Weekend Box Office – Captain Marvel Is, Well, Marvellous

To the surprise of absolutely no one at all Captain Marvel tops the weekend box office takings. The latest offering from Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe – as we’re supposed to call the thing these days – was always going to top the numbers in the absence of any serious competition. However, at around $150 domestic and $450 internationally the takings have been a pleasant surprise to the studio:

“Captain Marvel” soared higher, farther, faster at the box office this weekend.

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Lego Movie 2 – The Second Part

That first Lego movie did enough business that they made a second one. The plot, such as it is:

It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: Lego Duplo invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild.

86% on the tomatometer.

The much-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, global box office phenomenon that started it all, “The LEGO (R) Movie 2: The Second Part,” reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city.

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Green Book Oscar Winner Surges Back

Green Book, as we know, won an Oscar or so and it’s surging back at the box office as a result.

As for a plot synopsis:

When Tony Lip (Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Ali), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on “The Green Book” to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans.

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Box Office – Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral Tops Friday’s Numbers

Of the two new releases Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral has decisively beaten Greta to top Friday’s Box Office numbers.

1 TYLER PERRY’S A MADEA FAMILY FUNERAL

$9,200,000

2 HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD

$6,460,000

3 ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL

$1,700,000

4 GRETA

$1,604,000

5 ISN’T IT ROMANTIC

$1,350,000

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Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral

The general consensus here is that Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral is a stinker. It’s a slow weekend at the box office so it manages to do well in the rankings but that’s the only place it does:

A joyous family reunion turns into a hilarious nightmare as Madea and the crew travel to backwoods Georgia and unexpectedly plan a funeral, which threatens to reveal sordid family secrets.

A mere 25% on the tomatometer – ouch.…

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Greta – Young Woman In Bonkers B Movie

Greta isn’t something either by or about Garbo. Instead it’s Chloe Moritz and Isabelle Huppert in a bonkers B Movie:

A bonkers B movie occasionally elevated by its A-list talent, Greta dives headlong into camp and struggles to stay afloat.

It scores 58% of the tomatometer.

A less biased plot synopsis:

A young woman befriends a lonely widow who’s harboring a dark and deadly agenda towards her.

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Box Office – How To Train Your Dragon Still Tops Going Into The Weekend

Thursday’s box office numbers are out – little change from earlier in the week. How To Train Your Dragon still leads, the 80th anniversary edition of Gone With The Wind comes up into the top 5.

Of course, we’ll not really see how things are going until we get Friday’s figures….

1 HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD

$2,048,005

2 ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL

$903,093

3 GONE WITH THE WIND (80TH ANNIVERSARY)

$591,969

4 ISN’T IT ROMANTIC

$506,228

5 FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY

$465,604

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Gone With The Wind – 80th Anniversary Edition

Gone With The Wind has been released in an 80th anniversary edition which prompts a very good question:

Gone With the Wind turns 80 – frankly is it still worth a damn?

The answer is clearly going to be subjective. Scoring 92% on the tomatometer some certainly think so:

Filmed and presented on a scale not seen in modern productions, Gone with the Wind is, if not the definitive Hollywood film, then certainly near the top of the list.…

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Box Office Takings Monday 25th – How To Train Your Dragon Still Leading

We’ve the Monday box office takings for North American movies. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World leads as it has done right over the weekend. A $55 million cumulative gives it the best opening for the franchise so far:

1 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World $2,332,805
2 Alita: Battle Angel $931,069
3 Fighting with My Family $467,144
4 Isn’t It Romantic $443,782
5 What Men Want $396,781

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