Sunday, August 18, 2019

Good Boys Tops Box Office with $21 Million Debut

The R-rated comedy, Good Boys, which stars a bunch of kids wrapped up in a Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg produced flick, surprisingly topped the box office this weekend with $21 million.  It is the first R-rated comedy to hit the top spot since 2016's The Boss.

As for the other newcomers, they pretty much underwhelmed: The Angry Birds Movie ($10.5 million), 47 Meters Down: Uncaged ($9 million), Blinded By the Light ($4.5 million) and Where'd You Go, Bernadette ($3.5 million).

In other news, Spider-Man: Far From Home ($1.1 billion) surpassed Skyfall's worldwide total ($1.1 billion) to become Sony's highest grossing movie of all time worldwide.

And Toy Story 4 passed the $1 billion mark this past week.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Good Boys
2) Hobbs & Shaw 
3) The Lion King
4) Angry Birds Movie 2
5) Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark  
6) 47 Meters Down: Uncaged
7) Dora and the Lost City of Gold
8) Once Upon a Time in Hollywood 
9) Blinded By the Light
10) The Art of Racing in the Rain
$21 million
$14 million
$11.9 million
$10.5 million
$10.1 million
$9 million
$8.5 million
$7.6 million
$4.5 million
$4.4 million
$21 million
$133.7 million
$496.1 million
$40.2 million
$40.2 million
$9 million
$33.9 million
$114.4 million
$4.5 million
$16.9 million
$20 million
$200 million
$260 million
$25 million
$25 million
$12 million
$49 million
$90 million
$15 million
n/a

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Angry Birds 2 vs 47 Meters Down: Uncaged vs Blinded By the Light vs Good Boys vs Where'd You Go, Bernadette

Another weekend in August and another dumping of movies.

Angry Birds 2
Hit Factor: The first movie did unexpectedly well
Flop Factor: Had no idea this movie was coming out.



47 Meters Down: Uncaged
Hit Factor: Also, the first movie did unexpectedly well enough for a sequel.
Flop Factor: Usually horror/thriller sequels don't do as well



Blinded By the Light
Hit Factor: A familiar storyline
Flop Factor: Probably too familiar to the movie Yesterday.



Good Boys
Hit Factor: From the team that brought you Superbad
Flop Factor: So it's Superbad, but with kids.



Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Hit Factor: Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett
Flop Factor: Probably not an award contender film.




My Predictions:

Movie
Hobbs and Shaw
Angry Birds 2
The Lion King
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
Good Boys
Weekend Gross (millions)
$17
$15
$14
$12
$12




Sunday, August 11, 2019

Hobbs and Shaw Remains On Top with $25.4 Million

Hobbs and Shaw scored the top spot at the box office for the second weekend in a row with $25.4 million. It took in $60.8 million overseas for an overseas total of $224.1 million and worldwide total of $332.6 million.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark came in over expectations as it debuted in second place with $20.8 million... Besting the family oriented Dora and the Lost City of Gold, which came in 4th with $17 million.

In other news, Toy Story 4 ($990 million worldwide) is getting ever so closer to the $1 billion mark.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Hobbs & Shaw 
2) Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark 
3) The Lion King
4) Dora and the Lost City of Gold
5) Once Upon a Time in Hollywood 
6) The Art of Racing in the Rain
7) The Kitchen
8) Spider-Man: Far From Home
9) Toy Story 4
10) Bring the Soul
$25.4 million
$20.8 million
$20 million
$17 million
$11.6 million
$8.1 million
$5.5 million
$5.3 million
$4.4 million
$2.3 million
$108.5 million
$20.8 million
$473.1 million
$17 million
$100.3 million
$8.1 million
$5.5 million
$371 million
$419.6 million
$4.4 million
$200 million
$28 million
$260 million
$49 million
$90 million
$20 million
$37 million
$160 million
$200 million
n/a

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Dora and the Lost City of Gold and a Bunch of Other Movies Open this Weekend.

A bunch of movies hit theaters this early August weekend.

Dora and the Lost City of Gold
Hit Factor: Lots of kids watch the TV show.
Flop Factor: Is this a teach-a-long movie like the animated show?



The Art of Racing in the Rain
Hit Factor: Based on a novel
Flop Factor: Another dog narrated movie.



The Kitchen
Hit Factor: Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish and Elizabeth Moss
Flop Factor: With a cast like that, it sounds like a comedy... It's not.



Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
Hit Factor: Produced by Guillermo del Toro
Flop Factor: Being released with a slew of other movies this weekend.




My Predictions:

Movie
Hobbs and Shaw
The Lion King
Dora and the Lost City of Gold
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
Weekend Gross (millions)
$30
$25
$24
$13
$12




Sunday, August 4, 2019

Hobbs & Shaw Top Box Office with $61 million Debut

The Fast & Furious spinoff, Hobbs & Shaw, easily topped the box office this weekend with $60.8 million.  It ranks in the middle of Fast & Furious franchise openings; not spectacular for the franchise, but not bad either.  Overseas, it took in a massive $120 million for a worldwide total of $180.8 million.

The rest of the box office remained pretty much the same order. The Lion King continues to dominate as it nears the $1.2 billion mark worldwide and could very much crack the top ten of all time.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Hobbs & Shaw 
2) The Lion King  
3) Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
4) Spider-Man: Far From Home
5) Toy Story 4
6) Yesterday
7) The Farewell
8) Crawl
9) Aladdin
10) Annabelle Comes Home
$60.8 million
$38.3 million
$20 million
$7.8 million
$7.2 million
$2.4 million
$2.4 million
$2.2 million
$2 million
$0.9 million
$60.8 million
$430.9 million
$78.8 million
$360.3 million
$410.1 million
$67.9 million
$6.8 million
$36.1 million
$350.4 million
$71.6 million
$200 million
$260 million
$90 million
$160 million
$200 million
$26 million
$3 million
$13.5 million
$183 million
$32 million

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Hobbs and Shaw vs The Lion King

Only one new movie hits theaters this August weekend.

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw
Hit Factor: Fast & Furious spin off.
Flop Factor: The series went off the rails a long time ago.




My Predictions:

Movie
Hobbs and Shaw
The Lion King
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Spider-Man: Far From Home
Toy Story 4
Weekend Gross (millions)
$85
$40
$20
$9
$6




Sunday, July 28, 2019

The Lion King Dominates Second Weekend with $75.5 Million

The Lion King easily held on to the box office throne this weekend with $75.5 million in its second weekend of release.  It also took in $142.8 million overseas, bringing its worldwide box office to $962.7 million.

Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood managed a decent 2nd place with $40.4 million in its debut.

In billion dollar news...
Spider-Man: Far From Home ($1.037 billion) and Aladdin ($1.010 billion) passed the $1 billion milestone this weekend.  With The Lion King and possibly Toy Story 4 joining that group soon.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) The Lion King  
2) Once Upon a Time in Hollywood  
3) Spider-Man: Far From Home
4) Toy Story 4
5) Crawl
6) Yesterday
7) Aladdin
8) Stuber
9) Annabelle Comes Home
10) The Farewell 
$75.5 million
$40.4 million
$12.2 million
$9.9 million
$4 million
$3 million
$2.8 million
$1.8 million
$1.6 million
$1.6 million
$350.8 million
$40.4 million
$344.5 million
$395.6 million
$31.5 million
$63.3 million
$345.9 million
$20.1 million
$69.7 million
$3.7 million
$260 million
$90 million
$160 million
$200 million
$13.5 million
$26 million
$183 million
$16 million
$32 million
n/a