Now In-Theater: June 23, 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
Transformers: The Last Knight
The Bad Batch
The Big Sick
A Beginner’s Guide to Snuff
Transformers: The Last Knight will be Number One at the box office this weekend. The people that will flock to this film in U.S. and international movie theaters are fans of the series and know exactly what they will get: boisterous nonsense, explosions, female eye-candy, incoherence, and state-of-the-art VFX. Persumably this is Michael Bay‘s last Transformers film but if it makes a billion dollars plus, Paramount Pictures will pay Bay a king’s ransom to get him back behind the cameras again.
I can believe that a fifth live-action Transformers: The Last Knight film exists. That’s economics. What I can’t believe exists is the Transformers-in-the-past plotline for the film:
When all seems lost, a few brave souls can save everything we’ve ever known. The Last Knight shatters the core myths of the Transformers franchise, and redefines what it means to be a hero. Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. Saving our world falls upon the shoulders of an unlikely alliance: Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg); Bumblebee; an English Lord (Sir Anthony Hopkins); and an Oxford Professor (Laura Haddock). There comes a moment in everyone’s life when we are called upon to make a difference. In Transformers: The Last Knight, the hunted will become heroes. Heroes will become villains. Only one world will survive: theirs, or ours.
Cars 3 will be Second this weekend (though if Cars 3‘s drop is big enough, Wonder Woman will be Second). Following its strong opening last weekend, with critics saying the film is the best in the series, Cars 3‘s drop in attendance in its second week of release will be enough to surmount all the other new films opening this weekend.
Wonder Woman will be Third, keeping the aforementioned stipulations in mind.
All Eyez On Me will be Fourth at the box office over the weekend.
The Mummy will be Fifth this weekend. After this weekend, The Mummy will be out of Top Five films at the box office.
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