This week on the podcast, Zach, Chris, and Joe discuss the on-going Covid-19 outbreak and the delays and closures its causing, theatrical releases coming to VOD, try to unravel the plot of Darby O’Gill and the Little People, Frozen II, Knives Out, Westworld Season 3 and more.
Rian Johnson’s Oscar-nominated whodunnit Knives Out is out this week on DVD and Blu-Ray along with Frozen II, the Stallone/Pele movie Victory, Hot Dog…The Movie, Code 8 and more.
Birds of Prey took the top spot at the box office but it was definitely not an opening that WB/DC wanted as it underperformed with the lowest opening of any recent DC movie while a number of Oscar winners and nominees saw bumps in their box office performance over the weekend.
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.