Thursday, February 14, 2019

Alita: Battle Angel vs Happy Death Day 2U vs Isn't It Romantic

A bunch of new movies hit theaters this February weekend.

Alita: Battle Angel
Hit Factor: James Cameron produced flick.
Flop Factor: Though, he's not directing it... Also, just "okay" reviews (59% Tomatometer) for a movie this size and nature.



Happy Death Day 2U
Hit Factor: Sequel to the surprise hit movie.
Flop Factor: Not much, will probably easily recoup it's low budget.



Isn't It Romantic
Hit Factor: A romantic comedy for Valentine's Day week.
Flop Factor: Outside of Crazy Rich Asians, romantic comedies have done too well lately.



My Predictions:

Movie
Alita: Battle Angel
LEGO Movie 2
Happy Death Day 2U
Isn't It Romantic
What Men Want
Weekend Gross (millions)
$22
$20
$18
$11
$11



Sunday, February 10, 2019

The LEGO Movie 2 Tops Box Office with $34.4 Million

In an unexpectedly lower-than-expected debut, The LEGO Movie 2 managed to top the box office with $34.4 million. This is about half of the $69.1 million the first LEGO movie made in 2014. Ouch!  Overseas, it didn't fair as expected either as it grossed $18.2 million for global debut of $53.2 million.  It was beat overseas, by How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, which took in $38.2 and so far has made $138.7 million ahead of it's domestic debut in a couple of weeks.

What Men Want ($19 million) and Cold Pursuit ($10.8 million) round out the top 3.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) LEGO Movie 2
2) What Men Want
3) Cold Pursuit
4) The Upside
5) Glass 
6) The Prodigy
7) Green Book
8) Aquaman
9) Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 
10) Miss Bala
$34.4 million
$19 million
$10.8 million
$7.2 million
$6.4 million
$6 million
$3.6 million
$3.3 million
$3 million
$2.7 million
$34.4 million
$19 million
$10.8 million
$85.8 million
$98.5 million
$6 million
$61.5 million
$328.5 million
$179.8 million
$11.9 million
$99 million
$20 million
$60 million
$37.5 million
$20 million
$6 million
$23 million
$200 million
$90 million
$15 million


Thursday, February 7, 2019

LEGO Movie 2 vs What Men Want vs Cold Pursuit vs The Prodigy

A bunch of new movies hit theaters this weekend to end the box office slump.

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
Hit Factor: The first movie did exceptionally well.
Flop Factor: n/a



What Men Want
Hit Factor: Counter audience to The LEGO Movie.
Flop Factor: No early reviews.



Cold Pursuit
Hit Factor: "Liam Neeson in..."
Flop Factor: Not sure if his post Taken films have the same luster.



The Prodigy
Hit Factor: Low budget Horror film.
Flop Factor: Not much buzz going into the weekend.





My Predictions:

Movie
The LEGO Movie 2
What Men Want
Cold Pursuit
The Prodigy
Glass
Weekend Gross (millions)
$60
$23
$12
$8
$6



Sunday, February 3, 2019

Glass Tops Box Office with $9.5 million

In what might be one of the lowest box office weekends in a while (being it Super Bowl weekend and all), Glass managed to stick it out in the top spot for the third weekend in a row with a lowly $9.5 million.  This is the first time in a long time that no movie hit the $10 million mark on a weekend.

The only newcomer this weekend was Miss Bala, which debuted to $6.7 million.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Glass
2) The Upside
3) Miss Bala
4) Aquaman
5) Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 
6) Green Book
7) The Kid Who Would be King
8) A Dog's Way Home
9) Escape Room
10) They Shall Not Grow Old
$9.5 million
$8.9 million
$6.7 million
$4.8 million
$4.4 million
$4.3 million
$4.2 million
$3.5 million
$2.9 million
$2.4 million
$88.7 million
$75.6 million
$6.7 million
$323.6 million
$175.3 million
$55.8 million
$13.2 million
$35.9 million
$52.1 million
$10.7 million
$20 million
$37.5 million
$15 million
$200 million
$90 million
$23 million
$59 million
$18 million
$9 million
n/a


Thursday, January 31, 2019

Miss Bala vs Glass vs The Upside



Only one new movie opens in theaters this Super Bowl Weekend.

Miss Bala
Hit Factor: Very quiet time at the box office.
Flop Factor: There's a Football game going on.



My Predictions:

Movie
Glass
The Upside
Miss Bala
Aquaman
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$10
$8
$8
$5
$4



Sunday, January 27, 2019

Glass Remains On Top of the Box Office with $19 Million

The M. Night. Shyamalan film, Glass, easily remained in the top spot at the box office this weekend ($19.1 million).  That's a pretty strong hold from last weekend despite it's reviews being shattered.

Newcomers this weekend, The Kid Who Would Be King ($7.3 million) and Serenity ($4.8 million) barely managed to make a dent at the box office.

In worldwide news, Aquaman ($1.09 billion) surpassed The Dark Knight Rises's worldwide gross of $1.08 billion to become the highest grossing DC movie of all time.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Glass
2) The Upside
3) Aquaman
4) The Kid Who Would be King
5) Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 
6) Green Book
7) A Dog's Way Home
8) Serenity
9) Escape Room
10) Dragon Ball Super: Broly
$19.1 million
$12.2 million
$7.4 million
$7.3 million
$6.2 million
$5.4 million
$5.2 million
$4.8 million
$4.3 million
$3.6 million
$73.6 million
$63.1 million
$316.6 million
$7.3 million
$169 million
$49 million
$30.8 million
$4.8 million
$47.9 million
$29 million
$20 million
$37.5 million
$200 million
$59 million
$90 million
$23 million
$18 million
$25 million
$9 million
$8.5 million


Thursday, January 24, 2019

The Kid Who Would Be King vs Serenity vs Glass

A couple of new movies hit theaters this January weekend.

The Kid Who Would Be King
Hit Factor: Positive reviews (83% Tomatometer).
Flop Factor: People might be kinda of tired of King Arthur remakes.



Serenity
Hit Factor: Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway
Flop Factor: For a movie with those two actors, there is incredibly no buzz for this film.



My Predictions:

Movie
Glass
The Kid Who Would Be King
The Upside
Serenity
Aquaman 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$20
$14
$10
$8
$6