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New Release Round Up 9/25

Pick of the Week: Solo: A Star Wars Story

Also Out This Week:

Battle at the Box Office 7/2

As we roll into July, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom remained on top of the box office for another weekend while Sicario: Day of the Soldado and Uncle Drew did better than expected.

Fallen Kingdom brought in another $60 million, taking it to $264 million domestically and it’s closing in on $1 billion worldwide with $933.9 million. It is lacking significantly behind its predecessor, which had made over $402 million at the same point in time during its release in 2015.

Incredibles 2 remained in second with $45.5 million, only dropping another 43% from last week and moving up to $439 million domestic for its third week out and it’s crossed over $647 million worldwide. Its closing in on Finding Dory to become the highest grossing Pixar film ever.

Day of the Soldado opened in third place with $19 million, about $7 million more than what the first Sicario made when it opened wide back in 2015.  Sicario played for over 17 weeks and brought in $46.8 million but it also wasn’t up against massive summer blockbusters so Day of the Soldado probably won’t last as long at the theater but could make just over $50 million if it keeps its pace up.

Uncle Drew, the movie based on a series of Pepsi ads with NBA stars in old age makeup, opened better than expected, much like Sicario, with $15.5 million and an “A” Cinemascore from the audiences that saw it, so it should have some healthy word of mouth in the next week or so.

Ocean’s 8 rounded out the top 5 with another $8 million, bringing it to over $114 million and $210 million worldwide.

Further down the list, Indian movie Sanju opened in 356 theaters and took eighth place with $2.5 million.  Won’t You Be My Neighbor? expanded to another 306 theaters and remained in 10th place, making $2.3 million and $7.4 million for its four weeks out.

Admit One 6/29

Sicario: Day of the Soldado

Starring: Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, Isabela Moner, Jeffrey Donovan, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Catherine Keener

Directed by: Stefano Sollima

Plot: The drug war on the U.S.-Mexico border has escalated as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border. To fight the war, federal agent Matt Graver re-teams with the mercurial Alejandro.

Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 68%

Critic Consensus: “Though less subversive than its predecessor, Sicario: Day of the Soldado succeeds as a stylish, dynamic thriller — even if its amoral machismo makes for grim viewing”

Uncle Drew

Starring: Kyrie Irving, Lil Rel Howery, Shaq, Reggie Miller, Nate Robinson, Chris Webber, Nick Kroll, Tiffany Haddish, Mike Epps, JB Smoove

Directed by: Charles Stone III

Plot: After draining his life savings to enter a team in the Rucker Classic street ball tournament in Harlem, Dax is dealt a series of unfortunate setbacks, including losing his team to his longtime rival. Desperate to win the tournament and the cash prize, Dax stumbles upon the man, the myth, the legend UNCLE DREW and convinces him to return to the court one more time.

RT Freshness: 53%

Critic Consensus: “Kyrie Irving’s crossover to comedy is amiable enough to score with basketball fans, but Uncle Drew is held back by formulaic plotting and too much product placement”

June Movie Preview

June 1st

  • Action Point: A daredevil designs and operates his own theme park with his friends.
  • Adrift: Based on the true story of survival, a young couple’s chance encounter leads them first to love, and then on the adventure of a lifetime as they face one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history.
  • Upgrade: Set in the near-future, technology controls nearly all aspects of life. But when Grey, a self-identified technophobe, has his world turned upside down, his only hope for revenge is an experimental computer chip implant called Stem.

June 8th

  • Hereditary: When the matriarch of the Graham family passes away, her daughter’s family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry.
  • Hotel Artemis: Set in riot-torn, near-future Los Angeles, ‘Hotel Artemis’ follows the Nurse, who runs a secret, members-only emergency room for criminals.
  • Ocean’s 8: Debbie Ocean gathers a crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City’s yearly Met Gala.

June 13th

  • Superfly: The movie is a remake of the 1972 blaxploitation film ‘Super Fly’.

June 15th

  • Incredibles 2: Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) is left to care for Jack-Jack while Helen (Elastigirl) is out saving the world.
  • Race 3: The story of a landowner who gets sabotaged by a criminal.
  • Tag: A small group of former classmates organize an elaborate, annual game of tag that requires some to travel all over the country.

June 22nd

  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom: When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen and Claire mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event.

June 29th

  • The Hustle: A remake of the 1988 comedy, ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’, in which two down-and-out con artists engage in a “loser leaves town” contest.
  • Sicario: Day of the Soldado: The drug war on the US-Mexico border has escalated as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border. To fight the war, federal agent Matt Graver re-teams with the mercurial Alejandro.
  • Uncle Drew: After draining his life savings to enter a team in the Rucker Classic street ball tournament in Harlem, Dax is dealt a series of unfortunate setbacks, including losing his team to his longtime rival. Desperate to win the tournament and the cash prize, Dax stumbles upon the man, the myth, the legend Uncle Drew and convinces him to return to the court one more time.