It's Labor Day weekend, another one of those times during the year where box office is particularly difficult to predict, maybe because we're reaching this strange intersection where summer is ending but school has already started in some places and everyone is generally off on Monday. The quality of the movies that open over Labor Day generally aren't very good, and yet, you'll often seen one or two of those bad movies do very well. This weekend we have two new wide releases, a straight-up horror movie and an action flick starring a former James Bond, then on top of that we still have a couple early August movies that are still playing very strong and may get some lingering business.
Currently, the biggest Labor Day opening belongs to Rob Zombie's remake of Halloween
, which made $30 million over the four-day holiday weekend, but horror movies in general like 2012's The Possession
--the second highest Labor Day opening with $21 million--Jeepers Creepers
and its sequel Jeepers Creepers 2
, have all done well over the late summer holiday.
This week's "CHOSEN ONE" is David Mackenzie's prison flick Starred Up
(Tribeca Film), starring Jack O'Connell.
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