Recapping last week:

In terms of theme, last week wasn’t so bad. I had the tone of the reviews mostly correct. Just couldn’t pin down the number. The only one that was off in terms of reaction was Jack Ryan, Shadow Recruit (Predicted: 42% Actual: 61%). Critics, by and large, seemed to think it was a serviceable action movie that pays just enough homage to the original Tom Clancy character. Sean says as much in his review. It all makes for a prediction just out of range.

Meanwhile, I knew Ride Along (Predicted: 34% Actual: 16%) would be bad, but couldn’t pull the trigger on how low it could go. It just appeared so cookiecutter, bland, recycled and blah. I wish I had the balls to have gone this low, but for some reason just couldn’t do it.

Same thing with The Nut Job (Predicted: 26% Actual: 13%). This one actually has me even more annoyed than Ride Along because I considered putting this in the single digits. It appeared to be the worst kind of animated (or really any) movie. Flat jokes, lowest common denominator kind of writing meant to get kids into the theater and nothing more. And finally we’ll end on a win. Devil’s Due (Predicted: 18% Actual: 19%) was a near perfect hit. Thank god this thing was a wreck. I really would have questioned my own existence and the future of the human race had this ended up higher than say, 25%. So thank you humanity, we’re still in this thing. Next time it’s an awkward moment on Labor Day. It’s going to be a Rotten Week!

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