It was a phenomenal box office weekend for Thor: Ragnarok as the film made over $121 million at the box office. Coming in a distant second was A Bad Moms Christmas which took in $17 million. Slinking in at a distant third was Jigsaw with $6.7 million. Here’s this weekend’s top 10:
1. Thor: Ragnarok – $121 million domestically and to date it’s made over $427 million worldwide.
2. A Bad Moms Christmas – A solid debut for the Bad Moms sequel as it collects $17 million.
3. Jigsaw – $6.7 million
4. Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween – $4.65 million
5. Geostorm – $3 million
6. Happy Death Day – It’s one of this year’s biggest surprises with over $52 million worldwide (it cost less than $5 million to make. This weekend it makes $2.8 million.
7. Thank You For Your Service – Military drama headlined by Miles Teller takes in $2.2 million.
8. Blade Runner 2049 – $2.2 million
9. Only The Brave – $1.9 million
10. The Foreigner – Jackie Chan/Pierce Brosnan action flick makes $1.5 million.
Based on journalist David Finkel’s acclaimed 2013 nonfiction book, Thank You For Your Service sheds a spotlight on how PTSD has affected the lives of military vets who have returned home from the Iraq War. Miles Tellerstars as Adam Schuman, one of the soldiers of the 2-16 Infantry Batallion and Haley Bennett plays Adam’s wife Saskia.
“One of the reasons why I wanted to be a part of Thank You For Your Service is my personal connection with the military and also the display of courage and sacrifice and love that these families portray,” said Bennett. “And to be able to collaborate with the actual real life people was such an incredible and unique experience that connected us in a really special way.”
Click on the media bar below to hear Bennett talk about the “difficult” yet “rewarding” process of taking part in Thank You For Your Service:
Directed by American Sniper screenwriter Jason Hall, Thank You For Your Service is now playing in select theaters.
Miles Teller tackles a difficult subject in his new movie, Thank You For Your Service: He plays a soldier who suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after returning from combat in Iraq. Making the military drama was an emotional rollercoaster for him, but he told us that was nothing compared to the real-life emotions the movie is bringing out in veterans who’ve seen early screenings of the film. (Click on the media bar below to hear Miler Teller)
Thank You For Your Service is now playing in theaters.
Over the last few years, Miles Teller has become one of Hollywood’s most in-demand actors, with roles in movies as diverse as Whiplash, Footloose, War Dogs and, of course, the Divergent series. Now, he has two new movies coming out this month: the firefighter drama Only The Brave and the military drama Thank You For Your Service. With so much success coming so quickly, you’d think it might go to his head. But Teller told us the relationships he developed before he became famous have helped keep him grounded now that he has. (Click on the media bar below to hear Miles Teller)
Only The Brave iand Thank You For Your Service are both now in theaters.
Josh Brolin stars in Only the Brave, the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots and their attempts to contain the Yarnell Mountain fire in 2013. In honoring the lives of the firefighters (Brolin plays their superintendent Eric Marsh), it was important that every actor and crew member was giving it their all during production.
“It becomes a precarious thing and you start to do your research and you start to kind of formulate an opinion of who’s going to put themselves out there and who won’t. We got really really lucky with this film because there’s not one person who kind of came with any kind of entitlement problems or vanity or that type of thing,” said Brolin. “Everybody gave 1,000 percent and I rode them very hard and they were all game.”
Click on the media bar below to hear Brolin explain why he sees Only The Brave co-star Jeff Bridges as a mentor:
Only The Brave, co-starring Miles Teller and Taylor Kitsch, opens nationwide October 20.