May has been absolutely amazing at the box office with back-to-back blockbusters and many of the non-sequels doing way better than expected, although we've also gone back to what seemed like a retired tradition of people rushing out to see a movie opening weekend and then business quickly tailing of. Nope, that trend is back now that we've hit the summer and enough schools are out that younger moviegoers can see a movie on Thursday or Friday rather than waiting for the weekend. Unfortunately, we're also in June, which is often the summer month when things slow down, mainly since people have been overwhelmed by back-to-back must-see May releases.
So what do we have this weekend? We have Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt in Edge of Tomorrow
(Warner Bros), directed by Doug Liman, the filmmaker behind Mr. and Mrs. Smith
and The Bourne Identity
, while Shailene Woodley stars in the adaptation of John Green's bestselling romance novel The Fault in our Stars
(20th Century Fox), alongside her Divergent
co-star Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff, Laura Dern and Willem Dafoe.
This week's "CHOSEN ONE" is the documentary Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon
(RADiUS-TWC), directed by actor/comedian Mike Myers.