Whaddya Got On Tap? – Week of 12/15/17

by Tim Barley & Duwayne Tso

Jedis and Bulls

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So, there’s this sci-fi movie that looks like it might make a little money this weekend. And then there’s a kids movie that comes on the heels of Coco… We all know how the weekend is going to shake out, and Disney will get the big paycheck this weekend of course, so let’s focus on the #2-#10 slots.

Let’s see what’s new this week as we ask you “Whaddya Got On Tap?”

— C&M —

Just two wide releases for this week. But, one’s pretty big.


Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Director: Carlos Saldanha
Cast: John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Gina Rodriguez,Anthony Anderson, Bobby Cannavale, David Tennant, and Gabriel Iglesias
Rating: PG
Run Time: 107 mins

Official Synopsis: After Ferdinand, a bull with a big heart, is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure.’s Take: could be tough sledding for Ferdinand so close to the release of Coco and with Jedi and Christmas.

― C & M ―

Star Wars: The Last Jedi     

Distributor: Buena Vista
Director: Rian Johnson
Cast: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Issac, Peter Mayhem, Anthony Daniels, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Laura Dern, and Benecio Del Toro.
Rating: PG-13
Run Time: 151 mins

Official Synopsis: Having taken her first steps into the Jedi world, Rey joins Luke Skywalker on an adventure with Leia, Finn and Poe that unlocks mysteries of the Force and secrets of the past.’s Take: Could be big. Maybe. How big? $250M? $300?M

― C & M ―

Duwayne’s Pick: Star Wars: The Last Jedi!  I am a huge Star Wars fan and have been waiting for this since Episode VII ended. This movie looks so much better and more importantly darker than Episode VII. It will be more Jedi-focused now that Luke Skywalker is an actual part of the film. I can’t wait!

Tim’s Pick: The Last Jedi. We had it down as an event day on Sunday, but it looks like little old me will be taking in the movie by himself.

― C & M ―

The Weekend Top Five:

1. Star Wars: The Last Jedi – no doubt, just HOW much will it take in?
Estimated Weekend: $255 million

2. Ferdinand has to be a number two, and this new one will take over for Coco
Estimated Weekend: $12 million

3. Coco – now, it gets tough
Estimated Weekend: $8 million

4. Justice League – trying to eke a few more $$
Estimated Weekend: $5 million

5.  Thor: Ragnarok – a very fun movie that deserves to keep making a ton of coin
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!