Here’s a stat for you: “Star Wars” has had the biggest first, second and — now — third weekend in box office history. The box office records just keep falling.
Before the weekend even got started, “Star Wars” flew past "Titanic" to take the spot as the second highest grossing domestic film ever. Let’s not forget: On the way to that record, it passed "Jurassic World" and "The Avengers."
If you look at the movies set to hit the box office between now and next week, it's smooth sailing for BB-8 and company.
That said, “Star Wars” does have a ways to go before it's — what some would consider — the “true champion.”
And now that I’ve bent over backwards to bring “Star Wars” down a peg, let’s move on.
Holding on to the No. 2 spot with a great second weekend is “Daddy’s Home” bringing in an estimated $29 million. Having brought in $38 million last weekend, the 25 percent drop in ticket sales is an impressive show of legs for the Ferrell/Wahlberg comedy.
While no one questions how glorious the 70 millimeter format is, critics are (as usual) split on Tarantino’s effectiveness, claiming he's starting to parody himself.
“There are some story elements that feel overly familiar, as if Tarantino is cannibalizing from his own filmography,” IGN's Jim Vejvoda said.
“It’s a very Tarintino-ey Tarintino movie in that, yeah, they do talk incessantly,” Christy Lemire said on What the Flick?!.
But let’s be honest, as much as critics love to discuss Tarantino, I think we can all agree no one cares less about what we have to say than the man himself.
As for next week, Leonardo DiCaprio gets lost in the woods and attacked by a bear all in hopes the Academy will hear his cries for help.