Weekend Box Office: June 17, 2016

Last weekend’s box office winner was The Conjuring 2, with $40 million. Warcraft came in second with $24 million. What a world we live in! There’s no doubt that Finding Dory will take all the pennies this weekend.

Department Q: The Keeper of Lost Causes, Department Q: A Conspiracy of Faith, Department Q: The Absent One, is a trilogy based on the popular Scandinavian mystery series Department Q. The films are distributed stateside by IFC and follow two inspectors are they dive into a series of cold cases. This seems like the best use of your time this weekend, especially if it’s hot outside.

Finding Dory is Pixar’s sequel to 2003’s Finding Nemo. Amnesiac Dory is searching the ocean for her family. Albert Brooks is back to voice Marlin, and Nemo will join him. Additional voices include Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell, Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy, Idris Elba, Dominic West, and Bill Hader.

Central Intelligence is what happens when you take 21 Jump Street and toss it into a high school reunion trope. Dwayne Johnson plays a CIA agent who was bullied in high school. He hires a bored accountant, played by Kevin Hart, to help him with an assignment. There are a lot of plot holes here, but if six hours in a cool, dark room, doesn’t appear to you, this is another decent use of your time at the cinema.

Bang Gang: A Modern Love Story is a French film about unsupervised teenagers filming their drug-fueled sex parties and uploading the videos online. It is written and directed by Eva Husson.

Tickled is a documentary about journalist David Farrier and his investigation into a competitive tickling league. Is this real or is this the new Catfish?

Clown is a horror film with a trailer I refuse to watch because I enjoy sleeping through the night. It stars Peter Stormare and is produced by Eli Roth. Knock yourself out, horror fans!

The Last King is the story of Norway’s last king. The film is set in a Civil War -ravaged Norway, in 1206.

Argentina is a documentary from Carlos Saura (1998’s Tango) about tango.

The Last Heist is about a heist that goes horribly wrong when one of the bank hostages is a serial killer, played by Henry Rollins. Ya’ll gonna die.

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