With some of the year’s biggest movies only a month or two away, the box office seems to have entered a holding pattern. Some of the new releases are minor hits. Others crash and burn. Right now, Hollywood just seems to be crossing their fingers and hoping for the sweet, sweet summer movie season to come along and save them (or at least the April release of Furious 7). In other words, every new release underperformed this weekend.
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2
'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' was the surprise box office hit of 2011, bringing older audiences out in droves and playing far longer than most major Hollywood releases. Naturally, a sequel was immediately put into production, and today brings the 'Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' trailer with everything that fans of the first film want. There's older British people being witty, older British people getting it on, and older British people rediscovering life and love and happiness in India. Oh, and then there's Richard Gere as the new token American.
You may not have seen 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,' but your mom certainly did. The low-budget (but star-studded) comedy was the sleeper hit of 2011, a film made for an audience who wasn't interested in the latest comic book movie. Older moviegoers made the film a smash hit, so a sequel is on the way. But how do you entice this older crowd to come back for a round two? Simple, you bring in Richard Gere.