Sunday, January 20, 2019

Glass Tops Box Office with $40.6 million Debut

The final film of director M. Night Shyamalan's trilogy, Glass, easily took the top spot at the box office this weekend with $40.6 million.  It came a bit under expectations (probably due to it's not-so critical acclaim), but considering it's reported budget is $20 million, it's definitely a hit.

The Upside held on strong in second place with $15.7 million and a pretty much unheard of film, Dragon Ball Super: Broly debuted in 3rd place with $10.7 million with only 467 theaters.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Glass
2) The Upside
3) Dragon Ball Super: Broly
4) Aquaman
5) Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 
6) A Dog's Way Home
7) Escape Room
8) Mary Poppins Returns
9) Bumblebee
10) On the Basis of Sex
$40.6 million
$15.7 million
$10.7 million
$10.3 million
$7.3 million
$7.1 million
$5.3 million
$5.2 million
$4.7 million
$4 million
$40.6 million
$44 million
$21.1 million
$304.3 million
$158.3 million
$21.3 million
$40.7 million
$158.7 million
$115.9 million
$16.9 million
$20 million
$37.5 million
$8.5 million
$200 million
$90 million
$18 million
$9 million
$130 million
$135 million
$20 million


Thursday, January 17, 2019

Glass vs The Upside vs Aquaman

Only one new movie hits theaters this January weekend.

Glass
Hit Factor: A sequel to a couple of director M. Night. Shyamalan best films Unbreakable and Split.
Flop Factor: The tepid reviews (40% Tomatometer) is a bit deflating, to say the least.



My Predictions:

Movie
Glass
The Upside
Aquaman
A Dog's Way Home
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$55
$12
$9
$7
$5



Sunday, January 13, 2019

The Upside Surprises with $19.6 million Box Office Take

The Upside ($19.6 million) took Aquaman's 4th weekend ($17.3 million) box office throne this weekend. This is a surprise because it's reviews aren't that great (40% Tomatometer), and buzz going into the weekend was pretty low.

Aquaman's $17.3 million propelled it to a $287.9 domestic take. And, standing at $1.020 billion, it has passed the $1 billion mark worldwide, making it the only film of the current DCU to do so.

A Dog's Way Home came in 3rd with $11.3 million and Replicas came in a disappointing 12th with $2.5 million.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) The Upside
2) Aquaman
3) A Dog's Way Home
4) Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
5) Escape Room
6) Mary Poppins Returns
7) Bumblebee
8) On the Basis of Sex
9) The Mule
10) Vice
$19.6 million
$17.3 million
$11.3 million
$9 million
$8.9 million
$7.2 million
$6.8 million
$6.2 million
$5.5 million
$3.3 million
$19.6 million
$287.9 million
$11.3 million
$147.8 million
$32.4 million
$150 million
$108.5 million
$10.6 million
$90.6 million
$35.9 million
$37.5 million
$200 million
$18 million
$90 million
$9 million
$130 million
$135 million
$20 million
$50 million
$60 million


Thursday, January 10, 2019

A Dogs Way Home vs Replicas vs The Upside vs On the Basis of Sex

A bunch a random movies hit theaters this early January weekend.

A Dog's Way Home
Hit Factor: Who doesn't like dogs?
Flop Factor: Is this related to A Dog's Purpose?



Replicas
Hit Factor: Keanu Reeves
Flop Factor: Looks like they're trying to bury this film.



The Upside
Hit Factor: A possible feel good movie.
Flop Factor: It's an early January release.


On the Basis of Sex
Hit Factor: A biopic with decent reviews (70% Tomatometer).
Flop Factor: Not well enough reviews to get the awards season buzz.




My Predictions:

Movie
Aquaman
A Dog's Way Home
Mary Poppins Returns
The Upside
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$20
$12
$10
$10
$8


Sunday, January 6, 2019

Aquaman Floats On Top with $30.7 million

Aquaman easily held onto the top spot at the box office ($30.7 million) for the third weekend in a row. Which brings it's total domestic gross to $259.7 million.  It also added another $56.2 million overseas, for an overseas total of $681 million and a worldwide total of $940.7 million, making it the highest grossing of the DCU outside of The Dark Knight series.  Aquaman should pass the $1 billion mark sometime soon.

The surprise this weekend was Escape Room ($18 million) which came in well ahead of expectations for a second place finish.

In other news, Bumblebee is starting to picked up some Transformers steam overseas as it grossed $82.7 million, and has an early worldwide total of $289.1 million.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Aquaman 
2) Escape Room
3) Mary Poppins Returns
4) Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
5) Bumblebee
6) The Mule
7) Vice
8) Second Act
9) Ralph Breaks the Internet
10) Holmes and Watson
$30.7 million
$18 million
$15.8 million
$13 million
$12.8 million
$9 million
$5.8 million
$4.9 million
$4.7 million
$3.4 million
$259.7 million
$18 million
$138.7 million
$133.9 million
$97.1 million
$81.1 million
$29.8 million
$32.9 million
$187.2 million
$28.4 million
$200 million
$9 million
$130 million
$90 million
$135 million
$50 million
$60 million
$16 million
$175 million
$42 million


Thursday, January 3, 2019

Escape Room vs All Those Holiday Films

Only one new movie kicks things off this first weekend of the new year.

Escape Room
Hit Factor: On track to become the highest grossing movie of 2019.
Flop Factor: 2019 still has 52 weeks to go.



My Predictions:

Movie
Aquaman
Mary Poppins Returns
Bumblebee
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Escape Room
Weekend Gross (millions)
$35
$18
$12
$12
$10


Sunday, December 30, 2018

Aquaman Splashes Box Office with $51.6 million Second Weekend

Aquaman easily remained in the top spot at the crowded box office this holiday weekend with $51.6 million.  So far it has grossed $188.8 million. Overseas, it's still doing very well, as it added another $85.4 million for a foreign total of $560 million. Aquaman has made $748.8 million so far and has a good chance of becoming the highest grossing film of the current DCU.

Mary Poppins Returns made $28 million this weekend for second place, which is a welcome uptick of 19% since last weekend.  It has made $98 million domestically, and an early worldwide total of $173.3 million.

Bumblebee held on strong with $20.5 million for a 3rd place finish. It's domestic total so far is $66.8 million and $90 million overseas, for a worldwide total of $156.8 million. Despite being the best reviewed movie of the franchise, it's a bit slow at the box office, probably due to the franchise burnout.  The silver lining is that the Holidays are helping this film at box office.

Oh yeah, there were newcomers this week.  Both of which aren't faring too well. Vice made $7.8 for 6th place and the Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly flick Holmes and Watson made $7.3 million for 7th place, the later of which is getting horrible reviews (9% Tomatometer).



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Aquaman 
2) Mary Poppins Returns
3) Bumblebee
4) Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
5) The Mule 
6) Vice
7) Holmes and Watson
8) Second Act
9) Ralph Breaks the Internet
10) The Grinch
$51.6 million
$28 million
$20.5 million
$18.3 million
$11.8 million
$7.8 million
$7.3 million
$7.2 million
$6.5 million
$4.2 million
$188.8 million
$98.9 million
$66.8 million
$103.6 million
$360.7 million
$17.7 million
$19.7 million
$21.8 million
$175.7 million
$265.5 million
$200 million
$130 million
$135 million
$90 million
$50 million
$60 million
$42 million
$16 million
$175 million
$75 million