At the box office this week: Finding Dory crosses $400 million dollars, but a bunch of animals are hoping to earn top dog status.
BOX OFFICE WINNERS AND LOSERS
A couple of surprises this past week at the box office. The Purge: Election Year did not too badly. It came in at number three with $46 million domestically. I thought The Legend of Tarzan was going to tank, but that came in at number two. Still at number one, though…it’s that little blue and yellow fish we all call Dory. Pixar’s newest entry has cashed in a little more than $400 million in North America since it’s release a few weeks ago.
OUT THIS WEEK IN WIDE RELEASE
The Secret Life of Pets
The newest entry from Illumination Entertainment (Despicable Me, Minions) is eyeing the box office crown this weekend. It performed decently in Thursday night showings, registering a little over $5 million dollars. Earlier this year, Disney’s Zootopia had a solid opening weekend run with more than $75 million, so it could be tough to top that.
This film follows Max (Louis C.K.) and recently adopted Duke (Eric Stonestreet), who now have the same owner – which doesn’t sit well with Max. The two get a little heated during a morning walk, and end up lost on the streets of New York City. The movie itself has a pretty solid voice cast, which, aside from our main mutts include Jenny Slate as Gidget, and Kevin Hart as Snowball the bunny.
You can read my review of the film by clicking here.
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
Put your comedy hats on: Zac Efron and Anna Kendrick star in this film about…well, two guys who need wedding dates…because their parents said so. The most recent entry from Fox is getting a mixed bag of love from critics: it’s sitting at the 44% mark on Rotten Tomatoes, while IMDB is scoring it just under 70%.
It’s worth checking out the newest TV spot to drop for Star Trek: Beyond. I am a HUGE Anton Yelchin fan, and was sad to see him go. He was the only thing I really enjoyed about the newer Smurfs films. Yelchin died a few weeks ago when his Jeep rolled and pinned him to a gate at his home. He was 27. The clip is below. The movie hits theatres on July 22nd.
Sticking with Anton Yelchin, next week, Green Room – a horror flick he starred in – is out on BluRay, DVD and Digital Download. Also, if you’re looking to check out Hardcore Henry, that’ll also be out next week.
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Apologies…we had a LOT of breaking news today, so this segment was a touch shorter than the usual. Also – I am on vacation next week, so there won’t be a Reel Report segment on July 15th, but I’ll be sure to tweet out my review of the new Ghostbusters movie – at the very least.
— CKNW (@CKNW) July 8, 2016