Sunday, June 23, 2019

Toy Story 4 Dominates Box Office with $118 Million Debut

The Disney/Pixar flick, Toy Story 4, easily took the top spot at the box office this weekend, with $118 million. Although, it came in a bit under expectations, it is the highest debut of the franchise, besting Toy Story 3's $110.3 million debut in 2010 (wow, it has already been 9 years?). Overseas, it took in another $120 million and has a worldwide total of $238 million.

The other toy movie to debut this weekend, Child's Play, took in $14.1 million for a second place finish. Meanwhile, Men in Black International takes a 64% dip to 4th place with $10.8 million in its second weekend.  Like Dark Phoenix, this franchise film will have a hard time getting to the $100 million mark domestically.

Another Disney film, however, is still holding strong; Aladdin has so far made $810.1 million worldwide and has a good chance to surpass the $1 billion mark.




Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Toy Story 4 
2) Child's Play
3) Aladdin
4) Men in Black International
5) Secret Life of Pets 2
6) Rocketman
7) John Wick 3 - Parabellum  
8) Godzilla: King of the Monsters 
9) Dark Phoenix
10) Shaft
$118 million
$14.1 million
$12.2 million
$10.8 million
$10.3 million
$5.7 million
$4.1 million
$3.7 million
$3.6 million
$3.6 million
$18 million
$14.1 million
$287.5 million
$52.7 million
$117.6 million
$77.3 million
$156.1 million
$102.4 million
$60.2 million
$15.9 million
$200 million
$10 million
$183 million
$110 million
$80 million
$40 million
$75 million
$170 million
$200 million
$35 million

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Toy Story 4 vs Child's Play

A couple new children's toys movies hit theaters this weekend.

Toy Story 4
Hit Factor: Well, there's the previous 3 films that you may have heard of.
Flop Factor: Only a 99% Tomatometer... one person disliked this film.



Child's Play
Hit Factor: Opposite target audience of Toy Story 4.
Flop Factor: Probably wont get near as good as reviews as Toy Story 4.




My Predictions:

Movie
Toy Story 4
Child's Play
Men in Black International
Secret Life of Pets 2
Aladdin
Weekend Gross (millions)
$200
$15
$15
$13
$10


Sunday, June 16, 2019

Men in Black International Tops Box Office with $28.5 Million Debut

In what's becoming a lackluster June for films, Men in Black International topped the box office with $28.5 million.  It is the lowest debut of the franchise.  Overseas, the brand stills holds some weight, as it made $73.7 million.  However, it's not looking good for the reboot/sequel.

The Secret Life of Pets 2, slipped to second with $23.8 million, bringing its total to $92 million. Which is less than half the amount the original film made at this point in time.

Aladdin is pacing along quite splendidly for Disney, as this weekend's third place finish ($16.7 million) has upped its domestic total to $236.5 million.  It has also made $461.4 million overseas for a worldwide total of $724.9 million.

Not so great for Disney... Dark Phoenix... ouch... It dropped over 70% ($9 million) for a fourth place finish.  It has so far made $51.8 million and it'll most likely be the first ever X-Men related film to not pass the $100 million mark.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Men in Black International 
2) Secret Life of Pets 2
3) Aladdin
4) Dark Phoenix
5) Rocketman
6) Shaft
7) Godzilla: King of the Monsters  
8) John Wick 3 - Parabellum
9) Late Night
10) Ma
$28.5 million
$23.8 million
$16.7 million
$9 million
$8.8 million
$8.3 million
$8.1 million
$6.1 million
$5.1 million
$3.6 million
$28.5 million
$92 million
$263.5 million
$51.8 million
$66 million
$8.3 million
$93.7 million
$148.6 million
$5.5 million
$40.4 million
$110 million
$80 million
$183 million
$200 million
$40 million
$35 million
$170 million
$75 million
$4 million
$5 million

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Men in Black International vs Shaft vs Late Night

A few new movies hit theaters this June weekend.

Men in Black International
Hit Factor: Men in Black franchise
Flop Factor: Doesn't really look like they are doing anything interesting with this film.


Shaft
Hit Factor: Samuel L. Jackson returns as Shaft.
Flop Factor: It's been a while since the last film.


Late Night
Hit Factor: Getting decent reviews (84% Tomatometer).
Flop Factor: A very crowded box office.




My Predictions:

Movie
Men in Black International
Secret Life of Pets 2
Shaft
Aladdin
Dark Phoenix
Weekend Gross (millions)
$42
$25
$23
$17
$15


Sunday, June 9, 2019

Secret Life of Pets 2 Leads Weekend with $47.1 Million Debut

The top two newcomers to the box office easily underperformed this weekend: The Secret Life of Pets 2 ($47.1 million) and Dark Phoenix ($33 million). More on the second film later.

The Secret Life of Pets 2 $47.1 million take is substantially less than the $104.4 million opening the first film made a few years ago and will probably get no where near the $368.4 million domestic total of the original film.

Now onto the other clunker, Dark Phoenix. Oh X-Men, you reignited a new wave of the comic book era, but ended with a fizzle. Disney, must be thrilled to have this present from Fox.  At $33 million, it is the lowest opening for any X-Men related film... easily under achieving The Wolverine's $53.1 million from 6 years ago.  This doesn't bode well for the New Mutants film that's still in waiting to come out (?).  The plus side, is that Dark Phoenix opened to a strong $107 overseas for a worldwide total of $140 million.  That should help recoup some of its budget.

In other news, Avengers: Endgame inches up to $2.730 billion. Not sure if it'll surpass Avatar's $2.788 billion take, unless there is a magical last minute push.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Secret Life of Pets 2 
2) Dark Phoenix
3) Aladdin
4) Godzilla: King of the Monsters 
5) Rocketman
6) Ma
7) John Wick - Parabellum
8) Avengers: Endgame
9) Pokemon Detective Pikachu
10) Booksmart
$47 million
$33 million
$24.5 million
$15.5 million
$14 million
$7.8 million
$7.4 million
$4.8 million
$3 million
$1.6 million
$48 million
$33 million
$232.4 million
$78.6 million
$50.5 million
$32.8 million
$138.7 million
$824.4 million
$137.4 million
$17.8 million
$80 million
$200 million
$183 million
$170 million
$40 million
$5 million
$75 million
$356 million
$150 million
$6 million

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Secret Life of Pets 2 vs Dark Phoenix vs Godzilla vs Aladdin

A couple new movies hit theaters this June weekend.

The Secret Life of Pets 2
Hit Factor: The first film made almost $900 million worldwide.
Flop Factor: It's for a very certain audience under a certain age.



Dark Phoenix
Hit Factor: X-Men
Flop Factor: With series burnout and now poor reviews (21% Tomatometer... Yes, that is currently below X-Men Origins: Wolverine) Disney probably should have shelved its theatrical release when they bought Fox. On track to be the lowest grossing X-Men film.




My Predictions:

Movie
Secret Life of Pets 2
Dark Phoenix
Aladdin
Godzilla
Rocketman
Weekend Gross (millions)
$70
$40
$25
$22
$18




Sunday, June 2, 2019

Godzilla: King of the Monsters is King of the Box Office with $49 million Debut

The monster pic, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, took the top spot this weekend ($49 million)... though, a little bit under analyst expectations. This is probably due to the downtrending critic reviews (currently 39% Tomatometer).  It also ranks third (out of three) in Warner Bros' supposed monster universe which includes Godzilla 2014 ($93 million) and Kong: Skull Island ($61 million). Despite its underwhelming domestic take, King of the Monsters made a hefty $130 million overseas for a total of $179 million worldwide.

Last weeks number one, Aladdin, settled for second place with $42.3 million, bringing its total to $185 million and its worldwide total to $445.9 million.

The Elton John biopic, Rocketman, came in 3rd with $25 million, and the thriller, Ma, came in 4th with $18.3 million.

In other news, Avengers: Endgame climbs a little bit ($7.8 million) to $815.5 million. And now has a grossed $2.713 billion worldwide.  It seems more and more likely that it'll stay in second place in both the domestic and worldwide box office totals for a while.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Godzilla: King of the Monsters 
2) Aladdin
3) Rocketman
4) Ma
5) John Wick - Parabellum
6) Avengers: Endgame
7) Pok√©mon: Detective Pikachu
8) Booksmart
9) Brightburn
10) The Hustle
$49 million
$42.3 million
$25 million
$18.3 million
$11.1 million
$7.8 million
$6.7 million
$3.3 million
$2.3 million
$1.3 million
$86.1 million
$185 million
$25 million
$18.3 million
$125.8 million
$815.5 million
$130.6 million
$14.5 million
$14.2 million
$33.2 million
$170 million
$183 million
$40 million
$5 million
$55 million
$356 million
$150 million
$6 million
$12 million
$21 million