Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Box Office Gets Equalized

I'm running out of puns as this weekend's top movie was the Denzel Washington flick The Equalizer ($35 million) which easily beat the second weekend of The Maze Runner($17.5 million) and other newcomer The Boxtrolls($17.3 million).


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) The Equalizer
2) The Maze Runner
3) The Boxtrolls
4) This is Where I Leave You 
5) Dolphin Tale 2
6) No Good Deed
7) A Walk Among the Tombstones 
8) Guardians of the Galaxy
9) Let's Be Cops
10) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
$35 million
$17.5 million
$17.3 million
$7 million
$4.8 million
$4.6 million
$4.2 million
$3.8 million
$1.5 million
$1.5 million
$35 million
$58 million
$17.3 million
$22.6 million
$33.7 million
$46.6 million
$20.9 million
$319.2 million
$79.6 million
$187.2 million
$55 million
$34 million
$60 million
$19.8 million
$36 million
$13.2 million
$28 million
$170 million
$17 million
$125 million

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Equallizer vs The Boxtrolls

A couple of new movies hit theaters this September weekend.

The Equalizer
Hit Factor: Denzel Washington as a pissed off bad ass
Flop Factor: Denzel Washington as a pissed off bad ass, again.

The Boxtrolls
Hit Factor: Laika's other movies Coraline and ParaNorman did reasonably well.
Flop Factor: Usually, only a specific type of kids will go to see these films.


My Predictions:

Movie
The Equalizer
The Boxtrolls
The Maze Runner
This Is Where I Leave You
A Walk Among Tombstones 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$32
$16
$16
$7
$6





Sunday, September 21, 2014

The Maze Runner Tops Box Office

The young-adult-book-turned-into-movie, The Maze Runner, easily took the top spot at the box office this weekend ($32.5 million). It's good enough, that they already announced a sequel which comes out one year from now.  In other news, A Walk Among the Tombstones ($13.1 million) and This is Where I Leave You ($11.9 million) came in 2nd and 3rd.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) The Maze Runner
2) A Walk Among the Tombstones
3) This is Where I Leave You
4) No Good Deed 
5) Dolphin Tale 2
6) Guardians of the Galaxy
7) Let's Be Cops
8) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
9) The Drop
10) If I Stay 
$32.5 million
$13.1 million
$11.9 million
$10.2 million
$9 million
$5.2 million
$2.7 million
$2.7 million
$2.1 million
$1.8 million
$32.5 million
$13.1 million
$11.9 million
$40.1 million
$27.1 million
$313.7 million
$77.2 million
$185 million
$7.7 million
$47.7 million
$34 million
$28 million
$19.8 million
$13.2 million
$36 million
$170 million
$17 million
$125 million
$12.6 million
$11 million

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Maze Runner vs A Walk Among Tombstones vs This Is Where I Leave You

A few new movies open this September weekend.

The Maze Runner
Hit Factor: Based off a best selling book.
Flop Factor: The last young adult book-to-movie (The Giver) didn't do too well.



A Walk Among Tombstones
Hit Factor: Liam Neeson
Flop Factor: I swear they pitch these movies as "It's Liam Neeson in…"



This Is Where I Leave You
Hit Factor: Cast
Flop Factor: It's got that Indie movie feel that may leave out the wider audience.



My Predictions:

Movie
The Maze Runner
A Walk Among Tombstones
No Good Deed
This Is Where I Leave You
Dolphin Tale 2
Weekend Gross (millions)
$26
$18
$17
$12
$10




Sunday, September 14, 2014

No Good Deed Tops Box Office

Luther, I mean, Idris Elba's thriller No Good Deed, easily took the top spot at the box office this weekend ($24.5 million).  Dolphin Tale 2 took second ($16.6 million). That pretty much sums up the box office news.

Though, Guardians of the Galaxy just passed the $300 million mark domestically, making it the first movie of 2014 to do so. It's worldwide tally sits at $611.5 million.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) No Good Deed 
2) Dolphin Tale 2 
3) Guardians of the Galaxy
4) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 
5) Let's Be Cops
6) The Drop
7) If I Stay 
8) The November Man
9) The Giver
10) The Hundred-Foot Journey 
$24.5 million
$16.6 million
$8 million
$4.8 million
$4.3 million
$4.2 million
$4.1 million
$2.8 million
$2.6 million
$2.5 million
$24.5 million
$16.6 million
$305.9 million
$181 million
$73 million
$4.2 million
$44.9 million
$22.5 million
$41.3 million
$49.4 million
$13.2 million
$36 million
$170 million
$125 million
$17 million
$12.6 million
$11 million
$15 million
$25 million
$25 million

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Dolphin Tale 2 vs No Good Deed

A couple of new movies hit theaters this slow September weekend.

Dolphin Tale 2
Hit Factor: It's popular enough to garner a sequel.
Flop Factor: Not exactly big box office material.



No Good Deed
Hit Factor: Idris Elba
Flop Factor: Story seems kinda not very original or unique.



My Predictions:

Movie
Dolphin Tale 2
No Good Deed
Guardians of the Galaxy
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
If I Stay
Weekend Gross (millions)
$15
$10
$8
$4
$3




Sunday, September 7, 2014

Guardians Of the Galaxy Top Box Office Again

Guardians of the Galaxy easily held on to the top spot this first September weekend of 2014.  It only made about $10 million to claim the number one spot, making this weekend the lowest grossing weekend of 2014 so far. The only new movie to debut this weekend, The Identical, managed to make only $1.9 million which landed itself outside of the top 10.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Guardians of the Galaxy  
2) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 
3) If I Stay
4) Let's Be Cops
5) The November Man
6) As Above, So Below
7) When The Game Stands Tall 
8) The Giver
9) The Hundred-Foot Journey
10) Lucy
$10.2 million
$6.5 million
$5.8 million
$5.4 million
$4.2 million
$3.7 million
$3.7 million
$3.6 million
$3.2 million
$2 million
$294.6 million
$174.6 million
$39.7 million
$66.6 million
$17.8 million
$15.6 million
$23.5 million
$37.8 million
$45.7 million
$121.2 million
$170 million
$125 million
$11 million
$17 million
$15 million
$18 million
$15 million
$25 million
$22 million
$40 million

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Identical vs Guardians of the Galaxy vs Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Guardians of the Galaxy and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles look to rule the box office once again as only one new movie opens in (sort of) wide release in what could be the lowest grossing weekend of 2014.

The Identical
Hit Factor: There is no competition.
Flop Factor: I haven't heard of this movie until this week.


My Predictions:

Movie
Guardians of the Galaxy
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
If I Stay
Let's Be Cops
The November Man
Weekend Gross (millions)
$12
$9
$6
$4
$4