The summer movie season limped to the finish line with two new releases: the horror film, ‘As Above/So Below’ and Pierce Brosnan’s ‘The November Man’. Neither film fared well at the box office as “Guardians Of The Galaxy’ and ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ retained their previous ranks from last week, coming in at #1 and #2 respectively.
‘As Above/So Below’ did the best, coming in at #4 with a meh $8.6 million. Made on the cheap for $5 million and barely promoted, it’s made back its budget (plus another $2.6 million in foreign returns). ‘AASB’ (pronounced A-Sib, as the kids are calling it) is about a bunch of punk ass kids that go down into the catacombs beneath Paris to get stalked and killed by someone…or something! Seems like a dumb plan, though I will be seeing it shortly.
Then, in what sounds like a good idea, Pierce Brosnan returns as a retired spy dragged back into the game one last time (inset spy action movie cliché here). Though it certainly sounds appealing to see Brosnan step back into a spy movie, the film reports to be hampered by tired clichés after an interesting start (the same is written about ‘AASB’).
Everything else was pretty much status quo, except for the big drops for ‘Expendables 3’ and ‘Sin City 2’. ‘Sin City 2’ dropped off the map going from #8 to #14, and deservedly so. I think it’s safe to call ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy ‘ as your #1 film next week as well with the dearth of any really anticipated release. Let’s see if we can all get through the Fall. We have some new Nolan, Fincher and P.T. Anderson coming up!
BTW, no one actually calls it ‘AASB’.
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