You know it’s early September when the top movie at the box office has been in theaters for over a month and grosses $10.2 million. Guardians of The Galaxy ran away with the crown due to a lack of new releases and general dry spots in the calendar. This is the changeover time of the year in movies. The summer is ending and the fall season of heavyweight films gets fired up.
The only new release to show any pulse was the faith based The Identical, which flopped, grossing under $2 million right around 2,000 locations. After Son of God and Heaven Is For Real, the Christian based story was expected to gather in more viewers. That plan backfired, with either the crowd staying home or watching Guardians again and again.
The comic book adventure film has grossed $294.6 million in it’s domestic run, and should hit 300 million this weekend.
Elsewhere, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles took second place with $6.5 million. If I Stay, the young teenage drama, only grabbed $5.8 million. Pierce Brosman’s Bond days are long over, because November Man has only made $17.9 million after 12 days.
This weekend, Tom Hardy and James Gandolfini headline the Boston thriller, The Drop and next weekend, Liam Neeson marches back into the action hero zone with Walking Among The Tombstones.
When asked on a radio show this morning what needs to be seen, I offered a film that came out in May, Jon Favreau’s Chef. That tells you how dry and hit and miss this summer season has become. Hopefully, Hardy and company create something special this weekend and Neeson delivers later this month.
What’s at the Box Office that you would recommend? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.