Despite, or probably because of, mass hysteria and also critical acclaim, Joker had the biggest October opening of all time over the past weekend and one of the biggest R rated openings as well.
Dreamworks’ latest Abominable took the top spot at the box office but it was on the low end for Dreamworks openings while Downton Abbey and Hustlers remained strong and Rambo and Ad Astra dipped in their second weekends.
Downton Abbey managed to hold off both Brad Pitt and Sly Stallone to take the spot at the box office and deliver Focus Features their biggest opening of all time.
IT: Chapter Two managed to hold off a stronger than predicted Hustlers to remain on top of the box office for a second weekend while The Goldfinch crashed and burned with one of the worst openings of all time.
This week on the podcast, Zach, Chris and Joe talk about 90s X-Men and Spider-Man coming to Disney+, a new Resident Evil multiplayer game, IT: Chapter 2, John Wick Chapter 3, Apple TV+, Ghostwriter and more.
Although it couldn’t match the first movie’s opening, IT: Chapter Two was still massive with the seventh biggest opening of 2019 and the second largest horror opening of all time.
The fall movie season gets off to a spooky start with the massive conclusion to 2017’s IT, IT: Chapter Two, the only new release of the weekend.
September 2019 is a little light on releases as we head into the fall but there’s a still a few big movies like IT: Chapter Two, Ad Astra and Rambo: Last Blood.
This week on the podcast, Zach and Chris survive the horror of the new Cats movie and discuss the return of Maverick, the raunchy 80s video game movie Joysticks, the Christopher Lambert/Mario Van Peebles “classic” Gunmen, the extended Kevin Smith universe and more.
27 years after they thought they defeated him, Pennywise is back to terrorize Derry and the grown members of The Loser’s Club must return home to try and stop him once and for all in IT: Chapter Two.