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The fourth Diary Of A Wimpy Kid movie arrives in the UK this weekend. Well, we liked it...
Where possible, I try and write a review of a film without having seen anyone else’s opinions of it first. I’ve got plenty of time afterwards to assess just how wrong I am in the eyes of the world.
Last weekend, then, rather than attend a press show, I took my children of varying ages (which tends to be how children work) to the new Wimpy Kid film, The Long Haul. I’ve enjoyed the first three, and particular applaud the quite brilliantly cast company of young performers. But young performers grow old and so, five years after Diary Of A Wimpy Kid 3, The Long Haul arrives with the same director (David Bowery), author Jeff Kinney still heavily involved, but a totally new cast.
I was expecting something akin to a reboot, »
The “Alien: Covenant” preview number is similar to Warner Bros.’ “Mad Max: Fury Road,” which opened on the same weekend in 2015 with $3.7 million on Thursday night on its way to a $45.4 million weekend. “Alien” held screenings at about 3,000 in North America.
Recent estimates have projected Fox’s R-rated horror-thriller to launch in the $40 million to $45 million range at 3,760 sites. That’s probably enough to deny Marvel-Disney’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” a third consecutive victory as it heads for a weekend in the $35 million range. The Marvel-Disney sequel, still playing at 4,347 locations, has already taken in more that $265 million domestically in its first two weeks. It’s the second-biggest domestic grosser of 2017 and is nearing $650 million worldwide.
- Dave McNary
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