Weekend Box Office: August 5, 2016

Jason Bourne was last weekend’s big winner, even though there are only 45 lines of dialogue, with $60 million. Star Trek Beyond, last week’s first place movie, came in second, with $24 million. Hot on its heels for third place, with $23 million, was Bad Moms.

This week has Suicide Squad, and hopefully something for everyone who has zero interest in that pile of garbage.

Suicide Squad is your weekend blockbuster, starring Jared Leto as the Joker, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, and Will Smith, Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, Cara Delevigne, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. The film is the origin story of the Suicide Squad, a group of misfits assembled by a government official to execute black ops missions.

Fun fact, Harley Quinn was meant to be a “walk-on” role on Batman: The Animated Series. Here’s a clip from “Harley’s Holiday”:

(That’s Mark Hamill as the Joker.)

Front Cover is a romantic drama about an out Chinese American and a closeted Chinese movie star. It has two stars on IMdB, and this review from Variety isn’t promising, but a “bittersweet love story,” memorable or not, is enough for me.

The Mind’s Eye is a horror film about two people with psychokinetic abilities on the run from a sadistic doctor.

Five Nights in Maine stars David Oyelowo, Dianne Wiest and Rosie Perez. A man visits his estranged mother-in-law after the death of his wife.

Nine Lives is a ridiculous children’s movie I can’t believe exists. Kevin Spacey is a rich as hell man who is turned into his daughter’s cat. Because he’s a bad dad and bad husband. He’s so bad his family doesn’t think he’s missing, they think he’s working.

Little Men is a twee, indie comedy, and of course it stars Greg Kinnear and Alfred Molina. Enjoy the “truth” about childhood through two young men in Brooklyn. (And then see Weiner-Dog.)

Sun Choke is a psychological thriller starring Sarah Kent as a woman attempting to recover from a psychotic break. Pairs well with Queen of Earth.

Also playing: Jon Waters’ Multiple Maniacs is getting a restoration and release, The Tenth Man is rolling into more theaters, and previously released films include Ghostbusters, The Secret Life of Pets, Finding Dory, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, and The Lobster— playing until it takes home its Oscars next January.

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