Summer Movie League: Week 13

Recap:

This past weekend was a good weekend for movies.  Finding Dory was a huge financial and critical success, dominating the box office with $135.1 million in revenue.  And with a 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, that’s 127 million in the coffers for Paula.  Finding Dory should be another movie that hits the $250 million cap.  It only needs to earn another $130 million at the box office at 94% to cap.  That is well within reason for a Pixar sequel to one of their highest grossing movies ever.

Surprisingly, Central Intelligence actually generated a positive T-meter rating, scoring a 64% off of 100 reviews.  With a $35.5 million weekend, that is 22.7 million for Chris.  That exceeds my expectations, though I think Chris expected it to be a big hit.  I think it will end up making him $50-60 in the end.

Assessing the landscape, I am the prohibitive favorite to lose this season.  X-Men: Apocalypse completely submarined my chances.  I think the only one I have even close to a remote shot to finish ahead of is Tim, but for that to happen, Suicide Squad and Star Trek Beyond would have to severely disappoint, which I just don’t see happening.

Preview:

This weekend sees the return of the aliens and the 90s with Independence Day: Resurgence.  I honestly have no feel for how this movie will perform at the box office.  With 27 reviews it’s at 44% on Rotten Tomatoes.  Free State of Jones is faring slightly worse (20%), though with fewer reviews (10).  Early word is that it is a preachy historical movie, which doesn’t bode well for its chances in the middle of summer.

Further out, the holiday weekend has The BFG, The Purge: Election Year and The Legend of Tarzan opening.  The BFG is the only one with reviews so far, and it has a 70% rating based on 40 reviews.  The following week features The Secret Life of Pets, which has 10 early reviews and an 80% rating.  And a month out, there are already 6 reviews for Ice Age: Collision Couse which is sporting a 17% right now, which would further cement my ignominious performance this summer.  And even further out, Sausage Party is still 100% after 7 reviews.

Standings:

1. Joe – $393.2 million
($30) Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice – $89.2 million
($19) The Jungle Book – $250 million
($11) Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising – $33.8 million
($4) Hardcore Henry – $4.4 million
($3) Keanu – $15.8 million
($3) Sausage Party – $0

2. Chris – $289.8 million
($46) Captain America: Civil War – $250 million
($10) Central Intelligence – $22.7 million
($4) Now You See Me 2 – $14 million
($2) Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping – $7.1 million
($1) Demolition – $1 million
($0) Bad Moms – -5 million
($6) Pete’s Dragon

3. Paula – $201.9 million
($39) Finding Dory – $127 million
($7) The Huntsman: Winter’s War – $7.7 million
($5) The Boss – $13.9 million
($4) The Nice Guys – $31.1 million
($1) Money Monster – $22.2 million
($5) Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates – $0
($5) Legend of Tarzan – $0

4. Me – $185 million
($29) X-Men: Apocalypse – $70.2 million
($10) Alice Through the Looking Glass – $21 million
($7) The Angry Birds Movie – $44.4 million
($3) Barbershop: The Next Cut – $49.4 million
($8) Ice Age: Collision Course – $0
($12) The BFG – $0
($1) Free State of Jones – $0

5.Tim – $101.7 million
($7) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows – $26.6 million
($6) The Conjuring 2 – $55.5 million
($4) My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 – $17.3 million
($2) Mother’s Day – $2.3 million
($26) Suicide Squad – $0
($20) Star Trek Beyond – $0
($3) Kubo and the Two Strings – $0

6. Greg – $11.1 million
($6) Warcraft – $11.1 million
($8) Ghostbusters – $0
($17) Independence Day: Resurgence – $0
($19) The Secret Life of Pets – $0
($17) Jason Bourne – $0
($3) The Purge: Election Day – $0

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