Incredibles 2 dominated the box office with the biggest animated and G/PG openings of all time and making it into the top 10 for a bunch of other record lists.
Ocean’s 8 topped the box office with the best, unadjusted, opening for the Ocean’s franchise while Hotel Artemis bombed and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom opened internationally to some big numbers.
Solo remained on the top of the box office for a second week but it suffered a 65% drop off from last week and will most likely be the first Star Wars movie under Disney to lose money.
Probably due to a variety of factors and some big competition at the box office, Solo did not perform up to the expectations of Disney over the holiday weekend, making far less than any of it’s predecessors in the new wave of Star Wars films.
This week on the podcast, Zach, Chris and Joe dive into Deadpool 2, two new JCVD movies, the uproar over the new Thundercats, R rated Muppets, Arrow and Flash, the extent of Mysterio’s powers and more.
The sequel to 2016’s raunchy and hilarious Deadpool has everything we loved about the first film but now with a ton of fun new characters and over the top action sequences courtesy of John Wick/Atomic Blonde director David Leitch.
Although it didn’t quite top his first movie, Deadpool’s second adventure still had one of the biggest R rated openings of all and pushed Thanos and The Avengers out of the top spot at the box office.
In another brilliant marketing masterstroke from the team promoting Deadpool 2, the Merc with a Mouth teamed with the Queen of Las Vegas, Celine Dion, for the sweeping pop ballad “Ashes” for the Deadpool 2 soundtrack.
Summer 2018 gets off to a somewhat slow start but by the end of the month we’ll be checking out huge blockbusters liked Deadpool 2 and Solo: A Star Wars Story.
This week on the podcast, Zach, Chris and Joe pay tribute to two great character actors and discuss the insanity of 90’s superhero show Night Man, Rampage, Barry, a ton of summer blockbuster trailers, MASK, Ghost Recon vs The Division and much more.