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Last weekend at the box office.....       

  • "Aquaman" was finally dethroned, by newcomer "The Upside"
  • Even so, "Aquaman" finally surpassed $1 billion earnings
  • "A Dog's Way Home" had a pretty good debut

This weekend, “Aquaman” was finally knocked out of the top spot in the box office. “The Upside” starring Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart debuted at No. 1 with $19-point-six million in domestic earnings. “Aquaman” is in the second spot with $17-point-three, although it’s worth noting that it successfully became DC’s first superhero film to surpass $1 billion since 2012’s “The Dark Knight Rises.”

“A Dog’s Way Home” debuted in the third spot, making $11 million at a little over 3,000 domestic theaters. A pretty good opening, considering the PG dog adventure film cost $18 million to produce. Unfortunately, other new releases didn’t do as well – like “Replicas” starring Keanu Reeves, which made only $2-point-five million domestically.

The Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic “On The Basis Of Sex” is in the eighth spot, making $6-point-two million a little under 2,000 theaters. Meanwhile, hits like “Second Act” and “Ralph Breaks The Internet” have been bumped out of the top ten, with “The Mule” and “Vice” still hanging on.

Here’s this weekend’s Top 10 Movies:

    1. “The Upside” – $19.6 million
    2. “Aquaman” – $17.3 million
    3. “A Dog’s Way Home” – $11.3 million
    4. “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse” – $9 million
    5. “Escape Room” – $8.9 million
    6. “Mary Poppins Returns” – $7.2 million
    7. “Bumblebee” – $6.8 million
    8. “On The Basis Of Sex” – $6.2 million
    9. “The Mule” – $5.5 million
    10. “Vice” – $3.3 million
  • Source: Variety

My pick for this weekend? Only 1, yup – I only see one movie making a debut into the top 3 and that’s Glass from M Night Shyamalan, starring Bruce Willis, Samuel L Jackson, Sarah Paulson – who is enjoying lots of PR playing Sandra Bullock’s sister in The Bird Box and many more – this is an unusual superhero movie……


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A special Holiday note for this weekend: From the Wadsworth Athenaeum, to the Yale Peabody Museum there are many events across our state to remember Dr Martin Luther King, Jr, as Monday is the day we celebrate this American icon. Many museums are offering free admission and you can get connected to all events by visiting our Better Weekend Blog.

Now let’s take a look at 3 things you can do this weekend!

Don’t miss the 50th Annual Hartford Boat Show at Mohegan Sun all weekend long at their Earth expo & convention center through Sunday. Visit

All weekend get exposed to Bach & Beyond as a part of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra's 2018-2019 Masterworks series. Friday and Saturday shows are at 8pm Sunday at 3pm for tickets visit:

And this has to be my husband’s favorite yearly event: The Hartford Home Show! Saturday & Sunday at the XL Center in Hartford both days opening at 10am – details at

So much to do and see in CT and beyond!  You can get connected to all by clicking HERE OR HERE.

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