Geekly Goods Box Office Preview December 7th Geekly Goods Box Office Preview December 7th

07 Dec , 2018

We know there is an insane amount of content out there that gets released every weekend and it can be too much to sort through! That’s why Geekly Goods is here to give you the best guide in the biz with our weekly Box Office Preview!

Oh man, does someone smell gold? Because it’s official, award season is right around the corner!  It’s one of my favorite movie months of the year, where all of the Oscar contenders get released juuuuuuuust before the deadline. And this year is actually more competitive than most! By this time most years, a clear frontrunner has emerged and the rest of the films are vying for second place but not 2018! This weekend kicks off the start of the award season and man is it looking good! But enough talk, let’s get to what’s coming out in theaters this weekend!!

Mary Queen of Scots

This looks to be an absolute beast for the award season! The titular hero Mary Queen of Scots is played by Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn, Lady Bird, Atonement) and she is matched on screen by annual Oscar darling Margot Robbie (Wolf of Wall Street, I, Tonya, Suicide Squad) who plays the slightly unhinged Queen Elizabeth I of England.  Oh and the guys in this movie aren’t too bad either with great characters played by Guy Pearce, David Tennant and Joe Alwyn, this is a deep and truly talented cast.

This is a fantastic historical rivalry that has never really been fully explored on screen, this is some serious girl power!!  Basically, they are both vying for the crown of England and war breaks out (talk about holiday family quarrels…) For all of you fans of historical period films, this should knock it out of the park! Great writing, great acting, great costumes and so on and so on, this should be up there at the top of everyone's must-see list, but will it turn into box office gold Ehhhhhhh probably not this weekend.

Vox Lux

Is this Black Swan part 2?  Wellllll not quite, but this does bring Natalie Portman back for what looks like a fun, crazy and slightly twisted take on pop stardom and the dangers of fame.  Look, I’m not going to sugar coat this one too much, the critics are not huge fans so far (only a 69% on Rotten Tomatoes) but the audience has been much more receptive!  And honestly? I’ll watch Natalie

Portman in anything, especially when she plays a tortured artist of some kind.
Portman is also joined by Jude Law in what could be a sneaky Supporting Actor Oscar role, don’t sleep on my boy Jude!  My only word of caution here is the director. Bradley Corbet is pretty accomplished as an indie darling actor, but this is his first major foray into directing, so take that with a grain of salt. All in all, this looks like a fantastic film, buuuuut maybe one to see a little later in the year.

Ben is Back

Ok wait, did every major actress join together and decide this was the weekend to drop their Oscar bid?  Julia Roberts comes back to a serious dramatic role as the mother of a recovering addict (played by the insanely talented Lucas Hedges) who comes home on Christmas Eve. There are a turbulent 24 hours, some very hard truths are uncovered and Julia Robert’s undying love for her son is tested as she does everything in her power to keep him safe.  Ohhhhhh man, this should be an acting powerhouse and a tearjerker to boot! It seems like a very timely movie, dealing with the opioid epidemic while also putting together a really compelling and mysterious story.  

Roberts and Hedges are going to be amazing in these roles (as always) but I’m also excited for Courtney B. Vance as well (he played Johnnie Cochran in The People vs. OJ Simpson and just crushed that role). Again, this is a tough one to call in terms of box office.  On the one hand, Julia Roberts always brings a crowd (and rightfully so!), but this is also a pretty adult movie and it doesn’t exactly scream happy ending...Either way, I’m guessing this comes in with a pretty nice weekend gross (for its release) and continues to surprise throughout the holidays.

Stu’s bold predictions!

There’s a lot of great Oscar bait coming out this weekend, but my prediction is that the family films and holdovers will rule the box office once again.  I got Wreck It Ralph coming in first, it’s just too good of a family film to not score some decent numbers again. The Grinch has been out for awhile, so I expect that to slip down a little.  It should land at #2 but it will still do pretty well in terms of numbers. Creed 2 is still fighting and should round out the top 3 on a slower box office weekend. Hopefully Oscar bait Green Book can get a little bit of traction and might just sneak it’s way into the top 5!  

But Stu, you ask, what about all of the movies you just talked about, are they not even in the top 5??  Wellll I kinda buried the lead on this one, but in true Oscar movie fashion, all of these films are just coming out in limited release.  So unless you live in New York, LA or another major city you could be out of luck THIS weekend, but they will be opening in more theaters very soon!

We know there is an insane amount of content out there that gets released every weekend and it can be too much to sort through! That’s why Geekly Goods is here to give you the best guide in the biz with our weekly Box Office Preview!

Oh man, does someone smell gold? Because it’s official, award season is right around the corner!  It’s one of my favorite movie months of the year, where all of the Oscar contenders get released juuuuuuuust before the deadline. And this year is actually more competitive than most! By this time most years, a clear frontrunner has emerged and the rest of the films are vying for second place but not 2018! This weekend kicks off the start of the award season and man is it looking good! But enough talk, let’s get to what’s coming out in theaters this weekend!!

Mary Queen of Scots

This looks to be an absolute beast for the award season! The titular hero Mary Queen of Scots is played by Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn, Lady Bird, Atonement) and she is matched on screen by annual Oscar darling Margot Robbie (Wolf of Wall Street, I, Tonya, Suicide Squad) who plays the slightly unhinged Queen Elizabeth I of England.  Oh and the guys in this movie aren’t too bad either with great characters played by Guy Pearce, David Tennant and Joe Alwyn, this is a deep and truly talented cast.

This is a fantastic historical rivalry that has never really been fully explored on screen, this is some serious girl power!!  Basically, they are both vying for the crown of England and war breaks out (talk about holiday family quarrels…) For all of you fans of historical period films, this should knock it out of the park! Great writing, great acting, great costumes and so on and so on, this should be up there at the top of everyone's must-see list, but will it turn into box office gold Ehhhhhhh probably not this weekend.

Vox Lux

Is this Black Swan part 2?  Wellllll not quite, but this does bring Natalie Portman back for what looks like a fun, crazy and slightly twisted take on pop stardom and the dangers of fame.  Look, I’m not going to sugar coat this one too much, the critics are not huge fans so far (only a 69% on Rotten Tomatoes) but the audience has been much more receptive!  And honestly? I’ll watch Natalie

Portman in anything, especially when she plays a tortured artist of some kind.
Portman is also joined by Jude Law in what could be a sneaky Supporting Actor Oscar role, don’t sleep on my boy Jude!  My only word of caution here is the director. Bradley Corbet is pretty accomplished as an indie darling actor, but this is his first major foray into directing, so take that with a grain of salt. All in all, this looks like a fantastic film, buuuuut maybe one to see a little later in the year.

Ben is Back

Ok wait, did every major actress join together and decide this was the weekend to drop their Oscar bid?  Julia Roberts comes back to a serious dramatic role as the mother of a recovering addict (played by the insanely talented Lucas Hedges) who comes home on Christmas Eve. There are a turbulent 24 hours, some very hard truths are uncovered and Julia Robert’s undying love for her son is tested as she does everything in her power to keep him safe.  Ohhhhhh man, this should be an acting powerhouse and a tearjerker to boot! It seems like a very timely movie, dealing with the opioid epidemic while also putting together a really compelling and mysterious story.  

Roberts and Hedges are going to be amazing in these roles (as always) but I’m also excited for Courtney B. Vance as well (he played Johnnie Cochran in The People vs. OJ Simpson and just crushed that role). Again, this is a tough one to call in terms of box office.  On the one hand, Julia Roberts always brings a crowd (and rightfully so!), but this is also a pretty adult movie and it doesn’t exactly scream happy ending...Either way, I’m guessing this comes in with a pretty nice weekend gross (for its release) and continues to surprise throughout the holidays.

Stu’s bold predictions!

There’s a lot of great Oscar bait coming out this weekend, but my prediction is that the family films and holdovers will rule the box office once again.  I got Wreck It Ralph coming in first, it’s just too good of a family film to not score some decent numbers again. The Grinch has been out for awhile, so I expect that to slip down a little.  It should land at #2 but it will still do pretty well in terms of numbers. Creed 2 is still fighting and should round out the top 3 on a slower box office weekend. Hopefully Oscar bait Green Book can get a little bit of traction and might just sneak it’s way into the top 5!  

But Stu, you ask, what about all of the movies you just talked about, are they not even in the top 5??  Wellll I kinda buried the lead on this one, but in true Oscar movie fashion, all of these films are just coming out in limited release.  So unless you live in New York, LA or another major city you could be out of luck THIS weekend, but they will be opening in more theaters very soon!

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