Monday Morning Hangover Report – July 25th, 2016

by Mike Reyes and Tim Barley

Star Trek: Beyond goes beyond the others, wins box office

cocktails and movies monday morning hangover report STAR TREK BEYOND

Well, congratulations, Star Trek. You ARE still relevant. That’s right, Star Trek: Beyond won the box office this weekend handily, doubling the top two movies’ takes with ease. If you want to see Mike Reyes’ review of the film, you can click here. For Tim’s sake, he almost picked the top five movies, but was way off on positioning. He thought that the summer of animation films would continue, yet Ice Age: Collision Course didn’t achieve what he thought it would. Still, animated movies held two of the top five slots and three of the top six places. Let’s take a look at the box office numbers:

As per usual, the following estimates are from Box Office Mojo, and are fresh as of Sunday afternoon. Be aware that these numbers could change when the actuals finally come out later this week. Entries highlighted in blue are new movies from this past weekend).

  1. Star Trek Beyond  $59.6 mil.
  2. The Secret Life Of Pets – $29.3 mil.
  3. Ghostbusters (2016) – $21.6 mil.
  4. Lights Out – $21.6 mil.
  5. Ice Age: Collision Course – $21 mil.
  6. Finding Dory – $7.22 mil.
  7. The Legend of Tarzan – $6.43 mil.
  8. Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates – $7.5 mil.
  9. Hillary’s America: The Secret History… – $5.29 mil.
  10. The Infiltrator – $3.29 mil.

— C&M —

monday morning hangover report cocktails and movies Lights out

Apparently, parents don’t like their kids so much. How else can you explain that they won’t take their kids to see the newest animated movie? Oh, wait, could it be that The Secret Life of Pets is still going strong? So, what did they do with their hard earned dollars this last weekend? They watched Captain Kirk and crew hit the border and watched it hit back to the tune of $59 million. The other opening movie this weekend that hit the top five was Lights Out, James Wan’s new horror film which has opened to rave reviews and is considered to be quite terrifying.

It’s good to see Ghostbusters 2016 and the ladies of the film doing quite well. (you go, Leslie Jones! you are welcome here for a cocktail or two, or three, ANYTIME. And to Kate McKinnon, you were simply fantastic!)

What has mystified me this last weekend was the low take for Ice Age: Collision Course which only took in a measly $20 million, or 1/5 of its budget. Which gives 20th Century Fox our “Hangover of the Weekend.”

Until then, don’t let Monday get you down too much. It’ll be over before you know it.