Box Office Wrap Up: Nostalgia to the Rescue?

A few big re-releases didn’t help much…but at least now I get to talk about The Goonies again.

After a few weeks of not cooking the books, Hollywood is back to issuing re-releases to try to goose the box office. Fortunately for IFC’s latest horror, The Rental, it wasn’t enough to dethrone last week’s #1. Unfortunately for the box office, it wasn’t enough to dethrone last week’s #1!

This Week in Box Office History.

The box office grew by about 50% this weekend compared to last. Most of this growth you can pin on classics like Goonies, Jurassic Park, and Back to the Future returning to the big screen. All told, re-releases added about 475 thousand dollars to the pot.

This shot in the arm helped, though not nearly to the extent that trotting out Star Wars and Jaws helped the July 4th box office. Our four golden oldies did succeed in shoving the weekend’s only new release, Summerland, all the way to the bottom of the pile.

Yeah. Nobody wants to see a film reminding us of all the summer we’re missing.

Top Film One Year Ago: Hobbs & Shaw

Box Office Wrap Up: Hobbs and Shaw Beijing Drift.
Seems like The Rock, being the bigger star, should have negotiated this scene better.

Top Film Ten Years Ago: Inception

Top Film 40 Years Ago: The Empire Strikes Back

Top Three Films.

The Rental remained on top with a commanding lead. It took in 317 thousand dollars in its second week, pushing its total domestically to just under a million dollars.

The Goonies popped back onto the top ten after, I don’t know, 35 years? Good sweet lord, I can’t believe that movies is that old. Oh well. Did I mention that I really like The Goonies? Maybe once or twice

You see, we’re not going in circles, this guy just keeps bringing up The Goonies every six months…

Jurassic Park rounded out the top three. Meanwhile, the only new release this weekend, Summerland, had to settle for seventh place and 38 thousand dollars. It finished one spot below Grease. Which is a movie older than dirt. And not a good movie, either. Yeah, @ me with your horrible greased lightning takes. Grease is a lousy movie.

Hard pass.

Top Ten Films.

  1. The Rental (317.8K)
  2. The Goonies (150.0K)
  3. Jurassic Park (117.0K)
  4. Back to the Future (107.0)
  5. The Big Ugly (105.0K)
  6. Grease (102.0K)
  7. Summerland (38.3K)
  8. The Wretched (18.4K)
  9. Relic (10.3K)
  10. Followed (1.6K)

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