‘Spectre’ beats out new comers at the box office


There were two new movies coming out this weekend that tried to challenge Spectre and The Peanuts Movie for the top of the box office. Neither movie was able to do that or get into double digits at the box office.

Spectre once again repeats at the top of the box office bringing in an estimated $35 million over the weekend. While the movie has high hopes for having a big box office total, the 50% decrease from week to week is not going to help matters. Especially since the competition that it’s going to have in the coming weeks.

The Peanuts Movie is once again in the shadows of Spectre bringing in an estimated $24.2 million over the weekend. The movie is now right on the cusp of the $100 million mark and should pass over it by the end of the week, also beating out the $99 million budget.

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The two new movies coming out were Love the Coopers with an estimated $8.4 million. The Christmas movie was hoping to bring in money for the holiday but doesn’t look like it will. The other new movie to come out is The 33 with an estimated $5.8 million. The Martian remain in the top five with an estimated $6.7 million. For the rest of the box office, you can go here.

The final movie of The Hunger Games saga, Mockingjay pt 2, is set to come out this week and will likely dominate the box office until the next Star Wars movie comes out in December. It is predicted to premiere over $100 million at the box office with many of the fans going multiple times to see the movie.

What movie did you see this weekend?


‘The Peanuts’ and ‘Spectre’ battle it out for the top spot at the box office


There were two movies that were set to come out this weekend that was going to draw in a crowd. They both succeeded in doing that and had great opening weekends. It was a battle for the top of the box office for the franchise names, but it was the new James Bond movie that was able to grab the crown for the box office.

The latest James Bond movie (and final one with Daniel Craig), Spectre, opened to the second biggest of his time as James Bond. The movie premiered with an estimated $73 million. The movie fell short of matching 2013’s Skyfall’s opening which premiered with $88.3 million. The movie is getting high praise from the reviewers and the fans which means it should continue to do well at the box office, even though there is a lot of competition coming out in the next few weeks.

The other new movie to premiere is The Peanuts Movie which brought in an estimated $45 million. The movie has high hopes as it is a movie that the whole family can enjoy and with that big of an opening, it is likely to reach that $100 million mark but may not do much better as Disney is releasing a new movie Thanksgiving weekend.


The Martian drops from the top spot with an estimated $9.3 million. It should cross the $200 million mark by the end of next week making it the 7th movie to cross over that mark this year. Goosebumps remain in the top five with an estimated $6.9 million and Bridge of Spies with an estimated $6 million. For the rest of the box office, you can go here.

It’s a slow week for releases as there are only three movies set to come out. The Brad Pitt and Angelina drama, By the Sea, should draw some attention; the true story of thirty-three men that survived a tragedy in The 33; and the latest Christmas movie to be made to get us in the holiday mood in Love the Coopers. Spectre and The Peanuts Movie will likely still be at the top of the box office next week, but likely will drop down as Mockingjay pt 2 is set to come out next week.

What movie did you see this weekend?


Two new clips for ‘Mockingjay pt 2’ have been released

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With the final movie in the world wide phenomenon, Mockingjay pt 2, set to come out in about two weeks, we are starting to get new footage from the movie in preparation. The promotion tour is officially under way as the movie begins its release tour and two new clips have been released on the movie’s YouTube page to help hold fans over (or make them more anxious).

In the first clip, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) is talking with Johanna (Jena Malone) about how she is ready for action. Johanna, of course, has been ready to go back to war ever since she got saved from the Capital and got to District 13. Now that she has her energy, she’s even more prepared.

In the second clip, it’s a lot softer as Katniss and Peeta are talking about what they did to him. If you’ve read the book, you know how important this scene is to their relationship and there are very subtle hints to what it’s like now that he’s back. Peeta explains how they turned his memories of her against him and got him to want to kill her. We get that first glimpse of the ‘Real, not real’ game they created and it’s pretty much a word for word adaptation from the book. Fans of the world rejoice to this news.

All the images and footage we have seen from the movie have shown that it’s very much going to be a final battle between Katniss and Snow (Donald Sutherland). What Francis Lawrence has been able to do is keep to the heart of the story while enticing them to keep coming back from more. We all know (whether or not you have read the books) that this movie is going to be a powerful one that you are going to be talking about for days and hopefully it will make splitting the final book into two parts worth it.

The tickets for the final movie are already on sale and are expected to sell out at many theaters. The series has already made $1.1 billion worldwide and is expected to set new records when it comes out later this month. If it didn’t have to compete against the new Star Wars movie, it would likely have been the movie of the year.

Mockingjay pt 2 stars Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Hutcherson, Malone, and Sutherland and is set to come out November 20th with a special 8pm showing on November 19th at select theaters.

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‘The Martian’ beats the competition for the top of the box office


It was a relatively slow weekend for premieres this week at the box office. There were two big name movies set to come out and they both didn’t do well at the box office. Both movies were unable to make it to the top of the box office.

The Martian repeats at the top of the box office bringing in an estimated $11.4 million. The movie is coming close to the $200 million mark and should be able to cross over that in the next week or two. The movie will likely fall next week from the box office, but with the success it’s been having it should make some noise come award season.

Goosebumps doesn’t get any help from Halloween fans as it only brought in an estimated $10.2 million. The movie is about to beat out its $58 million budget by next week. With the holiday over, it’s not likely to do any better than it has been the last few weeks which means it may not be able to reach that $100 million plateau.

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Bridge of Spies and Hotel Transylvania 2 follow up on the box office with an estimated $8 million and $5.8 million respectively. The only new movie that was able to get into the top five is Burnt which premiered with an estimated $5 million. The other new movie to come out, Our Brand is Crisis, premiered further down the list with an estimated $3.4 million. For the rest of the box office, you can go here.

There are two movies set to come out this week. James Bond’s latest addition, Spectre, should dominate the box office and likely will until Mockingjay pt 2 comes out at the end of the month. Spectre is Daniel Craig’s expected last movie so expect his fans to come out to see him multiple times. The other new movie is Room and will be good for those fans who are looking for a tear-jerker.

What movie did you see this weekend?


Top 5 movies coming out in November

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#5 – By the Sea

Starring: Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Melanie Laurent

Out: 11/13


Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt return together on screen in this drama of a married couple struggling to keep their marriage together. For them, it was probably an emotional roller coaster ride and that could make for some good movie-making. No doubt that fans will be hoping to see a return of Mr. and Mrs. Smith but this doesn’t look like that kind of movie.

 #4 – The Peanuts Movie

Starring: Francesca Capaldi, Madisyn Shipman, Noah Schnapp

Out: 11/6


This is going to be the perfect movie for anyone to see at any time. The Peanut gang is something that we all grew up with and it’s going to be an amazingly nostalgic movie to see. The question will be will the movie be able to meet our expectations? The specials that it does for the holidays is beloved by everyone and no doubt they will have high hopes for this full length movie.

 #3 – The Good Dinosaur

Starring: Raymond Ochoa, Jeffrey Wright, Steve Zahn

Out: 11/25


It’s a Disney movie so you know it’s going to be perfect because they really don’t put out anything less. The Good Dinosaur is going to going to be a tough act to follow as Inside Out quickly became a fan favorite to fans of different generations. You know Disney is going to have a deep meaning of life in here that is going to change the way you go by day to day. Be prepared to cry because you know you will.

#2- Spectre

Starring: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Monica Belluci, Lea Seydoux

Out: 11/6


It’s Bond. James Bond. Daniel Craig once again gives a run for the money for the best man to don the suit as he goes total bad-ass in this movie (though really he’s done it in all the James Bond movies). But like the last few movies, expect to see some twists and turns as we get that perfect mix of action and sexiness with Craig.

#1 – Mockingjay pt 2

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Donald Sutherland, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth

Out: 11/20


In one of the most anticipated movies of the year, fans will finally get to see the final battle between Snow and Katniss. Expect this movie to be full of action and drama as we get to say good-bye to the series. The movie series has changed the way movies are made and how even the biggest meanings of life can come in the most unexpected ways.

What movie are you most excited to see this month?



‘The Star Squad’ prepare for battle in first ‘Mockingjay pt 2’ clip

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The first official clip from the upcoming film from Mockingjay pt 2 has been released. This is the same clip that was given in advance to the people who bought their tickets in the first 24 hours of them going on sale. Fandango had set up the launch and sent out the clip. Entertainment Weekly helped with the launch while also releasing twelve stills from the movie that will be featured in this week’s edition of the magazine.

The rest of the world got to see the clip earlier today when it was released on the movie’s YouTube page, along with the social media websites. In the clip, we see Finnick return early from his honeymoon to help Katniss, Gale, and the rest of the rebels prepare for war. They are going to be known as the ‘Star Squad’ which means they will be videotaped and photographed so the other districts can see. Gale of course, is not too happy about it, but accepts his orders.

The final movie is one of the most anticipated movies of the year. It’s expected to break a lot of records and will likely be compared to the Harry Potter series in regards to success. The final movie is set to come out November 20th officially, but many theaters will have either a double feature showing on Thursday night with the final movie being shown at 8PM.

What did you think of the clip?


Twelve new images released for ‘Mockingjay pt 2’

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Today marks the day that the tickets for Mockingjay pt 2 to purchase. This is the final of the Hunger Games movie and is looking to be breaking some records. Today is also is the day that Lionsgate released twelve more stills from the movie through Entertainment Weekly. The movie is going to be the center topic in this week’s edition, which is set to go on the shelves tomorrow.

In the stills, we see the rebels getting ready for war. As we know the final film is going to mainly be the war between the rebels and the capital. Snow is looking ready for the war as he prepares his garden in a few of the pictures and the rest of the rebels are looking to make a dent into the stronghold that Snow has on the government.

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If you buy your tickets in the first 24 hours on Fandango, you will unlock a code to download a digital form of Mockingjay pt 1 but you also unlock an exclusive clip from the second part. Sounds like a win, win, win. There will be a special double feature showing on November 19th that will have both parts of the finale back to back. If not, there will be a special showing at 8pm on Thursday the 19th.

The movie franchise has made $1.1 billion so far and is looking to shatter records when it come out November 20th. The first part of the finale didn’t do as well as the other two movies, only making $337.1 million, but this was also true for the first half of Deathly Hallows from Harry Potter. When the second part came out, it shattered record after record. Expect this to happen when the final movie comes out.

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