Good Morning Bleary-Eyed fans, hopefully you’ve recovered from your food comas’ and the inevitable Black Friday wounds. Don’t forget Cyber Monday deals can also be just as dangerous and painful, just think of the Carpul Tunnel Syndrome. The surgery you have to have looks like it is straight out of some horror B-Movie special effects.
While we are all gingerly tending to our wounds and over-sized stomachs, your fellow Bleary-Eyed fans will take care of those “hard to reach” places…like belly buttons and behind the ears. Onto the Top 5 movies everyone watched during their glutton fest! (Note: this is only counting the Friday to Sunday numbers as Wednesday releases are calculated from opening to Thursday).
1) The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2- $51.6M ($198.3M Total)
Have to admit I am a little surprised here since a Pixar film released this week, but I’ll go ahead and give the franchise its due, it can certainly make money. Maybe it doesn’t completely tell a coherent story, but it’s entertaining enough to get our seals of approval. People will keep seeing this and I think it’ll have a long run in the Top 5. Kinda like that aunt who came to stay for Thanksgiving, but decided she might as well stay till Christmas. After all, Southwest doesn’t charge for changing flights!
2) The Good Dinosaur ($55.6M Total)
The Good Dinosaur was the second worst opening of a Pixar film and the worst you might ask? Toy Story– the first film by an untested studio even though it was attached to Disney (note, if you look it up Toy Story 2 and A Bug’s Life’s opening weekend gross, you’ll notice severely low numbers due to them only releasing in one theater their opening weekend, the following weekend would be the true opening and follows what is seen regarding about The Good Dinosaur’s opening.) This is a bit odd as there really isn’t another cartoon other than The Peanuts Movie out and that doesn’t appeal to “today’s children”. Thankfully it was still an entertaining film and those that went likely enjoyed it. I have a feeling it might see a reasonable run at the box office, especially as schools start to let out.
3) Creed ($42.6M Total)
I’ll do my best to get a review out there soon, but believe me when I say, this film is good. If you’ve ever enjoyed a sports film (Remember the Titans, Hoosiers, or The Mighty Ducks) then you will fall completely head over heels for this film that passes the torch from the Rocky franchise to a new and younger generation.
4) Spectre- $12.8M ($176.1M Total)
007 and Blofeld continue to rake in a few million over the past few weekends. Spectre still lags behind Skyfall especially with inflation, but it does continue to weigh our action lust until The Force Awakens releases. Then Bond can retire for another three to five years.
5) The Peanuts Movie- $9.7M ($116.8M Total)
On the plus side, The Peanuts Movie has made back it’s $99M budget so far, but they still have to make back the marketing and such they did in the US. Also, it does have a place in the Top 10 of “G-Rated Film Grosses”. Depending upon when it finishes its theatrical run, that ranking will likely go up. One thing I’m sure Fox is watching closely is to see if they can engage new viewership and create new specials. I don’t know if that’ll work, but if it gives them a lift on the Halloween and Christmas Special sales, then it’ll have been worth it.
That’s it for our Top 5. My hope is that a lot more people will Creed a chance in the next few weeks. I doubt Miss Katniss Everdeen will give up her hold on the top spot for another week or two, but in less than 18 days, the most anticipated movie this year will blow our minds out the back of our skulls.
I could have shown real brain matter blown all over the place, but I figured since we all just got cleaned up in the shower, I’ll spare you look at that type of horror and just show the first amazing Captain America: Civil War trailer instead. It’ll likely play before Star Wars.
Hope to have a detailed Creed review to you all tomorrow and we’ve got some great surprises for Wednesday Wars, just pay attention, or actually read this site.