My woman Melissa McCarthy took the box office this weekend, wrenching it from the claws of Marvel, with a take of $23.5 million for The Boss. We have more than one big release this weekend, so it remains to be seen how long her run will last. (It will last forever in my heart, and that’s all that matters.)
The Jungle Book is your first blockbuster of the weekend, featuring CGI animals and a live action boy, with the voices of Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson, Giancarlo Esposito, Christopher Walken, Garry Shandling, and direction from Jon Favreau.
The First Monday in May is a documentary about the making of last year’s China-themed exhibition at the Met, and the star-studded gala that followed.
Criminal is an action thriller about an ex-con implanted with a dead CIA agent’s memories so he can finish the dead man’s assignment.
The Adderall Diaries stars Amber Heard, James Franco, Christian Slater, Wilmer Valderrama and is inspired by the murder of Nina Reiser by her husband and a writer’s fascination with the case.
Sky stars Diane Kruger as a woman who maybe? kills her husband while on vacation on the US before taking off on a cross-country journey. (Looks like it would pair well with River of Grass.)
Sing Street finds a dorky, lovelorn Dublin teen forming a new wave band to impress a girl. Directed by John Carney (Once, Begin Again). HERE TAKE ALL MY MONEY.
Paradox stars Zoe Bell as one of many young scientists experimenting with time travel. It works until one returns to warn them that if they don’t stop THEY WILL ALL DIE.
Our Last Tango is a documentary about famed tango partners, Maria Nieves Rego and Juan Carlos Copes, now in their 80s. Partners for fifty years, the two discuss their on-again, off-again love affair, and their love for tango.
Gridiron Heroes is a documentary narrated by Taylor Kitsch and about American hero Chris Canales, who was paralyzed during a high school football game. The film also explores the dangerous injuries of high school football.
Green Room can also take all my money, because it’s directed by Blue Ruin’s Jeremy Saulnier. The thriller stars Patrick Stewart, Anton Yelchin, and Imogen Poots; Stewart is a murderous white supremacist hellbent on killing a punk band that witnesses a murder at a rock venue.
Barbershop: The Next Cut is the latest installment in the funny, heartwarming Barbershop series. Calvin continues his efforts to improve the neighborhood and support his family. Starring Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Regina Hall, Anthony Anderson, Eve, JB Smoove, Lamorne Morris, Sean Patrick Thomas, Tyga, Deon Cole, Common, and Nicki Minaj.
Also new this weekend are Hamlet, starring Maxine Peake; Wedding Doll, an Israeli film about a “mentally deficient” woman working in a toilet paper factory who falls in love with the son of the factory owner; The Measure of a Man, a French drama about a man trying to get by as a supermarket security guard; A Bit of Bad Luck, a dark comedy starring Cary Elwes as a man having a bad, bad day; Fan, an Indian thriller about a young man obsessed with a pop star.
Already released films include My Name Is Doris, Zootopia, Hardcore Henry, Meet the Blacks, and Everybody Wants Some!!