Thursday, March 31, 2011

Hop Gets an Insidious Source Code at the Box Office

A few new movies open this weekend even a rerelease of The King's Speech... a PG-13 release, anyhow. Haven't they made enough money already?

Hop

Hit factor: Gearing up for an early Easter audience.
Flop Factor: It looks almost as bad as Mars Needs Moms.



Source Code
Hit Factor: Getting a 92% rating on rottentomatoes so far.
Flop Factor: The story may not be one to get audiences in the seats of movie theaters.



Insidious
Hit Factor: Reportedly cost $1 million. so...
Flop Factor: I have no interest in this film.



My Predictions:

Movie
Hop
Source Code
Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2
Sucker Punch
Limitless
Weekend Gross (millions)
$20
$15
$14
$9
$8

Sunday, March 27, 2011

A Wimpy Kid Defends a Sucker Punch

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules defended a Sucker Punch thrown by director Zack Snyder and an onslaught of young ass-kicking scantily clad girls. Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2 debuted with $24 million while Sucker Punch made just under $20 million.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2
2) Sucker Punch
3) Limitless
4) The Lincoln Lawyer
5) Rango
6) Battle: Los Angeles
7) Paul
8) Red Riding Hood
9) The Adjustment Bureau
10) Mars Needs Moms
$24.4 million
$19 million
$15.2 million
$11.0 million
$9.8 million
$7.6 million
$7.5 million
$4.3 million
$4.2 million
$2.2 million
$24.4 million
$19 million
$41.3 million
$29 million
$106.4 million
$72.6 million
$24.6 million
$32.5 million
$54.9 million
$19.2 million
$21 million
$82 million
$27 million
$40 million
$135 million
$70 million
$40 million
$42 million
$51 million
$150 million

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Sucker Punch of a Wimpy Kid

Yes, Sucker Punch and Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2 opens in theaters this weekend.


Sucker Punch
Hit Factor: Director's Zack Snyder's style is visionary.
Flop Factor: Probably too much style over substance... and pretty big budget (rumored $85 million) for no big stars.



Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules

Hit Factor: Sequel with a minor built in audience.
Flop Factor: I still haven't seen the first one.



My Predictions:

Movie
Sucker Punch
Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2
Rango
Limitless
The Lincoln Lawyer
Weekend Gross (millions)
$26
$24
$11
$10
$8

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Limitless Tops Box Office

In a somewhat surprising weekend, Bradley Cooper and Robert DeNiro's Limitless debuted in the top spot this weekend with about $19 million. The other two new movies, The Lincoln Lawyer and Paul, were much more limited (I had to go there), taking in just above $13 million respectively.

The positive news for Mars Needs Moms is that it only dropped 24 percent this weekend, for about $15 million total... However, that still doesn't keep it on track to recouping it's ridiculous $150 million budget.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Limitless
2) Rango
3) Battle: Los Angeles
4) The Lincoln Lawyer
5) Paul
6) Red Riding Hood
7) The Adjustment Bureau
8) Mars Needs Moms
9) Beastly
10) Hall Pass
$19 million
$15.3 million
$14.6 million
$13.4 million
$13.2 million
$7.3 million
$5.9 million
$5.3 million
$3.3 million
$2.6 million
$19 million
$92.6 million
$60.6 million
$13.4 million
$13.2 million
$25.9 million
$48.8 million
$15.4 million
$22.2 million
$39.6 million
$27 million
$135 million
$70 million
$40 million
$40 million
$42 million
$51 million
$150 million
$17 million
$36 million

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Paul, Limitless and Lincoln Lawyer Hit Theaters this Weekend

A few new movies open with more alien invasion ahead... Only this weekend, the movies are actually getting good reviews.

Paul
Hit Factor: Generally positive reviews so far...
Flop Factor: After watching the trailer, it doesn't look very funny.



Limitless
Hit Factor: Rising star Bradley Cooper.
Flop Factor: One of those films that can easily fall into the cracks... besides isn't the drug in the movie called Adderall in real life?



The Lincoln Lawyer
Hit Factor: Surprising 88% so far on rottentomatoes.
Flop Factor: Matthew McConaughey has been in a handful of terrible movies.



My Predictions:

Movie
Battle: Los Angeles
The Lincoln Lawyer
Paul
Rango
Limitless
Weekend Gross (millions)
$16
$16
$15
$14
$10

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Aliens Take Over the Box Office

The alien invasion flick, Battle: Los Angeles, easily took the top spot this weekend. While the other alien flick, the Disney animated Mars Needs Moms, bombed, with a paltry $6.8 million.

As for that Twilight-ish flick, Red Riding Hood, it did decently well with about $14 million, despite it's really horrid reviews (11% on rottentomotoes).


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Battle: Los Angeles
2) Rango
3) Red Riding Hood
4) The Adjustment Bureau
5) Mars Needs Moms
6) Hall Pass
7) Beastly
8) Just Go With It
9) The King's Speech
10) Gnomeo and Juliet
$36 million
$23.1 million
$14.1 million
$11.5 million
$6.8 million
$5.1 million
$5.1 million
$4 million
$3.6 million
$3.6 million
$36 million
$68.7 million
$14.1 million
$38.5 million
$6.8 million
$34.9 million
$17 million
$94 million
$129 million
$89 million
$100 million
$135 million
$42 million
$51 million
$150 million
$36 million
$17 million
$80 million
$15 million
n/a

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Los Angeles gets Ready to Battle

A few new movies hit theaters this weekend, one involving an Alien invasion.

Battle: Los Angeles
Hit Factor: Looks cool... A District 9, War of the Worlds flick.
Flop Factor: Director Jonathon Liebesman's track record is Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, and Darkness Falls to name a few.



Mars Needs Moms
Hit Factor: Disney
Flop Factor: Looks terrible.



Red Riding Hood
Hit Factor: Twilight fans that are over Twilight may like this film.
Flop Factor: If it doesn't get the Twilight audience...



My Predictions:

Movie
Battle: Los Angeles
Rango
Red Riding Hood
The Adjustment Bureau
Mars Needs Moms
Weekend Gross (millions)
$35
$28
$18
$12
$12

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Rango Lassoes The Top Spot at the Box Office



The Johnny Depp voiced, Gore Verbinski directed animated movie, Rango, hit the top spot this weekend at the box office with about $38 million. It's the highest opening for a movie this year(so far), just above The Green Hornet's $35 million.

The Adjustment Bureau and Beastly did decently better than expected, debuting in second and third respectively.

As for Take Me Home Tonight, it failed to find an audience as it could only tally up $3.5 million, despite a decent amount of advertisements and commercials on TV and the web.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Rango
2) The Adjustment Bureau
3) Beastly
4) Hall Pass
5) Gnomeo and Juliet
6) Unknown
7) The King's Speech
8) Just Go With It
9) I Am Number Four
10) Never Say Never
$38 million
$20.9 million
$10.1 million
$9 million
$6.9 million
$6.6 million
$6.5 million
$6.5 million
$5.7 million
$4.3 million
$38 million
$20.9 million
$10.1 million
$27 million
$83.7 million
$53.1 million
$124 million
$88.2 million
$46.4 million
$68.9 million
$135 million
$51 million
$17 million
$36 million
n/a
$40 million
$15 million
$80 million
$60 million
$13 million

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Rango Ready to Fire Up the Box Office

Rango and a few other movies hit the box office this weekend.

Rango
Hit Factor: Nicely animated, Johnny Depp, well marketed and getting decent reviews so far.
Flop Factor: Not a Disney or Dreamworks animation.



The Adjustment Bureau

Hit Factor: Dark City meets The Matrix, meets a political thriller.
Flop Factor: It looks like Dark City meeting The Matrix meeting a political thriller.



Take Me Home Tonight
Hit Factor: They have been running commercials for this movie for a long time.
Flop Factor: There's been so many of these type of comedies (ala Judd Apatow movies).



Beastly

Hit Factor: Teenage girls may want to see this.
Flop Factor: No any one else.



My Predictions:

Movie
Rango
The Adjustment Bureau
Take Me Home Tonight
Beastly
Hall Pass
Weekend Gross (millions)
$35
$16
$12
$8
$7