Editorial

The Bottom Line: September 2nd, 2016: Pilot v. Birds – Dawn of Justice

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Quick Takes

The top three from last week all maintain their positions with Don’t Breathe in the lead followed by Suicide Squad and Kubo and the Two StringsPete’s Dragon jumped back into the Top 5 at number four, while Sausage Party dropped to number five.

Box Office Top Five

Don’t Breathe made $15.8 million in its second weekend to once again take first place. Suicide Squad stayed in second with a total of $9.9 million. The great Kubo and the Two Strings – which everyone should go see – kept the third place spot with $6.4 million. Pete‘s Dragon, which didn’t make the top 5 last week, jumps back in at number four with $6.3 million. Finally, the animated Seth Rogen vehicle Sausage Party managed $5.2 million for fifth place.

Here is a look at a few films that are opening on September 9th.

Sully (PG-13) 96 mins.

Based on the real-life events that saw Captain Chelsey Sullenberger land a plane in the Hudson River and the immediate aftermath, Sully has some serious star power behind it. It’s directed by Clint Eastwood, who recently delivered a massive hit with American Sniper, and it starts America’s Favorite Actor, Tom Hanks, in the title role. Expect Sully to do great business at the box office – I’ll be surprised if it’s not number one, especially considering its competition. 

When the Bough Breaks (PG-13) 93 mins.

A couple (Morris Chestnut and Regina Hall) can’t conceive a child, so they turn to a surrogate who almost immediately goes psycho, obsessing over the husband and endangering their baby. This film currently boasts a 0% on Rotten Tomatoes, and even the title is just kind of silly. Don’t expect this one to do too well.

The Disappointments Room (R) 100 mins.

This seems to be a dumping ground weekend for horror films, because like When the Bough BreaksThe Disappointments Room also boasts a 0% on Rotten Tomatoes. Kate Beckinsale stars in this one, and again, I don’t think this will do great business either. There’s always an audience for horror of any quality, but I’d be a lot more confident in its abilities if it was getting good reviews.

 The Bottom Line

Sully will take the top spot, no question. Don’t Breathe will drop to second place, while Suicide Squad will drop to third. Kubo and the Two Strings will drop to fourth, and then I could see When the Bough Breaks squeaking into fifth place.

Movies To Look Forward To:

SnowdenBridget Jones’s BabyBlair Witch (September 16th)

 

About the author

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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