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The Bottom Line: February 24, 2016: Jordan Peele Takes A Stab At Horror

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The Bottom Line: February 24th, 2016

Quick Takes – One half of an iconic sketch comedy duo makes his directorial debut this week, and it’s not what you’d expect. See how it will do in this week’s edition of The Bottom Line!

Box Office Top Five

The Lego Batman Movie held on to the number one spot for another week with $32.7 million. Fifty Shades Darker maintained its runner-up status with $20.3 million. The Great Wall opened at number three, earning $18.5 million. John Wick: Chapter Two dropped to fourth place, with $16.3 million. Fist Fight opened in fifth with $12.3 million.

Here is a look at a few films that are opening on February 24th.

Get Out (R) 103 mins.

This is the only movie anyone cares about this week, right? One might have expected Jordan Peele to make a comedy for his first outing as a director. After all, he’s the co-creator of Key and Peele! But Peele zigged where he could have zagged, and instead made a satirical horror movie about race relations. It seems like it worked out well for him, since Get Out has gotten phenomenal reviews across the board. As of this writing, the film still holds a perfect 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, with 124 reviews counted. That is seriously unprecedented. The buzz is strong around this film, and it should almost definitely take first place at the box office this weekend.

The Bottom Line

Get Out will certainly take the number one spot this weekend, while The Lego Batman Movie will follow close behind for second. John Wick: Chapter Two has a chance to bump back up to third, while I think Fifty Shades Darker will drop to fourth. Hidden Figures will return to the top five, taking the fifth slot.

Movies To Look Forward To:

Logan (March 3rd)


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Michael Smith

Mike Smith is an avid filmgoer from New York who loves to hear his own voice - luckily his work as a podcaster on FilmBook allows him to do just that. Mike graduated from The College of Saint Rose in Albany with a degree in communications, and is ready to dole out critical analysis of all your pop culture fixations. Mike is the host of FilmBookCast and can frequently be seen at his local movie theater, patiently explaining to his friends that Superman Returns is a misunderstood masterpiece.

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