Deadpool 2 arrives this week on DVD and Blu-Ray with a “Super Duper Cut” along with the latest from JCVD, Dolph Lundgren and Jackie Chan and TV like Ash vs Evil Dead, The Terror and The Walking Dead.
Although it didn’t reach the insane heights of Jurassic World, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom still had a gigantic opening while Incredibles 2 also put up a ton of competition and became the second highest grossing film of the summer in its second week of release.
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.