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Battle at the Box Office 6/26

Transformers: The Last Knight was the number one movie at the box office, as expected, over the weekend but it was by far the lowest opening for the franchise, which seems to imply that at least US audiences are finally getting tired of the mechanical Bayhem unleashed every few years.

The Last Knight made $69 million total since it came out on Wednesday last week but for the normal 3 day weekend it only made $45.3 million.  The closest opening for the series is the original Transformers, which made $70 million back in 2007.  Overseas though, it’s killing yet again, making over $199 million, with $123.4 million coming from China, but the budget was $217 million, so it needs to keep raking it up overseas to come close to breaking even, let alone be profitable.

Wonder Woman and Cars 3, as of the time of writing this article, is being reported as having tied for second with $25.2 million each.  Wonder Woman is currently outpacing the other three DCEU movies, currently sitting at $318 million and it will become the highest grossing movie of the DCEU without question.  It’s also made $334.5 million internationally.

47 Meters Down and All Eyez on Me rounded out the top 5 with $7.4 million and $5.8 million respectively, with 47 Meters Down having a solid hold from last weekend, only dropping 33% from it’s opening weekend.

Nothing else really moved in the bottom half of the charts but in limited release, Beatriz At Dinner opened with $1.8 million in 491 theaters and just missed the top 10, coming in 11th.  The Big Sick and The Beguiled both opened in extremely limited release as well.

Battle at the Box Office 6/19

Cars 3 managed to top Wonder Woman this weekend, but just barely.  The third entry in the Pixar series had the lowest opening for the series and it was one of the lowest openings for Pixar in general.  Cars made about $60 million when it debuted and Cars 2 made about $66 million and Cars 3 managed an opening of $53.5 million.  For all of Pixar’s openings, it sits between Cars and Ratatouille.  Adding it’s worldwide gross, Cars 3 made $74.8 million total for it’s first weekend out.

Wonder Woman dropped only 30% from last weekend for another $40.7 million, putting it over $274 million so far domestic and over $571 million worldwide and it’s outpacing Man of Steel and, if it keeps up the momentum, should top that movie and possibly also Suicide Squad as far as gross for the DCEU.

All Eyez On Me was the surprise third place, which made $27 million despite terrible reviews.  It’s nowhere near as much as Straight Outta Compton made it’s opening weekend but it is more than the Notorious BIG movie, Notrious, which made $20 million it’s opening weekend.

The Mummy dropped to fourth place, and lost 56% from last week, with $13.9 million but it’s still the number one movie internationally and that is probably the only thing saving the Dark Universe at this point with $239 million made from outside the US.

47 Meters Down rounded out the top 5 with $11.5 million, which is decent for a movie that was originally going to debut on Blu-Ray/DVD.  It didn’t top last year’s shark movie, The Shallows, though, which made $16 million it’s opening weekend.

Somewhat crashing and burning was Rough Night, which was trying to be one of the big R rated comedies but didn’t even top Snatched from earlier this summer, which most everyone has already forgotten came out.  Rough Night took in $8 million, which is much less than pretty much every other big, female led R rated comedy in recent years, including Trainwreck, Bridesmaids, Sex Tape, How to Be Single and Bad Moms.

In limited release, The Book of Henry took in $1.4 million in 579 theaters and took 13th place.

Admit One 6/16

Cars 3

Starring: Owen Wilson, Kerry Washington, Nathan Fillion, Armie Hammer, Cristela Alonzo, Chris Cooper, Bonnie Hunt, Larry the Cable Guy

Directed by: Brian Fee

Plot: Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he’s still the best race car in the world.

Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 63%

Critic Consensus: “Cars 3 has an unexpectedly poignant story to go with its dazzling animation, suggesting Pixar’s most middle-of-the-road franchise may have a surprising amount of tread left”

Rough Night

Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Zoe Kravitz, Ilana Glazer

Directed by: Lucia Aniello

Plot: Things go terribly wrong for a group of girlfriends who hire a male stripper for a bachelorette party in Miami.

RT Freshness: 49%

Critic Consensus: “Rough Night‘s gifted stars are certainly good for some laughs, but their talents aren’t properly utilized in a scattered comedy that suffers from too many missed opportunities”

All Eyez on Me

Starring: Demetrius Shipp Jr, Kat Graham, Danai Guira, Lauren Cohan, Hill Harper, Jamal Woolard

Directed by: Benny Boom

Plot: Tells the true and untold story of prolific rapper, actor, poet and activist Tupac Shakur.

RT Freshness: 28%

Critic Consensus: N/A

47 Meters Down

Starring: Mandy Moore, Claire Holt, Yani Gellman, Chris J. Johnson, Matthew Modine

Directed by: Johannes Roberts

Plot: Two sisters vacationing in Mexico are trapped in a shark cage at the bottom of the ocean. With less than an hour of oxygen left and great white sharks circling nearby, they must fight to survive.

RT Freshness: 54%

Critic Consensus: “47 Meters Down doesn’t take its terrifying premise quite as far as it should, but its toothy antagonists still offer a few thrills for less demanding genre enthusiasts”

June Movie Preview

June 2nd

  • Wonder Woman: Before she was Wonder Woman she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war to end all wars, discovering her full powers and true destiny.
  • Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie: Two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold, hypnotize their principal into thinking he’s a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.

June 9th

  • It Comes at Night: Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son, but this will soon be put to test when a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge.
  • Megan Leavey: Based on the true life story of a young Marine corporal whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq.
  • The Mummy: An ancient princess is awakened from her crypt beneath the desert, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.

June 16th

  • 47 Meters Down: Two sisters vacationing in Mexico are trapped in a shark cage at the bottom of the ocean. With less than an hour of oxygen left and great white sharks circling nearby, they must fight to survive.
  • All Eyez On Me: Tells the true and untold story of prolific rapper, actor, poet and activist Tupac Shakur.
  • Cars 3: Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he’s still the best race car in the world.
  • Rough Night: A group of friends are horrified when the male stripper they hired for a wild bachelorette party in Miami winds up dead.

June 21st

  • Transformers: The Last Knight: Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth.

June 28th

  • Baby Driver: After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.

June 30th

  • Amityville: The Awakening: A single mother moves her three children into a haunted house, unaware of its bloody history.
  • Despicable Me 3: Gru meets his twin brother Dru he never knew about.
  • The House: A dad convinces his friends to start an illegal casino in his basement after he and his wife spend their daughter’s college fund.

Mandy Moore is Trapped 47 Meters Down

If there’s one thing movie characters need to learn, it’s stay away from sharks. There’s never been a good encounter with a shark since Jaws burst onto the scene and things continue to be blood soaked and terrifying this summer with 47 Meters Down.  Mandy Moore and Claire Holt star as sisters vacationing in Mexico who decide to go on a trip to dive in shark cage from a boat piloted by Matthew Modine.  The line holding the cage to the boat snaps while the sisters are underwater however and they are trapped the title distance down in the ocean, with a massive great white shark between them and the boat.  It looks like a solid “trapped in one location” movie, which has had previous shark related entries with Open Water and last year’s The Shallows.  47 Meters Down was originally headed straight to DVD but distributor Entertainment Studios decided to give it a theatrical run instead.  It’s out on June 16th and you can check out the trailer below.