‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ and ‘Zombieland: Double Tap’ are Headliners in a Crowded Weekend

by Collin Willis

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil,  the sequel nobody asked for (seriously) is struggling in its domestic debut. However, the film is kept afloat by its strong overseas numbers. Joker continues to hold strong in the number two spot, surpassing the entire gross of Justice League since last week. Ten years after the original classic, Zombieland: Double Tap opens to similar success. The top five is then rounded out by The Addams Family and Gemini Man, both in their second week.

There’s also a fair amount of excitement and controversy going around this weekend. JoJo Rabbit and The Lighthouse are opening to rousing success both critically and commercially in their limited releases. On the flip side, Martin Scorcese and Francis Ford Copolla are continuing to stir up controversy by saying negative things about the Marvel Cinematic Universe. All this and more on this week’s episode of The MovieBabble Podcast.


Listen to the last few episodes of The MovieBabble Podcast:

Episode 40: Joker Continues to Soar, The Addams Family Scares Up a Profit, and Gemini Man Flounders Against its Massive Budget

Episode 39: Joker Ignites Debate (and Box Office Success) as Martin Scorsese Upsets an Entire Fandom

Episode 38: Abominable Melts and Joker Continues to Cause Controversy Before its Release

Episode 37: Downton Abbey Makes History, Ad Astra Impresses, and the Awards Race Begins to Take Shape

Episode 36: Hustlers Scores Big, The Goldfinch Flounders, and TIFF Previews This Fall’s Best


Also, check out MovieBabble Presents: Babble With Brennan:

Episode 5: Movies That Made Us Love Movies!

Episode 4: The 2019 Fall Movie Preview

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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