Friday, September 21, 2018

House with a Clock in It's Walls vs Life Itself vs Fahrenheit 11/9

A couple new films hit theaters this September weekend.

The House With A Clock In Its Walls
Hit Factor: A usually mellow month for competition
Flop Factor: With all it's CGI flair, it doesn't really move the needle.



Life Itself
Hit Factor: This Is Us the movie.
Flop Factor: A 12% Tomatometer doesn't really exude confidence.


Fahrenheit 11/9
Hit Factor: Director Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 movie did well. Also getting a decent 81% Tomatometer.
Flop Factor: His audiences have dwindled since Fahrenheit 9/11.




My Predictions:

Movie
House With A Clock...
The Predator
The Nun
A Simple Favor
Crazy Rich Asians
Weekend Gross (millions)
$22
$12
$9
$9
$8





Sunday, September 16, 2018

The Predator Snatches up $24 million to top Box Office

Fox's latest installment of their other "R" rated alien franchise, The Predator, easily took the top spot at the box office this weekend with $24 million.  This comes somewhat under expectations as most analysts had this film debuting in the $30-$40 million range.

Last weekend's number one, The Nun, dropped a steep 66% to 2nd place with $18.2 million.  So far, the $22 million pic has made $85.1 million domestically and $143.6 million overseas for a worldwide total of $228.7 million.

A Simple Favor ($16.1 million) rounded out the top 3.

In other news, Mission: Impossible - Fallout reaches another milestone as it is now the highest grossing of the franchise both domestically ($216.1 million) and overseas ($544.8 million); it surpassed MI2's domestic take of $215.4 million this weekend.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) The Predator
2) The Nun
3) A Simple Favor
4) White Boy Rick 
5) Crazy Rich Asians
6) Peppermint 
7) The Meg
8) Searching
9) Unbroken: Path to Redemption 
10) Mission: Impossible - Fallout
$24 million
$18.2 million
$16.1 million
$8.8 million
$8.7 million
$6.1 million
$3.8 million
$3.2 million
$2.4 million
$2.3 million
$24 million
$85.1 million
$16.1 million
$8.8 million
$149.6 million
$24.3 million
$137.1 million
$19.6 million
$2.4 million
$216.1 million
$88 million
$22 million
$20 million
$29 million
$30 million
$25 million
$130 million
n/a
$6 million
$178 million




Thursday, September 13, 2018

The Predator vs A Simple Favor vs White Boy Rick vs The Nun

Can The Nun hold onto the top spot as a few new movies hit theaters this weekend?

The Predator
Hit Factor: Shane Black's Predator movie.
Flop Factor: Early reviews are pretty mediocre (42% Tomatometer)



A Simple Favor
Hit Factor: Positive early reviews (89% Tomatometer)
Flop Factor: There isn't much buzz for this movie otherwise.


White Boy Rick
Hit Factor: Matthew McConaughey
Flop Factor: The studio is pushing awards season material for a film getting early split reviews (53% Tomatometer)



My Predictions:

Movie
The Predator
The Nun
A Simple Favor
Crazy Rich Asians
White Boy Rick
Weekend Gross (millions)
$30
$22
$11
$10
$8





Sunday, September 9, 2018

The Nun Scares up $53.5 million at the Box Office

The Conjuring spinoff, The Nun, debuted to the huge sum of $53.5 million... That's even bigger than the original The Conjuring ($41.9 million) movie it spun off from and the biggest debut of the franchise.  What's also impressive is that it crushed the overseas box office with $77.5 million for a worldwide debut of $131 million.  Add in the fact that this movie has terrible reviews (28% Tomatometer) and a 'C' Cinema Score, this movie avoided any bad buzz.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) The Nun
2) Crazy Rich Asians
3) Peppermint 
4) The Meg  
5) Searching
6) Mission: Impossible - Fallout 
7) Christopher Robin
8) Operation Finale
9) Alpha
10) BlacKkKlansman
$53.5 million
$13.6 million
$13.3 million
$6 million
$4.5 million
$3.8 million
$3.2 million
$3 million
$2.5 million
$1.6 million
$53.5 million
$136.2 million
$13.3 million
$131.6 million
$14.3 million
$212 million
$91.7 million
$14.1 million
$32.5 million
$43.5 million
$22 million
$30 million
$25 million
$130 million
n/a
$178 million
$75 million
$24 million
$51 million
$15 million





Thursday, September 6, 2018

The Nun vs Peppermint

A couple new movies hit theaters this September weekend.

The Nun
Hit Factor: This Conjuring franchise/spinoff is a cash cow.
Flop Factor: Is this the second spinoff of The Conjuring franchise?



Peppermint
Hit Factor: Jennifer Garner back to her Alias days.
Flop Factor: Buzz seems a bit low for this action/thriller.




My Predictions:

Movie
The Nun
Crazy Rich Asians
Peppermint
The Meg
Mission: Impossible 6
Weekend Gross (millions)
$35
$17
$12
$6
$4



Sunday, September 2, 2018

Crazy Rich Asians Easily Tops Labor Day weekend with $22.2 million

For the third weekend in a row, Crazy Rich Asians easily dominated the box office with $22.2 million (only a 10% drop from last weekend).  It has a domestic total of $111 million which makes it the highest grossing Rom-Com in quite some time (the Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds movie The Proposal made $164 million domestically back in 2009, peak Rom-Com days).

As for the newcomers, this weekend. It was rather lackluster as Operation Finale lead the pack in 4th place with $6 million, and the indie hit Searching did well in 5th with $5.7 million.

In other news, Tom Cruise's flick Mission: Impossible - Fallout dominated the overseas market with $89 million as it took in $77 million from China.  It has a foreign total of $342.3 million and $462 million worldwide.

Ant-Man and the Wasp's foreign total climbs to $381.4 million for a worldwide total of $594.9 million. This surpasses the first Ant-Man's worldwide take of $519.3 million.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Crazy Rich Asians
2) The Meg
3) Mission: Impossible - Fallout 
4) Operation Finale  
5) Searching
6) Christopher Robin
7) Alpha
8) The Happytime Murders
9) BlacKkKlansman
10) Mile 22
$22.2 million
$10.5 million
$7 million
$6 million
$5.7 million
$5 million
$4.5 million
$4.4 million
$4.1 million
$3.6 million
$111 million
$120.5 million
$204.4 million
$7.7 million
$6.2 million
$85 million
$27.4 million
$17 million
$38.3 million
$31.8 million
$30 million
$130 million
$178 million
$24 million
n/a
$75 million
$51 million
$40 million
$15 million
$50 million





Thursday, August 30, 2018

Operation Finale vs Kin vs Searching vs Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians may hold on to the top spot for the third weekend in a row.

Operation Finale
Hit Factor: Slow weekend at the box office.
Flop Factor: It's a slow weekend at the box office.


Kin
Hit Factor: The widest of new releases this weekend.
Flop Factor: The reviews aren't very good.



Searching
Hit Factor: Positive reviews (94% Tomatometer)
Flop Factor: Very niche Sundance crowd target audience.




My Predictions:

Movie
Crazy Rich Asians
The Meg
Operation Finale
Searching
Mission: Impossible 6
Weekend Gross (millions)
$18
$8
$6
$6
$5