It is the box office calm before the storm as the world awaits "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1" next week. But, one must first get through this weekend as it looks for laughs and hoping for holdover success.
Coming off a brutal weekend at the box office, it looks like a healthy rebound is here. Just in time as this is the weekend when Hollywood kicks off the holiday season. Now, enter "Interstellar" and "Big Hero 6."
UPDATE: "Ouija" was able to edge out "Nightcrawler" to take the Halloween weekend box office crown. However, it was nothing to write home about as the numbers were the lowest winning total of the year.
It wasn't a tale about a dolphin that provided a nice surprise at the box office over the weekend, but rather a suspense film. It was a also tale of two new movies where one over-achieved and the other one under-performed.
One would think Labor Day would be a gold mine for a new movie release and get in one more summer season blockbuster. But it isn't. In fact, a movie that has been the talk of the summer is once again the No. 1 movie in the land.
It is not deja vu at the box office but it may act like it with the release of "If I Stay." It should win over the other newcomers, with only "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" having a chance at the top spot.
It was a repeat win for "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" as it left the newcomers without a top slice of the pie. For "Ninja Turtles," that pie is pizza and their take this weekend is an estimated $28.4 million.
Even though the two newcomers beat expectations, the box office blues continue for Hollywood. But, "Lucy" did out-muscle "Hercules" to take over the top spot. "Lucy" won out with an estimated $44 million while "Hercules' took in $29 million.
Kids will return to the theaters over the weekend to board "Planes: Fire and Rescue." Adults may purge and watch a sex tape, however. All this means is that there is a choice among the new wide releases.