Thursday, February 27, 2014

Non-Stop vs Son of God vs The Lego Movie

A couple new movies hit theaters this Oscar weekend.

Non-Stop
Hit Factor: Liam Neeson kicking ass on an airplane.
Flop Factor: Liam Neeson puts out the same type of film once a year.



Son of God
Hit Factor: The Bible series is doing well... and let's not forget that other movie about the son of God, Passion of the Christ, did really well... and also, a pretty lull weekend for movie releases.
Flop Factor: No early reviews, yet...




My Predictions:

Movie
Non-Stop
The Lego Movie
Son of God
3 Days to Kill
RoboCop
Weekend Gross (millions)
$24
$23
$20
$8
$6




Sunday, February 23, 2014

The Lego Movie Conquers Third Weekend


The Lego Movie easily took tops ($31.5 million) at the box office for the third weekend in a row. Which, easily beats newcomers 3 Days to Kill ($12.3 million) and Pompeii ($10 million).

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) The Lego Movie
2) 3 Days to Kill
3) Pompeii
4) Robocop
5) The Monuments Men
6) About Last Night
7) Ride Along
8) Frozen
9) Endless Love 
10) Winter's Tale 
$31.5 million
$12.3 million
$10 million
$9.4 million
$8.1 million
$7.4 million
$4.7 million
$4.4 million
$4.3 million
$2.1 million
$183.2 million
$12.3 million
$10 million
$43.6 million
$58.1 million
$38.2 million
$123.2 million
$384.1 million
$20.1 million
$11.2 million
$60 million
$28 million
$100 million
$100 million
$70 million
$12.5 million
$25 million
$150 million
$20 million
$60 million

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Pompeii vs 3 Days To Kill vs The Lego Movie

An ancient movie blasts into theaters this weekend.

Pompeii
Hit Factor: Lots of visual effects?
Flop Factor: From the director of such gems as the Resident Evil franchise and Alien vs Predator.



3 Days to Kill
Hit Factor: Kevin Costner?
Flop Factor: Commercials aren't really grabbing.




My Predictions:

Movie
The Lego Movie
About Last Night
RoboCop
3 Days to Kill
The Monuments Men
Weekend Gross (millions)
$35
$15
$11
$10
$9




Sunday, February 16, 2014

The Lego Movie Smashes the Competition Again

For the second weekend in a row, The Lego Movie easily devoured the competition at the box office ($48.8 million).  While newcomers, About Last Night and Robocop did reasonably well ($27 million and $21.5 million respectively).  Though the later will have a tougher hill to climb against it's reported $100 million budget.

Meanwhile, Frozen is now the 3rd highest grossing movie of 2013 worldwide with $955.7 million to date, sitting just behind Despicable Me 2's $970.8 million.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) The Lego Movie
2) About Last Night
3) Robocop
4) The Monuments Men
5) Endless Love 
6) Ride Along
7) Winter's Tale
8) Frozen
9) Lone Survivor 
10) That Awkward Moment 
$48.8 million
$27 million
$21.5 million
$15 million
$13.4 million
$8.8 million
$7.8 million
$5.9 million
$4.1 million
$3.3 million
$129.1 million
$27 million
$26.4 million
$43.7 million
$13.4 million
$116.1 million
$7.8 million
$376 million
$118.4 million
$21.4 million
$60 million
$12.5 million
$100 million
$70 million
$20 million
$25 million
$46 million
$150 million
$40 million
$8 million

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Robocop vs The Lego Movie and a Bunch of Romance Films

An 80's Sci-Fi remake battles a bunch of Romance movies this Valentine's Day Weekend, but will probably out Legoed.

Robocop
Hit Factor: I like the director's Brazilian films.
Flop Factor: I've read that the director had a terrible time making Robocop.

About Last Night
Hit Factor: Kevin Hart seems to be the it guy of the moment.
Flop Factor: No reviews yet.

Endless Love
Hit Factor: I don't even know.
Flop Factor: What is this movie?

Winter's Tale
Hit Factor: See above
Flop Factor: A movie that has Collin Farrell, Jennifer Connelly and f***ing Russell Crowe has zero marketing. Means that Warner Bros. is taking a quiet dump and sweeping it aside as quickly as possible.



My Predictions:

Movie
The Lego Movie
Robocop
About Last Night
The Monuments Men
Winter's Tale
Weekend Gross (millions)
$45
$26
$24
$15
$12




Sunday, February 9, 2014

The Lego Movie Crushes the Box Office

It was a huge weekend for The Lego Movie as it opened to a massive $69.1 million for an easy first place finish.  It is the second biggest opening for February, behind 2004's The Passion of the Christ ($83.8 million).  So you can bet sequels are moving gracefully ahead.

George Clooney's The Monuments Men took in a strong $22.7 million despite it being critically panned.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) The Lego Movie
2) The Monuments Men
3) Ride Along
4) Frozen
5) That Awkward Moment 
6) Lone Survivor
7) Vampire Academy
8) The Nut Job
9) Shadow Recruit 
10) Labor Day
$69.1 million
$22.7 million
$9.4 million
$6.9 million
$5.5 million
$5.3 million
$4.1 million
$3.8 million
$3.6 million
$3.2 million
$69.1 million
$22.7 million
$105.2 million
$368.7 million
$16.8 million
$112.6 million
$4.1 million
$55.1 million
$44.5 million
$10.2 million
$60 million
$70 million
$25 million
$150 million
$8 million
$40 million
n/a
$42 million
$60 million
$18 million

Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Lego Movie vs Monuments Men vs Vampire Academy

After a slow Superbowl weekend, a couple new movie try to pick up the steam.

The Lego Movie
Hit Factor: Kids
Flop Factor: Looks more suited for kids than adults than a Pixar film, but we'll see.



The Monuments Men
Hit Factor: Cast.  At one point seemed like an Oscar bait movie.
Flop Factor: Was pulled out of the Award season line-up late last year... for a February release?



Vampire Academy
Hit Factor: Hrm...
Flop Factor: Feels a bit late on the vampire thing...



My Predictions:

Movie
The Lego Movie
The Monuments Men
Ride Along
Frozen
The Lone Survivor
Weekend Gross (millions)
$44
$15
$8
$6
$4




Sunday, February 2, 2014

Ride Along Takes Superbowl Weekend

Ride Along easily took the top spot ($12.3 million) this soft Superbowl weekend.  It's third weekend in first place was no match for newcomers That Awkward Moment ($9 million) and Labor Day ($5.3 million).  In fact, Disney's Frozen managed a second place finish ($9.3 million) and has so far earned $864.4 million worldwide, just beating The Hunger Games: Catching Fire's $859.6 million to become the third highest grossing film of 2013 worldwide.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Ride Along
2) Frozen
3) That Awkward Moment
4) The Nut Job
5) Lone Survivor
6) Shadow Recruit
7) Labor Day
8) American Hustle 
9) Wolf of Wall Street 
10) I, Frankenstein
$12.3 million
$9.3 million
$9 million
$7.6 million
$7.2 million
$5.4 million
$5.3 million
$4.3 million
$3.6 million
$3.5 million
$93 million
$360 million
$9 million
$50.2 million
$104.9 million
$39 million
$5.3 million
$132.1 million
$104.1 million
$14.5 million
$25 million
$150 million
$8 million
$42 million
$40 million
$60 million
$18 million
$40 million
$100 million
$65 million