The big story at the box office this weekend? Love the Coopers was apparently an actual movie. Perhaps you saw the trailer, or the poster proudly proclaiming "you can't regift family," and you thought, "Well, that must not be a real movie. Diane Keaton and Amanda Seyfried can't possibly be in ANOTHER clichéd, nauseatingly tepid ensemble comedy about family after The Big Wedding. Wikipedia MUST be incorrect that Steve Martin is voicing the family dog. This cannot be real. This must be satire."
But as we've learned from projects like the action-adventure Charles Darwin movie and live-action Dora the Explorer, Hollywood long-ago killed satire. Love the Coopers is not satire. It is indeed a real movie, and somehow enough people saw it that it managed a distant third at the box office, coming in behind last week's top two, Spectre and The Peanuts Movie.
Here's your top five:
1. Spectre - $35.4 million
2. The Peanuts Movie - $24.2 million
3. Love the Coopers - $8.4 million
4. The Martian - $6.7 million
5. The 33 - $5.8 million
Weekend Box Office Results [Box Office Mojo]