I posted the weekend Box Office update this morning. Three new movies moved into the top ten this week. Overboard made the biggest “splash” with its second place finish. Women seem to like this remake of the 1987 Goldie Hawn/ Kurt Russell film of the same name but they don’t love it.
The horror thriller Bad Samaritan opened in tenth place. There’s not enough data to make a definitive assessment of the film but early on its appeal is to women.
The third new movie of the weekend, Tully, finished a disappointing sixth with $3.2 million in receipts for the weekend. For my money, though, this is the movie with “really like” potential. This is the third collaboration of director Jason Reitman and screenwriter Diablo Cody (Juno, Young Adult). It has received strong ratings from Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic. Even though it has drawn and audience of predominately women over thirty, other demographic groups have given it solid ratings on IMDB.
If you’re going to the movies this week to see something other than Avengers: Infinity War, throw the other movies “overboard” and buy tickets for Tully.