Sunday, July 22, 2018

Equalizer 2 Edges Out Mamma Mia 2 with $35.8 million

In the battle of the sequels, the Denzel Washington starring flick The Equalizer 2 ($35.8 million) narrowly beat Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! ($34.4 million) for the top spot of the weekend. The Equalizer 2 is the first sequel in Denzel Washington's career.

The other sequel debuting this weekend, Unfriended: Dark Web, manage to make $3.5 million. However, considering it's budget is $1 million, that is already a major success.

In other news, Incredibles 2, inched closer to the $1 billion mark as it's worldwide gross now stands at $940.4 million.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) The Equalizer 2
2) Mamma Mia 2 
3) Hotel Transylvania 3
4) Ant-Man and the Wasp 
5) Incredibles 2
6) Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom  
7) Skyscraper
8) The First Purge
9) Unfriended: Dark Web
10) Sorry to Bother You
$35.8 million
$34.4 million
$23.2 million
$16.1 million
$11.5 million
$11 million
$10.9 million
$5 million
$3.5 million
$2.8 million
$35.8 million
$34.4 million
$91.1 million
$164.6 million
$557.3 million
$383.9 million
$46.8 million
$60.2 million
$3.5 million
$10.3 million
$62 million
$75 million
$80 million
$162 million
$200 million
$170 million
$125 million
$13 million
$1 million
$3.2 million


Thursday, July 19, 2018

Mamma Mia 2 vs Equalizer 2 vs Unfriended 2

A bunch of sequels hit theaters this July weekend.

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
Hit Factor: Cast, people like the original.
Flop Factor: A sequel no one asked for, except for studio execs.



Equalizer 2
Hit Factor: Denzel Washington... first film was entertaining.
Flop Factor: The first movie was released in September, which might be the better release date.



Unfriended: Dark Web
Hit Factor: It's a Blumhouse production... so it probably cost very little.
Flop Factor: Crowded box office.




My Predictions:

Movie
Mamma Mia 2
Equalizer 2
Hotel Transylvania 3
Ant-Man and the Wasp
Skyscraper 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$35
$29
$25
$16
$12

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Hotel Transylvania 3 Tops Box Office with $44.1 million Debut

Sony's animated movie, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation easily topped the box office this weekend with $44.1 million.  This hits on target for the animated franchise, which usually debuted in the Fall.

Meanwhile, Skyscraper, came up a little short as it netted $24.5 million for 3rd place, right behind last weekend's number one, Ant-Man and the Wasp ($28.8 million).

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Hotel Transylvania 3
2) Ant-Man and the Wasp  
3) Skyscraper 
4) Incredibles 2
5) Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom 
6) The First Purge
7) Sorry to Bother You
8) Sicario: Day of the Soldado
9) Uncle Drew
10) Ocean's 8
$45.4 million
$28.8 million
$25.5 million
$16.2 million
$15.5 million
$9.1 million
$4.3 million
$3.9 million
$3.2 million
$2.9 million
$45.4 million
$132.8 million
$25.5 million
$535.8 million
$363.3 million
$49.5 million
$5.3 million
$43.2 million
$36.7 million
$132.3 million
$80 million
$162 million
$125 million
$200 million
$170 million
$13 million
n/a
$35 million
$18 million
$70 million


Thursday, July 12, 2018

Hotel Transylvania 3 vs Skyscraper vs Ant-Man and the Wasp

A couple new movies hit theaters this July weekend.

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
Hit Factor: kids
Flop Factor: Doesn't really appeal to anyone that's not a kid.


Skyscraper
Hit Factor: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
Flop Factor: Seems like a rather generic action movie




My Predictions:

Movie
Hotel Transylvania 3
Skyscraper
Ant-Man and the Wasp
Incredibles 2
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$43
$35
$35
$20
$18

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Ant-Man and the Wasp Tops Box Office with $76 million Debut

The latest Marvel movie, Ant-Man and the Wasp, easily took the top spot at the box office this weekend with $76 million. It also grossed another $85 million overseas, for a worldwide debut of $161 million.

The Incredibles 2 (standing now at $504.4 million) came in second place thanks to this weekend's $29 million gross, which puts it ahead of Finding Dory's $486.3 million, to become the highest grossing animated movie domestically.  Incredibles 2 has a worldwide gross of $772.8 million.

Though Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom slipped to third place with $28.6 million, it surpassed the $1 billion milestone this week as it's worldwide gross now stands at $1.06 billion.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Ant-Man and the Wasp  
2) Incredibles 2
3) Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom 
4) The First Purge
5) Sicario: Day of the Soldado
6) Uncle Drew
7) Ocean's 8
8) Tag
9) Won't You Be My Neighbor?
10) Deadpool 2
$76 million
$29 million
$28.6 million
$17.2 million
$7.3 million
$6.6 million
$5.3 million
$3.1 million
$2.6 million
$1.7 million
$76 million
$504.4 million
$333.3 million
$31.1 million
$35.3 million
$29.9 million
$126.8 million
$48.3 million
$12.4 million
$314.6 million
$162 million
$200 million
$170 million
$13 million
$35 million
$19 million
$70 million
$28 million
n/a
$110 million


Thursday, July 5, 2018

Ant-Man and the Wasp vs The First Purge

A couple new movies hit theaters this early July weekend.

Ant-Man and the Wasp
Hit Factor: Marvel
Flop Factor: The first film has one of the smallest openings for a Marvel film.



The First Purge
Hit Factor: 4th in the franchise... low budget.
Flop Factor: franchise burnout?




My Predictions:

Movie
Ant-Man and the Wasp
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
The First Purge
The Incredibles 2
Sicario: Day of the Soldado
Weekend Gross (millions)
$85
$30
$25
$25
$13

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Remains on top with $60 Million

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom easily remained on top of the box office with $60 million in it's second weekend.  This brings it's domestic total to $264.8 million.  It also took in another $56.1 million overseas for an overseas total of $667.6 million.  Worldwide, Fallen Kingdom has grossed $932.4 million, and is set to conquer the $1 billion mark very soon.

Incredibles 2 held on strong for a second place finish with $45.5 million, upping it's domestic gross to $439.7 million.  It took in another $44.3 million overseas for a foreign total of $207.1 million. It has grossed $646.8 million worldwide, so far.

As for the counter-programming-newcomers this weekend, they did somewhat better than expected... with Sicario: Day of the Soldado grossing $19 million and Uncle Drew grossing $15.5 million.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom  
2) Incredibles 2
3) Sicario: Day of the Soldado
4) Uncle Drew
5) Ocean's 8
6) Tag 
7) Deadpool 2
8) Sanju
9) Solo: A Star Wars Story
10) Won't You Be My Neighbor?
$60 million
$45.5 million
$19 million
$15.5 million
$8 million
$5.6 million
$3.5 million
$2.6 million
$2.3 million
$2.3 million
$264.8 million
$439.7 million
$19 million
$15.5 million
$114.7 million
$40.9 million
$310.4 million
$2.6 million
$207.3 million
$7.5 million
$170 million
$200 million
$35 million
$19 million
$70 million
$28 million
$110 million
n/a
$275 million
n/a