Sunday, June 25, 2017

Transformers 5 Wins Box Office with $45.3 Million


Despite claiming the top spot at the box office, Transformers: The Last Knight is off to a disappointing start ($45.3 million) domestically.  It is, by far, the lowest opening for any Transformers movie... perhaps audience fatigue is finally equating to box office numbers this time around.  The one bright side(like The Mummy and Pirates of the Caribbean 5): The Last Knight has already made $196 million overseas for a worldwide total of $265.3 million.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Transformers: The Last Knight 
2) Cars 3
3) Wonder Woman
4) 47 Meters Down
5) All Eyez on Me
6) The Mummy
7) Pirates of the Caribbean 5  
8) Rough Night
9) Captain Underpants
10) Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2  
$45.3 million
$25.2 million
$25.2 million
$7.4 million
$5.9 million
$5.8 million
$5.2 million
$4.7 million
$4.3 million
$3 million
$69.1 million
$99.9 million
$318.4 million
$24.3 million
$38.6 million
$68.5 million
$160 million
$16.6 million
$65.7 million
$380.2 million
$217 million
$175 million
$149 million
$5 million
$40 million
$125 million
$230 million
$20 million
$38 million
$200 million

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Transformers 5 vs Cars 3 vs Wonder Woman

Another Transformers movie hit theaters this weekend.

Transformers: The Last Knight
Hit Factor: The Transformers franchise has succeeded despite consistently getting awful reviews.
Flop Factor: At 16% Tomatometer, it is the lowest rated of the series... Also, like the Pirates franchise, it peaked a few movies ago in the States... So, it should probably do much better overseas.Photo:




My Predictions:

Movie
Transformers 5
Cars 3
Wonder Woman
All Eyez on Me
The Mummy
Weekend Gross (millions)
$50
$30
$27
$14
$8





Sunday, June 18, 2017

Cars 3 Crosses the Line in First with $53.6 million


The Pixar film, Cars 3, easily crossed the finish line for first place at the box office with $53.6 million.  Though a good start, it's opening is a lot less then the other two of the franchise (Cars' $60.1 million from 2006 and Cars 2's $66.1 million from 2011).  So we'll see how this stacks up in the long run.

Wonder Woman continues to hold on strong at the box office as it only dropped 30 percent from last weekend to $40.8 million. It has so far made $274.6 million domestically and $571.8 million worldwide.

In a surprise news, the Tupac biopic, All Eyez on Me, placed in a strong third place with $27.1 million.

Also, Tom Cruise's The Mummy continues to falter domestically as it slips to fourth place with $13.9 million.  The silver lining, is that it's foreign total is huge, already grossing $239.1 million for a worldwide total of $295.6 million.  I'm sure Universal will still move forward with their somewhat fumbled monster universe start.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Cars 3
2) Wonder Woman
3) All Eyes on Me
4) The Mummy
5) 47 Meters Down 
6) Pirates of the Caribbean 5  
7) Rough Night
8) Captain Underpants
9) Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 
10) It Comes At Night
$53.6 million
$40.8 million
$27.1 million
$13.9 million
$11.5 million
$8.5 million
$8 million
$7.4 million
$5 million
$2.6 million
$53.6 million
$274.6 million
$27.1 million
$56.5 million
$11.5 million
$150.1 million
$8 million
$58 million
$374.9 million
$11.1 million
$175 million
$149 million
$40 million
$125 million
n/a
$230 million
$20 million
$38 million
$200 million
$2.4 million


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Cars 3 vs 47 Meters Down vs All Eyez On Me vs Rough Night

A bunch of new movies hit theaters this June weekend.

Cars 3
Hit Factor: Merchandising.
Flop Factor: Not exactly the best of Pixar franchise.
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47 Meters Down
Hit Factor: Low-budget Horror.
Flop Factor: Competitive box office
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All Eyez On Me
Hit Factor: Sounds like it could be a spinoff of Straight Outta Compton.
Flop Factor: Marketing seems a bit low.
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Rough Night
Hit Factor: Scarlet Johansson
Flop Factor: For a movie with Scarlet Johansson, I've barely seen any marketing for this film.
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My Predictions:

Movie
Cars 3
Wonder Woman
All Eyez On Me
The Mummy
Rough Night
Weekend Gross (millions)
$60
$35
$17
$14
$14







Sunday, June 11, 2017

Wonder Woman Defends Box Office with $57.2 Million

Wonder Woman easily held on to the top spot this weekend ($57.2 million) despite the $32 million debut of The Mummy, a big budget Universal reboot that Tom Cruise (well, stateside, anyhow) couldn't even save. Wonder Woman has surpassed the $200 million mark domestically and has grossed over $435 million worldwide.

Back to The Mummy... it's Universal's third misaligned attempt in the past decade to reignite their shared monster universe (2010's The Wolfman, and 2014's Dracula Untold). However, there is a silver lining despite it's tepid response in the states: Tom Cruise's name still carries weight overseas, where it grossed $141.8 million. It's worldwide total stands at a hefty $174.1 million.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Wonder Woman
2) The Mummy
3) Captain Underpants
4) Pirates of the Caribbean 5 
5) Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 
6) It Comes At Night
7) Baywatch
8) Megan Leavey
9) Alien: Covenant
10) Everything, Everything
$57.2 million
$32.3 million
$12.3 million
$10.7 million
$6.2 million
$6 million
$4.6 million
$3.8 million
$1.8 million
$1.6 million
$205 million
$32.3 million
$44.6 million
$135.8 million
$366.4 million
$6 million
$51.1 million
$3.8 million
$71.2 million
$31.7 million
$149 million
$125 million
$38 million
$230 million
$200 million
$5 million
$69 million
n/a
$97 million
$10 million


Thursday, June 8, 2017

The Mummy vs It Comes At Night vs Wonder Woman

Can Tom Cruise's The Mummy reboot take Wonder Woman from the top spot?

The Mummy
Hit Factor: Looks exciting. Tom Cruise.
Flop Factor: The early reviews are a bit discouraging (31% Tomatometer).
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It Comes At Night
Hit Factor: Low budget Horror flick getting positive reviews (83% Tomatometer)
Flop Factor: Has to fight box office with bigger, high profile films.
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My Predictions:

Movie
Wonder Woman
The Mummy
Captain Underpants
Pirates of the Caribbean
It Comes At Night
Weekend Gross (millions)
$60
$43
$15
$12
$10







Sunday, June 4, 2017

Wonder Woman Debuts to a Big $100.5 Million



The latest saga in the DC Universe, Wonder Woman, crushed the box office this weekend with a $100.5 million debut.  Though it is the lowest opening for the newly minted DC Universe (behind Man of Steel's $116.6 million opening), it is a much need critical win for the franchise, as the other films' less-than-impressive reviews cast major doubt on whether Warner Bros. could sustain their superhero universe.  Worldwide, Wonder Woman made $223 which is a good start for the Amazonian warrior.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales fell 66% domestically to third place, just behind Captain Underpants ($23.5 million).  At a $114.6 million domestic total, Dead Men Tell No Tales will probably end up being the lowest grossing of the franchise.  However, overseas, that is a different story, as it continues to do well and even challenged Wonder Woman in few markets, earning about $74 million. Bringing it's worldwide total to $501 million so far.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Wonder Woman
2) Captain Underpants
3) Pirates of the Caribbean 5 
4) Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
5) Baywatch
6) Alien: Covenant
7) Everything, Everything
8) Snatched
9) Diary of a Wimpy Kid 4
10) King Arthur
$100.5 million
$23.5 million
$21.6 million
$9.7 million
$8.5 million
$4 million
$3.3 million
$1.3 million
$1.2 million
$1.2 million
$100.5 million
$23.5 million
$114.6 million
$355.5 million
$41.7 million
$67.2 million
$28.3 million
$43.9 million
$17.8 million
$37.2 million
$149 million
$38 million
$230 million
$200 million
$69 million
$97 million
$10 million
$42 million
$22 million
$175 million