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The box office was a little sluggish this weekend as theaters around the world close due to growing coronavirus fears, but movie lovers still made it out to see Pixar’s “Onward.” The animated flick earned the top spot for its debut, raking in $40-million.
Sure, the earnings are along the lines of Disney’s expectations, and fans love it on Rotten Tomatoes, but it’s not Pixar’s best opening by far. Over the last few years, Pixar has been cranking out billion-dollar hits, like “Toy Story 4,” “The Incredibles 2” and “Finding Dory.”
Fellow debut “The Way Back” starring Ben Affleck also debuted this weekend, notching the third spot behind “The Invisible Man” with $8-point-five-million in opening earnings. Rounding out the top five is “Sonic The Hedgehog” in fourth with $8-million, and “The Call of the Wild” in fifth with $7-million.
- Apple tried their hand at the big screen this weekend with “The Banker.” Based on real events, the film follows self-taught real estate whiz Bernard Garret (played by Anthony Mackie), taking on 1950s Los Angeles. The movie also stars Samuel L Jackson and Nicholas Hoult. The movie opened in select theaters on Friday, and hits Apple TV-Plus on March 20th. Read more HERE.
Here’s last weekend’s Top 10 movies:
- “Onward” – $40-million
- “The Invisible Man” – $15.2-million
- “The Way Back” – $8.5-million
- “Sonic The Hedgehog” – $8-million
- “The Call of the Wild” – $7-million
- “Emma” – $5-million
- “Bad Boys For Life” – $3-million
- “Birds Of Prey” – $2.2-million
- “Impractical Jokers: The Movie” – $1.8-million
- “My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising” – $1.5-million
This weekend will be interesting. Movies that decided to move their opening dates are the Daniel Craig, 007 No Time to Die to Thanksgiving of this year. You may also find that Disney/Marvel’s Black Widow(slated to open May 1) and Universal’s F9(slated to open May 22, Memorial day weekend) tied to overseas grosses, may move deeper into the calendar
Movies that are in theaters this weekend:
Vin Diesel is hoping to take your mind off of the coronavirus in Bloodshot: He plays a marine; After he and his wife are murdered, marine Ray Garrison is resurrected by a team of scientists. Enhanced with nanotechnology, he becomes a superhuman, biotech killing machine.
Hillary Swank and Emma Roberts also star in a movie that will keep you up at night, The Hunt. And humans are what's being hunted, this movie is so violent it makes The Hunger Games look like a children's fairy tale. NO THANK YOU
I Still Believe: From the makers of I CAN ONLY IMAGINE comes the true life story of Christian music mega star Jeremy Camp.
The number one trending show in Netflix is Spenser and it's AWESOME starring Mark Wahlberg and Post Malone. Wahlberg plays Detective Spenser, an ex-cop and former convict who reenters his crime-stopping life one last time to avenge the deaths of his former coworkers.
Fri, March 13th – “Agatha Christie’s The Pale Horse” (series premiere): A new adaptation of Agatha Cristie’s 1961 mystery novel, “The Pale Horse,” about a murder investigation of a young woman that leads to a mysterious list of names in her show.
A new episode of “Shop Class” This original series hosted by Justin Long challenges teens and shop teachers to compete to find the best builders. (new episodes March 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th)
Renee’s Rockin’ Rosemary Popcorn
·Sea Salt and Black Pepper
·Parmesan or your favorite grated cheese
·Very light, extra virgin olive oil
·BIG BOWL or individual bags!
Pour the popcorn into bowl or bags
In one bowl : mix as much of the dried ingredients as you like and be sure to reserve a little extra grated cheese – really mix it up!!!
Sprinkle on the popcorn!
Drizzle a little olive oil over the popcorn mixture and then shake on a little extra cheese and ENJOY!
Scot & Kara’s Crazy Candy Popcorn
·Mini M & M’s
·Mini Reese’s Pieces
·Butter Flavored Popcorn
·BIG BOWL or individual bags!
Mix all the ingredients except chocolate syrup in bowl or bags, then drizzle with chocolate syrup – you will need napkins.
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