Sunday, August 13, 2017

Annabelle: Creation Scares off Competition with $35 million Debut

As the Summer movie season comes to a close, Annabelle: Creation easily took the top spot with $35 million.  The Dark Tower and Detroit continue to flail (both stumbling almost 60%) even with the later getting great reviews.

Unfortunately, there's not much else to talk about as August has been somewhat lackluster.  I guess I could add that, Wonder Woman passed the $400 million mark domestically and Baby Driver hit the $100 million mark domestically.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Annabelle: Creation
2) Dunkirk
3) The Nut Job 2
4) The Dark Tower
5) The Emoji Movie
6) Girls Trip   
7) Spider-Man: Homecoming
8) Kidnap
9) The Glass Castle 
10) Atomic Blonde
$35 million
$11.4 million
$8.9 million
$7.9 million
$6.6 million
$6.5 million
$6.1 million
$5.2 million
$4.9 million
$4.6 million
$35 million
$153.7 million
$8.9 million
$34.3 million
$63.6 million
$97.2 million
$306.5 million
$19.4 million
$4.9 million
$42.8 million
$15 million
$100 million
$40 million
$60 million
$50 million
$19 million
$175 million
$20 million
n/a
$30 million



Thursday, August 10, 2017

Annabelle 2 vs The Glass Castle vs Nut Job 2

A few new movies hit theaters in what could be another sluggish weekend at the box office.

Annabelle: Creation
Hit Factor: Actually getting positive reviews (81% Tomatometer)
Flop Factor: Movie going is starting to slow down for the Summer.
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The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature
Hit Factor: A sequel to a movie that did well enough to have a sequel.
Flop Factor: Umm... If the Emoji Movie can do well.
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The Glass Castle
Hit Factor: People may watch this flick as the other Summer competition dies down.
Flop Factor: Still a tough sell for audiences.
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My Predictions:

Movie
Annabelle: Creation
Dunkirk
The Nut Job 2
The Dark Tower
Girls Trip 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$25
$12
$10
$9
$8





Sunday, August 6, 2017

The Dark Tower Nudges Past Dunkirk with $19.5 Million Debut

In a rather underwhelming weekend at the box office for newcomers, author Stephen King's latest book adaptation into film, The Dark Tower ($19.5 million), managed to squeeze past Dunkirk ($17.6 million).  For film with a reported $60 million budget, The Dark Tower, was expected to earn a bit more... which was probably due to it's negative reviews (18% Tomatometer).

Halle Berry's Kidnap came in 5th place with $10.2 million, which bested Detroit's $7.3 million 8th place finish.  This is a huge disappointment for Detroit as it is the best reviewed movie (88% Tomatometer) going into wide release this weekend and expected to get some awards season buzz.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) The Dark Tower
2) Dunkirk
3) The Emoji Movie
4) Girls Trip
5) Kidnap
6) Spider-Man: Homecoming   
7) Atomic Blonde
8) Detroit
9) War for the Planet of the Apes 
10) Despicable Me 3
$19.5 million
$17.6 million
$12.4 million
$11.4 million
$10.2 million
$8.8 million
$8.2 million
$7.3 million
$6 million
$5.3 million
$19.5 million
$133.6 million
$49.5 million
$85.4 million
$10.2 million
$294.9 million
$34.1 million
$7.8 million
$130.3 million
$240.8 million
$60 million
$100 million
$50 million
$19 million
$20 million
$175 million
$30 million
$34 million
$150 million
$80 million



Thursday, August 3, 2017

Detroit vs The Dark Tower vs Kidnap

A few new movies hit theaters this August weekend.

Detroit
Hit Factor: Very positive reviews (95% Tomatometer)
Flop Factor: Based-on-a-true-story subject matter may be too heavy for some people to watch.

The Dark Tower
Hit Factor: When first announced, this sounded very interesting
Flop Factor: After a few trailers, the buzz went down. Also, no early critic reviews...

Kidnap
Hit Factor: Halle Berry?
Flop Factor: This looks like something that's usually released straight to video.



My Predictions:

Movie
Detroit
The Dark Tower
Dunkirk
Girls Trip
The Emoji Movie  
Weekend Gross (millions)
$22
$18
$18
$12
$12





Sunday, July 30, 2017

Dunkirk Holds off a bunch of Emojis with $28.1 Million

Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk ($28.1 million) just edged out the $25.7 million from the critically obliterated animated flick The Emoji Movie (hey, it has an 8% Tomatometer, EIGHT PERCENT... that's worse than almost any movie released in theaters this year).

Back to Dunkirk, its getting good notice overseas too, as it has grossed another $45.6 million for a foreign tally of $131.3 million and a an early worldwide total of $234.1 million.

What was actually surprising this week is that Girls Trip (I want to put an apostrophe in that title) is still holding strong as it only dipped 36% from last weekend to come in third place this weekend with $20.1 million.

Charlize Theron's ass kicking flick, Atomic Blonde did well with an $18.6 million debut. It's budget is about $30 million.

Oh Valerian, Valerian, Valerian... I want you to do better, but it's 60 percent drop this weekend to $6.8 million, pretty much kills any chance for redemption Stateside.  So, maybe it'll make some of it's money back overseas.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Dunkirk
2) The Emoji Movie
3) Girls Trip
4) Atomic Blonde
5) Spider-Man: Homecoming 
6) War for the Planet of the Apes 
7) Despicable Me 3
8) Valerian
9) Baby Driver
10) Wonder Woman
$28.1 million
$25.7 million
$20.1 million
$18.6 million
$13.5 million
$10.4 million
$7.7 million
$6.8 million
$4.1 million
$3.5 million
$102.8 million
$25.7 million
$65.5 million
$18.6 million
$278.4 million
$118.7 million
$230.4 million
$30.6 million
$92 million
$395.4 million
$100 million
$50 million
$19 million
$30 million
$175 million
$150 million
$80 million
$177 million
$34 million
$149 million



Thursday, July 27, 2017

Atomic Blonde vs The Emoji Movie vs Dunkirk

A couple new movies hit theaters this late July weekend.

Atomic Blonde
Hit Factor: It's like John Wick but with Charlize Theron.
Flop Factor: A pretty crowded box office.
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The Emoji Movie
Hit Factor: Kids may want to watch this film.
Flop Factor: No one else really wants to watch this movie.Photo:




My Predictions:

Movie
Dunkirk
The Emoji Movie
Atomic Blonde
Girls Trip
Spider-Man: Homecoming 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$30
$26
$24
$15
$15





Sunday, July 23, 2017

Dunkirk Tops Box Office with $50.5 million

Director Christopher Nolan's latest epic, Dunkirk, easily topped the box office with $50.5 million.  Though, not Nolan's biggest opening, Dunkirk pulled through expectations as many expected the World War 2 movie to be a hard sell.

Girls Trip definitely beat the odds and came in a surprising second place with $30.4 million. Which left Spider-Man: Homecoming ($22 million) and War for the Planet of the Apes ($20.4 million) in 3rd and 4th.

As for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,  it had the unfortunate occurrence to come in 5th with a paltry $17 million.  Valerian's reported budget is around $200 million, so you can bet many investors were very disappointed.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Dunkirk
2) Girls Trip
3) Spider-Man: Homecoming
4) War of the Planet of the Apes
5) Valerian
6) Despicable Me 3
7) Baby Driver
8) The Big Sick
9) Wonder Woman 
10) Wish Upon
$50.5 million
$30.4 million
$22 million
$20.4 million
$17 million
$12.7 million
$6 million
$5 million
$4.6 million
$2.4 million
$50.5 million
$30.4 million
$251.7 million
$97.8 million
$17 million
$213.3 million
$84 million
$24.5 million
$389 million
$10.5 million
$150 million
$19 million
$175 million
$150 million
$200 million
$80 million
$34 million
n/a
$149 million
$12 million