Sunday, August 28, 2016

Don't Breathe Scares Up Box Office with $26 Million

The Horror flick Don't Breathe over performed at the box office this weekend with $26.1 million... easily taking the top spot this late August.  Suicide Squad had to settle for second, with $12.1 million.  The anti-superhero flick has so far grossed $636 million worldwide.

The other new wide release pic this weekend... Mechanic: Resurrection, came in 5th with $7.5 million.

Overseas, Jason Bourne was given new life as it opened in China; it made $50 million in 6 days... where it'll help make up the somewhat disappointing box office stateside (I said somewhat).  Bourne's worldwide gross now stands at $347.9 million.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Don't Breathe
2) Suicide Squad
3) Kubo and the Two Strings 
4) Sausage Party 
5) Mechanic: Resurrection
6) Pete's Dragon
7) War Dogs
8) Bad Moms
9) Jason Bourne
10) Ben-Hur
$26.1 million
$12.1 million
$7.9 million
$7.7 million
$7.5 million
$7.3 million
$7.3 million
$5.8 million
$5.2 million
$4.5 million
$26.1 million
$282.9 million
$24.9 million
$80 million
$7.5 million
$54.7 million
$27.8 million
$95.5 million
$149.4 million
$19.6 million
$9.9 million
$175 million
$60 million
$19 million
$40 million
$65 million
$40 million
$20 million
$120 million
$100 million


Thursday, August 25, 2016

Don't Breathe vs Hands of Stone vs Mechanic: Resurrection vs Suicide Squad

Can Suicide Squad remain on top of the box office for the 4th weekend in a row?
-Quite possibly.

Don't Breathe
Hit Factor: Positive early reviews (90% Tomatometer). Summer competition dwindling down.
Flop Factor: Audiences are also dwindling down as the end of Summer nears.
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Hands of Stone
Hit Factor: DeNiro back in a boxing movie.
Flop Factor: With so many reiterations of boxing stories, how does this stand out?
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Mechanic: Resurrection
Hit Factor: Jason Statham
Flop Factor: How many of these have they made? Seriously, I don't know if this is the first sequel or not.  Seems like it should've gone straight to rental.
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My Predictions:

Movie
Suicide Squad
Dont Breathe
Sausage Party
Kubo and the Two Strings
War Dogs
Weekend Gross (millions)
$14
$14
$9
$8
$8







Sunday, August 21, 2016

Suicide Squad Remains on Top for Three Weeks in a Row with $20.7 Million

It's a third weekend in a row for Suicide Squad, as it made 20.7 million at the box office.  Suicide Squad has so far made $572 million worldwide.

Newcomers, War Dogs ($14.3 million), Kubo and the Two Strings ($12.6 million) and Ben Hur ($11.4 million) managed to underperform finishing in 3rd 4th and 5th, behind last weekend's number two, Sausage Party. Ben Hur obviously is not doing well against it's reported $100 million budget and has to hope for a big overseas audience.  It's disappointing that Kubo and the Two Stings isn't doing well despite it's very good reviews.  In fact, it's one of Laika's lowest openings to date.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Suicide Squad
2) Sausage Party
3) War Dogs
4) Kubo and the Two Strings 
5) Ben Hur
6) Pete's Dragon
7) Bad Moms
8) Jason Bourne
9) The secret Life of Pets
10) Forence Foster Jenkins
$20.7 million
$15.3 million
$14.3 million
$12.6 million
$11.4 million
$11.3 million
$8.1 million
$8 million
$5.8 million
$4.3 million
$262.3 million
$65.3 million
$14.3 million
$12.6 million
$11.4 million
$42.9 million
$85.8 million
$140.9 million
$346.7 million
$14.4 million
$175 million
$19 million
$40 million
$60 million
$100 million
$65 million
$20 million
$120 million
$75 million
$19 million



Thursday, August 18, 2016

Kubo and the Two Strings vs War Dogs vs Ben Hur

A few new movies hit theaters this August weekend.

Kubo and the Two Strings
Hit Factor: Positive early reviews (91% Tomatometer).  Laika usually makes good animated movies.
Flop Factor: Like with other Laika movies... they cater to a smaller audience than Pixar or Dreamworks.  Kids are going back to school.
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War Dogs
Hit Factor: From the director of The Hangover series.
Flop Factor: Trailers look okay... some funny bits.
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Ben Hur
Hit Factor: ?
Flop Factor: Seems like a pretty uninspired remake.  Big budgeted movie dropped in mid August.
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My Predictions:

Movie
Kubo and the Two Strings
War Dogs
Sausage Party
Suicide Squad
Pete's Dragon
Weekend Gross (millions)
$20
$18
$16
$15
$12









Sunday, August 14, 2016

Suicide Squad Holds on to the Box Office with $44 Million

Suicide Squad easily held the to the top spot at the box office ($43.8 million). However, it dropped 67% from last weekend, which is reminiscent of the 69% drop Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice had in the beginning of the year... a very front loaded movie, indeed.  Despite negative press, Suicide Squad has already grossed $465.4 million worldwide.

In other news, the raunchy animated comedy, Sausage Party debuted to a strong $33.6 million for second place.  This bested Disney's live action remake Pete's Dragon ($21.5 million), which has good reviews and good word of mouth, but failed to make a huge splash at the box office.  It's not a flop for Disney, but I'm sure they were expecting more  from the $65 million pic.  Maybe the positive reviews will help it grow some legs over the next couple of weeks.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Suicide Squad
2) Sausage Party
3) Pete's Dragon
4) Jason Bourne
5) Bad Moms
6) The Secret Life of Pets
7) Star Trek Beyond
8) Florence Foster Jenkins
9) Nine Lives
10) Lights Out 
$43.8 million
$33.6 million
$21.5 million
$13.6 million
$11.5 million
$8.8 million
$6.8 million
$6.6 million
$3.5 million
$3.2 million
$222.9 million
$33.6 million
$21.5 million
$126.8 million
$71.5 million
$335.9 million
$139.7 million
$6.6 million
$13.6 million
$61.1 million
$175 million
$19 million
$65 million
$120 million
$20 million
$75 million
$185 million
$19 million
$30 million
$4.9 million



Thursday, August 11, 2016

Pete's Dragon vs Sausage Party vs Florence Foster Jenkins vs Suicide Squad

A few new movies hit theaters this weekend, possibly taking the top spot from Suicide Squad.

Pete's Dragon
Hit Factor: Positive early reviews (84% Tomatometer), family friendly Disney.
Flop Factor: Buzz seems a little low compared to other Disney flicks. Kids are starting to go back to school.


Sausage Party
Hit Factor: Good early reviews (90% Tomatometer). Adults have been waiting for a dirty raunchy animated movie...?
Flop Factor: Just waiting for parents to accidentally take their kids to this film.


Florence Foster Jenkins
Hit Factor: Meryl Streep. Good reviews.
Flop Factor: Dropping an awards type movie at the end of Summer.


My Predictions:

Movie
Suicide Squad
Pete's Dragon
Sausage Party
Jason Bourne
Bad Moms 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$50
$30
$27
$11
$9









Sunday, August 7, 2016

Suicide Squad Crushes Box Office with $135 Million Debut

The next iteration in the DC universe, Suicide Squad, easily crushed the competition this weekend with $135.1 million.  The bad reviews (26% Tomatometer), for the most part, didn't deter audiences.  However, it probably could have done a lot better if it wasn't getting ripped apart by critics.  We'll see if it has legs, when next weekend comes around.

Suicide Squad has also grossed $132 million overseas for $267.1 million total worldwide.

Jason Bourne slipped over 60% ($22.7 million) to second place, which is going to prove a far cry from the last Matt Damon led Bourne movie Bourne Ultimatum ($227.5 domestic take).



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Suicide Squad
2) Jason Bourne
3) Bad Moms
4) The Secret Life of Pets
5) Star Trek Beyond
6) Nine Lives
7) Lights Out
8) Nerve 
9) Ghostbusters
10) Ice Age: Collision Course 
$135.1 million
$22.7 million
$14.2 million
$11.6 million
$10.2 million
$6.5 million
$6 million
$4.9 million
$4.8 million
$4.3 million
$135.1 million
$103.4 million
$51.1 million
$319.6 million
$127.9 million
$6.5 million
$54.7 million
$26.9 million
$116.7 million
$53.5 million
$175 million
$120 million
$20 million
$75 million
$185 million
$30 million
$4.9 million
$20 million
$144 million
$105 million