Sunday, March 30, 2014

Noah Storms in with a Huge Weekend


The Biblical epic movie Noah, easily took the top spot at the box office this weekend ($44 million).  As for Ah-nold... Schwarzenegger that is... his return to movies haven't been all that successful as Sabotage barely cracked 7th place for a paltry $5.3 million opener.

In other news, Captain America: The Winter Soldier crushed the overseas market with $75.2 million... a week before it's set to hit theaters stateside.

And in other news, Frozen ($1,072.4 million) is now the highest grossing animation worldwide in history as it passed Toy Story 3's $1,063.2 million.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Noah
2) Divergent 
3) Muppets Most Wanted 
4) Mr. Peabody & Sherman 
5) God's Not Dead
6) Grand Budapest Hotel
7) Sabotage
8) Need for Speed
9) 300: Rise of An Empire
10) Non-Stop
$44 million
$26.5 million
$11.4 million
$9.5 million
$9.1 million
$8.8 million
$5.3 million
$4.3 million
$4.3 million
$4.1 million
$44 million
$95.3 million
$33.2 million
$94.9 million
$22 million
$24.5 million
$5.3 million
$37.8 million
$101.1 million
$85.2 million
$125 million
$85 million
$50 million
$145 million
n/a
n/a
n/a
$66 million
$110 million
$50 million

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Noah vs Sabotage vs Divergent

A couple of new movies hit theaters this weekend.

Noah
Hit Factor: Hollywood finally putting money into a Biblical flick.
Flop Factor: It might turn off the hardcore Bible thumpers.

Sabotage
Hit Factor: Probably the first Schwarzenegger film I've wanted to see post governor. Two Terminators in one film (outside of the Terminator franchise that is).
Flop Factor: No early reviews... might be a terrible film.



My Predictions:

Movie
Noah
Divergent
Muppets Most Wanted
Sabotage
Mr. Peabody & Sherman 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$40
$27
$12
$8
$8




Sunday, March 23, 2014

Divergent Smashes the Competition



It looks like we have another young adult franchise on our hands; Divergent easily took the top spot at the box office this weekend ($56 million).   Meanwhile, despite it's positive reviews, Muppets Most Wanted kinda disappointed with a second place finish ($16.5 million). Which is a lot short compared to The Muppet Movie's $29.2 million opening weekend in 2011.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Divergent
2) Muppets Most Wanted 
3) Mr. Peabody & Sherman 
4) 300: Rise of An Empire 
5) God's Not Dead
6) Need for Speed
7) Grand Budapest Hotel
8) Non-Stop
9) The LEGO Movie
10) Single Moms Club
$56 million
$16.5 million
$11.7 million
$8.7 million
$8.6 million
$7.8 million
$6.8 million
$6.3 million
$4.1 million
$3.1 million
$56 million
$16.5 million
$81 million
$93.8 million
$8.6 million
$30.4 million
$13 million
$78.6 million
$243.4 million
$12.9 million
$85 million
$50 million
$145 million
$110 million
n/a
$66 million
n/a
$50 million
$60 million
n/a

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Divergent vs Muppets Most Wanted


A couple new big movies hit theaters this weekend.

Divergent
Hit Factor: The next Hunger Games franchise?
Flop Factor: The early reviews (24% tomatometer) are closer to Twilight than The Hunger Games.



Muppets Most Wanted
Hit Factor: The last Muppet movie did fairly well.
Flop Factor: Dare I say it, I didn't think The Muppets movie was as great as the reviews suggest.



My Predictions:

Movie
Divergent
Muppets Most Wanted
Mr. Peabody & Sherman
300: Rise of an Empire
Need For Speed
Weekend Gross (millions)
$60
$27
$13
$10
$8




Sunday, March 16, 2014

Mr. Peabody & Sherman Burns Pass Need for Speed

Mr. Peabody & Sherman held on strong enough to score a first place finish in it's second weekend ($21.2 million).  While last weekend's numero uno, 300: Rise of An Empire dropped to second ($19.1 million).  Newcomer Need for Speed could only manage a third place finish ($17.8 million), probably due to its weak reviews (24% tomatometer).


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Mr. Peabody & Sherman
2) 300: Rise of An Empire
3) Need for Speed
4) Non-Stop
5) Single Moms Club
6) The LEGO Movie
7) Son of God
8) Grand Budapest Hotel
9) Frozen
10) Veronica Mars
$21.2 million
$19.1 million
$17.8 million
$10.6 million
$8.3 million
$7.7 million
$5.4 million
$3.6 million
$2.1 million
$2 million
$63.2 million
$78.3 million
$17.8 million
$68.8 million
$8.3 million
$236.9 million
$50.9 million
$4.8 million
$396.4 million
$2 million
$145 million
$110 million
$66 million
$50 million
n/a
$60 million
$22 million
n/a
$150 million
$6 million

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Need For Speed vs Single Moms Club

A couple movies hit theaters this weekend.

Need For Speed
Hit Factor: Fast and Furious movies do well.
Flop Factor: There's already the Fast and Furious franchise... Movies based on video games based on movies aren't usually good.



The Single Moms Club
Hit Factor: Tyler Perry still has fans
Flop Factor: How many Tyler Perry films are released in a given year?



My Predictions:

Movie
Need For Speed
300: Rise of an Empire
Single Moms Club
Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Non-Stop
Weekend Gross (millions)
$27
$22
$21
$19
$10





Sunday, March 9, 2014

300: Rise of An Empire Conquers The Box Office

A sizable audience flocked to theaters to watch 300: Rise of An Empire ($45.1 million), helping it conquer the top spot at the box office.  Though not as big as the original 300's $70.9 million, it's a strong start for a sequel that is without the original star and director. Overseas, it had a stronger start, raking in $87.8 million.

Mr. Peabody and Sherman had a decent second place finish ($32.5 million) in an animated market that has been recently over saturated by The LEGO Movie.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) 300: Rise of an Empire
2) Mr. Peabody & Sherman
3) Non-Stop
4) The LEGO Movie
5) Son of God
6) The Monuments Men
7) 3 Days to Kill
8) Frozen
9) 12 Years a Slave
10) Ride Along 
$45.1 million
$325 million
$15.4 million
$11 million
$10 million
$3.1 million
$3.1 million
$3 million
$2.2 million
$2 million
$45.1 million
$32.5 million
$52.1 million
$225 million
$41.5 million
$70.6 million
$25.6 million
$393.1 million
$53.1 million
$130 million
$110 million
$145 million
$50 million
$60 million
$22 million
$70 million
$28 million
$150 million
$20 million
$25 million

Thursday, March 6, 2014

300: Rise of an Empire vs Mr. Peabody & Sherman

A couple of new movies hit theaters this first weekend of March.

300: Rise of an Empire
Hit Factor: This first 300 did exceptionally well, launching the careers of Zack Snyder and Gerard Butler.
Flop Factor: Well, pretty much an unwarranted sequel that makes it pretty obvious that Gerard Butler and Zack Snyder moved on to better things.



Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Hit Factor: Kids need to see something else besides The LEGO Movie.
Flop Factor: Don't know if today's kids are away of Mr. Peabody & Sherman



My Predictions:

Movie
300: Rise of an Empire
Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Non-Stop
Son of God
The LEGO Movie
Weekend Gross (millions)
$28
$23
$16
$16
$15





Sunday, March 2, 2014

Non-Stop Edges Out Son of God

The "Liam Neeson on an airplane," flick Non-Stop($30 million), edged out Son of God($26.5 million) for the top of the box office this Oscar weekend.

Meanwhile, The LEGO Movie is still holding on strong ($21 million) as it passed the $200 million mark.

And, speaking of milestones... Disney's Frozen passed the $1 billion mark worldwide this weekend.  Bringing it's grand total to $1.0002 billion, so far. It now sits behind only Iron Man 3 ($1.2 billion) for the biggest movie of 2013.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Non-Stop
2) Son of God
3) The LEGO Movie
4) The Monuments Men
5) 3 Days to Kill
6) RoboCop
7) Pompeii
8) Frozen
9) About Last Night
10) Ride Along 
$30 million
$26.5 million
$21 million
$5 million
$4.9 million
$4.5 million
$4.3 million
$3.6 million
$3.4 million
$3.1 million
$30 million
$26.5 million
$209.3 million
$65.7 million
$20.7 million
$51.2 million
$17.7 million
$388.7 million
$43.8 million
$127.2 million
$50 million
$22 million
$60 million
$70 million
$28 million
$100 million
$100 million
$150 million
$12.5 million
$25 million