The Predator won a Pyrrhic victory at the box office over the weekend, taking #1 but also having the worst opening ever for a movie in over 4,000 theaters, taking that spot away from Tom Cruise’s The Mummy.
The Nun not only crushed every other entry in The Conjuring franchise as far as opening weekends, it also had the second highest September and R rated horror opening of all time, behind IT Chapter One.
Crazy Rich Asians held onto the top spot at the box office for the third week in a row as Summer 2018 came to a close over the Labor Day holiday weekend.
Crazy Rich Asians remained on top of the box office for another weekend with one of the lowest drops ever between a first and second weekend while The Meg remains strong domestically and worldwide and the other new releases disappointed, if not outright bombed in the case of AXL.
Crazy Rich Asians took the box office title out of the mouth of The Meg and topped the weekend box office while Mile 22 underperformed and Alpha and Mission: Impossible Fallout were neck and neck for the fourth and fifth spots.
This week on the podcast, Zach, Chris, and Joe talk Iron Fist Season 2, grown-up Dora the Explorer, Tom Cruise as Hal Jordan, the various evil Bourne organizations, Infinity War, Happy Death Day, The Meg, MASK and more.
One of the last big blockbusters of Summer 2018, Jason Statham battles a gigantic, prehistoric shark in The Meg, loosely based on the pulpy horror novel by Steve Alten.
Blowing past even the most optimistic expectations, The Meg took the top spot at the box office with over $45 million, which gave Jason Statham his best non-Fast & Furious opening of all time.
Jason Statham battles a giant shark, Slender Man is unleashed, doggy romantic comedy shenanigans abound and a real-life sting operation against the KKK are all highlighted in this weekend’s new releases.
Before he was one of cinema’s preeminent badasses, Jason Statham was a former swimmer turned model who appeared as a background dancer for groups like Erasure and The Shamen while later appearing in more normal cameos for The Beautiful South and Calvin Harris.