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MCN Weekend Reviews

Wilmington on Movies: Jurassic World

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Ever since Jaws made his name and fortune in 1975 Steven Spielberg has been the king of the summer movie, and his production of this weekend’s nearly-record-breaking mega-hit Jurassic World simply continues that tradition. Where would we be if we didn’t have a shark, a dinosaur, a U.F.O., or an E. T. to run from or play with or queue up for? Even when his movies aren’t released in summer, they can feel like summery treats.

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Wilmington on Movies: Entourage

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I never caught any of TV’s “Entourage” — the hit Hollywood-set comedy-satire about a movie star from Queens and the three hometown buddies who get dragged along (like Elvis’ Memphis Mafia) in the wake of his rise to fame and riches. But it always struck me, from its rep and reviews, as a show I might enjoy, just as the movie that‘s now been inspired by that TV series, struck me as something that might hand me a laugh or two (or even three). Which just goes to show how gullible I can be.

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Wilmington on Movies: Tomorrowland

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Watching Tomorrowlan—a great big film hunk of love and optimism and confusion from the Walt Disney Studio—you sometimes get the idea that director-writer Brad Bird and company are trying not just to create a new movie but maybe to found a new movement; Dianetics for Disneyphiles, or Pessimists Anonymous or Worldmakers. (Just kidding.)

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Wilmington on Movies: Pitch Perfect 2 / Pitch Perfect

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Wilmington on Movies: Mad Max: Fury Road

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Wilmington on Movies: Hot Pursuit

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Wilmington on Movies: Avengers: Age of Ultron

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  • Men in Black 3
  • Dark Shadows
  • Girl in Progress
  • God Bless America
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  • The Five-Year Engagement
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  • The Lucky One
  • Think Like A Man
  • The Cabin in the Woods
  • The Three Stooges
  • The Hunger Games
  • Haywire
  • Apollo 18
  • The Singing Planet
  • Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
  • The Descendants
  • The Muppets
  • Happy Feet 2
  • Immortals
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Leonard Klady's Friday Estimates
Friday Screens % Chg Cume
Inside Out 15 4132 -55% 147.8
Jurassic World 14.6 4198 -50% 460.5
Ted 2 13.2 3442 NEW 13.2
Max 4.3 2855 NEW 4.3
Spy 2.1 3194 -32% 82.6
San Andreas 1.4 2620 -37% 138
Dope 0.8 1851 -66% 9.7
Insidious 3 0.65 1612 -55% 48.4
Avengers: Age of Ultron 0.45 1097 -39% 451.2
Pitch Perfect 2 0.45 1061 -65% 180
Also Debuting
Sardaar Ji 0.11 41
Just the Way You Are 93,200 52
A Little Chaos 48,100 83
Escobar: Paradie Lost 26,600 105
Batkid Begins 8,400 4
The Third Man (reissue) 5,750 2
Tiger 4,950 22
Big Game 4,800 11
Runoff 2,950 1
Fresh Dressed 2,800 8
Indru Netru Naalai 2,700 11
7 Minutes 1,950 10
Felt 1,300 1
Advantageous 1,200 1
The Little Death 1,000 2
3-Day Estimates Weekend % Chg Cume
No Good Dead 24.4 (11,230) NEW 24.4
Dolphin Tale 2 16.6 (4,540) NEW 16.6
Guardians of the Galaxy 7.9 (2,550) -23% 305.8
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 4.8 (1,630) -26% 181.1
The Drop 4.4 (5,480) NEW 4.4
Let's Be Cops 4.3 (1,570) -22% 73
If I Stay 4.0 (1,320) -28% 44.9
The November Man 2.8 (1,030) -36% 22.5
The Giver 2.5 (1,120) -26% 41.2
The Hundred-Foot Journey 2.5 (1,270) -21% 49.4
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