Top 5: Weekend Box Office
Did you maybe need a little movie therapy this passed weekend? Looks like the box office may have gotten a Trump Bump!
The weekend box office got a noticeable bump, and analysts are thinking that it may have been a Trump Bump as Americans were looking for a quick and easy escape.
The Tom Hanks-Ron Howard adaptation of Dan Brown's Inferno dropped out of the Top 5 to 10th place, picking up only $3.25 Million over the weekend. It dropped behind the latest Tom Cruise disappointment, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. The good news is that Cruise is working on a sixth Mission: Impossible film. That may or may not include Jeremy Renner.
Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween dropped to eighth earning only another $3.6 Million. The thriller, Shut In, starring Naomi Watts had a poor debut, earning only $3.7 Million. Who releases a scary movie after Halloween?
Here's what the Top 5 Weekend Box Office looks like:
Mel Gibson's WWII movie, Hacksaw Ridge, banked another $10.8 Million for a total of $33.3 Million over two weeks in theaters. The way he's looking off-camera these days, don't be surprised if he's part of a Santa Clause re-boot!
Danny Glover plays a dad who gathers his kids together for the yuletide after his wife's death. It's a dysfunctional family Christmas, just like everybody else's. His co-stars include Gabrielle Union, Mo'Nique and Omar Epps. Almost Christmas earned $15.6 Million it's opening weekend.
The new "Lois Lane", Amy Adams plays a linguistics professor who leads a team that includes Jeremy Renner and Forrest Whitaker. It's a race against the clock as her team tries to figure out how to communicate with a dozen ships that have landed in different places around the planet. The Arrival debuted with $24 Million dollars!
Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake stayed in second place as Trolls earned another $35 Million over the weekend. The movie's made $94 Million in just two weeks!
"Just take my money...again!"
In the early '60's, Stan Lee worked with just a few artists to create the Marvel Universe. With Jack Kirby, he created The X-Men, The Hulk, The Avengers and the Fantastic Four. He created Spider-Man and Doctor Strange with Steve Ditko. Both characters were game changers because of the innovative artistic design Ditko brought to them. Spider-Man: Homecoming is due in theaters next year. Doctor Strange continues the Marvel movie domination, picking up another $43 Million for a total of $153 Million over two weeks. Looks like the Doctor may have had the right prescription for us all after a pretty bumpy week!