Thursday, October 18, 2018

Halloween 2018 vs The Hate U Give vs Venom vs A Star is Born

A couple new movies hit theaters this weekend... one looking to scary up some business.

Halloween
Hit Factor: The original boogeyman is back to claim Halloween. Positive reviews (85% Tomatometer).
Flop Factor: How many sequels have there been?



The Hate U Give
Hit Factor: Very positive reviews (97% Tomatometer).
Flop Factor: An unusually crowded October... it's gonna need strong word of mouth to stand out.




My Predictions:

Movie
Halloween
A Star is Born
Venom
First Man
Goosebumps 2 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$60
$20
$19
$10
$9





Sunday, October 14, 2018

Venom Takes Second Weekend with $35.7 million

Venom easily remained at the top spot ($35.7 million) this weekend at the box office.  It's bad reviews weren't enough to falter this new franchise/spinoff for Sony, which also took in $69.7 million overseas for a foreign total of $253.3 million so far.  It's worldwide total now stands at $378.1 million.

A Star is Born held strong in second place with $28 million, upping it's domestic total to $94.2 million.

Newcomer, First Man, staring Ryan Gosling and from La La Land director Damien Chazelle, came in third place with $16.5 million... much under expectations. We'll see if the awards season buzz will give this movie a push.

Goosebumps 2 came in 4th ($16.2 million) and Bad Times at The El Royale came in at an underwhelming 7th ($7.2 million).


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Venom
2) A Star is Born
3) First Man
4) Goosebumps 2
5) Smallfoot 
6) Night School
7) Bad Times at The El Royale 
8) House With A Clock In It's Walls 
9) The Hate U Give
10) A Simple Favor
$35.7 million
$28 million
$16.5 million
$16.2 million
$9.3 million
$8 million
$7.2 million
$4 million
$1.8 million
$1.4 million
$142.8 million
$94.2 million
$16.5 million
$16.2 million
$57.6 million
$59.8 million
$7.2 million
$62.3 million
$2.5 million
$52 million
$100 million
$36 million
$59 million
$35 million
$80 million
$29 million
$32 million
$42 million
n/a
$20 million


Thursday, October 11, 2018

First Man vs Goosebumps 2 vs Bad Times at the El Royale

A few new movies open this October weekend.

First Man
Hit Factor: Director Damien Chazelle and Ryan Gosling teaming up again.
Flop Factor:  n/a



Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween
Hit Factor: Based off a popular book series.
Flop Factor: Wait, wasn't Jack Black in a movie just like this a couple weeks ago?



Bad Times at the El Royale
Hit Factor: Interesting take on the Clue (Murder on the Orient Express, Hateful Eight, etc.) set up.
Flop Factor: It's the type of movie that needs strong word of mouth to do well.



My Predictions:

Movie
Venom
First Man
A Star is Born
Goosebumps 2
Bad Times at the El Royale  
Weekend Gross (millions)
$32
$29
$28
$17
$14



Sunday, October 7, 2018

Venom Crushes Box Office with $80 million Debut

Your friendly neighborhood symbiote, Venom, easily overcame it's bad reviews to take the top spot at the box office this weekend ($80 million).  This marks the biggest opening for a movie in October (besting Gravity's $55.7 from 2013). It is a huge win for Sony, who's been having a tough time trying to launch a separate Spider-man universe (with out Spider-man).  It also took in a hefty $125 million overseas for a worldwide total of $205 million. Time will tell next weekend, if the reviews will have an effect.

That's not the only big news this weekend... A Star is Born bowed to a big $41.3 million, thanks to strong buzz and early awards contention. These two films helped this weekend to become the biggest October weekend on record.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Venom
2) A Star is Born
3) Smallfoot  
4) Night School
5) House With A Clock In It's Walls 
6) A Simple Favor
7) The Nun
8) Hell Fest
9) Crazy Rich Asians
10) The Predator
$80 million
$41.3 million
$14.9 million
$12.3 million
$7.3 million
$3.4 million
$2.6 million
$2.1 million
$2.1 million
$0.9 million
$80 million
$42.6 million
$42.8 million
$46.8 million
$55.1 million
$49 million
$113.4 million
$8.9 million
$169.1 million
$50 million
$100 million
$36 million
$80 million
$29 million
$42 million
$20 million
$22 million
$5.5 million
$30 million
$88 million


Thursday, October 4, 2018

Venom vs A Star Is Born

A couple new movies hit theaters this October weekend.

Venom
Hit Factor: One of Spider-man's most popular foes has his own movie.
Flop Factor: NO Spider-man... Not part of MCU... oh, and those not-so-good reviews (32% Tomatometer).



A Star Is Born
Hit Factor: Early Awards season buzz... also great reviews (95% Tomatometer).
Flop Factor: Another remake...




My Predictions:

Movie
Venom
A Star Is Born
Night School
Smallfoot
House With A Clock... 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$45
$38
$16
$16
$8






Sunday, September 30, 2018

Night School Tops Box Office with $28 Million Debut


The Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish comedy, Night School, took the top spot at the box office this weekend with $28 million. Meanwhile, the animated movie Smallfoot, debuted in 2nd with $23 million.

In other news, with a worldwide gross of $330 million, The Nun becomes the highest grossing movie (worldwide) of The Conjuring franchise.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Night School
2) Smallfoot
3) House With A Clock In It's Walls  
4) A Simple Favor
5) The Nun
6) Hell Fest 
7) Crazy Rich Asians
8) The Predator
9) White Boy Rick 
10) Peppermint
$28 million
$23 million
$12.5 million
$6.6 million
$5.4 million
$5.1 million
$4.2 million
$3.7 million
$2.4 million
$1.8 million
$28 million
$23 million
$44.8 million
$43.1 million
$109 million
$5.1 million
$165.7 million
$47.6 million
$21.7 million
$33.5 million
$29 million
$80 million
$42 million
$20 million
$22 million
$5.5 million
$30 million
$88 million
$29 million
$25 million


Thursday, September 27, 2018

Night School vs Small Foot vs Hell Fest

A few new movies hit theaters this later September weekend.

Night School
Hit Factor: There hasn't been new a comedy in theaters for a while.
Flop Factor: Early, early, reviews aren't that great (23% Tomatometer)


Smallfoot
Hit Factor: Also, there hasn't been an animated family friendly film in a while.
Flop Factor: The marketing on this movie seems a bit low (though, I'm probably not the target audience).


Hell Fest
Hit Factor: Low budget, Halloween horror flick in time for Halloween.
Flop Factor: Another teen slasher flick.




My Predictions:

Movie
Night School
Smallfoot
House With A Clock...
Hell Fest
A Simple Favor
Weekend Gross (millions)
$26
$25
$18
$9
$7