‘Good Boys’, ‘Blinded by the Light’, ‘Bernadette’ and the Struggles of Smaller Movies in 2019 (The MovieBabble Podcast Ep. 32)

by Collin Willis
Good Boys

In a summer full of flops, Good Boys manages to ignite the box office once again. The Seth Rogen produced comedy ousted holdover Hobbs and Shaw from the number one spot for the first time in three weeks. Hobbs and Shaw, in no way down for the count, held on at number two. The Lion King (2019) passed up the total gross of Black Panther and cracked the all time top ten in its fifth week at the box office. Also new this week, The Angry Birds Movie 2 just barely beat Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark for the number four spot.

This week also saw the releases of Blinded by the Light, 47 Meters Down: Uncaged and Where’d You Go, Bernadette. Unfortunately, all these films struggled to leave a mark. What does this say about distributing smaller movies in 2019? Nick and Brennan try to break it down on this episode of The MovieBabble Podcast:


Listen to the last few episodes of The MovieBabble Podcast:

Episode 31: Hobbs and Shaw Scares Off Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark From the Number One Spot

Episode 30: Hobbs and Shaw Opens Strong as the Summer Blockbuster Season Ends

Episode 29: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is Tarantino’s Highest Opening Weekend

Episode 28: The Lion King Roars its Way to the Top and Disney Keeps Winning

Episode 27: Spider-Man: Far From Home and Toy Story 4 Hold Against Crawl and Stuber


Also, check out MovieBabble Presents: Babble With Brennan:

Episode 3: The World of Movies: July Rundown

Episode 2: Ranking All the Spider-Man Films

Episode 1: The Best Movies of 2019 So Far


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