Men in Black: International was at the top of the box office but it was another weekend of new entries in established franchise vastly underperforming compared to their predecessors while Dark Phoenix continues to fall off a cliff and dropped almost 75% from last weekend.
Another weekend of underperformance as Secret Life of Pets 2, despite taking the top spot, was nowhere near the opening of its predecessor while Dark Phoenix ended the Fox X-Men franchise with its lowest opening ever.
This week on the podcast, Zach, Chris, and Joe talk Robert Pattinson as Batman, the abrupt cancellation of Swamp Thing, the disappointing spectacle of Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the debuts of Good Omens and NOS4A2, the horror icon filled trainwreck of Death House and more.
Godzilla took over the box office but it was a much lower opening than expected and nowhere near its 2014 predecessor while Rocketman and Ma had solid debuts and Endgame is a hair’s breadth away from taking the All-Time record from Avatar.
Disney dominated the holiday weekend with the live action remake of Aladdin, while the other two releases performed around expectations and Avengers crawls ever closer to taking out Avatar on the All-Time box office chart.
Three wildly different movies arrive for the Memorial Day weekend with the latest live-action Disney remake, Aladdin, the twisted horror take on Superman’s origins in Brightburn and the R rated comedy Booksmart.
Taking place after the events of 1994’s The Return of Jafar, the Aladdin animated series brought back most of the cast of the movies (with the major exception of Robin Williams) as Aladdin, Jasmine, Genie and the rest of the gang took on new threats to Agrabah and traveled the globe to find new friends and foes.
The lead single off their debut album, DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince funkify the “I Dream of Jeannie” theme for a sample and Will raps about a bunch of recent disastrous romantic incidents for “Girls Aint Nothing But Trouble”
Summer Blockbuster Season is back for 2019 with huge releases in May like Godzilla: King of the Monsters, John Wick Chapter 3, Detective Pikachu, Aladdin and more.
James Gunn has been re-hired to direct Guardians 3 for Marvel, Taika Waititi remaking Time Bandits for Apple, Netflix has a ton of new animated shows in the works, Marvel’s What If? becoming a Disney+ animated series and more in this week’s News Shotgun.