With no new wide releases this past weekend, the top half of the chart remained the same as a week ago but the real battle was in the lower half between a bunch of smaller movies in various form of limited release.
Coco defeated the Justice League over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend while a bunch of indie releases battled it out toward the bottom of the top 10.
Justice League finally arrived this weekend but had the lowest opening so far for the DC Extended Universe domestically while true story Wonder performed much better than expected and got rave reviews from both critics and audiences.
Thor: Ragnarok took the top spot at the box office for the second weekend in a row while Murder on the Orient Express and Daddy’s Home 2 were surprisingly strong newcomers.
Another Christmas comedy arrives this weekend with Daddy’s Home 2 while Kenneth Branagh revives the Agatha Christie classic Murder on the Orient Express.
As the holiday season begins, there’s some huge blockbusters like Thor: Ragnorak and Justice League along with Christmas comedies like A Bad Moms Christmas and Daddy’s Home 2, the latest from Pixar and more.
After settling their beef in the first film, dads Brad and Dusty (Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg) are looking forward to one big family Christmas but their dads (John Lithgow and Mel Gibson) are coming to town and hijinks will ensue in Daddy’s Home 2.
Mel Gibson is the front runner for directing Suicide Squad 2, Donald Glover is the new Lion King, Matt Reeves drops out of The Batman, Joe Carnahan is directing a “reimagining” of The Raid and much more in this week’s News Shotgun.
This week on the podcast, Zach, Chris and Joe discuss the on going roller coaster ride of The Batman, the possibility of Mel Gibson directing Suicide Squad 2, Lego Batman, John Wick Chapter 2, evil ventriloquist dummies, the life of Ip Man and more.