Thursday, May 30, 2013

After Earth vs Now You See Me vs Fast and Furious 6

A couple of new movies hit theaters this post Memorial Day weekend.

After Earth
Hit Factor: Great trailer... Will Smith Summer movies are bankable
Flop Factor: Directed by the guy whose last movies where The Last Airbender, The Happening, Lady in the Water.



Now You See Me
Hit Factor: Interesting premise.
Flop Factor: May rely too much on CGI rather than practicals, for a magician movie.  Summer competition is too high.  May get lost in the shuffle.



My Predictions:

Movie
After Earth
Fast and Furious 6
Now You See Me
Star Trek Into Darkness
Hangover 3
Weekend Gross (millions)
$45
$43
$24
$21
$20







Sunday, May 26, 2013

Fast and Furious 6 Dominates The Hangover 3


This Memorial Day weekend is looking to be huge, as Fast and Furious 6 leads the pack with $98.5 million.  It is the highest debut for a Fast and Furious movie.  Add in another $177 from it's overseas gross and we have a worldwide total of $275.5 million.

Meanwhile, The Hangover franchise is starting to lose some steam as The Hangover Part 3 grossed $42.4 million for second place.  Comparatively, The Hangover 2 grossed $85.9 million and The Hangover grossed $45 million on opening weekend.

Star Trek Into Darkness had a strong 3rd place finish in it's second week ($38 million). And the animated flick, Epic had a decent $34 million for fourth.

Iron Man 3 is now the 5th biggest movie of all time with about $1.142 billion... sitting right behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.

Overall, the box office is up as analysts are estimating a record $322 million for the Memorial Day weekend.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Fast and Furious 6
2) The Hangover 3
3) Star Trek Into Darkness
4) Epic
5) Iron Man 3
6) The Great Gatsby
7) Mud
8) 42
9) The Croods
10) Oblivion
$98.5 million
$42.4 million
$38 million
$34.2 million
$19.4 million
$13.7 million
$1.9 million
$1.2 million
$1.2 million
$0.8 million
$98.5 million
$54.2 million
$146.8 million
$34.2 million
$367.5 million
$114.4 million
$14.5 million
$91 million
$179.2 million
$87.3 million
$160million
$103 million
$190 million
$100 million
$200 million
$105 million
$10 million
$40 million
$135 million
$120 million

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Fast and Furious 6 vs The Hangover 3 vs Epic

A few new movies hit theaters this Memorial Day weekend, in what could be record breaking.


Fast & Furious 6
Hit Factor: Fast Five was the best and most successful of the franchise.
Flop Factor: It's already the sixth in the franchise.



The Hangover 3
Hit Factor: It's huge fan base will probably want to watch the last in the franchise.
Flop Factor: The Hangover 2 was not very good... and early reviews for this one is very poor (25% tomatometer)


Epic
Hit Factor: No competition in terms of animated family films.
Flop Factor: Competition from every other giant film eating up the marketplace.



My Predictions:

Movie
Fast & Furious 6
The Hangover 3
Star Trek Into Darkness
Epic
Iron Man 3
Weekend Gross (millions)
$85
$60
$36
$30
$18





Sunday, May 19, 2013

Star Trek Into Darkness, Treks Out a First Place Finish

Star Trek Into Darkness easily claimed the top spot this weekend with about $70.6 million, $84.1 million since it's release Thursday.  Overseas, it grossed $40 million, to bring it's current worldwide total to $164.6 million.  Despite it's big opening, Into Darkness' debut is a bit shy of the first Star Trek's $75.2 million set back in 2009.

Iron Man 3 ($35.2 million) and The Great Gatsby ($23.4 million) rounded out the top three.  Iron Man 3 added another $40 million overseas, and, since last week, has passed the $1 billion mark worldwide.  It is currently the 15th highest grossing movie of all time with about $1.036 billion. As for The Great Gatsby, it bested Star Trek and Iron Man overseas, with about $42.1 million.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Star Trek Into Darkness
2) Iron Man 3
3) The Great Gatsby
4) Pain and Gain
5) The Croods
6) 42
7) Oblivion
8) Mud
9) Peeples
10) The Big Wedding
$70.6 million
$35.2 million
$23.4 million
$3.1 million
$2.8 million
$2.7 million
$2.2 million
$2.2 million
$2.2 million
$1.1 million
$84.1 million
$337.1 million
$90.2 million
$46.6 million
$176.8 million
$88.7 million
$85.5 million
$11.6 million
$7.9 million
$20.2 million
$190 million
$200 million
$105 million
$26 million
$135 million
$40 million
$120 million
$10 million
$15 million
$35 million

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Star Trek Into Darkness vs Iron Man 3 vs Gatsby

Only one new movie hits theaters in wide release this weekend.

Star Trek Into Darkness
Hit Factor: Sequel to the successful reboot
Flop Factor: Has Star Trek faded a little in this crowded Summer box office?


My Predictions:

Movie
Star Trek Into Darkness
Iron Man 3
The Great Gatsby
Pain and Gain
42
Weekend Gross (millions)
$85
$40
$24
$3
$3





Sunday, May 12, 2013

Iron Man 3 Takes Second Weekend, Gatsby debuts a Strong Second

Iron Man 3 easily took the top spot at the box office this weekend ($72.5 million), but it was also good news for the second place debut of The Great Gatsby ($51.1 million).

The Great Gatsby's fate became questionable when critic's reviews accumulated up to mediocre standards last week.

The Tyler Perry produced, Peeples, managed a fourth place finish, but it only equated to $4.9 million, which is a lot lower than expected.

Overseas, Iron Man 3 continued it's money-grab train with a huge $89.3 million, grossing $664.1 million total.  Worldwide, Iron Man 3 has already grossed $949 million. So, now it doesn't seem so out of the question that Iron Man 3 could match The Avengers' $1.5 billion.

Also overseas, Star Trek Into Darkness opened to a good $31.7 million.  It lands in North America this Friday.

So far, May is looking pretty big for the box office.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Iron Man 3
2) The Great Gatsby
3) Pain and Gain
4) Peeples
5) 42
6) Oblivion
7) The Croods
8) The Big Wedding
9) Mud
10) Oz
$72.5 million
$51.1 million
$5 million
$4.9 million
$4.7 million
$3.9 million
$3.6 million
$2.5 million
$2.3 million
$0.8 million
$284.9 million
$51.1 million
$41.6 million
$4.9 million
$84.7 million
$81.7 million
$173.2 million
$18.3 million
$8.4 million
$230 million
$200 million
$105 million
$26 million
$15 million
$40 million
$120 million
$135 million
$35 million
$10 million
$215 million

Thursday, May 9, 2013

The Great Gatsby vs Iron Man 3

It's more like Iron Man 3 will remain on top, and it will be a fight for second.  Anyways, a couple new movies hit theaters this post Iron Man 3 weekend.

The Great Gatsby
Hit Factor: It looks visually cool.
Flop Factor: Early reviews are a bit under (46% tomatometer) what I was expecting from this film.



Peeples
Hit Factor: Has Tyler Perry name behind it.
Flop Factor: Doesn't look very interesting.



My Predictions:

Movie
Iron Man 3
The Great Gatsby
Peeples
Pain and Gain
42
Weekend Gross (millions)
$75
$35
$15
$5
$4




Sunday, May 5, 2013

Iron Man 3 Destroys the Box Office

Iron Man 3 debuted with a hefty $175.3 million this weekend.  Making it the Second biggest opening weekend ever (of course, only behind The Avengers).  This bodes well for Marvel (and Disney) as now anything related to The Avengers (Captain America, Thor and possibly Guardians of the Galaxy and Ant Man) will see a boost in sales as everyone wants see how The Avengers saga pans out.  Luckily for Marvel, people have forgotten about Iron Man 2.

Iron Man 3 has grossed over $680 million worldwide so far. It also already is the highest grossing film worldwide of 2013.

No other movie opened in wide release this weekend.  In fact, the number 2 and number 4 spot, held by Pain and Gain and Oblivion, were directly damaged by Iron Man's success, as they dropped well over 60% from last weekend.

This is going to be a huge Summer.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Iron Man 3
2) Pain and Gain
3) 42
4) Oblivion
5) The Croods
6) The Big Wedding
7) Mud
8) Oz
9) Scary Movie 5
10) Place Beyond the Pines
$175.3 million
$7.6 million
$6.2 million
$5.8 million
$4.2 million
$3.9 million
$2.2 million
$1.8 million
$1.4 million
$1.3 million
$175.3 million
$33.9 million
$78.3 million
$76 million
$168.7 million
$14.2 million
$5.2 million
$228.6 million
$29.6 million
$18.7 million
$200 million
$26 million
$40 million
$120 million
$135 million
$35 million
$10 million
$215 million
$20 million
$15 million

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Iron Man 3 Ready to Set Box Office on Fire

Only one new film hits theaters in wide release this weekend.

Iron Man 3
Hit Factor: People are treating it as a sequel to The Avengers.
Flop Factor: Does anybody remember Iron Man 2?



My Predictions:

Movie
Iron Man 3
Pain and Gain
Oblivion
42
The Croods
Weekend Gross (millions)
$150
$12
$10
$7
$4