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If you’re tired of all the sequels and reboots Hollywood’s been churning out… it looks like you’re not alone. Franchises haven’t been doing so hot in the box office, just listen to this weekend’s top ten. "Men In Black International" and "Shaft" both opened over the weekend – but they didn't impress.

“Men In Black International” debuted in the top spot, but not with as much as a bang as hoped with $28-point-five-million. The action movie’s three predecessors all opened with over $50-million, not counting inflation. “Shaft” returned to the big screen, too, but all the way down in the sixth spot, making just a little over $8-million.

“The Dead Don’t Die” boasted a star-studded cast including Bill Murray and Adam Driver, the movie’s name isn’t in lights. The zombie flick opened in the 12th spot with a little over $2-million, but that’s just from around 600 locations. Meanwhile, “Late Night” starring Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson saw a huge boost after its expansion, earning $5-million for the ninth spot.

Here’s this weekend’s top 10 movies:

  1. “Men In Black International” – $28.5-million
  2. “The Secret Life Of Pets 2” – $23.8-million
  3. “Aladdin” – $16.7-million
  4. “Dark Phoenix” – $9-million
  5. “Rocketman” – $8.8-million
  6. “Shaft” – $8.3-million
  7. “Godzilla: King Of Monsters” – $8.1-million
  8. “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum” – $6.1-million
  9. “Late Night” – $5.1-million
  10. “Ma” – $3.6-million

Source: Fox News

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There are a ton of events across the state this weekend, and you can get connected below!

This weekend is filled with live music!!

Travelers Championship Concerts (free with paid admission after play)

Friday 6/21 - The Spin Doctors

Saturday 6/22 - LoCash

Xfinity Theatre:

6/22 The Dave Matthews Band


6/21 – Diana Ross

6/23 – Michael McDonald & Chaka Khan

And here are some great events!

Wonder of the Cocktail June 19 - 21 Foxwoods Resort Casino

A culinary and cocktail affair featuring a resort-wide celebration of free-flowing spirits, entertainment, epicurean experiences, and intimate liquor tastings. Food and beverage professionals, spirit entusiasts and foodies alike will taste exceptional liquors and wines, learn from global experts at master class seminars and dine wirth some of Connecticut's top chefs.

In New Haven at Wooster Square 119th Annual St. Andrew's Italian Festa June 20 - 23 Four nights of musical entertainment and delicious Italian food in Historic Wooster Square! Don't miss the only traditional Italian Festa in New Haven this year.

Cirque du Soleil "Luzia" June 19 - July 7 Under the Grand Chapiteau on Market Street. Experience rain under the big top, jaw dropping acts and larger than life props in this unique production unlike any show you have ever seen before.

Luzia takes you to an imaginary Mexico, like in a waking dream, where light ("luz" in Spanish) quenches the spirit of rain ("lluvia") soothes the soul. With a surrealistic series of grand visual surprises and breathtaking acrobatic performances,Luzia cleverly brings to the stage mulitple places, faces and sounds of Mexico taken from both tradition and modernity.

Travelers Championship

June 17 - 23

For one week, the golf world turns its attention to the Travelers Championship, a world-class golf experience and family-friendly event. It is one of PGA Tour's most well-attended events. The 2017 Travelers Championship was honored by the PGA Tour, winning the prestigious "Tournament of the Year" award. Also won for the "Most Fan-Friendly Event," "Best Sales," and the inaugural "Players Choice."

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