CocktailsandMovies.com Whaddya Got On Tap? – Week of 06/17/16

by Tim Barley and Duwayne Tso

Lost fish and found friends

cocktails and movies whaddya got on tap 6.17.16

There are just two big releases this weekend, after a big new release weekend last weekend. And, both are comedies for different audiences. We’ll get to the fish story shortly, but opening this weekend is Central Intelligence, starring Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson – both big time box office draws – and featuring a pretty good story. This might be the number one weekend movie, if it weren’t for a little movie called Finding Dory, the sequel to Finding Nemo. This could be a really really big weekend for the box office, which hasn’t had a $100+ opening in over a month. So, make a great cocktail, sit back and let’s talk about what you’re going to do this weekend. (If it’s LA, then you’re going to be looking for an air conditioned spot…)

Just two new wide releases this weekend:

Central Intelligence

Distributor: Warner Bros.
CentralIntelligence2Starring: Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart
Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Rating: PG-13
Run Time: 107 mins

Official Synopsis: After he reunites with an old school pal through Facebook, a mild-mannered accountant is lured into the world of international espionage.

CocktailsandMovies.com’s Take: At first, we were like “huh?” Then we have seen the trailer progression and think that Thurber (We’re The Millers) may have another hit on his hand.

― C & M ―

Finding Dory FindingDoryA

Distributor: Buena Vista
Director: Angus MacLane & Andrew Stanton
Rating: PG
Run Time: 103 mins

Official Synopsis: The friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish reunites with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way.

CocktailsandMovies.com’s Take: Word is that this movie is going to tug on your heart strings like Toy Story 3 did. So, bring Kleenex. And your flask.

― C & M ―

Duwayne’s Pick: Central IntelligenceDwayne Johnson has been killing it at the movie theatres the last few years. Kevin Hart has been on a streak as well with his last few movies. The combination of both these guys should make for a great movie.  The trailers have been fun and hilarious.  Plus, it has a nice message about bullying too!

Tim’s Pick: I’m in agreement. I’ll see both, but Central Intelligence looks great – great direction, great star power and just plain fun.

― C & M ―

The Weekend Top Five:

1. Finding Dory – there is no doubt that this one will exceed every other movie
Estimated Weekend: $110 million

2. Central Intelligence – a funny movie that will appeal to the drinking crowd that doesn’t have to tote kids to the theater…
Estimated Weekend: $45 million

3. The Conjuring 2 – dropping 50% but still sticking in the top 5
Estimated Weekend: $17 million

4. Warcraft – similar to Conjuring, it’s going to lose a lot of steam and fall quickly, but not this weekend
Estimated Weekend: $10 million

5. Now You See Me 2 – not much marketing here so look for this movie to fall quicky
Estimated Weekend: $7 million

— C&M —

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We’ll see you around over the weekend, but until then make sure to treat your films and your drinks with equal responsibility. Skip the bad movies, and know when to say “No” to that refill! Though calling an Uber or Lyft is always an option as well!