Better Weekend Blog! Movies, Concerts & Events! Make it a Better Weekend!

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Last weekend at the box office:

As expected, “Captain Marvel” had no problem ruling the box office for its second weekend. Marvel’s first female-led superhero flick made just short of $70-million, bringing its domestic total up to almost $120-million and $760-million worldwide… so it’s safe to say the movie is well on its way to that big $1 billion.

Newcomers “Wonder Park” and “Five Feet Apart” have entered in the second and third spots, obviously not by as much as “Captain Marvel.” “Wonder Park” is at number two with $16-million, pretty good considering the road bumps the film has hit over the years after director Dylan Brown was fired by Paramount over inappropriate conduct. “Five Feet Park” is up next with a little over $13-million.

“Captive State” flopped, but did well enough to stay in the top 10. It’s in the third spot after making a little more than $3-million. Neither audiences nor critics were thrilled about the film starring John Goodman, Machine Gun Kelly, Vera Farmiga and more – it only got a C-minus on CinemaScore.

Here’s this weekend’s top 10 movies:

  1. “Captain Marvel” – $69.3 million
  2. “Wonder Park” – $16 million
  3. “Five Feet Apart” – $13.2 million
  4. “How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” – $9.3 million
  5. “Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral” – $8.1 million
  6. “No Manches Frida 2” – $3.9 million
  7. “Captive State” – $3.2 million
  8. “The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part” – $2.1 million
  9. “Alita: Battle Angel” – $2 million
  10. “Green Book” – $1.3 million

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Here are my picks for this weekend:

Us: Is a horror movie from the mind of Jordan Peele - Peele's 2017 directorial debut, the horror film Get Out, earned critical acclaim and was a box office success and won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, along with nominations for Best Picture and Best Director. Peele received his second nomination for the Academy Award for Best Picture for producing Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman (2018). He then wrote, produced and directed the horror film Us (2019).

Shazam! : We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson's case, by shouting out one word - SHAZAM!. Starring Zachery Levi, I LOVE THIS FILM!!!

Here are some events happening this weekend, but there are so many things to do in CT!

Don’t miss the 2nd Annual Craft Beer Fest by the Connecticut Brewers Guild at the Toyota Oakdale Theatre Saturday, March 23rd  Bigger and better than last year with 60+ CT Brewers, more exhibitor rooms, outdoor patio (weather permitting), live music and food trucks! $35 general admission. All proceeds generated from the festival go to the CT Brewers Guild, an organization by brewers and for brewers, to help further the goals of the Craft Beer movement in CT. Designated Driver Tickets also available.  From 12pm to 8pm

LiveSTRONG this weekend with the YMCA in the Farmington Valley! Dance for the Battle, Bike for the Battle and more! ALL FREE to cancer survivors. This benefits the Farmington YMCA LIVESTRONG program to help cancer survivors feel alive again! Visit: www.ghymca.org for details!

Izaiah's Sunday Funday at Balos, which will take place on Sunday, March 24th from 12pm-5pm! Izaiah's Sunday Funday will be raising funds for Izaiah Lorenzo, a 12 year old boy from Hartford who was born with quadriplegic spastic cerebral palsy. He is in need of a van, ramp in order for him to live a life with better mobility and possibilities! Tickets to Izaiah's Sunday Funday are $100 and include food, drinks, special guests, and a silent auction! In addition if you can’t make it to Balos, go to any Chip’s Pancakes in CT and eat Izaiah’s favorite Dallas Cowboy Pancake and proceeds will benefit the cause too!!!

So much to do and see in CT and beyond!  You can get connected to all by clicking HERE OR HERE.

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