makes her third trip to the big screen; this time alongside Leslie Mann and Cameron Diaz in The Other Woman. Jared Harris stars in the horror flick The Other Ones. Paul Walker makes a post-humorous appearance with Brick Mansions and Tom Hardy stars in Locke.
Recapping Last Weekend
Captain America: The Winter Soldier took the top spot at the box office for the third weekend in a row with about $25.6 million. It is now over $200 million domestically and $600 million worldwide. The first film in the franchise grossed $370.5 million worldwide in 2011. Once final numbers came in Heaven is for Real overtook Rio 2 for the second spot with $22.5 million. Heaven pulled in $9,318 per theater, which was easily the most of any film this weekend. It was made with a $12 million budget. Rio 2 ended up taking in $22.1 million in its second weekend. Transcendence opened like the bomb it was expected to be with $10.9 million on a $100 million budget.
A Haunted House 2 and its $4 million budget rounded out the top five with just shy of $9 million for its opening weekend. God’s Not Dead brought in a solid $4.6 million in its fifth weekend of release. It is now closing in on $50 million on a $2 million budget.
Opening This Weekend
The Other Woman
The New York Daily News says this one is much like a romantic comedy without the romance part. They also say that Kate Upton’s character exists only for bikini scenes. The story is of three women who all find out they are dating the same man. The difference between this and John Tucker Must Die is that these are adults and the male in question, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in this one, is actually married to Leslie Mann’s character. On a side note, Coster-Waldau starred in the excellent New Amsterdam that lasted for one season in 2008. Nicki Minaj gets good reviews in her role as Diaz’s assistant. It probably isn’t a movie a guy should take a date to, but fills a niche at the box office with its target demographic being women 17 and up. Opening weekend estimates are as high as the $17 million range. The trailer is pretty funny, hopefully that’s not all the funny the movie has to offer, though.
The Quiet Ones
This one is said to be a lot like the horror movies of the 1970s. Olivia Cooke of Bates Motel plays the possessed Jane Harper. Jared Harris of Mad Men plays the creepy professor trying to prove she’s not.
A good amount of people seeing this one this weekend will be doing it to see one of the last full movie Paul Walker filmed before his tragic death in November. And because the trailer is filled with lots of action. Estimates are for it to bring in about $10 million this weekend. It will probably tail off quite a bit after that with a good amount of blockbusters coming out soon. First weekend estimates are in the $7 million range. On a side note, for some reason John Wall is in a video promoting the movie.
Locke got the best reviews on IMDB of any movie opening this weekend. Tom Hardy is this movie. Most of the film apparently focuses on him in his car and on the phone.
Catch It Before It’s Gone
Our favorite second-chance theater, Keller 8 Cinema in South County, will be bringing in Bad Words and Mr. Peabody & Sherman this weekend. Neither are the big-budget films you just HAVE to see in theaters, but Peabody looks pretty enjoyable, especially if you need something for the kids.
Make It A Redbox Night
Not a lot new in the magic red box this weekend. Ambush at Dark Canyon is a straight to DVD release starring Kix Brooks of country music fame. Walking With Dinosaurs is said to be a great family movie. It got a 3.5 out of 5 rating from the Redbox crowd, which is pretty good considering almost every film gets a 2.5. Speaking of family movies, if you have kids into wrestling, rent Scooby Doo! Wrestlemania Mystery. Madea is also back with Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Neighbors From Hell. This Is 40 with Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann is also available for your home-viewing pleasure.
Extraction stars a host of people that I really liked in other projects. Falk Hentschel was in White House Down. Joanne Kelly stars in Warehouse 13 and was in National Lampoon’s Going The Distance. Sean Astin is, of course, Rudy and Danny Glover is awesome.
Originally set to be released last month, this film was renamed from Welcome To Yesterday and set for a January 30, 2015 release. Paramount Pictures postponed the release in order to partner with MTV Films to promote the movie. Not sure how that decision will pan out, but the movie looks decent.
This one may win a Razzie. If you really want to watch it now, you can for only $9.99. That may be a little much. It would be hilarious if they played this before The Other Woman as a double feature. It will hit theaters in limited release on May 2.
Sin City: A Dame To Kill
Out August 22, 2014
No, this does not star Nikko Smith. This one stars Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel and is out July 25 of this year.
Ping Pong Summer
GQ said “think Karate Kid, with hip hop and ping pong swirled in” when talking about this one’s debut at the Sundance Film Festival. It’s got Susan Sarandon, Lea Thompson and a whole lots of awesome 1985 attire. It will available via VOD and in select theaters June 6th.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
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