Sunday, January 14, 2018

Jumanji Remains On top with $27 Million

In what's turning out to be one of Sony's most successful movies, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle remained on top of the box office with $27 million.  It's domestic take stands at $283.2 million, so far.  Which makes it Sony's 6th highest grossing film, behind Skyfall ($304.4 million) and four Spiderman movies. Worldwide, it has grossed $666.2 million.

Steven Spielberg's acclaimed drama, The Post, debuted to a modest $18.6 million. While the Liam Neeson action flick, The Commuter,  trailed closely behind ($13.5 million).

Star Wars: The Last Jedi's has now made $1.265 billion worldwide  This bested Beauty and the Beast's $1.264 billion, to become the top movie of 2017.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Jumanji
2) The Post
3) The Commuter
4) Insidious: The Last Key
5) The Greatest Showman
6) Star Wars: The Last Jedi
7) Paddington 2
8) Proud Mary
9) Pitch Perfect 3
10) Darkest Hour 
$27 million
$18.6 million
$13.5 million
$12.1 million
$11.8 million
$11.3 million
$10.6 million
$10 million
$5.7 million
$4.5 million
$283.2 million
$23.1 million
$13.5 million
$48.4 million
$94.6 million
$591.6 million
$10.6 million
$10 million
$94.7 million
$35.7 million
$90 million
$50 million
$30 million
$10 million
$84 million
$200 million
$50 million
$14 million
$45 million
$30 million


Thursday, January 11, 2018

The Post vs Paddington 2 vs The Commuter vs Proud Mary

A slew of new movies hit theaters this January weekend.

The Post
Hit Factor: Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep.
Flop Factor: In line with Spielberg's smaller, but award acclaimed films, rather than his money making popcorn spectacles.
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Paddington 2
Hit Factor: Enough of an audience of the first film to warrant a second.
Flop Factor: Still somewhat crowded box office for family films with Coco, Ferdinand, and to a lessor extent, Jumanji, in theaters.
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The Commuter
Hit Factor: Liam Neeson on a train.
Flop Factor: Nothing really new for a Liam Neeson action pic here.
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Proud Mary
Hit Factor: Taraji P. Henson kicking ass.
Flop Factor: Crowded box office.
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My Predictions:

Movie
Jumanji
Paddington
The Post
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Insidious: The Last Key
Weekend Gross (millions)
$22
$20
$18
$15
$13





Sunday, January 7, 2018

Jumanji Rakes in $36 Million to Top the Box Office

Third weekend's the charm for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle ($36 million). It dethroned Star Wars: The Last Jedi ($23.6 million) from the top spot at the box office.  In fact, Jumanji is doing so well, it has already grossed $244 million domestically, and is currently topping the foreign weekend with $70 million.  It's foreign take is up to $275 million with a worldwide total of $519.4 million.

The Last Jedi didn't even place second... the latest installment of the Insidious series, The Last Key, snatched that spot with $29.3 million... a lot more than I was expecting (considering, I didn't even know they made a 4th one).

Star Wars: The Last Jedi slipped to third with $23.6 million.  At about 55%, it's the biggest percentage drop for any film in the top 15 and will most likely end up short of The Force Awakens' $936.7 million domestic take or it's $2 billion worldwide take.  With that said, The Last Jedi currently stands at $1.2 billion and is the 2nd highest grossing Star Wars film ever.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Jumanji
2) Insidious: The Last Key
3) Star Wars: The Last Jedi
4) The Greatest Showman
5) Pitch Perfect 3
6) Ferdinand
7) Molly's Game 
8) Darkest Hour
9) Coco
10) All the Money in the World 
$36 million
$29.3 million
$23.6 million
$13.8 million
$10.2 million
$7.7 million
$7 million
$6.4 million
$5.5 million
$3.6 million
$244.4 million
$29.3 million
$572.5 million
$75.9 million
$86 million
$70.5 million
$14.2 million
$28.4 million
$192.1 million
$20.1 million
$90 million
$10 million
$200 million
$84 million
$45 million
$111 million
$30 million
$30 million
$175 million
$50 million

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Insidious 4 vs Molly's Game

A couple new movies open this first weekend of 2018

Insidious: The Last Key
Hit Factor: No Horror film currently at the box office.
Flop Factor: I had no idea they made a 4th one.
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Molly's Game
Hit Factor: Aaron Sorkin is a great writer.
Flop Factor: Lots of competition left over from the Holiday season.
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My Predictions:

Movie
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Jumanji
Insidious 4
Pitch Perfect 3
Molly's Game
Weekend Gross (millions)
$25
$24
$15
$8
$8








Sunday, December 31, 2017

The Last Jedi Hangs On with $52.5 million

In what was a surprisingly close race as Star Wars: The Last Jedi managed to hold on to the top spot ($52.5 million) on the last weekend of 2017.  With a domestic total of $517 million, The Last Jedi, has surpassed Beauty and the Beast ($504 million) to become the highest grossing movie domestically.  It also just passed the $1 billion mark worldwide... making it only the 4th movie of the year to do so (behind Beauty and the Beast, Fate of the Furious, Despicable Me 3).

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle jumped up almost 40% from last weekend to $50.6 million.  It so far has grossed $169.8 million domestically. Overseas, it has grossed $50 million, but that number is expected to grow once it starts rolling out in more countries.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Star Wars: The Last Jedi
2) Jumanji
3) Pitch Perfect 3
4) The Greatest Showman
5) Ferdinand 
6) Coco
7) All the Money in the World 
8) Darkest Hour
9) Downsizing
10) Father Figures
$52.5 million
$50.6 million
$17.8 million
$15.3 million
$11.7 million
$6.6 million
$5.5 million
$5.3 million
$4.6 million
$3.7 million
$517.1 million
$169.8 million
$64.3 million
$48.8 million
$53.8 million
$178.9 million
$12.6 million
$17.9 million
$17.1 million
$12.7 million
$200 million
$90 million
$45 million
$84 million
$111 million
$175 million
$50 million
$30 million
$68 million
$25 million

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi to Top last weekend of 2017

Only one new movie opens this Holiday week... Well, actually it opened on Christmas Day.

All the Money in the World
Hit Factor: A positively reviewed Ridley Scott film (80% Tomatometer)... Kevin Spacey being replaced.
Flop Factor: Lots of competition at the box office.
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My Predictions:

Movie
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Jumanji
Pitch Perfect 3
The Greatest Showman
Ferdinand
Weekend Gross (millions)
$42
$27
$17
$8
$7






Sunday, December 24, 2017

The Last Jedi Remains on Top with $68.5 million

Despite dropping almost 70% from last weekend, Star Wars: The Last Jedi easily stayed at the top of the box office with $68.5 million. It has so far grossed $365.1 million domestically.  Overseas, it has grossed $380.3 million for a worldwide total of $745.4 million.  Thus, helping Disney jump Warner Bros. to become the highest grossing studio of 2017.

As for the newcomers, Jumanji ($34 million) and Pitch Perfect 3 ($20.5 million), opened to decent numbers. While The Greatest Showman ($8.6 million), Downsizing ($4.6 million) and Father Figures ($3.2 million) have a big hill to climb.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Star Wars: The Last Jedi
2) Jumanji
3) Pitch Perfect 3
4) The Greatest Showman
5) Ferdinand 
6) Coco
7) Downsizing
8) Darkest Hour
9) Father Figures 
10) The Shape of Water
$68.5 million
$34 million
$20.5 million
$8.6 million
$7.1 million
$5.2 million
$4.6 million
$4.1 million
$3.2 million
$3.1 million
$365.1 million
$50.6 million
$20.5 million
$13.2 million
$26.5 million
$161.3 million
$4.6 million
$7 million
$3.2 million
$7.6 million
$200 million
$90 million
$45 million
$84 million
$111 million
$175 million
$68 million
$30 million
$25 million
$19.5 million