Robert Downey Jr. Likes To Hide Food On Set + Dolittle will likely be top 10 earner at box office

Iron Man ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️½

Robert Downey, Jr. fans rejoice, this post is for you. I mean, if you didn’t see how cool a guy he can be, then read this: 6-year old boy protects his sister from dog attack, receives accolades from Robert Downey Jr, Tom Holland and Mark Ruffalo

The article linked below is pretty wild, even for the sometimes eccentric actor: it starts with a story about Robert Downey Jr (RDJ, hereafter) being gifted an alpaca — which are like the cutest tiny horses ever — and then digs into his “hilarious quirk” of hiding food all over movie sets.

Downey Jr.’s costars have revealed a hilarious quirk that he has when he’s filming: apparently, he brings his own food onto set and hides it so that he can eat it during scenes! On a live interview with the Huffington Post recently, Downey Jr.’s costar for his upcoming film The Judge, Vincent D’Onofrio, revealed that the Marvel actor continues this quirk even when he’s not playing Tony Stark.

Why No One Ever Stopped Robert Downey Jr. From Eating on the ‘Avengers’ Set

Although I’ve never been on a movie or TV set, my understanding is they have catering services. I don’t know if these services have like a room with food waiting and/or they are catered at only certain lunch and dinner breaks. Apparently, these food breaks simply aren’t enough to keep RJD’s appetite sated.

Love oddball actor stories like these. They help to humanize these mega millionaires.

Iron Man hides food on set … wonder if he had a candy bar or three stashed in his suit? What about in Dolittle ⭐️⭐️⭐️? Did he share his food stash with the animals? Wait, they were CGI … some of them anyway … CGI animals don’t have appetites.

Yeah, I know, silly, absurd. It’s almost more absurd to think Dolittle is still in the top 5 for box office earners in 2020 and there’s less than 90 days left in the year!

It will almost certainly end up top 10 unless there are more new theatrical releases — and assuming there are enough theaters open to generate revenue — added. $245 million worldwide is a lot of box office cash for a movie this year.

Dolittle tops China first weekend box office since pandemic reopening, followed by Bloodshot

Dolittle ⭐️⭐️⭐️

In their first weekend return to the box office, China moviegoers chose to see Robert Downey Jr’s Dolittle the most.

“Dolittle,” from Universal, was the top title this weekend with a $4.71 million three-day debut, according to Chinese data provider Ent Group. Vin Diesel-starring “Bloodshot,” backed by China’s Bona Film Group, trailed in second place, bowing to the tune of $2.61 million.

China Box Office Returns After Coronavirus Led by Hollywood Films – Variety

This adds to the total box office gross for both films, making Dolittle inch closer to the #3 spot currently held by Sonic. It’s no wonder that the Oscars pushed back their date. I was listening to a podcast earlier today that claimed to have an inside source that the academy is talking about canceling the Oscars until 2022. Purely heresy, but we can all see that there have been pretty much zero new theatrical releases since mid March. There might not be enough movies to have a credible awards ceremony in 2021.

As for Bloodshot ⭐️⭐️½ starring Vin Diesel? Caught that just before the theaters closed down (see: 20+ Bloodshot Reviews – Watch the first 9 minutes FREE, Thanks Sony). Not rooting for that one quite as much to climb the charts, probably because it wasn’t as disliked as Dolittle. Guess I like to root for the underdog films sometimes.

6-year old boy protects his sister from dog attack, receives accolades from Robert Downey Jr, Tom Holland and Mark Ruffalo

Dolittle ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Say what you want about the #3 top grossing movie of 2020, but its lead star has heart. And not just for his onscreen animal friends.

A six year old boy named Bridger put himself in front of a dog about to attack his sister. The bites to his face required 90 stitches.

In a video message, Downey Jr said: “Bridger, you’re a rockstar. I hear Captain America sent a shield your way. I’m going to do one better, you call me on your next birthday. I’ve got something special for you.”

Robert Downey Jr and Tom Holland surprise for brave fan

Wish I could like this more than once. Maybe I can, by sharing with readers.

This is one benefit of 2020 social media: more easily putting movie stars in touch with fans. The article doesn’t say what happened to the dog, but it usually isn’t good in situations like this.

Tom Holland invited Bridger onto the Spider-man 3 set and Mark Ruffalo also responded. Whenever you hear how rich movie stars don’t do anything nice for others, drop them this link.

Two thumps up for you, Bridger. Protecting your sister is what it’s all about, young man!

NOW PLAYING REVIEWS: Doolittle, Bad Boys For Life

Week #3 (1/17-1/19/2020) for wide opening films at the theater and time for me to pick the wide opening movie of the week to recommend.

On one hand we’ve got talking animals and a children’s classic for soft reboot live action vs. the third movie in a buddy cop series starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence back together again. Neither film is earth shaking good, let me get that out of the way right now before picking …

#1 … goes to …

Bad Boys For Life ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Not too much suspense, as the title graphic is a giveaway, but sometimes I play around and put up a different title graphic than the top wide release film of the week.

This film is simply more fun than Doolittle. It’s also a little better than the second film in the series, which, like the original, was also directed by Michael Bay. There wasn’t enough in the budget for all three to return for this film, so famous action frenzy director Bay was not chaired. The new directors are the team of Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah. Don’t know who these people are, but they did a competent job for the franchise and made another entertaining Bad Boys film.

No, it’s nothing groundbreaking and you can watch my just left the theater review and read the starred review (just click the title) for more specific thoughts, but it is entertaining enough to take this week’s watched in the theater #1 crown. And, more importantly, it joins the list of recommended movies to watch.

This brings us to the other wide opening film this week:

Doolittle ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Honestly, I had mixed emotions going into this one. I’d seen the low star rating reviews and some very unflattering and negative headlines for reviews. Here is a video that explains my thoughts going into this film and similar films where the early critics have panned the film.

Now here is my actual review of the film after watching it.

This apprehension before viewing and then relief afterwards is similar to my feelings regarding Little Women, although that movie was worlds better than both of these (that was one of my top 5 favorite films of 2019).

I don’t make a habit of doing both on the way to theater videos to accompany the just left the theaters that have been done for every wide opening film (and a few that weren’t even wide screenings) since Lion King (2019) on October 5, 2019. The times I do shoot videos on the way to theaters are when there is something else noteworthy about the moviegoer experience prior to seeing the film.

In the case of Doolittle, it’s seeing numerous negative critic reviews. The audience reviews so far, however, at Rotten Tomatoes are more positive. This remains one of my early telling barometers for how likely I’ll be entertained by a movie. No offense to the critics pool, but they haven’t been as accurate a gauge to my movie tastes.

Again, neither of these films are rewatchable to me and my recommendation is selective, at best. Those who like the Bad Boys franchise will likely be interested in the new movie and animal lovers will at least be entertained by Doolittle.

Both are toward the bottom of the movies playing in theaters that I’d recommend seeing. Go see 1917 or Little Women if you haven’t seen those yet. Much, much, much better movies.

Want to see what else we recommend NOW PLAYING at the theater?

Here are other movies we’ve seen at the theater recently (maybe they are available in your area still) that are recommended. Any movie rated at least 3-stars is recommended. You should read any 3-star review (click the title), because sometimes we do qualify those recommendations, meaning we were entertained, but it doesn’t mean that the film was that good.

4-star movies are highly recommended and films we rate as 4 1/2 or 5 stars are must see.

  1. 1917 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️½ 
  2. Ford v Ferrari ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ScreenX
  3. Little Women ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  4. Richard Jewell ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  5. Uncut Gems ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  6. Frozen II ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  7. Bad Boys For Life ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  8. Bombshell ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  9. Like A Boss ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  10. Doolittle ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Happy movie watching!

FIRST LOOK: Doolittle (2020)

Robert Downey Jr. might be done as Iron Man⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️½ , but he’s getting paid $20 million to play a role that Eddie Murphy played. Here are some other things learned about the upcoming film, Doolittle:

Doolittle starring Robert Downey, Jr is opening in theaters January 17, 2020.

Will you be seeing Doolittle in the theater, waiting for it on streaming or unsure if you want to see at all?