Sunday, July 21, 2019

The Lion King is King of the Box Office with $185 Million Debut

The Disney live action reimagining, The Lion King, ascended to the box office throne with $185 million.  It is the biggest opening for a PG movie and the biggest opening in the month of July.  Overseas it earned $269.4 million, for a total of $346 million.  It has grossed $531 million worldwide, so far.

With The Lion King, Disney (in a way) has its hands in the top 3 movies this weekend... ie: 2nd place Spider-Man: Far From Home (A Sony movie by way of Marvel/Disney agreement) and 3rd place Toy Story 4.  All three of them have a good chance of passing the $1 billion mark.

Speaking of Disney, Avengers: Endgame ($2.7902 billion) surpassed Avatar ($2.7897 billion) this weekend to become the highest grossing movie of all time worldwide.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) The Lion King  
2) Spider-Man: Far From Home 
3) Toy Story 4
4) Crawl
5) Yesterday
6) Stuber
7) Aladdin
8) Annabelle Comes Home
9) Midsommar
10) The Secret Life of Pets 2 
$185 million
$21 million
$14.6 million
$6 million
$5.1 million
$4 million
$3.8 million
$2.7 million
$1.6 million
$1.5 million
$185 million
$319.7 million
$375.5 million
$23.8 million
$57.6 million
$16.1 million
$340 million
$66.6 million
$22.5 million
$151.6 million
$260 million
$160 million
$200 million
$13.5 million
$26 million
$16 million
$183 million
$32 million
$10 million
$80 million

Thursday, July 18, 2019

The Lion King vs Spider-Man: Far From Home

Only one new movie hits theaters this weekend.

The Lion King
Hit Factor: Live action remake of one of Disney's most popular animated movies.
Flop Factor: Critics aren't as impressed (59% Tomatometer)




My Predictions:

Movie
The Lion King
Spider-Man: Far From Home
Toy Story 4
Crawl
Yesterday
Weekend Gross (millions)
$150
$24
$12
$7
$5




Sunday, July 14, 2019

Spider-Man: Far From Home Remains on top with $45.3 million

The latest Marvel installment, Spider-Man: Far From Home, easily topped the box office this weekend ($45.3 million). Its domestic total stands at $274.5 million, still a giant leap away from the original Spider-Man's $403.7 million take from 2002. Overseas, Far From Home took in $100 million this weekend for a foreign total of $572.5 million. Bringing its worldwide total to $847.1 million. It should surpass Spider-Man 3's total worldwide gross ($890.9 million) by next weekend, to become the highest grossing Spider-Man movie of all time.

There were newcomers this weekend: Crawl ($12 million) and Stuber ($8 million) pretty much underperformed. Luckily, those movies don't have a giant budget.

And in Will it or Wont it surpass Avatar news:
Avengers: Endgame climbed to $2.781 billion. Avatar has made $2.788 billion.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Spider-Man: Far From Home  
2) Toy Story 4
3) Crawl
4) Stuber
5) Yesterday
6) Aladdin
7) Annabelle Comes Home
8) Midsommar
9) The Secret Life of Pets 2
10) Men in Black International  
$45.3 million
$20.7 million
$12 million
$8 million
$6.8 million
$5.9 million
$5.6 million
$3.6 million
$3.1 million
$2.2 million
$274.5 million
$346.4 million
$12 million
$8 million
$48.3 million
$331.5 million
$60.8 million
$18.4 million
$147.1 million
$76.5 million
$160 million
$200 million
$13.5 million
$16 million
$26 million
$183 million
$32 million
$10 million
$80 million
$110 million

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Stuber vs Crawl vs Spider-Man: Far From Home

Spider-Man: Far From Home looks to stay at the top of the box office as a couple new movies hit theaters this July weekend.

Stuber
Hit Factor: Kumail Nanjani and Dave Bautista seems like a funny pairing.
Flop Factor: Plot sounds like it was written for Kevin Hart and the Rock.



Crawl
Hit Factor: Horror monster movie.
Flop Factor: There has been a new horror movie every week for the past month.




My Predictions:

Movie
Spider-Man: Far From Home
Toy Story 4
Stuber
Crawl
Yesterday
Weekend Gross (millions)
$50
$23
$14
$12
$7



Sunday, July 7, 2019

Spider-Man: Far From Home Swings to the Top of the Box Office with $93.6 Million Weekend

The latest installment of the friendly neighborhood webslinger, Spider-Man: Far From Home, easily topped the box office with $93.6 million, for a total gross of $185.1 million since it opened on Tuesday.  It grossed another $244 million overseas for a foreign total of $395 million and an early worldwide total of $580.1 million.

Toy Story 4 held on strong with $34.3 million in its 3rd weekend, for a domestic total of $306.6 million.  It has made $650 million worldwide, so far.

In other news, Avengers: Endgame inches ever so closer to Avatar... It now stands at $2.772 billion compared to Avatar's $2.788 billion. Endgame may have to settle for second for a little while longer.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Spider-Man: Far From Home  
2) Toy Story 4
3) Yesterday
4) Annabelle Comes Home
5) Aladdin
6) Midsommar
7) Secret Life of Pets 2
8) Men in Black International
9) Avengers: Endgame
10) Rocketman  
$93.6 million
$34.3 million
$10.8 million
$9.8 million
$7.6 million
$6.6 million
$4.8 million
$3.6 million
$3.1 million
$2.8 million
$185.1 million
$306.6 million
$36.9 million
$50.2 million
$320.8 million
$10.9 million
$140.7 million
$72 million
$847.9 million
$89.2 million
$160 million
$200 million
$26 million
$32 million
$183 million
$10 million
$80 million
$110 million
$356 million
$40 million

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Spider-Man: Far From Home vs Midsommar vs Toy Story 4

The first post Avengers: Endgame Marvel movie opens this week.

Spider-Man: Far From Home
Hit Factor: Spider-Man, Marvel.
Flop Factor: n/a



Midsommar
Hit Factor: Good reviews, especially for a Horror flick (81% Tomatometer).
Flop Factor: Not sure if the subject matter will appeal to most audiences.




My Predictions:

Movie
Spider-Man: Far From Home
Toy Story 4
Midsommar
Yesterday
Annabelle Comes Home
Weekend Gross (millions)
$110
$35
$10
$10
$9




Sunday, June 30, 2019

Toy Story 4 Easily Takes Second Weekend with $57.9 Million

Toy Story 4 easily topped the box office for the second weekend in a row with $57.9 million.  That brings its domestic total to $236.9 million.  It's worldwide total stands at $496.5 million.

Newcomers, Annabelle Comes Home ($20.4 million) and Yesterday ($17 million) did fairly well for a 2nd and 3rd place finish.

As for the rerelease of Avengers: Endgame, it took in $5.5 million for a domestic total of $841 million and a worldwide total of $2.76 billion.  King of the box office, Avatar, has $2.788 billion worldwide. We'll see, Avengers, we'll see.

In other, Avengers, related news, Spider-Man: Far From Home opened to $111 million in a few markets overseas, where it made $98 million in China.  The film is set to open this week, domestically.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Toy Story 4 
2) Annabelle Comes Home
3) Yesterday
4) Aladdin
5) Secret Life of Pets 2
6) Men in Black International
7) Avengers: Endgame 
8) Child's Play
9) Rocketman
10) John Wick 3 - Parabellum  
$57.9 million
$20.4 million
$17 million
$9.3 million
$7.1 million
$6.7 million
$5.5 million
$4.3 million
$3.9 million
$3.2 million
$236.9 million
$31.2 million
$17 million
$305.9 million
$131.2 million
$65 million
$841.3 million
$23.4 million
$84.2 million
$161.3 million
$200 million
$32million
$26 million
$183million
$80 million
$110 million
$356 million
$10 million
$40 million
$75 million