Thrillers featuring the woods as its backdrop (It Comes At Night, The Witch) is often times a good thing, as the prospective horror of nature is grounded in reality. Based on Adam Nevill’s novel, The Ritual centers on four friends from college (Rafe Spall, Robert James-Collier,Arsher Ali, Sam Troughton) who journey through the Scandinavian wilderness after another friend’s passing. A supernatural evil is in their midst, and their outdoor jaunt turns into the ultimate nightmare.
David Bruckner, a filmmaker who’s received his share of acclaim from horror/thriller fans for The Signal and the anthology driven Southbound, directs this feature. Actor Andy Serkis (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Black Panther) produced the picture which debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think!
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was the #1 movie over the weekend with $20 million, even though the high profile flicks 12 Strong and Den ofThieves were nipping at hits heels. Here’s this weekend’s top 10:
1. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – $20 million
2. 12 Strong – Chris Hemsworth toplined military drama takes in $16.5 million.
3. Den of Thieves – This Gerard Butler/50 Cent flick which looks like a Heat redux makes $15.3 million.
4. The Post – $12.1 million
5. The Greatest Showman – Hugh Jackson musical adds $11 million to its coffers.
6. Paddington 2 – $8.2 million
7. The Commuter – Liam Neeson action flick drops to seven in its second weekend with just $6.7 million.
8. Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Grossing over $604 million domestically, the picture takes in $6.6 million this weekend.
9. Insidious: The Last Key – $5.9 million
10. Forever My Girl – Flick debuts with a less than auspicious $4.7 million.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle beat all comers to land the #1 spot at the box office with $27 million. Liam Neeson’s latest flick The Commuter chimes in at #3 with $13.4 million but fellow newcomer Proud Mary disappointed with an eighth place debut ($10 million). Here’s the top 10:
1. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – $27 million
2. The Post – $18.6 million
3. The Commuter – Liam Neeson actioner debuts with $13.4 million.
4. Insidious: The Last Key – $12.1 million
5. The Greatest Showman –Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron musical takes in $11.8 million
6. Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Movie makes $11.2 million and to date its grossed over $591 million domestically.
7. Paddington 2 – Great reviews didn’t lead to a stellar weekend. It collects $10.6 million.
8. Proud Mary – Taraji P. Henson flick has a disappointing showing with $10 million.
9. Pitch Perfect 3 – Comedy is closing in on $100 million domestically, as it’s currently at $94 million. This weekend it takes in $5.6 million.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was the #1 film over the weekend as it made $36 million to beat out newcomer Insidious: The Last Key (#2, $29.3 million). Star Wars: The Last Jedi was #3 with $23.5 million. Here’s this weekend’s top 10:
1. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – $36 million
2. Insidious: The Last Key – $29.3 million
3. Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Flick makes $23.5 million and it’s made over $572 million domestically!
4. The Greatest Showman – Musical toplined by Hugh Jackman amasses $13.8 million.
5. Pitch Perfect 3 – $10.2 million
6. Ferdinand – $7.7 million
7. Molly’s Game – $7 million
8. Darkest Hour – Gary Oldman is getting Oscar buzz for his work as Winston Churchill. This weekend it takes in $6.3 million.
9. Coco – One of 2017’s best films collects $5.5 million.
10. All the Money in the World – Director Ridley Scott’s latest film takes in $3.5 million.
It’s not exactly a spoiler to reveal that, in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Luke Skywalker once again boards the iconic Millennium Falcon spaceship. Of course, in the original Star Wars trilogy, Mark Hamill’s character had plenty of thrilling moments and memorable experiences aboard the ship, so he found it to be a surprisingly emotional experience when he returned to the ship for the first time during the filming of The Last Jedi.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is playing in theaters everywhere; if you didn’t know that already, you must have been frozen in carbonite!