It’s Movie Monday, and if you’re dragging your tail into work today and dreaming about Friday already, we have report on what’s hot in the box office this week to help you along.
TOP BOX OFFICE HITS FOR AUGUST 24, 2015
|1. STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON|
|GROSSED $56 MILLION THIS WEEKEND
Straight Outta Compton is an upcoming 2015 American biographical drama film. directed by F. Gary Gray. The film revolves around the rise and fall of the Compton, California rap group N.W.A, whose members include Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, MC Ren and DJ Yella. The film’s title is borrowed from the title of N.W.A’s 1988 debut studio album. Straight Outta Compton is set for theatrical release on August 14, 2015.
|2. MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION|
|GROSSED $17 MILLION THIS WEEKEND
Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate – an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF.
|3. THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.|
|GROSSED $13.5 MILLION THIS WEEKEND
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is an upcoming spy-fi action comedy film directed by Guy Ritchie and co-written by Lionel Wigram, based on the 1964 MGM television series of the same name created by Sam Rolfe. The film stars Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Elizabeth Debicki, Alicia Vikander, and Hugh Grant. The film will be released on August 14, 2015.
|4. FANTASTIC FOUR|
|GROSSED $8 MILLION THIS WEEKEND
Four young outsiders teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe which alters their physical form in shocking ways. The four must learn to harness their new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.
|5. THE GIFT|
|GROSSED $6.5 MILLION THIS WEEKEND
The Gift is an American thriller film written and directed by Joel Edgerton. The film stars Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall and Edgerton.
|GROSSED $5.5 MILLION THIS WEEKEND
GROSSED $13.5 MILLION THIS WEEKENDAnt-Man is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics characters of the same name: Scott Lang and Hank Pym. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is intended to be the twelfth installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film was directed by Peyton Reed, with a screenplay written by Adam McKay and Paul Rudd, and stars Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Judy Greer, Tip “T.I” Harris, David Dastmalchian, Wood Harris, Jordi Mollà, and Michael Douglas. In Ant-Man, Lang must help defend Dr. Pym’s Ant-Man technology and plot a heist with worldwide ramifications. Development of Ant-Man began in April 2006, with the hiring of Edgar Wright to direct and co-write with Joe Cornish. By April 2011, Wright and Cornish had completed three drafts of the script and Wright shot test footage for the film in July 2012. Pre-production began in October 2013 after being put on hold so that Wright could complete The World’s End. Casting began in December 2013, with the acquisition of Rudd to play Lang.
|GROSSED $5.3 MILLION THIS WEEKEND
Vacation is an upcoming American adventure comedy film directed and written by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein and produced by David Dobkin. It is the sixth installment of the National Lampoon’s Vacation series. The film stars Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Chris Hemsworth, and Charlie Day.
Rusty Griswold takes his own family on a road trip to “Walley World” in order to spice things up with his wife and reconnect with his sons.
|GROSSED $5.1 MILLION THIS WEEKEND
Minions is an upcoming American 3D computer-animated comedy film and a spin-off/prequel to Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2. It is being produced by Illumination Entertainment for Universal Pictures. Written by Brian Lynch, it will be directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, and produced by Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy. Sandra Bullock voices Scarlet Overkill, the villain of the film and Jon Hamm will voice her husband, inventor Herb Overkill. The film is scheduled to be released on July 10, 2015. The film was first foreshadowed in the ending credits of Despicable Me 2, where Stuart, Kevin and Bob, Gru’s minions, are seen auditioning for the film.
|9. RIKKI AND THE FLASH|
|GROSSED $4.5 MILLION THIS WEEKEND
Ricki and the Flash is an upcoming American comedy-drama film directed by Jonathan Demme and written by Diablo Cody, about a woman who gave up/left her family to become a rock-star and then gets a chance to get everything back where it was. The film stars Meryl Streep, Mamie Gummer, Kevin Kline, Sebastian Stan, Rick Springfield and Ben Platt. It would be the second film Streep and her real-life daughter Gummer would be seen together after 1986’s Heartburn and also the second film Streep filmed with Kline, her costar in Sophie’s Choice. Principal photography began on October 13, 2014, in Rye, New York. TriStar Pictures is financing and will distribute the film on August 7, 2015.
A musician who gave up everything for her dream of rock-and-roll stardom returns home, looking to make things right with her family.
|GROSSED $3.8 MILLION THIS WEEKEND
Trainwreck is an upcoming American comedy film directed by Judd Apatowand written by Amy Schumer. The film stars Schumer along with an ensemble cast that includes Tilda Swinton, Bill Hader, Brie Larson, Colin Quinn, Barkhad Abdi, Mike Birbiglia, Jon Glaser, Vanessa Bayer, John Cena, Ezra Miller, LeBron James, Method Man, Jim Norton and Norman Lloyd. Principal photography began on May 19, 2014 in New York City. The film was released on July 17, 2015, by Universal Pictures.
Having thought that monogamy was never possible, a commitment-phobic career woman may have to face her fears when she meets a good guy.
What did you see this past weekend? What are planning on seeing this weekend? What did you love? What dd you hate? How many people did you throw popcorn at? Yeah, we’re nosey.