The big release this week is The Dark Knight Rises, but there’s something for everyone this week, from hidden gems, to stone cold masterpieces. Animated films, great directors delivering minor classics, to indie films no one cared about, and ones that could be Oscar spoilers. Like we said, it’s a good week for DVD and Blu-ray.
So it's Labor Day weekend, which is often one of the more sluggish box office weekends of the year. Give teens a horror movie, and it can work like catnip. And so we see The Possession dominate.
You wouldn't know it from the weather, or practically anything else, but summer is over. At least for movies, where we're getting second and third stringers in the theater. And that's why only one film cracked ten million this weekend, and that's why The Expendables 2 stays on top. It's a weak week.
Though The Bourne Legacy couldn't top the last two Bourne sequels, it did manage to win the weekend, and is the first new film to hit number one since The Dark Knight Rises opened. More than anything, it did the right thing by moving back a week, and if its big competition was...
Part of me still can't believe they didn't throw a pile of money at Matt Damon to do a scene in The Bourne Legacy. Oh well. The ads keep telling us there was never just one. Duh. The question is if audiences will return if/when they know it doesn't feature the character in the title.