Bad Boys for Life had a massive MLK holiday weekend opening, breaking a number of records, while Dolittle got off to a mediocre start compared to its absurdly massive budget.
A remake of werewolf classic The Howling is coming to Netflix, Doctor Strange 2 loses its director, more Knives Out is on the way, Last of the Mohicans is getting a TV series on HBO Max and more in this week’s News Shotgun.
Rise of Skywalker dominated the box office as expected over the past weekend but it opened to the least amount of the current trilogy while Cats was exactly the massive disaster that everyone expecting since we saw the first trailer this past summer.
Jumanji: The Next Level continued its predecessor’s box office domination with a huge opening just shy of $60 million while the other new releases struggled with some of the worst wide openings ever.
Frozen II remained at the top of the box office for the third weekend in a row while the Playmobil movie was an unmitigated disaster with one of the worst opening weekends of all time.
Frozen II continued its domination over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend but Knives Out was able to successfully counter-program and exceed expectations for its opening weekend.
Knives Out and Queen & Slim are out to try and counter-program against the Frozen II juggernaut over the holiday weekend.
There’s a mix of potential Oscar contenders and big blockbusters as we get into the holiday season in November with movies like Terminator: Dark Fate, Frozen II, Ford vs Ferrari, Doctor Sleep, Midway, Knives Out, Charlie’s Angels and more.
When the patriarch of a wealthy and eccentric family dies mysteriously during his birthday celebration, everyone is a suspect in Rian Johnson’s murder-mystery Knives Out, coming this Thanskgiving.
This week on the podcast, Zach and Chris talk Spider-Man: Far From Home spoilers, Stranger Things Season 3 (no spoilers), Season 2 of The Punisher, the first trailers for Mulan, Jumanji: The Next Level and Knives Out, another new streaming service and much more.