This week: I like one Batman better than the other, and a quirky dystopian romance film piques my interest.
BOX OFFICE WINNERS AND LOSERS
I feel like Zootopia’s streak is about to come to an end, as Batman vs. Superman makes its way into the theatres. With Daily Box Office reporting the DC match-up’s early showing draw at $27.7 million, don’t expect the bunny cop and the sly fox to be on top next week. Worldwide, however, Zootopia is doing just fine, thanks – it’s about $125 million behind worldwide first-place Deadpool. Back to North American numbers, the only time The Divergent Series: Allegiant cracked the top spot was last Friday, when it first came out. Since then, it’s spent much of its time at number two, making about $35 million. At number three, it’s Miracles from Heaven with Jennifer Garner, four is 10 Cloverfield Lane, and rounding off the top five, it’s Ryan Reynolds and his R-rated antics with Deadpool.
OUT IN THEATRES
Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice
I’m a total optimist. I tend to go in these films with my cup half full. Unfortunately, that was wishful thinking. You can check out my review of the film here. The hotly anticipated DC entry stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot and Amy Adams. I don’t think any kind of negative review will stop the DC fans from checking this one out – and if the droves are going to be what I suspect they will be in the next four days, don’t be surprised if this film cracks the $100 million mark. And with it’s $27.7 million early pull, it’s just barely edged out Marvel’s highest grossing early showing record for Avengers: Age of Ultron, which brought in $27.6 million last year.
The Lobster (Limited Release)
Dog? Parrot? Lobster? The choice of what you turn into is yours if you don’t find someone to get romantic with in 45 days. Starring Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz and John C. Reily, this one’s about a man whose must rise to the challenge in a dystopian world.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
The follow up to the original film is finally here, and it looks like the apple hasn’t fallen far from the tree. Nia Vardalos’s character has a daughter, and that daughter is also struggling with being Greek.
Eye in the Sky
This is one of two of Alan Rickman’s final film roles before he lost his battle to cancer earlier this year. Also starring Helen Mirren, the film explores the carrying out of a drone strike in Nairobi, Kenya. Rickman’s second – and very last film – Alice Through the Looking Glass – comes out later this year.
TRAILERS THAT HAVE PEOPLE TALKING
If you don’t like the live-action Batman, then I humbly suggest you check out the trailer for the 2017 Lego Batman Movie.
Bridget Jones’s Baby
You’ve met Bridget, you’ve seen her on the edge of reason. Now you can meet her baby. The movie comes out in September.
OUT ON BLURAY, DVD AND DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
Next week we’ve got Point Break – the remake of the 90’s film. One of my favourites that I had a chance to watch in 2015: Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight is also available, as well as Concussion, starring Will Smith. My Flashback Friday is The Letters, which is a biographical drama about Mother Teresa. Fitting, since it was revealed earlier this week she’s going to be a saint.