October 19-21 Box Office

 

This October has been a great month for breaking records!

The newly released Halloween movie managed to bring in over $76 Million! Meaning that this sequel to the 1978 film managed to become the highest opening weekend slasher movie of all time, as well as October’s second highest grossing movie – just falling short of Venom, the first place film, by $4 Million.

However, Halloween isn’t the only successful film this weekend.  A Star is Bornthe Bradly Cooper directed film that came out 3 weekends ago, managed to overtake Venom for the first time since its release.  It is very rare for a movie to stay in the 2nd place spot for 3 weeks in a row, while other movies fall below the 2n place marker. This can only be attributed to the very positive word of mouth surrounding the film, as well as repeat views by audience members.

Check how the other films faired in the top five below!

No 1. Halloween (2018) – $76,221,545 in its first weekend of release.

No 2. A Star is Born (2018) – $19,051,082.  Bringing its total gross in its 3rd weekend to $126,127,328.

No 3. Venom – $18,043,887.  Bringing its total gross in its 3rd weekend to $171,063,982.

No 4. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween – $9,721,173. Bringing its total gross in its 2nd weekend to $28,810,985

No 5.  First Man – $8,327,135.  Bringing its total gross in its 2nd weekend to $29,762,185.

What did you think of this weekend’s box office?  Did you see Halloween this weekend? Have you seen A Star is Born, or did you see it again?  Leave a comment below and let’s make a discussion about it.

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First Man Podcast Review

Check this out to hear what I thought about First Man

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October 12-14 Box Office

Another weekend in the world of movies has come and gone, and with it new box office numbers!

Surprisingly, there were three new releases this week; First man, Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween, and Bad Times at the El Royale – yet only two of the three made it into the top five box office spots.  Bad Times at the El Royale took 7th place. Ouch.

The story this weekend is not the success of First Man or Goosebumps 2, both films underperformed compared to what was being predicted.  The real story is that Venom only dropped 56% when it was predicted to drop closer to 70% from its first weekend, and A Star is Born dropped even less with 33%.  Both films have performed higher than anybody could have predicted in their second weekend.  Especially against 3 new opening films that most thought audiences were looking forward to seeing.

If you want to see the full breakdown of the box office this past weekend check out the list below!

No 1. Venom – $80,030,000.  Bringing its total gross in its 2nd weekend to $142,108,258.

No 2. A Star is Born (2018) – $28,445,205.  Bringing its total gross in its 2nd weekend to $94,605,565.

No 3. First Man – $16,006,065 in its first weekend of release.

No 4. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween – $15,802,225 in its first weekend of release.

No 5. Smallfoot$9,066,837. Bringing its total gross in its 3rd weekend to $57,375,058.

What did you think of this weekend’s box office?  Did you see any of the new releases, or did you go out and support Venom or A Star is Born? Leave a comment below and lets make a discussion out of it!

My Review For ‘First Man’

Scroll to the bottom if you would like an audio version of this First Man review!

First Man is the newest film direct by Damien Chazelle, who previously directed the academy nominated Whiplash, and almost academy award-winning La La Land.  It tells real story of Neil Armstrong’s eight years leading up to the moon landing in 1969 – Armstrong being portrayed by two-time academy nominated actor, Ryan Gosling.  The film is based on the book of the same name, written by historian James R. Hansen.

Based on the description of this movie your not wrong in assuming that this film is reaching its hands out to grab as many Oscars as it can in the upcoming Academy Awards.  The movie is chalk full of scenes between Armstrong’s wife and kids that are meant to elicit all feels – something the academy will no doubt eat up, and something the audiences would eat up if the movie wasn’t so boring!

At a runtime of two hours and twenty minutes, I felt every passing moment.  I went into the movie knowing that this was all about the human element of space travel.  It is not about the mission itself, it is about the human element of the missions leading up to the famous Apollo 11 moon landing – something that should have worked.  However, the problem is that Gosling’s portrayal of Armstrong is very one note.  He is a calculating and gloomy character to a fault.  Continue reading “My Review For ‘First Man’”