What To Watch This Weekend – March 31 – April 3

With so much grabbing for your attention and dollars these days, it’s easy to miss when the latest releases are heading to a cinema near you. So come back every week as we here at So, Is It Any Good? preview the new movies hitting screens, and give you the lowdown on what to watch this weekend.

This weekend… there’s nothing happening. We’ve got a week’s rest until The Huntsman: Winters War and The Jungle Book open, so it’s a good time to catch up on any new releases you haven’t seen, see what’s happening on Netflix, read a book, or maybe even *shudder* talk to your loved ones.

Casting our eyes back to last weekend, the superhero dream team took on the rampaging Greeks. We always new who was going to win the showdown, but by how much?

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The Caped Crusader met the Man Of Steel, and the results were undeniably big as Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice blasted to the top of the rankings, beating down critics to the tune of $13.1 million. Down a bit from the $14.9 million start of Deadpool a few weeks ago, it’s nevertheless a good result for Warner Bros’ play for a Marvel-like cinematic universe. We’ll see what the drop off is like next weekend once the negative feedback potentially kicks in, but for now DC is sitting pretty.

Coming in strong in 2nd place, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 proved that the first one was no fluke, and that you can go back to the well almost 15 years later and the audience will follow. It was gifted $4 million from moviegoers who wanted another go round at the wedding.kungfupanda3backgroundIn 4th, Kung Fu Panda 3 suffered a kick to the face from last week’s champ Zootopia and lost the battle of the animated animals. It served up $2.5 million to Zootopia‘s $3.1 million. As school holidays kick in through April, expect these two to hang around for a fair while.

The last two new releases had different fortunes, both opening on about 45 screens, Eye In The Sky fared best and showed the continued bankability of Helen Mirren to drive adult moviegoers. It dropped into 9th place with $329K for a $7166 average. A Bigger Splash did not show as much pizzazz, opening in the 13th spot with $190K with a less exciting $4439 average.

So, with nothing new to grab your attention, what will you be doing this weekend? Hit us up in the comments and let us know what you’ve watched, and if it’s any good!

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