Out This Week: ‘King Arthur’ and ‘Snatched’ take on ‘Guardians 2’
King Arthur wants the Crown
The new releases hitting the box-office this weekend are limited in number, but varied in content. With Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2.” still going strong in theaters across the globe, most studios are waiting another week to begin their attempts at dethroning the blockbuster. As of last weekend, “Guardians 2” has already hit the $500M mark in global gross. This week most moviegoers will choose between the fantasy-drama “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword,” and the comedy “Snatched,” but there are a few limited-release options that you might want to consider.
If you are planning on going the “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” route, the film should be easy to find in your area. The new release is opening in 3,702 locations domestically, and was the top release in Thursday previews bringing in $1.15M. “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” was directed by Guy Ritchie, working off a screenplay that he wrote with Joby Harold. The film stars Charlie Hunnam, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey and Jude Law. The film has not received the best reviews, and sits at 26% on Rotten Tomatoes. You can watch a trailer for the film to see Charlie Hunnam take on the titular role.
“Snatched” earned roughly $650,000 across 3,501 locations in Thursday night previews, the comedy currently has a 38% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. “Snatched” was directed by Jonathan Levine, and was written by Katie Dippold. The film stars Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn and Kim Caramele. You can watch the red-band trailer for the comedy on Youtube.
On the limited release schedule you can find the drama “Lowriders,” the drama-thriller “The Wall,” or the dramedy “Paris Can Wait”. Of those “The Wall” is opening in the most theaters, set to debut at 541 locations, but “Paris Can Wait” has the biggest names.
“Paris Can Wait” is set to open in just 4 locations this weekend, so you will have to check your local-listings to see if its available. The comedy-drama was written and directed by Eleanor Coppola, and stars Diane Lane, Alec Baldwin and Arnaud Viard. A trailer for the film can be found on YouTube, while the film currently has a 65% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. “The Wall” stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, John Cena an Laith Nakli, it too has a 65% rating, and was directed by Doug Liman. You can watch the trailer on YouTube as well.
“Lowriders” will open in 290 locations over the weekend, the film was directed by Ricardo de Montreuil, and stars Gabriel Chavarria, Demián Bichir and Theo Rossi. The drama has a 62% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and a trailer can be found on Youtube.
While this week may be light on new choices, next weekend will offer a packed box-office. Opening next weekend are the thriller “Alien: Covenant,” and the children’s comedy ” “Diary of a Wimpy Kid 4”. Also set to release next week is the romance-drama “Everything, Everything”.