Good news at the weekend box office and a holiday movie preview

Good Things Utah
  • On Good Things Utah this morning – Big money at the box office, Hollywood’s newest superhero is saving the day on-screen — and off. The Marvel epic Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings rang up an estimated $71.4 million at U.S. theaters between Friday and Sunday, according to tracking website Box Office Mojo. Disney, the film’s distributor, expects Shang-Chi to sell another $12.1 million in tickets on Monday. But the film has already more than doubled the previous $30.6 million record for the full Labor Day weekend, including Monday, set by the horror flick Halloween in 2007.
  • And speaking of new movies, there is a bounty of potential box-office blockbusters and buzzy Oscar contenders scheduled to arrive in theaters over the next four months (with a few others firmly entrenched on streaming platforms), but there’s no way we’ll say with any certainty that all of these movies will stick with their release dates. Such is the nature of theatrical film programming in the time of coronavirus. Just this week Paramount pulled both of its fall tentpoles (Jackass Forever and Top Gun: Maverick) from the schedule, shifting the films to 2022 in hopes that the still-raging Delta variant will be in the rear view. We have a tentative list of movies that are still scheduled to be released in the next four months. Click here for more:
  • Plus, life as a royal is a life of duty, and aside from the endless foreign tours, charity events, grand openings, and meet-and-greets, the royals are also forced to follow a number of very strict, and sometimes very strange rules. And that goes for what they eat and drink, too. We’re a long way away from the heady days of gluttonous royal feasts and ever-fattening kings, and today the Queen enforces a number of strict regulations regarding how her family eats. These are the foods that the royal family are forbidden from eating. Some of them are sure to surprise you. The royals family stays away from garlic and onions It’s the basis of all great cooking. It’s the perfect way to spruce up any dish. It’s the reason your house isn’t overrun with vampires right now. Yes, that’s right: it’s garlic!
  • Finally, the weight loss snacks that one TikTok user says helped her shed 70 pounds – Reagan has her go-to snacking list.
  • And at the end of the show, the personality trait that will guarantee you succeed in life and in business. It turns out that conscientiousness is the only major personality trait that leads to success! Merriam-Webster defines conscientiousness as “very careful about doing what you’re supposed to do.” Hope you tune in for this Hot Topic and much more this morning on GTU.

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