Sunday, September 25, 2016

The Magnificent Seven Lassos in $35 Million Debut

The Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt remake of The Magnificent Seven easily topped the box office this weekend ($35 million).

The animated flick, Storks, managed a decent second place finish with $21.8 million.
Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) The Magnificent Seven
2) Storks
3) Sully
4) Bridget Jones's Baby
5) Snowden
6) Blair Witch 
7) Don't Breathe
8) Suicide Squad
9) When the Bough Breaks 
10) Kubo and the Two Strings  
$35 million
$21.8 million
$13.8 million
$4.5 million
$4.1 million
$4 million
$3.8 million
$3.1 million
$2.5 million
$1.1 million
$35 million
$21.8 million
$92.4 million
$16.5 million
$15.1 million
$16.1 million
$81.1 million
$318.1 million
$26.6 million
$46 million
$90 million
$70 million
$60  million
$35 million
$40 million
$5 million
$9.9 million
$175 million
$10 million
$60 million




Thursday, September 22, 2016

The Magnificent Seven vs Storks

A couple of new movies hit theaters this September weekend.

The Magnificent Seven
Hit Factor: Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt
Flop Factor: Buzz doesn't seem as big as it could be considering the production... Another remake?
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Storks
Hit Factor: No other animated movie in competition.
Flop Factor: I have no idea what's it about.
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My Predictions:

Movie
The Magnificent Seven
Storks
Sully
Bridget Jones's Baby
Snowden 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$45
$20
$15
$5
$4







Sunday, September 18, 2016

Sully Easily Dominates Second Weekend with $22 Million

The Clint Eastwood directed and Tom Hanks starring, based-on-a-true-story flick, Sully, easily remained on top of the box office this weekend with $22 million.

Yes, you heard right, the Blair Witch failed to scare up a sizable box office with it's $9.7 million debut, settling for second place instead.  This is behind the Blair Witch 2's $13.2 million from 2000 and way behind the $29.2 million wide release opener for the original Blair Witch Project back in 1999.  All is not lost, as this will still be a profitable movie since it's budget is reported to be around $5 million.

The other newcomers didn't do so well either, as Bridget Jones's Baby ($8.2 million) and Snowden ($8 million) delivered below expectations.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Sully
2) Blair Witch
3) Bridget Jones's Baby
4) Snowden
5) Don't Breathe
6) When the Bough Breaks  
7) Suicide Squad
8) The Wild Life
9) Kubo and the Two Strings 
10) Pete's Dragon
$22 million
$9.7 million
$8.2 million
$8 million
$5.6 million
$5.5 million
$4.7 million
$2.7 million
$2.5 million
$2 million
$70.5 million
$9.7 million
$8.2 million
$8 million
$75.3 million
$22.7 million
$313.8 million
$6.7 million
$44.2 million
$72.8 million
$60 million
$5 million
$35  million
$40 million
$9.9 million
$10 million
$175 million
$13 million
$60 million
$65 million




Thursday, September 15, 2016

Blair Witch vs Bridget Jones's Baby vs Snowden vs Sully

A few new movies hit theaters this September weekend.

Blair Witch
Hit Factor: Horror movies have been on a row this year.
Flop Factor: Does anyone remember the Blair Witch sequel released back in 2000? Exactly.
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Bridget Jones's Baby
Hit Factor: Positive early reviews (82% Tomatometer)
Flop Factor: Not sure if audiences were really clamoring for another film in the franchise.
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Snowden
Hit Factor: Joseph Gorden Levitt
Flop Factor: Early reviews have been mediocre at best, which spells doom for a movie that needs word of mouth to succeed.
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My Predictions:

Movie
Blair Witch
Sully
Bridget Jones's Baby
Snowden
When the Bough Breaks 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$26
$20
$14
$8
$7






Sunday, September 11, 2016

Sully Tops Box Office with $35.5 Million


The Clint Eastwood directed and Tom Hanks starred film based on a true story, Sully, easily dominated the box office this weekend ($35.5 million). Sully, is actually Clint Eastwood's second biggest debut, only behind American Sniper, which grabbed $89.3 million in it's first wide release weekend.

When the Bough Breaks came in second with $15 million.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Sully
2) When the Bough Breaks
3) Don't Breathe
4) Suicide Squad
5) The Wild Life
6) Kubo and the Two Strings 
7) Pete's Dragon
8) Bad Moms
9) Hell or High Water
10) Sausage Party
$35.5 million
$15 million
$8.2 million
$5.7 million
$3.4 million
$3.2 million
$2.9 million
$2.8 million
$2.6 million
$2.3 million
$35.5 million
$15 million
$66.8 million
$307.4 million
$3.4 million
$40.8 million
$70 million
$107.5 million
$19.8 million
$93.2 million
$60 million
$10 million
$9.9 million
$175 million
$13.5 million
$60 million
$65 million
$20 million
$12 million
$19 million


Thursday, September 8, 2016

Sully vs When the Bough Breaks vs The Wild Life

Can Don't Breathe hold on for three weekends in a row as a few new movies hit theaters this September weekend?

Sully
Hit Factor: Tom Hanks in a Clint Eastwood film.
Flop Factor: It's early September when audiences usually don't go to the theaters all that much.
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When the Bough Breaks
Hit Factor: Slow weekend.
Flop Factor: Plot line seems like a thread of similar films before it, without much difference.
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The Wild Life
Hit Factor: ?
Flop Factor: I've never heard of this animated film until now.
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My Predictions:

Movie
Sully
When the Bough Breaks
Don't Breathe
Suicide Squad
Kubo and the Two Strings 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$24
$14
$10
$6
$5







Sunday, September 4, 2016

Don't Breathe Easily Tops Box Office with $15.7 Million

Don't Breathe ($15.7 million) easily took the top spot at the box office for the second weekend in a row. In fact, newcomers The Light Between Oceans ($5 million) and Morgan ($2 million) failed upon arrival... by a far margin.  The later debuted in 17th place... ouch!  This weekend is the 2nd lowest weekend of 2016, just behind a weekend in early February.

Don't Breathe is just one of the many Horror movies this Summer to do extremely well.  While many of the big budget tent pole movies underwhelmed financially (Alice Through the Looking Glass, Ice Age: Collision Course, Independence Day: Resurgence, Ghostbusters, Now You See Me 2, Warcraft, The BFG, Star Trek Beyond... etc), almost every horror flick released this Summer (The Conjuring 2, Light's Out, The Shallows, The Purge: Election Year and Don't Breathe) did extremely well against it's budget. So, I guess they'll keep cranking those out.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Don't Breathe
2) Suicide Squad
3) Pete's Dragon 
4) Kubo and the Two Strings
5) Sausage Party
6) The Light Between Oceans
7) Bad Moms
8) War Dogs
9) Hell or High Water
10) Mechanic: Resurrection
$15.7 million
$10 million
$6.5 million
$6.5 million
$5.3 million
$5 million
$4.7 million
$4.7 million
$4.5 million
$4.3 million
$51.1 million
$297.4 million
$64.2 million
$34.3 million
$88.5 million
$5 million
$102.5 million
$35.2 million
$14.7 million
$14.4 million
$9.9 million
$175 million
$65 million
$60 million
$19 million
$20 million
$20 million
$40 million
$12 million
$40 million