Sunday, November 18, 2018

Fantastic Beasts 2 Spells Up $62.2 million at the Box Office

The latest installment of the Fantastic Beasts franchise, The Crimes of Grindelwald easily topped the box office this weekend ($62.2 million).  It's a bit under the $74.4 million of the first film which debuted two years ago. However, overseas, that's another matter, as it raked in $191 million for an early worldwide total of $253.2 million.

The other newcomers, Instant Family ($14.7 million) and Widows ($12.3 million) debuted in 4th and 5th place.

Meanwhile, The Grinch ($38.2 million) and Bohemian Rhapsody ($15.7 million) continues to hold pretty well in their 2nd and 3rd place finish. While The Grinch is getting a slow roll out overseas, Bohemian Rhapsody has already made $256.4 million for a worldwide total of $384.3 million.

In other news, Venom continues to dominate ($51.2 million) in China as it even bested Fantastic Beasts 2's $47.5 bow.   Venom has grossed $207.1 million in China and looks to surpass the domestic counterpart.  It's worldwide total stands at $780.5 million, which puts it right ahead of Deadpool 2's $734.2 million for 2018.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) FB: The Crimes of Grindelwald
2) The Grinch 
3) Bohemian Rhapsody 
4) Instant Family 
5) Widows
6) Nutcracker and the Four Realms 
7) A Star is Born
8) Overlord
9) The Girl in the Spider's Web
10) Nobody's Fool
$62.2 million
$38.2 million
$15.7 million
$14.7 million
$12.3 million
$4.7 million
$4.4 million
$3.9 million
$2.5 million
$2.3 million
$62.2 million
$126.6 million
$127.9 million
$14.7 million
$12.3 million
$43.9 million
$185.8 million
$17.7 million
$13.3 million
$28.9 million
$200 million
$75 million
$52 million
$48 million
$42 million
$120 million
$36 million
$38 million
$43 million
$19 million


Thursday, November 15, 2018

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindlewald vs Instant Family vs Widows vs The Grinch

A few new movies hit theaters this November weekend.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Hit Factor: The last film made $814 million.
Flop Factor: Reviews for this film have been somewhat lackluster (55% Tomatometer).



Instant Family
Hit Factor: Family comedy in time for the Holidays.
Flop Factor: Feels a lot like Daddy's Home without Will Ferrell.



Widows
Hit Factor: Great reviews (95% Tomatometer)
Flop Factor: A really busy box office.




My Predictions:

Movie
The Crimes of Grindelwald
The Grinch
Bohemian Rhapsody
Instant Family
Widows 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$70
$35
$20
$16
$14

Sunday, November 11, 2018

The Grinch Steals $66 Million at the Box Office

The animated retelling of the story of The Grinch easily topped the box office this weekend ($66 million). As for the other newcomers, Overlord ($10.1 million) and The Girl in the Spider's Web ($8 million), had less than enthusiastic debuts.

It looks like this will be a pretty strong November as sequels of Fantastic Beasts and Wreck-It Ralph debut in the next couple of weeks.

In other news, Venom opened to a massive $111 million in China, upping it's foreign total to $463.5 million and worldwide total to $673.5 million.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) The Grinch
2) Bohemian Rhapsody  
3) Overlord
4) Nutcracker and the Four Realms 
5) Girl in the Spider's Web
6) A Star is Born
7) Nobody's Fool
8) Venom
9) Halloween
10) The Hate U Give 
$66 million
$30.9 million
$10.1 million
$9.6 million
$8 million
$8 million
$6.5 million
$4.9 million
$3.8 million
$2.1 million
$66 million
$100 million
$10.1 million
$35.3 million
$8 million
$178 million
$24.3 million
$206.2 million
$156.8 million
$26.7 million
$75 million
$52 million
$38 million
$120 million
$43 million
$36 million
$19 million
$100 million
$10 million
$23 million


Thursday, November 8, 2018

The Grinch vs Overlord vs Girl in the Spider's Web

A few new movies hit theaters this November weekend.

The Grinch
Hit Factor: A timely Christmas themed animation.
Flop Factor: Most of us know the story and have seen the previous iterations.


Overlord
Hit Factor: Better than expected reviews (86% Tomatometer)
Flop Factor: Somewhat busy box office.



The Girl in the Spider's Web
Hit Factor: Based off the famous book series.
Flop Factor: They skipped a couple of books from the last film.




My Predictions:

Movie
The Grinch
Bohemian Rhapsody
Overlord
Girl in the Spider's Web
Nutcracker And The Four Realms 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$55
$28
$13
$12
$11

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Bohemian Rhapsody Rocks the Box Office with $50 million Debut

The Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, came in ahead of expectations as it easily dominated the box office this weekend with $50 million. It took in $72.5 million overseas for an early global total of $141.7 million.

As for Disney's The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, it came in under expectations with $20 million for a 2nd place finish. With a reported cost of $125 million, it's going to need some serious legs to gain a profit.

And rounding out 3rd is Nobody's Fool, with $14 million.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Bohemian Rhapsody 
2) Nutcracker and the Four Realms 
3) Nobody's Fool
4) A Star is Born
5) Halloween
6) Venom
7) Smallfoot
8) Goosebumps 2
9) Hunter Killer
10) The Hate U Give 
$50 million
$20 million
$14 million
$11.1 million
$11 million
$7.9 million
$3.8 million
$3.7 million
$3.5 million
$3.4 million
$50 million
$20 million
$14 million
$165.6 million
$150.4 million
$198.7 million
$77.5 million
$43.8 million
$13 million
$23.5 million
$52 million
$125 million
$19 million
$36 million
$10 million
$100 million
$80 million
$35 million
$40 million
$23 million


Thursday, November 1, 2018

Bohemian Rhapsody vs Nutcracker and the Four Realms vs Nobody's Fool

A few new movies hit theaters this November weekend.

Bohemian Rhapsody
Hit Factor: A movie about the band Queen.
Flop Factor: Reviews have been mediocre at best (56% Tomatometer)



The Nutcracker And The Four Realms
Hit Factor: An expensive Disney take on the Nutcracker.
Flop Factor: Looks like an expensive Disney take with not a lot of buzz.



Nobody's Fool
Hit Factor: Tiffany Haddish in another R rated comedy.
Flop Factor: Director Tyler Perry doesn't really get critical acclaim.




My Predictions:

Movie
Bohemian Rhapsody
Nutcracker And The Four Realms
Nobody's Fool
Halloween
A Star Is Born
Weekend Gross (millions)
$35
$25
$15
$15
$9






Sunday, October 28, 2018

Halloween Scares Up a $32 Million Second Weekend

Despite dropping almost 60%, the Halloween sequel, Halloween, easily topped the box office ($32 million) for the second weekend in a row.  It, so far, has made $126.7 million domestically, and $45 million overseas, for an early worldwide total of $172.3 million.

The only newcomer this weekend was Hunter Killer, which has pretty much been hunted and killed at the box office as it debuted in 5th with $6.7 million.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Halloween
2) A Star is Born
3) Venom
4) Goosebumps 2
5) Hunter Killer
6) The Hate U Give
7) First Man
8) Smallfoot
9) Night School 
10) Mid90s 
$32 million
$14.1 million
$10.8 million
$7.5 million
$6.7 million
$5.1 million
$4.9 million
$4.8 million
$3.3 million
$3.0 million
$126.7 million
$148.7 million
$187.3 million
$38.4 million
$6.7 million
$18.3 million
$37.9 million
$72.6 million
$71.5 million
$3.4 million
$10 million
$36 million
$100 million
$35 million
$40 million
$23 million
$59 million
$80 million
$29 million
n/a