Mechanic: Resurrection & War Dogs
Popcorn Cinema Show takes a look at the movie releases for week 26th August 2016 in the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand at the cinema, plus all the weeks film news. So what do you this week? Well Statham is back in the sequel to the Mechanic in wait for it…. Mechanic: Resurrection and releases in both the UK & US.
Ben-Hur film flops at US Box Office
The new Ben-Hur film fails to impress at the US Box Office only entering in sixth position taking a mere $11,203,815
Cinema Releases 26 Aug 2016
Mechanic: Resurrection (Action Thriller)
- Released 26th August 2016 UK/US (15/R) 99 Mins
- Jason Statham; Jessica Alba; Tommy Lee Jones ; Michelle Yeoh
Sequel to the 2011 film The Mechanic. Jason Statham plays Arther Bishop a retired contract killer who is forced out of retirement following the kidnapping of the love of his life.
Mechanic: Resurrection Film Trailer – With Jason Statham & Jessica Alba
The Purge: Election Year (Horror)
- Released 26th August 2016 UK (15) 109 Mins
- Frank Grillo ; Elizabeth Mitchell ; Mykelti Williamson
Sequel to the 2014 film The Purge: Anarchy. Following on from events from Anarchy this time it’s set during the Presidential Elections with Barnes campaigning to end the annual Purge.
War Dogs (Comedy)
- Released 26th August 2016 UK (15) 114 Mins
- Jonah Hill, Miles Teller
Set during the Iraq war, two guys bid for American military contracts.
Bad Moms (Comedy)
- Released 26th August 2016 UK (15) 101 Mins
- Mila Kunis ; Kristen Bell ; Kathryn Hahn ; Annie Mumolo ; Jada Pinkett Smith ; Christina Applegate
A seemingly perfect mom is about to reach breaking point.
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (Comedy)
- Released 26th August 2016 UK (15) 87 Mins
- Andy Samberg ; Akiva Schaffer ; Jorma Taccone ; Sarah Silverman
A former boy band member will do just about anything to keep his celebrity status.
Don’t Breathe (Horror)
- Released 26th August 2016 US (R) 88 Mins
- Jane Levy ; Dylan Minnette ; Daniel Zovatto ; Stephen Lang
Teenager Rocky lives with her parents who as somewhat neglectful. She promises her younger sister that they will run away together. In need of cash she breaks into a blind man’s home but finds a far from helpless man.
Hands of Stone (Drama)
- Released 26th August 2016 US (R) 105 Mins
- Édgar Ramírez ; Robert De Niro ; Usher ;Ruben Blades ; Ellen Barkin ; Ana de Armas ; Oscar Jaenada ; John Turturro
Sports film following the career of boxer Roberto Durán from Panama
Top 10 Box Office Films
US BOX OFFICE
|3||War Dogs (NEW)||$14,685,305|
|4||Kubo and the Two Strings (NEW)||$12,608,372|
|9||The Secret Life of Pets||$5,880,500|
|10||Florence Foster Jenkins||$4,384,511|
UK BOX OFFICE
|3||David Brent: Life on the Road (NEW)||£1,460,290|
|6||Lights Out (NEW)||£1,126,543|
|8||Swallows and Amazons (NEW)||£676,175|
|9||Nine Lives (NEW)||£636,804|
|10||Star Trek Beyond||£400,350|
Comment By Dr. Loomis
Whilst there are a number of new releases this week only one stands out for me, I’ll be taking a look at Statham’s new film Mechanic: Resurrection. In the US Hands of Stone (Robert Di Niro) might be worth a look.