So, is Baloo waltzing about the No. 1 spot at the box office, for the third week in a row, or did Keanu take the money any run? Well, yes: The Jungle Book continues its run at No. 1 (for now) with a $43 million take. Keanu comes in No. 3 (behind Huntsman with $9.6 million) with $9.4 million. As for the other movies worth following, Green Room is 13, with $926,000, up 300% from the 24th spot. The Boss, which I saw Wednesday, dropped to No. 8.
A Bigger Splash opened Wednesday and stars Tilda Swinton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Ralph Fiennes, Dakota Johnson. The drama is a “loose” adaptation of La Piscine and named after the David Hockney painting. (If you wondered, I can’t remember the last time I was this stressed out by a trailer.)
Dark Horse, not to be confused with the excellent drama The Dark Horse, is a documentary about the Inspiring True Story about working class people in Wales who go all-in to breed a champion race horse. My aunt is chomping at the bit. The cinematography is gorgeous, but can you also sob your way through the chess drama, for me?
The Professor: Tai Chi’s Journey West is a documentary about Cheng Man-Ching, the man who intoduced Tai Chi to the Western world in the 1960s.
Captain America: Civil War is your big blockbuster of the weekend, starring most of Marvel’s Avengers, (and Spiderman too) as they battle Captain America and his blacklisted (murderous?) bff. The film is said to be Marvel’s best.
Elstree 1976 is a documentary about the actors and extras who worked on Star Wars.
Phantom of the Theatre is a Hong Kong horror film about a 1930s theater haunted its troupe, which perished in a fire.