This weekend is the calm before the summer movie season storm; therefore no potential box-office hits are being released. This means that The Jungle Book will dominate the box-office for a third weekend in a row pulling in around 40 million.
The first major release is Keanu which is a comedy that looks like it could be pretty funny, but it won't do very well in theaters. The movie is getting good reviews with a 75% fresh rating at Rotten Tomatoes. Look for Keanu to open around 10-12 million this weekend.
The second release this weekend is the ensemble film Mother's Day. You'd think a movie that stars Julia Roberts, Kate Hudson, Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis would be a hit, but not when it looks like a big steaming pile of shit. The movie is getting horrible reviews with a 7% fresh rating at Rotten Tomatoes which is extremely low. Look for the movie to pull in around 8-10 million and then disappear forever.
The third release this weekend is the animated Ratchet & Clank which is based on a popular video game series. When I took my kids to see Zootopia this movie was one of trailers that were shown before the movie. I remember being amazed that the trailer did not generate any laughs from the kids in the theater. That is how bad this movie looks. The movie is pulling in a poor 22% fresh rating at Rotten Tomatoes, so that proves the movie is as bad as its trailer. I think the movie will pull in around 8-10 million this weekend and then it will join Mother's Day in the galaxy of forgotten movies.
This weekend there is a one movie opening that I want to see called Green Room. The movie is in limited release and the buzz/reviews for the movie have been very good. It is a thriller/horror film and it is currently at 88% fresh at Rotten Tomatoes. I'll probably have to wait until the movie hits DVD to see it, but it will be worth the wait.
Finally, next week I will be posting a huge blog that will breakdown the summer movie releases with predictions. It will be epic. It may even, break the internet like a Kardashian ass.