Interesting that the three new releases this weekend couldn't break the top two. Which is good news for The Butler and We're The Millers. I find it very interesting that The Butler is doing so well, this is not the kind of movie that does well in the summer. Not sure how they managed to get an Oscar-type movie to pull in such big numbers in August of all months. Is it because it has such a large cast that is drawing in all kinds of people? Or is it simply a great movie that people are loving? It's cool that We're The Millers is almost over 100 million in just three weeks. I remember a few years back reading that no movie released in August every broken the 100 million dollar mark. Guess those days are behind us. For #3 and #4, I'm guessing The Mortal Instruments people are NOT happy they couldn't even break the 10 million dollar mark, not a good sign for a film series (are the books a trilogy??). But The World's End taking in just under nine million must be good news as often Simon Pegg's movies don't translate into big bucks this side of the Atlantic. Maybe his work in the Star Trek movies (and Mission Impossible to a lesser extent) have been a very good move for him.
New movies releases below, the first two we've already mentioned and then the other smaller movies (well, a few big ones that Wikipedia didn't list when I started this thread!)
August 28th - Closed Circuit - Crime drama with Eric Bana, Jim Broadbent and Julia Stiles
August 30 - One Direction: This Is Us - Musical Documentary
11 million views
August 30 - Afternoon Delight - Comedy drama with Juno Temple, Josh Radnor and Jane Lynch
August 30 - I Declare War - Action comedy drama. From imdb.com: " Summer war games between neighbourhood kids turn deadly serious when jealousy and betrayal enter the mix."
August 30 - The Lifeguard - Romantic drama with Kristen Bell, Mamie Gummer, Amy Madigan and Alex Shaffer (I had to mention Shaffer because he was in one of my favourite movies, "Win Win". So glad to see him in another movie now!!! )
August 30 - Instructions Not Included - Comedy drama. From imdb.com: " Valentin is Acapulco's resident playboy, until a former fling leaves a baby on his doorstep and takes off without a trace."
August 30 - Getaway - Action with Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez, Jon Voight
2.7 million views
August 30 - Our Nixon - Biographical documentary. From imdb.com: " Never before seen Super 8 home movies filmed by Richard Nixon's closest aides - and convicted Watergate conspirators - offer a surprising and intimate new look into his Presidency."
August 31 - Blue Exorcist: The Movie - Animated from Japan. From imdb.com: " Rin and his friends, along with the rest of True Cross Academy Town, are in the midst of preparing for a festival that is celebrated only once every 11 years."
August 30 - Passion - Crime drama with Rachel McAdams, Noomi Rapace is one we've talked about before, it's been released around the world as far back as 2012 and is now either getting an official U.S. release or a wider release...?
I put the new releases in order of the interest the trailers put in me...Afternoon Delight looks like one of those movies that make you laugh as much as they make you think (rare in comedies). And I Declare War...I still don't know what it's about really, which is probably a good trailer - one that sparks an interest in you but doesn't give the movie away. This might be the type of movie that takes one by surprise...and floors them (in a good way). Looks interesting! And I loooooove the cast of The Lifeguard, so I can't wait to see this one.