Sunday, August 16, 2015
Straight Into the History Books
...which brings me to our #1 movie this week. I swear, these two things aren't related. On the other hand, I'm not a rap aficionado, so maybe it's just a racist thing. But there's no doubt that the carpet bombing ad campaign worked, and Straight Outta Compton made its smashing debut at #1. 56 million, no less! But personally it was no surprise to me, because I saw the "Legendary Pictures" logo in the commercial. They're probably best known for the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy, and however many new Superman movies they're planning on making with that British expatriate. They want everyone to try and forget the joyless 2006 reboot. If it's #1 next week, I'll try and go with a headline for director F. Gary Gray. I think he's had #1 hits before... I just can't recall which one was. Probably his 2003 Italian Job.
There was one other debut this week... oh, right. Director Guy Ritchie gives another ancient Hollywood franchise the Hipster/Douchebag makeover. His last one was Sherlock Holmes. This time it's The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Boy! All these 60s TV shows in the top 10! UNCLE, Mission: Impossible... wonder if any burnt out Hippies are getting confused right now.