CocktailsandMovies.com Whaddya Got On Tap? – Week of 07/07/17

By Tim Barley, Duwayne Tso and Mike Reyes

Spider-Man! Spider-Man! Does Whatever A Blockbuster Can!

Spider Man Homecoming

Call the Daily Bugle folks, we’ve got a Spider-Man picture on our hands! It’s time for Spider-Man: Homecoming to make its way to theaters! But, of course, that doesn’t mean there’s no other films showing at the market, so that leaves us with the usual duty of evaluating the box office market as we usually do. Refill your drinks, and prepare your spreadsheets, as we dive into what’s on tap for this first weekend in July. What do you say we get right to it on this last day of this short weekend?

— C&M —

One new blockbuster this weekend, and you know who it is!

Spider-Man: Homecoming     SpiderManHomecomingC

Distributor: Sony / Columbia
Director: 
Jon Watts
Cast:
Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey Jr., Donald Glover, Zendaya, and Jon Favreau
Rating: P
G-13
Run Time:
 133 mins

Official Synopsis: Several months after the events of Captain America: Civil War, Peter Parker, with the help of his mentor Tony Stark, tries to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens, New York City while fighting crime as his superhero alter ego Spider-Man as a new threat, the Vulture, emerges.

CocktailsandMovies.com’s Take: You can read our review here,  but suffice it to say, we’ve been waiting for this one for some time!

― C & M ―

Duwayne’s Pick: Spider-Man: Homecoming! I am a big comic book fan and I eagerly await every new comic book movie that comes out, whether it be Marvel or DC. And from I have seen so far, this looks like it will be the best Spider-Man movie ever. I love how this is more true to it’s comic book roots than previous movies, especially with the casting of a teenage looking Tom Holland. I can not wait!

Mike’s Pick: I’ve already seen Spider-Man: Homecoming twice. If I had a theater offering films I’ve wanted to catch up on, like Beatriz At Dinner or King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, I might see those. But, I think I’ll be seeing Spider-Man again. It’s seriously THAT good.

Tim’s Pick: It has to be Spider-Man: Homecoming. I’m really looking forward to some really good movies again, and the next 4-8 weeks look like summer again…

― C & M ―

The Weekend Top Five:

1. Spider-Man: Homecoming – little doubt about this number one movie
Estimated Weekend: $125 million

2. Despicable Me 3 – some movies have to come in numbers 2 – 5
Estimated Weekend: $15 million

3. Baby Driver – one of the best reviewed movies will stay in 3rd place
Estimated Weekend: $7 million

4. Wonder Woman –  one has to “wonder” when this movie will leave the top five
Estimated Weekend: $6 million

5.  Cars 3 –  disappointing movie but still good for number 5
Estimated Weekend: $4 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!

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