Sunday, October 22, 2017

Boo 2! A Madea Halloween Scares Up $21.7 million

In what seems like an October weekend dumping ground, Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween, easily dominated the box office with a $21.7 million debut, fending off any bad critical acclaim (currently 8% Tomatometer).  Oddly, it wasn't the only terribly reviewed movie in wide release this weekend, as the long ill-fated Geostorm (13% Tomatometer) and The Snowman (9% Tomatometer) got hammered as well.  Unlike Boo 2!, audiences mostly stayed away.

The only new movie to get positive reviews, Only The Brave (90% Tomatometer), unfortunately also got tepid results with $6 million for 5th place debut.

What's also unfortunate, is that Blade Runner 2049, despite it's very glowing response, just is not going to have the legs to turn a profit domestically.  It slipped to 4th place with $7.2 million and a total of $74 million.  Worldwide, it has grossed $194.1 million.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Boo 2! A Madea Halloween
2) Geostorm
3) Happy Death Day
4) Blade Runner 2049
5) Only The Brave  
6) The Foreigner
7) It 
8) The Snowman
9) American Made
10) Kingsman: The Golden Circle 
$21.7 million
$13.3 million
$9.4 million
$7.2 million
$6 million
$5.5 million
$3.5 million
$3.4 million
$3.2 million
$3 million
$21.7 million
$13.3 million
$40.7 million
$74 million
$6 million
$22.8 million
$320.2 million
$3.4 million
$45.5 million
$94.6 million
$25 million
$120 million
$4.8 million
$150 million
$38 million
$35 million
$35 million
$35 million
$50 million
$104 million



Thursday, October 19, 2017

Geostorm vsThe Snowman vs Only the Brave vs Boo 2! A Madea Halloween

A bunch of movies hit theaters this October weekend.

Geostorm
Hit Factor: Well...
Flop Factor: Looks like an uninspired version of 2012 or The Day After Tomorrow.  It's missing sharks.
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Boo 2! A Madea Halloween
Hit Factor: Low Budget Tyler Perry movies seem to always find an audience.
Flop Factor: His films usually don't get critical love.
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Only The Brave
Hit Factor: Positive early reviews (95% Tomatometer).
Flop Factor: Has a narrow target audience... seems comparable to the last couple Mark Wahlberg dramas.
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The Snowman
Hit Factor: Director of a couple acclaim films like Let the Right One In and Tinker Tailor Solder Spy.
Flop Factor: Early reviews are suggesting the opposite (26% Tomotometer), ouch!
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My Predictions:

Movie
Boo 2! A Madea Halloween
Geostorm
Only the Brave
Blade Runner
Happy Death Day 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$24
$14
$12
$11
$10







Sunday, October 15, 2017

Happy Death Day Scares Up $26.5 million to Top Box Office

Blumhouse continues it's low budget success ($5 million reported budget) streak as their latest horror flick, Happy Death Day, debuted to $26.5 million, for an easy Box Office win.

The other newcomer this weekend, The Foreigner, picked up a decent $12.8 million for third place. It's budget is reported around $35 million.  The Foreigner has already made $88 million overseas for just over $100 million worldwide.

Meanwhile, Blade Runner 2049 dropped to second place with $15.1 million... for a domestic total of $60.6 million and $158.6 million worldwide. Despite much critical acclaim, it's gonna have a tough time turning a profit (just like the original...ahem*, Blade Runner).  Though, perhaps it still could gain some momentum overseas.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Happy Death Day
2) Blade Runner 2049
3) The Foreigner
4) It
5) The Mountain Between Us  
6) American Made
7) Kingsman: The Golden Circle 
8) LEGO Ninjago Movie
9) My Little Pony
10) Victoria and Abdul
$26.5 million
$15.1 million
$12.8 million
$6.1 million
$5.7 million
$5.4 million
$5.3 million
$4.3 million
$4 million
$3.1 million
$26.5 million
$60.6 million
$12.8 million
$315 million
$20.5 million
$40.2 million
$89.7 million
$51.2 million
$15.5 million
$11.3 million
$4.8 million
$150 million
$35 million
$35 million
$35 million
$50 million
$104 million
$70 million
n/a
n/a



Thursday, October 12, 2017

The Foreigner vs Happy Death Day vs Blade Runner 2049

Can Blade Runner 2049 hold onto the top spot? A few new movies hit theaters this October weekend.

The Foreigner
Hit Factor: Jackie Chan revenge movie.
Flop Factor: It may be too dark casual Jackie Chan fans.
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Happy Death Day
Hit Factor: Produced by Blumhouse
Flop Factor: Not much marketing compared to the recent Blumhouse hit movies.
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My Predictions:

Movie
Blade Runner 2049
The Foreigner
Happy Death Day
It
Kingsman: Golden Circle 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$16
$15
$15
$7
$6







Sunday, October 8, 2017

Blade Runner 2049 Debuts to $31.5 Million

The long awaited Blade Runner sequel, Blade Runner 2049 debuted to a somewhat tepid $31.5 million considering most analysts predicted $45 - $50 million range.  It seems the positively reviewed sequel to the cult classic, wasn't enough to grab a sizable audience.  Perhaps it's good word of mouth might prevail?  Blade Runner 2049 has also grabbed $50 million overseas for an early worldwide total of $81.5 million.

In other news, It surpassed $600 million worldwide.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Blade Runner 2049
2) The Mountain Between Us
3) It
4) My Little Pony
5) Kingsman: The Golden Circle  
6) American Made
7) LEGO Ninjago Movie
8) Victoria and Abdul
9) Flatliners
10) Battle of the Sexes
$131.5 million
$10.1 million
$9.7 million
$8.8 million
$8.1 million
$8.1 million
$6.8 million
$4.1 million
$3.8 million
$2.4 million
$31.5 million
$10.1 million
$305 million
$8.8 million
$80 million
$30.5 million
$43.8 million
$6 million
$12.3 million
$7.7 million
$150 million
$35 million
$35 million
n/a
$104 million
$50 million
$70 million
n/a
$19 million
$25 million



Thursday, October 5, 2017

Blade Runner 2049 vs The Mountain Between Us vs My Little Pony

A bunch of new movies hit theaters this October weekend.

Blade Runner 2049
Hit Factor: Sequel to a long awaited cult-hit movie... Highly positive early reviews (94% Tomatometer).
Flop Factor: The original is well liked by a niche audience... will that convert to a wider mass-audience appreciation?
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The Mountain Between Us
Hit Factor: Idris Elba and Kate Winslet?
Flop Factor: Story seems not as interesting as other movies currently in theaters.
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My Little Pony: The Movie
Hit Factor: Little kids.
Flop Factor: Didn't know they were still relevant.
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My Predictions:

Movie
Blade Runner 2049
American Made
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
It
My Little Pony
Weekend Gross (millions)
$60
$10
$10
$10
$9







Sunday, October 1, 2017

It, American Made and Kingsman: The Golden Circle Standoff with $17 million Each

It looks like It may manage to squeeze back into the top spot this weekend as it reportedly made $17.3 million while estimates for American Made and Kingsman: The Golden Circle put it at $17 million. This is all very close and could change when final results come in tomorrow.

This puts It at $291.2 million domestically, on the verge of the $300 million mark. It has so far made $553.2 million worldwide.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) It
2) American Made
3) Kingsman: The Golden Circle 
4) LEGO Ninjago Movie
5) Flatliners
6) Battle of the Sexes
7) American Assassin
8) Home Again
9) Til Death Do Us Part
10) mother!
$17.3 million
$17 million
$17 million
$12 million
$6.7 million
$3.4 million
$3.3 million
$1.8 million
$1.6 million
$1.5 million
$291.2 million
$17 million
$66 million
$35.6 million
$6.7 million
$4.1 million
$31.9 million
$25.2 million
$1.6 million
$16.3 million
$35 million
$50 million
$104 million
$70 million
$19 million
$25 million
$33 million
$12 million
n/a
$30 million