Thursday, October 30, 2014

Nightcrawler vs Saw vs Ouija

Only one new movie opens this weekend along with the 10 year anniversary release of Saw.

Nightcrawler
Hit Factor: Looks interesting… could be a sleeper awards contender.
Flop Factor: You mean to tell me this has nothing to do with the X-Men?



My Predictions:

Movie
Saw
John Wick
Nightcrawler
Ouija
Fury 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$15
$10
$10
$9
$9







Monday, October 27, 2014

Ouija Scares Up the Box Office

Ouija spooked the competition this weekend at the box office with $20 million.  Meanwhile, the Keanu Reeves action-revenge flick, John Wick, managed to do some moderate damage ($14.2 million) with little marketing and positive reviews.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Ouija
2) John Wick
3) Fury 
4) Gone Girl
5) The Book of Life
6) St. Vincent
7) Alexander...
8) The Best of Me
9) The Judge
10) Dracula Untold 
$20 million
$14.2 million
$13 million
$11.1 million
$9.8 million
$8.1 million
$7 million
$4.7 million
$4.3 million
$4.3 million
$20 million
$14.2 million
$46.1 million
$124.1 million
$29.9 million
$9.2 million
$45.5 million
$17.7 million
$34.4 million
$48.3 million
$5 million
n/a
$68 million
$61 million
$50 million
$13 million
$28 million
$26 million
$50 million
$70 million

Friday, October 24, 2014

John Wick vs Ouija

A couple new movies hit theaters this weekend.

John Wick
Hit Factor: Surprisingly getting good reviews (90% tomotometer). I actually want to see this film.
Flop Factor: Probably too cool for it's own good.



Ouija
Hit Factor: A scary movie in time for Halloween.
Flop Factor: With a 9% tomatometer, it's one of the worst reviewed films of the year.



My Predictions:

Movie
Fury
Ouija
John Wick
Gone Girl
The Book of Life 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$17
$17
$16
$12
$11





Sunday, October 19, 2014

Fury Tops Weekend Box Office with $23.5 million

The Fast and… Wait... It's just Fury? Okay Brad Pitt's Fury easily topped the box office this weekend with about $23.5 million while Gone Girl slipped to number 2 ($17.8 million).  The Book of Life had a decent sized debut at $17 million for third place.  Though, the same can't be said for the latest Nicholas Sparks' inkling, The Best of Me ($10.2 million) debuted fifth.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Fury
2) Gone Girl
3) The Book of Life 
4) Alexander...
5) The Best of Me
6) Dracula Untold
7) The Judge
8) Annabelle
9) The Equalizer
10) The Maze Runner 
$23.5 million
$17.8 million
$17 million
$12 million
$10.2 million
$9.9 million
$7.9 million
$7.9 million
$5.5 million
$4.5 million
$23.5 million
$107.1 million
$17 million
$36.9 million
$10.2 million
$40.7 million
$26.8 million
$74.1 million
$89.2 million
$90.8 million
$68 million
$61 million
$50 million
$28 million
$26 million
$70 million
$50 million
$6.5 million
$55 million
$34 million

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Fury vs The Best of Me vs The Book of Life

A few new movies hit theaters this weekend.

Fury
Hit Factor: Brad Pitt in a War movie that's getting early positive reviews (80% Tomatometer).
Flop Factor: Seems like another War movie.



The Best of Me
Hit Factor: Low-Budget Nicholas Sparks novel gets females in theaters regardless of reviews.
Flop Factor: There's like one of these every year.



The Book of Life
Hit Factor: An animated flick for the kids.
Flop Factor: Feels a lot like The Boxtrolls, and that didn't do too amazing.




My Predictions:

Movie
Fury
Gone Girl
The Book of Life
The Best of Me
Alexander
Weekend Gross (millions)
$30
$20
$18
$15
$11




Sunday, October 12, 2014

Gone Girl Tops Second Weekend

David Fincher's Gone Girl had some staying power this weekend as it remained at the number one spot at the box office ($26.8 million).  Dracula Untold ($23.5 million) and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day ($19.1 million) had decent openings.

Robert Downey Jr.'s The Judge came in a little under expectations ($13.3 million), but it's not a terrible start.

Dracula Untold has also already made a blood-sucking $62.6 million overseas which will prove to be a much needed hit for Universal and their upcoming monster reboot.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Gone Girl
2) Dracula Untold
3) Alexander...
4) Annabelle
5) The Judge
6) The Equalizer
7) Addicted 
8) The Maze Runner
9) The Boxtrolls
10) Left Behind
$26.8 million
$23.5 million
$19.1 million
$16.4 million
$13.3 million
$9.7 million
$7.6 million
$7.5 million
$6.7 million
$2.9 million
$78.3 million
$23.5 million
$19.1 million
$62.2 million
$13.3 million
$79.9 million
$7.6 million
$83.8 million
$41 million
$10.9 million
$61 million
$70 million
$28 million
$6.5 million
$50 million
$55 million
$3 million
$34 million
$60 million
$16 million

Thursday, October 9, 2014

The Judge vs Dracula Untold vs Alexander and the Very Long Movie Title

Can Gone Girl remain on top? A few new movies hit theaters this October weekend.

The Judge
Hit Factor: Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall
Flop Factor: Early reviews are surprisingly not that spectacular (45% Tomatometer)

Dracula Untold
Hit Factor: Umm…
Flop Factor: Universal's supposed monster reboot… starts with this unfortunate movie.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Hit Factor: Something light that the families can watch.
Flop Factor: The title isn't long enough.


My Predictions:

Movie
Gone Girl
The Judge
Alexander
Annabelle
The Equalizer 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$25
$18
$17
$15
$11




Sunday, October 5, 2014

Gone Girl Edges Out Annabelle

It's a tight race at the box office this weekend as the critically praised Gone Girl ($38 million) comes out barely ahead of horror flick Annabelle ($37.2 million).  In fact, it might be almost too close to call yet, as things could change when the final tally comes in tomorrow. Despite that fact, both of these movies debuted to much higher numbers than expected… which is a good thing for the box office, or the fact that there is really nothing else to watch.

It's also surprising to note that Gone Girl's $38 million debut marks director David Fincher's biggest opening, despite all the movies he has made.

Since Annabelle is a prequel to The Conjuring expect more sequels(?) or prequels to The Conjuring.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Gone Girl
2) Annabelle
3) The Equalizer
4) The Boxtrolls 
5) The Maze Runner
6) Left Behind
7) This is Where I Leave You 
8) Dolphin Tale 2
9) Guardians of the Galaxy
10) No Good Deed
$38 million
$37.2 million
$19 million
$12.4 million
$12 million
$6.9 million
$4 million
$3.5 million
$3 million
$2.5 million
$38 million
$37.2 million
$64 million
$32.5 million
$73.9 million
$6.9 million
$29 million
$38 million
$323.4 million
$50.2 million
$61 million
$6.5 million
$55 million
$60 million
$34 million
$16 million
$19.8 million
$36 million
$170 million
$13.2 million

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Gone Girl vs Annabelle vs Left Behind

Here come the Award season movies.

Gone Girl
Hit Factor: Directed by David Fincher
Flop Factor: Trailer doesn't seem as interesting as his other films (though it'll still be good).



Annabelle
Hit Factor: Scary movie in time for Halloween.
Flop Factor: Trailers made me laugh.



Left Behind
Hit Factor: Nicolas Cage is attached
Flop Factor: Have you seen the trailer?



My Predictions:

Movie
Gone Girl
The Equalizer
Annabelle
The Maze Runner
The Boxtrolls 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$30
$18
$16
$11
$11