Now In-Theater: July 14, 2017
The motion pictures now in-theater are from various Hollywood and independent movie studios. Some of the films are in wide release (600 screens or more in the United States and Canada) and some are in limited release (a motion picture that is playing in a select few theaters across the country [typically in cities such as New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco]).
This Week’s In-Theater Releases
War for the Planet of the Apes
The Possession of Janet Moses
Birthright: A War Story
Even with the release of War for the Planet of the Apes this weekend, Spider-Man: Homecoming should still able to hold off the war drama to remain Number One at the box office this weekend. It will be close though with fans of the Ape series journeying to theaters to see the latest installment vs. Marvel fans that have not seen the latest Spidey outing yet (or that will see it for the first time).
War for the Planet of the Apes and Spider-Man: Homecoming are both good films. FilmBook writer Reggie Peralta reviewed War for the Planet of the Apes here. Here is an excerpt from his review (caveat: he had not seen any of the Ape films except for Tim Burton‘s film):
As a sequel, there were some call-backs to Rise that I wasn’t able to fully appreciate but they were handled in such a way that I got the gist of their significance without it detracting from the film. There’s plenty of action, but plenty of thinking to make it not just another sci-fi blockbuster. Fans of the franchise will probably get more out of it than I did, but there is still a lot for initiates to like about War for the Planet of the Apes.
If Spider-man: Homecoming manages to hold off War for the Planet of the Apes for the Top Spot at the box office, War for the Planet of the Apes will open in Second Place.
Despicable Me 3 will be Third at the Box Office this weekend.
Baby Driver will be Fourth at the Box Office this weekend.
Wish Upon will open in Fifth Place. I knew next to nothing about this film except that was a horror film. Upon doing a little research, I found the plot synopsis for the film:
After her father presents her with a mysterious music box, Clare Shannon (Joey King) is surprised to find her every wish coming true. Her joy slowly morphs into terror as she begins to realize the bloody price of each new wish.
This will be the only weekend at the box office in which Wish Upon is in the Top Five.
It’s fashionable to decry supposed instances of “patriarchy” these days, but William Oldroyd’s Lady Macbeth gives us a shockingly visceral look at what patriarchy actually looks like.
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