Out This Week: ‘Guardians 2’ scares new-releases into the limited box-office
It's Guardians or bust for most states
Disney and Marvel’s blockbuster “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” will march unchallenged into the box-office this weekend, but a few dramas will hit the limited box-office for anyone looking for something different.
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is of course the recommended movie of the week if you are in-fact looking for a blockbuster. The film is set to open nationwide this weekend at 4,347 locations, and will certainly win the box-office for the week. The sequel will be directed by James Gunn, who also directed the first film, and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, and Karen Gillan. The film will also feature Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell and Sean Gunn, with Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper returning to voice Groot and Rocket Raccoon receptively. It’s been estimated the film has already brought-in $17M in Thursday previews alone.
If you are skipping the superhero release this weekend, you can try to find “3 Generations” at your local cinema, but know that it is only playing in 6 locations. The drama follows the journey of a transgender teen, and was directed by Gaby Dellal. The film stars Naomi Watts, Elle Fanning, and Susan Sarandon.
“Chuck” is a drama, inspired by the story of heavyweight boxer Chuck Wepner, and was directed by Philippe Falardeau. The film stars Elisabeth Moss, Naomi Watts, and Ron Perlman, but is only opening in 4 locations.
Azazel Jacobs wrote and directed “The Lovers,” a story of a married couple reconnecting after years of neglect and affairs, but that too will be hard to find. The film stars Debra Winger, Tracy Letts, and Aidan Gillen, and is also opening in 4 locations.
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” will have to battle “King Arthur” and “Snatched” next weekend, both of which are opening nationwide. “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” was directed by Guy Ritchie, and stars Charlie Hunnam, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, and Jude Law. “Snatched” is a comedy, directed by Jonathan Levine, and stars Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn.
If you want to skip the theaters all together, you can find more than enough entertainment to keep you busy this weekend with our ‘Watch Play Stream‘ forecast for the week.