Thursday, December 29, 2011

Mission: Impossible 4 to Ring in the New Year On Top

No new movies hit theaters in wide release this New Year's 2012 weekend, so look for Tom Cruise's Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, to retain the lead with it's strong word of mouth. It's also that weird time of year when the weekday gross out-grosses the weekend gross. Anyways, here are the predictions:

My Predictions:

Movie
Mission Impossible 4
Sherlock Holmes 2
Alvin and the Chipmunks 3
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Adventures of Tintin
Weekend Gross (millions)
$27
$20
$13
$12
$11



Sunday, December 25, 2011

Mission: Impossible 4 Leads Christmas Box Office

The newest installment of the Mission: Impossible franchise easily took the top spot at the box office this Christmas weekend, albeit a bit lower than expected. But, then again, Christmas lands on a weekend this year and most moviegoers are stuck at home with their families. Meanwhile, newcomers, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Adventures of Tintin and We Bought A Zoo have even softer openings. Expect strong ticket sales throughout the week as a lot of people have the week off from work.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Mission: Impossible 4
2) Sherlock Holmes 2
3) Alvin and the Chipmunks 3
4) The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
5) The Adventures of Tintin
6) We Bought a Zoo
7) New Year's Eve
8) Arthur Christmas
9) Hugo
10) The Muppets
$26.5 million
$17.8 million
$13.3 million
$13 million
$9.1 million
$7.8 million
$3 million
$2.7 million
$2 million
$2 million
$59 million
$76.6 million
$50.3 million
$21.4 million
$17.1 million
$7.8 million
$32.3 million
$44.2 million
$43.7 million
$75.6 million
$145 million
$125 million
$75 million
$90 million
$135 million
$50 million
$56 million
$100 million
$170 million
$45 million

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Mission Impossible 4 Ready to Conquer Christmas Weekend

And a rather crowded weekend at the box office it is too and also a tough one to predict since the last few weekends have been underwhelming, despite big releases.

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
Hit Factor: Great reviews, doing well in limited release.
Flop Factor: Lots of other movie this Holiday Season



The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Hit Factor: Director David Fincher's movies always turn out well.
Flop Factor: A lot of people saw the original Swedish version just a short while ago... what makes this so different?



The Adventures of Tintin

Hit Factor: Already a huge hit overseas, looks like a fun family adventure film.
Flop Factor: Family films have huge competition this weekend, especially with Hugo, Arthur Christmas and even Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked still chipping away.



We Bought A Zoo
Hit Factor: Director Cameron Crowe rarely makes a bad film.
Flop Factor: Reviews have been okay, not great... so it may get lost in the shuffle.



The Darkest Hour
Hit Factor: It probably isn't that expensive for an alien invasion type of movie.
Flop Factor: It looks terrible and there are better films to watch this Holiday Season.



War Horse

Hit Factor: Steven Spielberg back in the director's chair.
Flop Factor: Movie audiences laughed at the trailer.



My Predictions:

Movie
Mission Impossible 4
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Adventures of Tintin
Sherlock Holmes 2
Alvin and the Chipmunks 3
Weekend Gross (millions)
$40
$27
$25
$20
$14



Monday, December 19, 2011

Coolest Movie Trailers of 2012

It's that time again to check out the coolest movie trailers for the movies coming out in 2012. Here they are, so far. Now, in no way, does this mean the movie will be good.

The Avengers May 4
I was waiting for a good Avengers trailer to come along, and here it is... Perfect trailer for the fanboys and girls.


Snow White and the Huntsmen June 1
Cool take on the fable, much better than the other Snow White film.


Prometheus June 8
Director Ridley Scott's return to the Alien genre... not necessarily part of the Alien franchise, but in the same universe.



G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation so it's been moved to March 29 2013 (I'll leave this here though)
Yes, the first G.I. Joe movie wasn't that great, however, this trailer looks pretty damn cool.



The Dark Knight Rises July 20
I hope this movie isn't too over-hyped for it's own good.



The Expendables 2 August 17
The first Expendables wasn't that good, but this trailer has awesome name dropping action, that I can't helped but be impressed.



Looper
September 8
Looks like a cool Sci-fi flick.


Cloud Atlas October 26
Looks like a tough sell for a target audience, but it's the Wachowski's and Tom Tykwer behind the camera.


Skyfall November 9
James Bond is back!

Django Unchained December 25
Another Tarantino over-the-top flick.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sherlock Holmes 2 and Alvin Underwhelm at the Box Office

The newest installments of Sherlock Holmes (A Game of Shadows) and Alvin and the Chipmunks (Chipwrecked), underwhelmed the box office this weekend. Sherlock made about $40 million, which is good enough for first place, however, considering that the first Sherlock Holmes made over $62 million on opening weekend, studio executives were definitely expecting a bigger payout. The same goes for Chipwrecked, as it opened to $23.5 million, while the first two Chipmunks' opened in the neighborhood of $49 and $44 million respectively.

The one bright spot this weekend, is Tom Cruise's Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol which opened in third place for $13 million, while only being in 425 theaters. Hopefully this isn't mainly due to Christopher Nolan fan fare, as a Dark Knight Rises prologue is featured before Mission: Impossible Imax screenings. Time will tell next week as Ghost Protocol opens in wide release.

And generally speaking, Hugo and Arthur Christmas need to start seeing a boost in attendance over these couple of weeks or they may become huge flops, despite it's positive reviews and critical acclaim, even garnering major award nominations.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Sherlock Holmes 2
2) Alvin and the Chipmunks 3
3) Mission Impossible 4
4) New Year's Eve
5) The Sitter
6) Breaking Dawn Part 1
7) Young Adult
8) Hugo
9) Arthur Christmas
10) The Muppets
$40 million
$23.5 million
$13 million
$7.4 million
$4.4 million
$4.3 million
$3.7 million
$3.6 million
$3.6 million
$3.5 million
$40 million
$23.5 million
$13.6 million
$24.8 million
$17.7 million
$266.4 million
$4.1 million
$39.1 million
$38.5 million
$70.9 million
$125 million
$75 million
$110 million
$56 million
$25 million
$110 million
$12 million
$170 million
$100 million
$45 million

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Sherlock Holmes 2 vs Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

Sherlock Holmes 2 battles against the third Alvin and the Chipmunks movie, while Mission Impossible 4 and Young Adult sneak into limited release.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Hit Factor: The first one made over $524 million worldwide.
Flop Factor: The first one wasn't that great.



Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

Hit Factor: The last two Alvin and the Chipmunks did surprisingly well.
Flop Factor: Maybe it's about that time this franchise starts to burn out.


My Predictions:

Movie
Sherlock Holmes 2
Alvin and the Chipmunks 3
Mission Impossible 4
Young Adult
New Year's Eve
Weekend Gross (millions)
$60
$35
$10
$7
$6



Monday, December 12, 2011

New Year's Eve Takes Top Spot in Box Office Lull

The star studded but critically panned movie, New Year's Eve, took in a measly $13 million for a first place finish. In comparison, Valentine's Day (which came out on Valentine's Day Weekend) brought in over $56 million.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) New Year's Eve
2) The Muppets
3) Breaking Dawn Part 1
4) The Muppets
5) Arthur Christmas
6) Hugo
7) The Descendants
8) Happy Feet Two
9) Jack and Jill
10) Immortals
$13 million
$9.8 million
$7.8 million
$7 million
$6.5 million
$6.1 million
$4.4 million
$3.7 million
$3.1 million
$2.5 million
$13 million
$9.8 million
$259.4 million
$65.7 million
$33.4 million
$33.4 million
$23.6 million
$56.8 million
$68.5 million
$79.9 million
$56 million
$25 million
$110 million
$45 million
$100 million
$170 million
n/a
$130 million
$79 million
$75 million

Friday, December 9, 2011

New Year's Eve vs Breaking Dawn Part 1

A couple of poorly reviewed movies hit theaters this weekend, looking to take the top spot away from Twilight's Breaking Dawn Part 1. Basically looking like a calm weekend before the big movies hit in the next couple of weeks.

New Year's Eve

Hit Factor: Huge cast, Holiday themed. Something boyfriends or husbands will be dragged to see.
Flop Factor: A 6% on rottentomatoes, that's worse than bad.



The Sitter
Hit Factor: Trailer looks like it could be somewhat funny.
Flop Factor: More a rental instead, and the negative reviews will turn people away.


My Predictions:

Movie
New Year's Eve
Breaking Dawn Part 1
The Sitter
The Muppets
Hugo
Weekend Gross (millions)
$24
$11
$10
$8
$7



Sunday, December 4, 2011

Breaking Dawn Takes Third Weekend

In a rather quiet post Thanksgiving weekend, Twilight's Breaking Dawn Part 1 dropped another 60%, but still managed to claim the top spot for the third weekend in a row, with almost $17 million. The Muppets had to settle for second as it surprisingly tumbled over 60% for $11.2 million, despite its very positive reviews. Hugo, Arthur Christmas and Happy Feet Two round out the top five, all of which have a way to go before seeing a profit.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Breaking Dawn Part 1
2) The Muppets
3) Hugo
4) Arthur Christmas
5) Happy Feet Two
6) Jack and Jill
7) The Descendants
8) Immortals
9) Tower Heist
10) Puss in Boots
$16.9 million
$11.2 million
$7.6 million
$7.4 million
$6 million
$5.5 million
$5.2 million
$4.4 million
$4.1 million
$3.1 million
$247.3 million
$56.1 million
$25.2 million
$25.3 million
$51.8 million
$64.3 million
$18.1 million
$75.6 million
$70.8 million
$139.5 million
$110 million
$45 million
$170 million
$100 million
$135 million
$79 million
n/a
$75 million
$75 million
$130 million

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Breaking Dawn vs The Muppets

So, no new movies open in wide release this post Thanksgiving weekend... this is a first, I think. So expect Twilight's Breaking Dawn Part 1 to battle the strong word of mouth of The Muppets, and possibly Hugo, and Arthur Christmas.

My Predictions:

Movie
The Muppets
Breaking Dawn Part 1
Hugo
Happy Feet Two
The Descendants
Weekend Gross (millions)
$22
$20
$9
$9
$8



Sunday, November 27, 2011

Breaking Dawn Holds of Thanksgiving Newcomers

Yup, the fourth in the Twilight franchise managed to take in $42 million over the weekend, easily reclaiming the top spot at the box office. While, The Muppets took in a nice $29.5 million, which may go a long way since it has strong word of mouth.

As for Arthur Christmas ($12.7 million) and Hugo ($11.4), they had to settle for 4th and 5th, as they were beaten by Happy Feet Two ($13.4 million). Arthur Christmas may have a hard time making it's money back, as it reportedly cost $100 million, but a Christmas family movie release just in time for the Christmas season may have some legs. As for Hugo, time will tell, as it only debuted in a limited amount of theaters, but did reported cost $170 million to make.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Breaking Dawn Part 1
2) The Muppets
3) Happy Feet Two
4) Arthur Christmas
5) Hugo
6) Jack and Jill
7) Immortals
8) Puss in Boots
9) Tower Heist
10) The Descendants
$42 million
$29.5 million
$13.4 million
$12.7 million
$11.4 million
$10.3 million
$8.8 million
$7.5 million
$7.3 million
$7.2 million
$221.3 million
$42 million
$43.8 million
$17 million
$15.4 million
$57.4 million
$68.6 million
$135.4 million
$65.4 million
$10.7 million
$110 million
$45 million
$135 million
$100 million
$170 million
$79 million
$75 million
$130 million
$75 million
n/a

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Breaking Dawn vs The Muppets vs...

two other family films on Thanksgiving Day Weekend, possibly making it another big box office weekend, especially since all new movies are getting highly positive reviews.


The Muppets

Hit Factor: Currently a 97% on rottentomatoes, one of the highest rated films of the year. Might bring out the movie goers who were on the fence about seeing this in theaters.
Flop Factor: The Muppets are fighting their absence in popularity.



Hugo

Hit Factor: Also currently getting a 97% on rottentomatoes. Directed by Martin Scorsese.
Flop Factor: Competition by other family films included The Muppets, Happy Feet Two, and...



Arthur Christmas
Hit Factor: The third family film this week to score above 90% on rottentomatoes (currently 93%).
Flop Factor: Like Hugo, has some stiff competition from other family friendly films, which have a bigger piece of the market.


My Predictions:

Movie
Breaking Dawn Part 1
The Muppets
Arthur Christmas
Happy Feet Two
Hugo
Weekend Gross (millions)
$50
$40
$16
$15
$10



Sunday, November 20, 2011

Breaking Dawn Part 1 Almost Breaks Box Office Record


That's right, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 raked in $139.5 million, almost breaking previous November record holder, which is the other Twilight film, New Moon ($142.7 million). I guess vampire films haven't gotten stale yet.

As for dancing penguins, that's another case. Happy Feet Two, managed only to pick up $22 million, about half of what the original film debuted at.

Last weeks number one, Immortals, dropped 62%, putting a damper on any real domestic profit.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Breaking Dawn Part 1
2) Happy Feet Two
3) Immortals
4) Jack and Jill
5) Puss in Boots
6) Tower Heist
7) J. Edgar
8) A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas
9) In Time
10) The Descendants
$139.5 million
$22 million
$12.5 million
$12 million
$10.7 million
$5.9 million
$5.9 million
$2.9 million
$1.7 million
$1.2 million
$139.5 million
$22 million
$53 million
$41 million
$122.3 million
$23.2 million
$20.7 million
$28.3 million
$33.4 million
$1.3 million
$110 million
$135 million
$75 million
$79 million
$130 million
$19 million
$35 million
$19 million
$40 million
n/a

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1 Set to Break Box Office Records

Or Will it? A couple new movies hit theaters this weekend before Thanksgiving.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1

Hit Factor: If you don't know by now, where the hell have you been?
Flop Factor: I think most non-fans are pretty much burnt out of this franchise. Early reviews have been pretty bad.



Happy Feet Two
Hit Factor: The first movie made almost $400 million worldwide.
Flop Factor: You mean to say there's a big budget movie going up against Breaking Dawn?



My Predictions:

Movie
Breaking Dawn Part 1
Happy Feet Two
Immortals
Puss in Boots
Jack and Jill
Weekend Gross (millions)
$100
$36
$16
$15
$12



Sunday, November 13, 2011

Immortals bests Jack and Jill

In a somewhat unexpected move, the 300ish movie, Immortals ($32 million), defeated Adam Sandler's Jack and Jill ($26 million) for the number one spot this weekend at the box office. I say unexpected because despite getting negative reviews, Adam Sandler movies tend to do very well.

Puss in Boots wasn't to far behind at $25.5 million and holding up very well in it's third week of release.

The other newcomer, the Clint Eastwood and Leonardo DiCaprio vehicle, J. Edgar, made a reasonable $11.5 million, however it's mediocre reviews may hurt it's future box office potential.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Immortals
2) Jack and Jill
3) Puss in Boots
4) Tower Heist
5) J. Edgar
6) A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas
7) In Time
8) Paranormal Activity 3
9) Footloose
10) Real Steel
$32 million
$26 million
$25.5 million
$13.2 million
$11.5 million
$5.9 million
$4.2 million
$3.6 million
$2.7 million
$2 million
$32 million
$26 million
$108.8 million
$43.9 million
$11.6 million
$23.2 million
$30.7 million
$100.8 million
$48.9 million
$81.7 million
$75 million
$79 million
$130 million
$75 million
$35 million
$19 million
$40 million
$5 million
$24 million
$110 million

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Immortals vs J. Edgar vs Jack and Jill

A few new movies hit theaters this November weekend.

Immortals
Hit Factor: 300 did really well.
Flop Factor: Do we really need another 300 movie?



J. Edgar
Hit Factor: Leonardo DiCaprio in an Oscar push movie.
Flop Factor: Reviews haven't been "so-Oscar" so far.



Jack and Jill
Hit Factor: Adam Sandler movies do well despite terrible reviews.
Flop Factor: It looks absolutely terrible.



My Predictions:

Movie
Jack and Jill
Puss in Boots
Immortals
J. Edgar
Tower Heist
Weekend Gross (millions)
$26
$25
$20
$14
$12



Sunday, November 6, 2011

Puss In Boots Slashes Tower Heist



Yep, the Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy comedy, Tower Heist, couldn't over throw a swash-buckling animated feline named Puss in Boots at the box office this weekend. Puss in Boots made about $33 million, down about $1 million from last weekend. While, Tower Heist debuted at $25 million, a bit short of what most analysts predicted. As for A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas, it debuted with $13 million, just within range of what was expected.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Puss in Boots
2) Tower Heist
3) A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas
4) Paranormal Activity 3
5) In Time
6) Footloose
7) Real Steel
8) The Rum Diary
9) The Ides of March
10) Moneyball
$33 million
$25.1 million
$13.1 million
$8.5 million
$7.7 million
$4.6 million
$3.4 million
$3 million
$2 million
$1.9 million
$75.5 million
$25.1 million
$13.1 million
$95.3 million
$24.2 million
$44.8 million
$78.8 million
$10.4 million
$36.8 million
$70.3 million
$130 million
$85 million
$19 million
$5 million
$40 million
$24 million
$110 million
$45 million
$12.5 million
$50 million

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Tower Heist vs A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas

A couple of new movies hit theaters this opening November weekend.

Tower Heist
Hit Factor: Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy
Flop Factor: Director Brett Ratner doesn't really deliver good movies, but I guess they make money.



A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas
Hit Factor: This franchise seems to have more hype now than their last one... probably due somewhat in part to Neil Patrick Harris' re-stardom.
Flop Factor: The last Harold & Kumar did a moderate $38 million.



My Predictions:

Movie
Tower Heist
Puss in Boots
A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas
Paranormal Activity 3
In Time
Weekend Gross (millions)
$28
$22
$15
$9
$7



Sunday, October 30, 2011

Puss In Boots Slashes To the Top of Halloween Weekend


Puss in Boots easily managed to take the top of the box office this Halloween weekend with about $34 million, albeit a little lower than expected. It also set a record for biggest opening on said weekend... beating out previous record holder, Saw 3's $33.4 million. Puss in Boots still has some way to go to recoup its reported $130 million budget, which will most likely happen with the help of the overseas market.

As for the other two movies, In Time and The Rum Diary, they disappointed with $12 million and $5 million respectively.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Puss in Boots
2) Paranormal Activity 3
3) In Time
4) Footloose
5) The Rum Diary
6) Real Steel
7) The Three Musketeers
8) The Ides of March
9) Moneyball
10) Courageous
$34 million
$18.5 million
$12 million
$5.4 million
$5 million
$4.7 million
$3.5 million
$2.7 million
$2.4 million
$1.8 million
$34 million
$81.3 million
$12 million
$38.4 million
$5 million
$73.9 million
$14.8 million
$33.5 million
$67.4 million
$27.6 million
$130 million
$5 million
$40 million
$24 million
$45 million
$110 million
$75 million
$12.5 million
$50 million
$2 million

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Puss In Boots vs Paranormal Activity 3


A few new movies hit theaters this weekend, ready to scare away Paranormal Activity 3.

Puss in Boots
Hit Factor: It's a Shrek spin off, and everyone love Puss in Boots.
Flop Factor: Albeit it's not Shrek, but Dreamworks is totally milking this franchise.



In Time
Hit Factor: Looks like it could be a interesting movie with an interesting plot.
Flop Factor: Despite Justin Timberlake's star power, most of his audience won't go for a story like this.



The Rum Diary
Hit Factor: Hunter S. Thompson and Johnny Depp.
Flop Factor: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas was awesome, but didn't do well in theaters.



My Predictions:

Movie
Puss In Boots
Paranormal Activity 3
In Time
The Rum Diary
Real Steel
Weekend Gross (millions)
$50
$24
$14
$12
$6



Sunday, October 23, 2011

Paranormal Activity 3 Scares Away the Competition


Not only did Paranormal Activity 3 scare the competition away, it frightened and spooked it. Yes I say this because, the third in the horror franchise managed to gross an October record $54 million over the weekend, also making it the highest opening for a horror flick. And when you thought this franchise would die out, it just keeps on scaring. Now, while the audiences are scared, the producers are "ka-ching" as this film reportedly only cost $5 million.

As for the other movies that came out this weekend, The Three Musketeers and Johnny English Reborn (where both movies would be considered flops in the States, but doing surprisingly well overseas), a 4th and 8th place finish respectively.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Paranormal Activity 3
2) Real Steel
3) Footloose
4) The Three Musketeers
5) The Ides of March
6) Dolphin Tale
7) Moneyball
8) Johnny English Reborn
9) The Thing
10) 50/50
$54 million
$11.3 million
$10.8 million
$8.8 million
$4.9 million
$4.2 million
$4.1 million
$3.4 million
$3.1 million
$2.8 million
$54 million
$67.2 million
$30.9 million
$8.8 million
$29.2 million
$64.4 million
$63.7 million
$21.4 million
$14.1 million
$28.8 million
$5 million
$110 million
$24 million
$75 million
$12.5 million
$37 million
$50 million
$45 million
$35 million
$8 million

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Paranormal Activity 3 vs The Three Musketeers

A few new movies hit theaters this weekend, each vying to dethrone Real Steel from the top.

Paranormal Activity 3
Hit Factor: The last two Paranormal Activity's domestic gross total almost $200 million while costing barely nothing in Hollywood standards.
Flop Factor: How many sequels will the audience start to fatigue?



The Three Musketeers
Hit Factor: It is actually doing well overseas ahead of the U.S. launch.
Flop Factor: Will most likely be more appreciated overseas.



Johnny English Reborn
Hit Factor: Mr. Bean has a worldwide audience.
Flop Factor: Again, not so much of U.S. audience.



My Predictions:

Movie
Paranormal Activity 3
The Three Musketeers
Real Steel
Footloose
Johnny English Reborn
Weekend Gross (millions)
$35
$15
$9
$8
$5



Sunday, October 16, 2011

Real Steel Edges out Footloose

In what might be a photo finish, a last round TKO (or whatever you call it when the bout ends neck to neck and it's up to the judges to finalize the winner), between Hugh Jackman's Real Steel and the remake of the 1980's flick, Footloose. Only $200 thousand separate the two in weekend estimates so far. So it could go either way. But as of right now, Real Steel has the edge.

The other remake (ahem prequel), The Thing, managed to rake in under $9 million, making it a pretty much forgettable movie come next weekend. And as for that star-packed, but poorly marketed comedy, The Big Year, well... it's tanking with a 9th place finish. Seems like they're really trying to bury this movie.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Real Steel
2) Footloose
3) The Thing
4) The Ides of March
5) Dolphin Tale
6) Moneyball
7) 50/50
8) Courageous
9) The Big Year
10) The Lion King 3D
$16.3 million
$16.1 million
$8.7 million
$7.5 million
$6.3 million
$5.5 million
$4.3 million
$3.4 million
$3.3 million
$2.7 million
$51.7 million
$16.1 million
$8.7 million
$22.2 million
$58.7 million
$57.7 million
$24.3 million
$21.4 million
$3.3 million
$90.5 million
$110 million
$24 million
$35 million
$12.5 million
$37 million
$50 million
$8 million
$2 million
$28 million
n/a

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Footloose vs The Thing

Two 1980's remakes battle (I know The Thing is a prequel to the 1984 movie), and a star studded comedy battle some Real Steel this weekend.

Footloose
Hit Factor: Lots of marketing... Looks like a Step Up sequel, prequel or the like, and that franchise has surprisingly done pretty well.
Flop Factor: I grew up with the original Footloose and don't really want to see a remake.



The Thing
Hit Factor: A different kind of Horror Thriller movie.
Flop Factor: For it not being a remake (but a prequel), it looks exactly like a remake.



The Big Year
Hit Factor: Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson in one movie.
Flop Factor: Seems very under marketed for a film with these big stars.



My Predictions:

Movie
Footloose
Real Steel
The Thing
The Big Year
The Ides of March
Weekend Gross (millions)
$18
$16
$12
$8
$6