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Last weekend at the box office:

Well, this was the worst Easter weekend for the box office in nearly 15 years. Total earnings for his weekend were $112-million, the lowest since 2005 according to Variety. It could be because there wasn't a Disney release on the slate leading up to the Marvel’s “Avengers: Endgame” premiere on April 26th.

But even so, “The Curse of La Llorona” scored more points for the horror genre for its debut weekend. The movie bumped “Shazam!” to the second spot after raking in $26-point-five-million, a solid opening that exceeded expectations. Fellow newcomer “Breakthrough” debuted in the third spot, though only by a little more than $11-million.

“Hellboy” saw a big decline of almost 70-percent for its second weekend, going from third to the tenth spot. Meanwhile, “Captain Marvel” was more popular last week, getting promoted to the fourth spot.

Here’s this weekend’s Top 10 movies:

  1. “The Curse of La Llorona” – $26.5-million
  2. “Shazam!” – $17.3-million
  3. “Breakthrough” – $11.1-million
  4. “Captain Marvel” – $9.1-million
  5. “Little” – $8.5-million
  6. “Dumbo” – $6.8-million
  7. “Pet Sematary” – $4.9-million
  8. “Missing Link” – $4.4-million
  9. “Us” – $4.3-million
  10. “Hellboy” – $3.9-million

Source:Variety

My only pick this weekend will surely dominate the box office:

The Avengers: Endgame: Floating in space with no food or water, Tony Stark sends a message to Pepper Potts as his life slips away. All while the remaining Avengers -- Thor, Black Widow, Captain America and Bruce Banner try to bring back their vanquished allies for an epic showdown with Thanos - who destroyed the planet and the universe. Starring: Robert Downey, Jr, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Josh Brolin, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansen, Don Cheadle, Bradley Cooper AND MORE….

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Spring is in the air! Everything is BLOOMING including Daffodils! Be sure to CLICK HERE for more events!!

All weekend it’s the 38th Annual Fine Art & Flowers Show, Celebrate spring at Wadsworth Atheneum. For ticket information and times visit www.thewadsworth.org

Friday at 6pm, reservations needed, 18th Annual Oyster & Wine Dinner! At Flanders Fish Market & Restaurant in East Lyme! 6 amazing courses paired with wines! Call (860) 739-8866

Friday it’s An Evening with the Clintons - Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre visit www.oakdale.com the show starts at 7:30pm and there are tickets still available.

Saturday and Sunday! Daffodil Festival enjoy an outdoor family festival with more than 600,000 daffodils on display in the historic Hubbard Park in Meriden!

WALK ACROSS CONNECTICUT!!!

  • ·Saturday you can Walk Against Hunger for Food Share, FREE ADMISSION at Dunkin Donuts Park starting at 10am, registration opens at 8:30am
  • ·Walk Like MADD in Hamden at the Tri Town Walk at Town Center Park at the Gazebo at 10:30am, registration opens at 8:30am
  • ·Join Donate Life New England on Saturday, April 27th for the 2019 Blue & Green 5K/Walk! It's taking place at Griffin Center in Windsor, CT and registration starts at 8 a.m.!

Saturday afternoon: Join Black Hog Brewing Co. in Oxford on Saturday, April 27th, for Suds & Curds Festival! It is a beer & cheese pairing festival featuring 18 of the finest breweries and 10 premier cheese makers all from New England! Located: 115 Hurley Rd. 9A | Oxford, CT 06478

Sunday noon to 4pm it’s the 46th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival a celebration of spring commemorating the planting of 73 cherry blossom trees in 1973 by the New Haven Historic Commission in cooperation with the New Haven Parks Department. 

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