Hobbs & Shaw dominated the first weekend of August, but it was only a middle of the road opening for the Fast & Furious franchise and below all the Fast movies since Fast Five.
The Lion King remained on top of the box office for its second weekend out but had the biggest drop from the opening weekend for the recent Disney remakes while Tarantino had his biggest opening ever with Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
The Lion King dominated the box office, shattering all kinds of records, including biggest July opening of all time and the widest release ever while Avengers: Endgame finally toppled Avatar and is now the highest-grossing film of all time.
Spider-Man: Far From Home remained at the top of the box office for another weekend, putting it just shy of $850 million worldwide for two weeks out while Crawl defeated Stuber in the battle of the R rated new releases.
Spider-Man ably followed up the juggernaut that was Avengers: Endgame with a record-shattering six-day opening over the July 4th holiday weekend while Midsommar opened to around half as much as Ari Aster’s last film, Hereditary.
Toy Story 4 stayed on top of the box office for another weekend while Annabelle Comes Home had the lowest opening for The Conjuring Universe and Danny Boyle had his highest opening ever with Yesterday.
For this week’s podcast, Zach, Chris, and Joe dive into the trailers for the new Charlie’s Angels and Roland Emmerich’s Midway, what if Steven Seagal was cast in Batman 89, the horribly depressing ending of Toy Story 4 (No Spoilers), the new Child’s Play, Keanu’s first starring role and much more.
To celebrate the “Summer of Keanu”, Zach and Chris watched Keanu’s first-ever starring role in the 1986 TV movie, The Brotherhood of Justice, which also co-stars Billy Zane and Kiefer Sutherland, where Keanu leads his high school friends in a vigilante gang to combat the drugs and other crime affecting their school.
Toy Story 4 opened with the highest opening ever for the series but did not meet Disney’s absurdly inflated expectations while the new Child’s Play also did not meet its modest expectations and Luc Besson’s latest didn’t even open in the top 10.
This week on the podcast, Zach, Chris, and Joe talk about the upcoming new season of The Terror, the boring disaster of Men in Black International, the deep themes of Toy Story, the latest trio of Black Mirror episodes, the possible future of Spider-Man and Venom and more.