King Arthur: Legend of the Sword took the third spot with just over $15 million and similarly lukewarm reviews as Snatched, with critics calling it fast and weird and nonsensical. Not to mention that it’s a fool’s errand to try to dethrone a movie as good and widely appealing as Guardians with an experimental medieval action film the week after Baby Groot swooped in and made the Mouse a heap of money. Now personally, I live for ridiculous fantasy movies, so I’ll definitely be seeing King Arthur and I’ll probably love it far more than I’ll admit in public, but it’s obvious that Guardians draws in more people and will continue to do so in the coming weeks.
Speaking of which, let’s look ahead to this weekend!
Everything, Everything comes out to milk money out of the Fault in Our Stars teenage crowd, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul will draw families and repel everyone else, and Alien: Covenant will either revive a well-loved franchise or disappoint millions.
But unfortunately, we won’t be covering any of it, as this is the final entry in our Making Dollars and Sense series before we put it to bed for a very long nap. It’s been a fun journey for the past year. We’ve grown a lot, both as creators and consumers of film, and we want to thank every one of you who followed this series for so long. Keep an eye out for all of the exciting things we’ve got planned in the future, because there are plenty!
And one more thing: just because we’re putting this series to rest doesn’t mean we won’t be seeing movies every weekend, and the same should go for you too. Movies are important for an abundance of reasons, including but not limited to: an escapist break from the world’s problems, a way to express thoughts and feelings that we otherwise cannot through any other means, and perhaps most importantly, as a mirror for the world we live in, a platform to include the oppressed and invisible until they are no longer seen as “the other,” to stand for something good and right, and a way to bring new ideas into the minds and hearts of all who view them, using rapid images and light to plant the seeds of change for a better world. So take a risk and go see movies you don’t think you’d ever see – it could change your life!
From all of us here at ShadowShine, thanks again for watching, and this has been Making Dollars and Sense at the Box Office!