Thursday, February 26, 2015

Focus vs The Lazarus Effect

A couple of new movies hit theaters this weekend.

Focus
Hit Factor: Will Smith.
Flop Factor: After watching multiple trailers… I'm still confused as to what it's about.



The Lazarus Effect
Hit Factor: Olivia Wilde
Flop Factor: Was this made before she got famous?



My Predictions:

Movie
Focus
Kingsman
The Lazarus Effect
The SpongeBob Movie 2
McFarland USA
Weekend Gross (millions)
$22
$11
$10
$10
$7




Sunday, February 22, 2015

Fifty Shades of Grey Remains On Top Despite Massive Drop

Fifty Shades of Grey managed to stay on top the box office for the second weekend ($23.2 million) in a row despite a massive 72% drop off.  Worldwide, Fifty Shades has already made $410.6 million.

It was somewhat of a quiet weekend for newcomers as McFarland, USA, The Duff and Hot Tub Time Machine 2 raked in $11.3 million, $11 million, and $5.8 million respectively.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Fifty Shades of Grey 
2) Kingsman
3) The SpongeBob Movie 2 
4) McFarland, USA
5) The DUFF
6) American Sniper
7) Hot Tub Time Machine 2 
8) Jupiter Ascending
9) The Imitation Game
10) Paddington
$23.2 million
$17.5 million
$15.5 million
$11.3 million
$11 million
$9.7 million
$5.8 million
$3.7 million
$2.6 million
$2.3 million
$130.1 million
$67.1 million
$125.2 million
$11.3 million
$11 million
$319.6 million
$5.8 million
$39.5 million
$83.9 million
$67.7 million
$40 million
$81 million
$74 million
$17 million
$8.5 million
$58.8 million
$14 million
$176 million
$14 million
$55 million

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 vs McFarland, USA vs The Duff vs Fifty Shades of Grey

A bunch of new movies hit theaters this weekend looking to give Fifty Shades of Grey some competition.

Hot Tub Time Machine 2
Hit Factor: The first film was enjoyable.
Flop Factor: Not sure if it warranted a sequel… and John Cusack not returning.



McFarland USA
Hit Factor: Has that Disney feel good family formula.
Flop Factor: Has that Disney feel good family formula.



The DUFF
Hit Factor: Low Budget
Flop Factor: No early reviews… When the PC society gets a hold of what DUFF stands for.



My Predictions:

Movie
Fifty Shades of Grey
The SpongeBob Movie 2
Kingsman
Hot Tub Time Machine 2
McFarland USA
Weekend Gross (millions)
$25
$23
$20
$14
$10




Sunday, February 15, 2015

Fifty Shades of Grey Dominates the Box Office

Poor reviews were no match for Fifty Shades of Grey (26% Tomatometer) as it whipped up $81.7 million this weekend… a number much higher than expected thanks a little bit to the Valentine's Day boost.  So, there are other books, right?  I'm guessing the sequels have already been greenlit?

The number two film this weekend, Kingsman: The Secret Service, managed to do pretty well too ($35.6 million). Probably because it got surprisingly good reviews (71% Tomatometer). Also probably because as their significant other went to see Fifty Shades, the remaining significant other had to see something else to pass the time.

Anyways, it was a pretty big weekend. Even last weekend's number one, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water managed to gross over $30 million.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Fifty Shades of Grey 
2) Kingsman
3) The SpongeBob Movie 2 
4) American Sniper
5) Jupiter Ascending
6) Seventh Son 
7) Paddington
8) The Imitation Game
9) The Wedding Ringer
10) Project Almanac
$81.7 million
$35.6 million
$30.5 million
$16.4 million
$9.4 million
$4.2 million
$4.2 million
$3.5 million
$3.4 million
$2.7 million
$81.7 million
$35.6 million
$93.7 million
$304.1 million
$32.6 million
$13.4 million
$62.3 million
$79.7 million
$59.7 million
$19.6 million
$40 million
$81 million
$74 million
$58.8 million
$176 million
$95 million
$55 million
$14 million
$23 million
$12 million

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Fifty Shades of Grey vs Kingsman vs SpongeBob

A couple of new movies hit theaters this Valentine's Day Weekend.

Fifty Shades of Grey
Hit Factor: For some reason, a super popular book… so much so, that this is critic proof.
Flop Factor: Early reviews are mediocre at best (39% Tomatometer).

Kingsman: The Secret Service
Hit Factor: Surprisingly positive early reviews (80% Tomatoemeter)
Flop Factor: May be way too over the top for it's own good.


My Predictions:

Movie
Fifty Shades of Grey
The SpongeBob Movie 2
Kingsman
American Sniper
Jupiter Ascending
Weekend Gross (millions)
$65
$28
$25
$16
$8




Sunday, February 8, 2015

The SpongeBob Movie 2 Soaks Up Box Office

Pun time, yay!  SpongeBob may be out of water, but soaked up a lot of box office cash as The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water made $56 million this weekend.  That's far ahead of the other new releases, Jupiter Ascending and Seventh Son ($19 million and $7.1 million), that also have much bigger budget ($176 million and $95 million) compared to SpongeBob's $74 million.

American Sniper still holds strong as it slipped to second place ($24.2 million) and has thus far made $282.3 million.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) The SpongeBob Movie 2  
2) American Sniper
3) Jupiter Ascending
4) Seventh Son
5) Paddington
6) Project Almanac 
7) The Imitation Game 
8) The Wedding Ringer
9) Black or White
10) The Boy Next Door
$56 million
$24.2 million
$19 million
$7.1 million
$5.4 million
$5.3 million
$4.9 million
$4.8 million
$4.5 million
$4.1 million
$56 million
$282.3 million
$19 million
$7.1 million
$57.3 million
$15.8 million
$74.7 million
$55.1 million
$13.1 million
$30.9 million
$74 million
$58.8 million
$176 million
$95 million
$55 million
$12 million
$14 million
$23 million
$9 million
$4 million

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Jupiter Ascending vs Seventh Son vs The SpongeBob Movie 2

A couple of potential big budget flops take on a talking sponge and an American Sniper.

Jupiter Ascending
Hit Factor: From the directors of The Matrix, one of the best films ever! Yes, I said it!
Flop Factor: That was their last hit film, over a decade ago.  Not exactly marketing it as "from the creators of Cloud Atlas." This film was also pushed back from last Summer's lineup.



Seventh Son
Hit Factor: Jeff Bridges
Flop Factor: What is he doing in this film? Oh man, R.I.P.D. may be in for a treat. I'd rather see Jupiter Ascending… if I had to choose one.



The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Hit Factor: Kids.
Flop Factor: Not everyone will want to soak this up. (terrible pun)



My Predictions:

Movie
The SpongeBob Move 2
American Sniper
Jupiter Ascending
Seventh Son
Paddington
Weekend Gross (millions)
$25
$20
$16
$8
$5




Sunday, February 1, 2015

American Sniper Easily Defends Third Weekend

American Sniper's third weekend marked the biggest take for a movie ($31.9 million) opposite the Super Bowl.  With a domestic total of $248.9 million, American Sniper is now the highest grossing war film of all time (besting the $216.5 million from Saving Private Ryan).

As for the new movies that debut… well, who cares… they didn't really make a dent at the box office.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) American Sniper 
2) Paddington
3) Project Almanac
4) Black or White
5) The Boy Next Door
6) The Wedding Ringer 
7) The Imitation Game 
8) Taken 3
9) Strange Magic
10) The Loft
$31.9 million
$8.5 million
$8.5 million
$6.5 million
$6.1 million
$5.7 million
$5.2 million
$3.7 million
$3.4 million
$2.9 million
$248.9 million
$50.5 million
$8.5 million
$6.5 million
$24.7 million
$48.1 million
$68 million
$81.4 million
$9.9 million
$2.9 million
$58.8 million
$55 million
$12 million
$9 million
$4million
$23 million
$14 million
$48 million
n/a
$14 million