Sunday, April 28, 2013

Pain and Gain Tops Box Office


Michael Bay's Indie Film (Hey, Indie for Michael Bay), Pain and Gain, managed to score the top spot at the box office this weekend with about $20 million.

However, the bigger news was actually overseas, where Iron Man 3 made $195.3 million, which is more that The Avengers' $185.1 million when it debuted last year (Though, I don't know if opened in the same exact market places).  So, could we expect a huge opening (to the tune of The Avengers' $207.4 million) here in the States? Well, we'll just have to wait a week and see.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Pain and Gain
2) Oblivion
3) 42
4) The Big Wedding
5) The Croods
6) G.I. Joe: Retaliation
7) Scary Movie 5
8) Olympus Has Fallen
9) Place Beyond the Pines
10) Jurassic Park 3D
$20 million
$17.4 million
$10.7 million
$7.5 million
$6.6 million
$3.6 million
$3.5 million
$2.8 million
$2.3 million
$2.3 million
$20 million
$64.7 million
$69.1 million
$7.5 million
$163 million
$116.4 million
$27.5 million
$93.1 million
$16.2 million
$42 million
$26 million
$120 million
$40 million
$35 million
$135 million
$130 million
$20 million
$70 million
$15 million
$10 million

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Pain and Gain vs The Big Wedding vs Oblivion

A couple new movies hit theaters this weekend before Iron Man 3 explodes into theaters.

Pain and Gain
Hit Factor: A Michael Bay film without the gratuitous budget of VFX.
Flop Factor: Can Michael Bay make an entertaining movie for under $30 million?



The Big Wedding
Hit Factor: There are famous people in this film.
Flop Factor: Have you seen the trailer? What are they thinking? A current 0% Tomatometer... yeah... that's not a good start.



My Predictions:

Movie
Pain and Gain
Oblivion
42
The Big Wedding
The Croods
Weekend Gross (millions)
$23
$20
$11
$11
$6




Sunday, April 21, 2013

Oblivion Takes the Spot at the Box Office


Tom Cruise's Sci-Fi flick, Oblivion managed to grab a solid $38.2 million for the top spot this weekend at the box office.  It's one of Mr. Cruise's biggest openings ever (of course, behind the Mission: Impossible franchise and War of the Worlds).  Overseas, it already has grossed $112 million since it debuted a week ago.  It looks, from an early standpoint, Oblivion will be a success, even if it were to drop off significantly in the domestic market over the next few weeks.

The Indie-ish flick The Place Beyond the Pines, starring Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper managed to climb up to 6th place (10th last weekend) this weekend as it opened in wider release.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Oblivion
2) 42
3) The Croods
4) Scary Movie 5
5) G.I. Joe: Retaliation
6) Place Beyond the Pines
7) Olympus Has Fallen
8) Evil Dead
9) Jurassic Park 3D
10) Oz 
$38.2 million
$18 million
$9.5 million
$6.3 million
$5.8 million
$4.7 million
$4.5 million
$4.1 million
$4 million
$3 million
$38.2 million
$54.1 million
$154.9 million
$22.9 million
$111.2 million
$11.5 million
$88.8 million
$48.5 million
$38.5 million
$223.8 million
$120 million
$40 million
$135 million
$20 million
$130 million
$15 million
$70 million
$17 million
$10 million
$215 million

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Tom Cruise's Oblivion Gets Ready for the Box Office


Only one new movie hits theaters this weekend.

Oblivion
Hit Factor: It looks cool
Flop Factor: While it looks cool, critics are calling it somewhat empty.



My Predictions:

Movie
Oblivion
42
The Croods
G.I. Joe Retaliation
Scary Movie 5
Weekend Gross (millions)
$32
$20
$10
$6
$5




Sunday, April 14, 2013

Baseball's 42 is Champion at the Box Office


The Jackie Robinson biopic, 42, easily took the top of the box office this weekend ($27.3 million).  While Scary Movie 5 scared up a decent 2nd place ($15.2 million), though it doesn't come close to what any of the other four Scary Movies did on opening weekend (the original Scary Movie debuted with $42.3 million).

Last week's number one, Evil Dead, dropped about 63% falling to 5th place.  It's a big drop, but it's pretty standard for Horror flicks to drop that much.

Overseas, Tom Cruise's Oblivion opened to a big $61.1 million... a week before it hits North America.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) 42
2) Scary Movie 5
3) The Croods
4) G.I. Joe: Retaliation
5) Evil Dead
6) Jurassic Park 3D
7) Olympus Has Fallen
8) Oz
9) Temptation
10) Place Beyond the Pines 
$27.3 million
$15.2 million
$13.2 million
$10.8 million
$9.5 million
$8.8 million
$7.3 million
$4.9 million
$4.5 million
$4.1 million
$27.3 million
$15.2 million
$142.5 million
$102.4 million
$41.5 million
$31.9 million
$81.9 million
$219.4 million
$45.4 million
$5.5 million
$40 million
$20 million
$135 million
$130 million
$17 million
$10 million
$70 million
$215 million
n/a
$15 million


Thursday, April 11, 2013

42 vs Scary Movie 5

A couple of new movies hit theaters this weekend.

42
Hit Factor: An inspirational history lesson.
Flop Factor: Drama's are tough to become blockbuster status without the help of Oscar.




Scary Movie 5
Hit Factor: Franchise-able
Flop Factor: I'm surprised it's lasted this long.



My Predictions:

Movie
42
Scary Movie 5
Evil Dead
The Croods
G.I. Joe Retaliation
Weekend Gross (millions)
$18
$14
$13
$12
$11




Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Biggest Flops of 2013... So Far.

So you thought Battleship and John Carter would be the end of these big movie flops? And while I think it's harder for a movie to flop these days since the international market is growing... Hollywood is still having trouble with certain movies.  Maybe a decade ago, movies that did bad in the States would also do bad overseas.  No so true now.  However, with that said, there are still movies that which studios couldn't save with the overseas market... and here are the current flops of 2013, which some may or may not get out of the red with time.

*take into consideration that movies don't get 100% back of their gross. As a portion goes to the exhibitors.  I can't remember what it was, but the split was something like 90/10 on the first weekend then 80/20, then 70/30, then 60/40 over the next weekends.  Anyways, you get the idea. I think someone out has something more accurate description.


The Last Stand
Domestic Gross: $12.1 million
Foreign Gross: $23.1 million
Total Gross: $35.2 million
Budget: $45 million
Oh Arnold. I actually kinda want to see this film.



Bullet to the Head
Domestic Gross: $9.5 million
Foreign Gross: n/a
Total Gross: $13.8 million
Budget: $55 million
Oh Stallone. No body wants to see aging action stars in mediocre action movies.



Beautiful Creatures
Domestic Gross: $19.4 million
Foreign Gross: $37.9 million
Total Gross: $57.3 million
Budget: $60 million
They were pushing it as the next Twilight phenom, didn't happen.



Jack the Giant Slayer
Domestic Gross: $61.9 million
Foreign Gross: $116.8 million
Total Gross: $178.7 million
Budget: $195 million
Like John Carter, this big budget film didn't have a real target audience.



The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
Domestic Gross: $21.3 million
Foreign Gross: n/a
Total Gross: $21.3 million
Budget: $30 million
Despite not being too expensive, a film with Steve Carrell and Jim Carrey in it should have done much, much better.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Evil Dead Scares Up the Box Office


The Evil Dead reboot scared up the audience with $26 million for first place at the box office.  Jurassic Park 3D managed to do a solid $18.2 million for 4th place.  Which is good considering the audiences for 3D conversions of old films have been waning, as of late.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Evil Dead
2) G.I. Joe: Retaliation
3) The Croods
4) Jurassic Park 3D
5) Olympus Has Fallen
6) Temptation
7) Oz
8) The Host
9) The Call
10) Admission 
$26 million
$21.1 million
$21.1 million
$18.2 million
$10 million
$10 million
$8.2 million
$5.2 million
$3.5 million
$2.1 million
$26 million
$86.7 million
$125.8 million
$18.2 million
$71 million
$38.4 million
$212.8 million
$19.7 million
$45.5 million
$15.4 million
$17 million
$130 million
$135 million
$10 million
$70 million
n/a
$215 million
$40 million
$13 million
$13 million


Thursday, April 4, 2013

Evil Dead vs Jurassic Park vs G.I. Joe: Retaliation

A couple of new movies hit theaters this weekend, looking to scare up the box office.

Evil Dead
Hit Factor: Early positive reviews (81% Tomatometer), which anything positive is good for a horror flick.
Flop Factor: The original is a cult classic because of it's absence of a budget and polish.



Jurassic Park 3D
Hit Factor: Jurassic Park is one of the best movies ever made, and also the highest grossing movie of it's time.
Flop Factor: Seriously, does this really need the 3D treatment?



My Predictions:

Movie
Evil Dead
G.I. Joe: Retaliation
Jurassic Park
The Croods
Temptation
Weekend Gross (millions)
$25
$21
$17
$17
$10