Thursday, January 30, 2014

Ride Along Eyes For Third Weekend In a Row

I honestly didn't know what movies were hitting theaters this weekend till two seconds ago.

That Awkward Moment
Hit Factor: Probably really low budget.
Flop Factor: Marketing seems to be non-existent.



Labor Day
Hit Factor: Hrm... Let me get back to you on this.
Flop Factor: I think they got their release dates wrong... Maybe it's just me, but shouldn't this be better suited for September?


My Predictions:

Movie
Ride Along
Lone Survivor
The Nut Job
That Awkward Moment
Frozen
Weekend Gross (millions)
$14
$10
$9
$8
$7




Wednesday, January 29, 2014

2013 Movie Mini Reviews

Here's my review for the movies of 2013 that I've watched.  Some obvious omissions, but I'll update it.
What are your favorites of 2013?


Gravity: A-
The Wolf of Wall Street: B+
Dallas Buyers Club: B+
Elysium: B
We're The Millers: B
Star Trek Into Darkness: B
Philomena: B
Captain Phillips: B
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire: B
Rush: B
This Is The End: B
Pacific Rim: B
12 Years A Slave: B
Ender's Game: B
The Wolverine: B
Monster's University: B
42: B
Man of Steel: B
Despicable Me 2: B
World War Z: B
The Great Gatsby: B
Mud: B
Her: B
Fast and Furious 6: B
The Lone Ranger: B-
Thor: The Dark World: B-
The World's End: B-
Oblivion: B-
Warm Bodies: B-
Now You See Me: B-
Fruitvale Station: B-
American Hustle: B-
Blue Jasmine: B-
Epic: B-
Inside Llewyn Davis: B-
Olympus Has Fallen: C+
Iron Man 3: C+
Oz The Great and Powerful: C+
G.I. Joe: Retaliation: C+
Pain and Gain: C+
The Last Stand: C+
Jack the Giant Slayer: C
Turbo: C
The Croods: C
The Hangover: Part 3: C
Identity Thief: D

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Ride Along Easily Takes Second Weekend

The Ice Cube and Kevin Hart cop comedy, Ride Along, easily took the top spot at the box office for the second weekend in a row ($21.2 million).

While the only newcomer this week, I, Frankenstein, failed to put it's targeted audience in the theaters ($8.3 million).


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Ride Along
2) Lone Survivor
3) The Nut Job
4) Frozen
5) Shadow Recruit
6) I, Frankenstein
7) American Hustle
8) August: Osage County 
9) Wolf of Wall Street 
10) Devil's Due
$21.2 million
$12.6 million
$12.3 million
$9 million
$8.8 million
$8.3 million
$7.1 million
$5 million
$5 million
$2.8 million
$75.4 million
$93.6 million
$40.3 million
$347.8 million
$30.2 million
$8.3 million
$127 million
$26.5 million
$98 million
$12.9 million
$25 million
$40 million
$42 million
$150 million
$60 million
$65 million
$40 million
$20 million
$100 million
$7 million

Thursday, January 23, 2014

I, Frankenstein vs Ride Along vs Lone Survivor

Only one new movie hits theaters this weekend.

I, Frankenstein
Hit Factor: Umm...
Flop Factor: For the amount they're spending on this movie, Lionsgate doesn't care to market it.


My Predictions:

Movie
Ride Along
Lone Survivor
The Nut Job
Shadow Recruit
I, Frankenstein
Weekend Gross (millions)
$25
$16
$15
$10
$8




Sunday, January 19, 2014

Ride Along Destroys the Box Office

The buddy cop comedy Ride Along, easily nabbed the top spot at the box office this weekend ($41.2 million). While Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit played a little under expectations ($17.2 million), with even  the animated flick, The Nut Job ($20.6 million), beating it.  Jack Ryan is the series' lowest opening since The Hunt for Red October ($17.161 million)... but that's from back in 1990 and... Red October is awesome. It also went on to make $122 million.

As for that Devil Baby viral video, it probably helped Devil's Due attain a 7th place finish ($8.5 million).

If 2014 continues like this, we might see a huge year at the movies.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Ride Along
2) Lone Survivor
3) The Nut Job
4) Shadow Recruit
5) Frozen 
6) American Hustle
7) Devil's Due
8) August: Osage County 
9) Wolf of Wall Street 
10) Saving Mr. Banks
$41.2 million
$23.2 million
$20.6 million
$17.2 million
$12 million
$10.6 million
$8.5 million
$7.6 million
$7.5 million
$4.1 million
$41.2 million
$74 million
$20.6 million
$17.2 million
$332.6 million
$116.4 million
$8.5 million
$18.2 million
$90.3 million
$75.6 million
$25 million
$40 million
$42 million
$60 million
$150 million
$40 million
$7 million
$20 million
$100 million
$35 million

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Jack Ryan vs Devil's Due vs The Nut Job vs Ride Along

A slew of movies hit theaters this January weekend.

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
Hit Factor: The Jack Ryan movies have been all entertaining.
Flop Factor: Jack Ryan probably isn't as popular as Jason Bourne these days.



Devil's Due
Hit Factor: Great viral Demon Baby marketing
Flop Factor: However, like last year's great Carrie viral video, it didn't really make people want to see the movie.



The Nut Job
Hit Factor: No new animation movie playing.
Flop Factor: People rather see Frozen again.



Ride Along
Hit Factor: They seem to be promoting this movie for a while now.
Flop Factor: Early reviews haven't so amazing.


My Predictions:

Movie
Ride Along
Shadow Recruit
Lone Survivor
Frozen
Devil's Due
Weekend Gross (millions)
$27
$21
$20
$10
$8




Sunday, January 12, 2014

Lone Survivor Crushes the Box Office


Lone Survivor surprised movie audiences this weekend as it took in $38.5 million, to easily claim the top spot at the box office.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Lone Survivor
2) Frozen
3) Wolf of Wall Street
4) Hercules
5) American Hustle 
6) The Hobbit 2
7) August: Osage County
8) Saving Mr. Banks 
9) PA: The Marked Ones 
10) Anchorman 2
$38.5 million
$15 million
$9 million
$8.6 million
$8.6 million
$8 million
$7.3 million
$6.6 million
$6.3 million
$6.1 million
$38.9 million
$317.7 million
$78.6 million
$8.6 million
$101.6 million
$242.2 million
$7.9 million
$68.9 million
$28.5 million
$118.5 million
$40 million
$150 million
$100 million
$70 million
$40 million
$225 million*
$20 million
$35 million
$5 million
$50 million

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Lone Survivor vs Her vs Hercules

A few new movies hit theaters this early 2014 weekend.

Lone Survivor
Hit Factor: Positive reviews so far... The Christmas box office is starting to slow down.
Flop Factor:  Reviews haven't been high enough to merit many Awards Season buzz.



Her
Hit Factor: 91% tomatometer. Low budget. Getting lots of Award notice.
Flop Factor: Not exactly a wide target audience movie



The Legend of Hercules
Hit Factor: I guess 300 and Clash of the Titans did well.
Flop Factor: Have you seen the trailer?

My Predictions:

Movie
Lone Survivor
Frozen
The Hobbit 2
Wolf of Wall Street
American Hustle 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$15
$13
$9
$8
$8




Sunday, January 5, 2014

Disney's Frozen Tops the First Weekend of 2014

After debuting over a month ago, Disney's Frozen reclaimed the top spot ($20.7 million) at the box office this first weekend of 2014. It bested Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones' $18.2 million debut.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Frozen
2) PA: The Marked Ones
3) The Hobbit 2
4) Wolf of Wall Street
5) American Hustle 
6) Anchorman 2
7) Saving Mr. Banks
8) Secret Life of Walter Mitty 
9) The Hunger Games 2
10) Grudge Match
$20.7 million
$18.2 million
$16.3 million
$13.4 million
$13.2 million
$11.1 million
$9.1 million
$8.2 million
$7.4 million
$5.4 million
$297.8 million
$18.2 million
$229.6 million
$63 million
$88.7 million
$109.2 million
$59.3 million
$45.7 million
$407.5 million
$24.9 million
$150 million
$5 million
$225 million*
$100 million
$40 million
$50 million
$35 million
$90 million
$130 million
$40 million

*As of Oct 2013 The Hobbit Films cost $561 million so far.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Paranormal Activity 5? Hits Theaters this First Weekend of 2014

One new movie hits theaters this first weekend of 2014.

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones
Hit Factor: Like other Paranormal Activity movies, a shoe-string budget.
Flop Factor: They've done well when released near Halloween. What number is this? Oh wait, it's a spin off.

My Predictions:

Movie
The Hobbit 2
Frozen
PA: The Marked Ones
American Hustle
Wolf of Wall Street 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$24
$23
$20
$17
$17