SA’s Weekend Top 10 Chart: Nothing new at the end of the world

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Ugh, more Marvel. I’m going to get one in the ear, because whenever I turn grouchy about comic book movies, somebody complains and the editors of the site give me a slap on the nose. But since I refuse to accept Jennifer Lawrence as the greatest thing since a Kardashian sex tape or see X-Men as anything other than an overlong soapy that devalues comics, that’s not going to change.

So, if I am out of a job soon, let me leave you with one piece of advice: read Vertigo instead.

But I am having a slight moment of schadenfreude, seeing Marvel fans wring their hands over X-Men: Apocalypse’s success despite failing to make their worlds light up to orgasmic highs. Welcome to the heady commoditization of your childhood. We are but a few years away from Stan Lee’s Jar Jar Binks.

The latest X-Men saga surged to the top, leading a chart that had little more than a polite shuffle. Everything went down one spot to make space for its arrival, the exception being The Perfect Match staying put and Mother’s Day dropping two spots. In 9th position we can witness the very brief appearance of The Man Who Knew Infinity, a biopic about a mathematics genius.

Leaving the chart was critical darling Barbershop 3 and the seemingly forgettable the Huntsman: Winter’s War. Isn’t it interesting that everyone blamed Kristen Stewart for the first film’s failure, and here the second one flops while she is getting a lot of love for Personal Shopper?

Also, thanks to Twilight she never really needs to work again. Enjoy your Thursday!

  • 01. X-MEN: APOCALYPSE (Incl 3D, Imax & 4DX) (NE)
  • 02. ANGRY BIRDS (Incl 3D) (LW: 1)
  • 03. CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR (Incl 3D, Imax & 4DX) (LW: 2)
  • 04. THE JUNGLE BOOK (Incl 3D, Imax & 4DX) (LW: 3)
  • 05. BAD NEIGHBOURS 2 (LW: 4)
  • 06. THE PERFECT MATCH (LW: 6)
  • 07. MOTHER’S DAY (LW: 5)
  • 08. UITVLUCHT (LW: 8)
  • 09. THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY (NE)
  • 10. MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN (LW: 10)

(LW = Last Week; NE = New Entry)

Last Updated: May 26, 2016

James

A total movie glutton, nothing is too bad or too obscure to watch, unless it's something like The Human Centipede. If you enjoyed that, there is something wrong with you. But bless you anyway - even video nasties need love...

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