Sunday, April 27, 2014

The Other Woman Tops the Box Office

Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($16 million) finally gave up the box office throne as the Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, and Kate Upton comedy, The Other Woman, easily took the top spot this weekend ($24.7 million).

The late Paul Walker's Brick Mansions opened to a modest $9.6 million, which was good enough for 5th place.

Johnny Depp's Transcendence continues to struggle, as it slips over 60% (to $4.1 million) from is tepid opening last weekend.

In other news, The Amazing Spiderman 2 has already grossed $132 million overseas... a week before it hits North America.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) The Other Woman
2) Captain America 2
3) Heaven is for Real 
4) Rio 2
5) Brick Mansions
6) Transcendence
7) The Quiet Ones
8) Bears
9) Divergent
10) A Haunted House 2 
$24.7 million
$16 million
$13.8 million
$13.7 million
$9.6 million
$4.1 million
$4 million
$3.6 million
$3.6 million
$3.3 million
$4.7 million
$224.9 million
$51.9 million
$96.2 million
$9.6 million
$18.5 million
$4 million
$11.2 million
$139.5 million
$14.2 million
$40 million
$170 million
$12 million
$103 million
$28 million
$100 million
n/a
n/a
$85 million
$4 million

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Other Woman vs Brick Mansions vs The Quiet Ones

A few movies hit theaters this weekend before Spiderman swings back into theaters.

The Other Woman
Hit Factor: Looks reasonably funny.
Flop Factor: Not sure if this has outrageous humor appeal as Bridesmaids.



Brick Mansions
Hit Factor: One of Paul Walker's last films.
Flop Factor: Marketing has been really quiet.



The Quiet Ones
Hit Factor: I've never heard of this film.
Flop Factor: I've never heard of this film and it opening in wide release.



My Predictions:

Movie
The Other Woman
Heaven is For Real
Captain America 2
Rio 2
Brick Mansions
Weekend Gross (millions)
$20
$19
$19
$18
$8




Sunday, April 20, 2014

Captain America 2 Top Box Office Again while Transcendence Flops

Captain America: The Winter Soldier easily crushed the competition on it's third weekend ($26.6 million) surpassing the $200 million mark.

The biggest newcomer is Heaven is For Real, which came in right behind Rio 2's $22.5 million for a third place finish ($21.5 million).  Johnny Depp's Transcendence, which is directed by Christopher Nolan's cinematographer Wally Pfister, had to settle for a dismal 4th place finish ($11.2 million) considering it's budget is around $100 million.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Captain America 2
2) Rio 2
3) Heaven is for Real 
4) Transcendence
5) A Haunted House 2
6) Draft Day
7) Divergent 
8) Oculus
9) Noah
10) God's Not Dead 
$26.6 million
$22.5 million
$21.5 million
$11.2 million
$9.1 million
$5.9 million
$5.8 million
$5.2 million
$5 million
$4.8 million
$201 million
$75.4 million
$28 million
$11.2 million
$9.1 million
$19.5 million
$133.9million
$21.2 million
$93.3 million
$48.3 million
$170 million
$103 million
$12 million
$100 million
$4 million
$25 million
$85 million
$5 million
$125 million
$2 million

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Transcendence vs A Haunted House 2 vs Heaven Is For Real vs Bears

A bunch of new movies hit theaters this weekend.

Transcendence
Hit Factor: From Christopher Nolan's cinematographer.
Flop Factor: Early reviews are pretty negative (18% tomatometer).



A Haunted House 2
Hit Factor: Probably extremely low budget.
Flop Factor: I've seen no marketing for this... and reviews will probably be pretty bad for this too.



Heaven Is For Real
Hit Factor: Faith based movies have been doing well lately.
Flop Factor: Quite a few out already this year.



Bears
Hit Factor: Looks interesting
Flop Factor: I think kids rather watch animated talking birds in Rio de Janeiro, than a movie about actual animals.


My Predictions:

Movie
Transcendence
Captain America 2
Rio 2
Heaven Is For Real
A Haunted House 2
Weekend Gross (millions)
$24
$20
$20
$14
$11




Sunday, April 13, 2014

Rio 2 Narrowly Beat by Captain America 2

Captain America: The Winter Soldier's second weekend ($41.4 million) edged out the debut of Rio 2 ($39 million). Captain America: The Winter Soldier is the highest grossing movie of 2014 worldwide with $476.7 million in the bank already.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Captain America 2
2) Rio 2
3) Oculus 
4) Draft Day
5) Divergent
6) Noah
7) God's Not Dead 
8) Grand Budapest Hotel
9) Muppets Most Wanted 
10) Mr. Peabody & Sherman 
$41.4 million
$39 million
$12 million
$9.8 million
$7.5 million
$7.5 million
$4.5 million
$4.1 million
$2.2 million
$1.8 million
$159 million
$39 million
$12 million
$9.8 million
$124.9 million
$84.9 million
$40.7 million
$39.5 million
$45.7 million
$105.2 million
$170 million
$103 million
$5 million
n/a
$85 million
$125 million
$2 million
n/a
$50 million
$145 million

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Rio 2 vs Draft Day vs Oculus vs Captain America 2

A few new movies try to take the number one spot from Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Rio 2
Hit Factor: The first one did reasonably well.
Flop Factor: The animated film market has been an over saturated market as of late.



Draft Day
Hit Factor: People like football.
Flop Factor: Seems like a movie that you'd watch because there's nothing else on.



Oculus
Hit Factor: No good scary film in a while.
Flop Factor: Marketing seems kinda flat.



My Predictions:

Movie
Captain America 2
Rio 2
Draft Day
Oculus
Noah 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$45
$40
$14
$14
$8





Sunday, April 6, 2014

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Sets Box Office Record


Captain America 2 shattered box office records as it became the biggest debut in the month of April ($96.2 million). It surpassed Fast Five's $86.2 million set back in 2011.  Captain America: The Winter Soldier has already grossed over $303 million worldwide.

Last weekend's number one, Noah dropped over 60% to a distant second place ($17 million). However, it has grossed over $178 million worldwide so far.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Captain America 2
2) Noah
3) Divergent 
4) God's Not Dead 
5) Grand Budapest Hotel
6) Muppets Most Wanted
7) Mr. Peabody & Sherman 
8) Sabotage
9) Need for Speed
10) Non-Stop
$96.2 million
$17 million
$13 million
$7.7 million
$6.3 million
$6.3 million
$5.3 million
$1.9 million
$1.8 million
$1.8 million
$96.2 million
$72.3 million
$114 million
$32.5 million
$33.4 million
$42.1 million
$102.2 million
$8.8 million
$40.8 million
$88.1 million
$170 million
$125 million
$85 million
$2 million
n/a
$50 million
$145 million
$35 million
$66 million
$50 million

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Looks to Dominate Box Office

Only one new movie hits theaters this weekend.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Hit Factor: I actually want to see this Captain America... Early reviews are some of Marvels' best (92% tomatometer).
Flop Factor: Let's be honest, the first Captain America has it's fair of campy moments.




My Predictions:

Movie
Captain America 2
Noah
Divergent
Muppets Most Wanted
Mr. Peabody & Sherman 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$90
$22
$18
$8
$7