Weekend Box Office: September 3, 2016

Last weekend’s winner was a surprise to all, with Don’t Breathe taking the top spot, having garner $26 million. The horror film cost only $10 million to make. In second was Suicide Squad with a paltry $12 million.

This week we have two foreign comedies, two literary adaptations, and a horror comedy from Kevin Smith. Is it Unamerican to see a Canadian-set horror-comedy on Labor Day?

The Light Between Oceans is the film adaptation of the best selling novel by M. L. Stedman. (I liked it!) I’m not sure if we should worry that a September release means it isn’t as good as the studio hoped, or this will be in the same vein as Water for Elephants (BUT BETTER). The film stars Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender as a couple living in a lighthouse. Unable to have children, they find a baby, and raise it as their own, even after they learn that she has a mother looking for her (Rachel Weisz). (It’s better than it sounds.)

Yoga Hosers is is Kevin Smith’s new film, and it’s a horror-comedy! Two spoiled teenagers (Lily-Rose Depp and Harley Quinn Smith) in Manitoba accidentally released an army of bratwurst nazis, because animated hot dogs are this summer’s flavor.

White Girl is an indie film about a girl who spends her summer in New York, snorts a lot of coke, and probably suffers zero consequences in the end.

Morgan is an action-thriller starring Kate Mara as a woman sent to investigate a “terrifying accident” caused by a young teenage girl. So, like, a sequel to Hanna, kind of.

Kickboxer: Vengeance is an action film starring Dave Bautista and Jean-Claude Van Damme. When a no-holds barred match results in the death of a kickboxer in Thailand, his brother seeks revenge.

The 9th Life of Louis Drax is our second literary adaptation, based on the novel by Liz Jensen. Despite its hints at operating as inspirational Christian film starring Jennifer Garner, it is a thriller directed by Alexandre Aja. Louis falls off a cliff and nearly dies, and remains in a coma and maybe he was pushed or maybe his maybe-abusive father pushed him.

Klown Forever is a Danish comedy with Isla Fisher and Adam Levine. It is the sequel to Klown: The Movie.

No Manches Frida is Mexico’s adaptation to the German comedy Fuck you, Goethe. A bank robber is released from prison and goes to retrieve the money his accomplice buried in a schoolyard site only to find that the school is in the way of his haul.

Max Rose is a drama starring Jerry Lewis as a jazz pianist who must cope with the idea that his beloved, late wife cheated on him.

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