Silver Screen Showcase: Top 5 grossing movies for Sept. 19-23

September 27, 2016

Welcome to Silver Screen Showcase, the Trojan Messenger’s go-to article series for all your cinematic needs. Here we take a look at the top five grossing movies, and cover their ratings and synopsis. Please note that actual grossing value will not be shown for legal reasons.

Danville Cinemas have had a very eventful week for movie-goers across the city with many new releases under their belt. And one of their newest showings, “The Magnificent Seven,” has not only scored positive ratings from both the International Movie Database, who gave the movie a 7.2/10, and from Rotten Tomatoes, who scored the movie 63% out of 100, but it has also come in as the number one highest grossing film currently in the theatre. The movie follows bounty hunter Sam Chisolm, played by Denzel Washington, and his group of gunslingers as they attempt to rescue the town of Rose Creek from gold greedy industrialist Bartholomew Bogue, played by Peter Sarsgaard, and his gang.

Coming in second place is “Sully,” the movie based on the events of Capt. Chesley Sullenberger and his miraculous landing of the US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River after being struck by a flock of geese. The movie has been well praised and has received higher scores by critics. International Movie Database ranked the film at 7.9/10 and Rotten Tomatoes ranked it at 83% out of 100. The plot not only follows the events of the crash, but also the aftermath where an investigation is conducted that could put the famous pilot, played by Tom Hanks in the movie, at risk for his career and reputation.

Flying in behind at third highest grossing is “Storks,” which is currently the newest showing, being released on September 23rd. Ratings for the movie have proved only one point shy of The Magnificent Seven’s ratings, with International Movie Database boasting a 7.3/10 and Rotten Tomatoes dropping in with a 64% out of 100. The plot centers around the stork delivery service, who have switched out the baby delivering for package deliveries for a global internet company, and their top delivery bird, Junior, played by Andy Samberg. When a baby arrives in their delivery bay, however, it’s up to him and the only human worker at the company, Tulip, played by Katie Crown, to deliver the baby incognito before the boss, played by Kelsey Grammer, finds out.

Breaking in at number four, is “When the Bough Breaks,” and no, it has nothing to do with the popular nursery rhyme, “Rock-A-Bye Baby.” Instead the movie follows John and Laura Taylor, played by Morris Chestnut and Regina Hall, and their last-ditch effort to hire a surrogate mother named Anna, so that they can have a child. But when she develops a dangerous fixation with John, the Taylors now find themselves face-to-face with a psychopath who holds their future. Critics were not so fond of this flick however, with International Movie Database giving it a 4.2/10 and Rotten Tomatoes giving the movie a whopping 6% out of 100.

And last but not least, at the number five spot, is “Don’t Breathe.” While the movie is not the newest showing, the movie still maintains very positive reviews with International Movie Database ranking the movie at 7.6 out 10 and Rotten Tomatoes ranking it at 88% out of 100. The plot follows three Detroit thieves, Rocky, Alex and Money, and their latest break-in at the house of a blind veteran who has lost his only child. Though they think he is an easy target, they soon find themselves in a fight for dear life when they discover a shocking surprise about their “helpless” victim.

That wraps the list of the top 5 grossing films of last week. Be sure to be looking out for more recaps soon.


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