Sunday, March 29, 2015

Home Easily Tops Box Office with $54 Million

It looks like Dreamworks Animation is still in business as their latest production, Home, unexpectedly raked in $54 million, to take the top spot at the box office this weekend.  The Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart comedy, Get Hard, had to settle for a strong second place ($34.6 million).

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Home
2) Get Hard
3) Insurgent 
4) Cinderella
5) It Follows 
6) Kingsman: The Secret Service
7) Run All Night
8) Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 
9) Do You Believe?
10) The Gunman
$54 million
$34.6 million
$22.1 million
$17.5 million
$4 million
$3.1 million
$2.2 million
$2.2 million
$2.2 million
$2 million
$54 million
$34.6 million
$86.4 million
$150 million
$4.8 million
$119.4 million
$23.8 million
$28.1 million
$7.1 million
$8.8 million
$135 million
$40 million
$110 million
$95 million
$2 million
$81 million
$50 million
$10 million
n/a
$40 million

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Get Hard vs Home

A couple of new movies hit theaters this weekend.

Get Hard
Hit Factor: Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart.
Flop Factor: Will Ferrell's movies have been more "looks funny, but I'll wait for Netflix"



Home
Hit Factor: Only animated flick out in a some time.
Flop Factor: Doesn't help that Dreamworks recently laid off a lot of employees.




My Predictions:

Movie
Insurgent
Cinderella
Get Hard
Home
It Follows
Weekend Gross (millions)
$28
$26
$25
$20
$10




Sunday, March 22, 2015

Divergent: Insurgent Crashes to the Number One Spot


The Second film in the Divergent series, Insurgent, easily topped the box office this weekend ($54 million). It's just behind the original Divergent's $54.6 million, which debuted a year ago this weekend.

The other wide release debut this weekend, The Gunman, was off target (I had to) with about $5 million.

2015, so far has been the year of the female, as movies like Insurgent, Cinderella, and 50 Shades of Grey all have dominated the box office.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Insurgent
2) Cinderella
3) Run All Night 
4) The Gunman
5) Kingsman: The Secret Service 
6) Do You Believe?
7) Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
8) Focus
9) Chappie
10) The SpongeBob Movie 2
$54 million
$34.5 million
$5.1 million
$5 million
$4.6 million
$4 million
$3.5 million
$3.3 million
$2.7 million
$2.4 million
$54 million
$122 million
$19.7 million
$5 million
$114.6 million
$4 million
$24.1 million
$49.4 million
$28.3 million
$158.8 million
$110 million
$95million
$50 million
$40 million
$81 million
n/a
$10 million
$50.1 million
$49 million
$74 million

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Insurgent vs Cinderella

A couple of new movies hit theaters this weekend, vying to dethrone Cinderella.

The Divergent Series: Insurgent
Hit Factor: Tweens need another franchise to look forward to as The Hunger Games comes to a close.
Flop Factor: Reviews seem to be closer to the Twilight Series than Hunger Games.



The Gunman
Hit Factor: From the director of Taken
Flop Factor: Sean Penn as a lead action star?




My Predictions:

Movie
Insurgent
Cinderella
Run All Night
The Gunman
Kingsman
Weekend Gross (millions)
$55
$45
$7
$7
$4




Sunday, March 15, 2015

Cinderella Easily Finds the Number One Spot at the Box Office

Disney's magic fairy dust helped Cinderella dominate the box office this weekend ($70.1 million).  As Maleficent proved, there's a huge appetite for live action versions of once Disney classic animation.
As for the Liam Neeson flick, Run All Night, well… $11 million is all I can say.

2015 is proving to be a rather finicky year, as there seems to be lots a huge openings (American Sniper, 50 Shades, Cinderella) contrasting with lots of huge flops (Mortecai, Jupiter Ascending, Seventh Son, Chappie). So, I'm guessing this might be the trend for the rest of the year.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Cinderella
2) Run All Night
3) Kingsman 
4) Focus
5) Chappie 
6) Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
7) The SpongeBob Movie 2 
8) McFarland, USA
9) American Sniper
10) The DUFF 
$70.1 million
$11 million
$6.2 million
$5.8 million
$5.8 million
$5.7 million
$4.1 million
$3.7 million
$2.9 million
$2.9 million
$70.1 million
$11 million
$107.4 million
$44 million
$23.3 million
$18.1 million
$154.7 million
$35 million
$341.5 million
$30.3 million
$95 million
$50 million
$81 million
$50.1 million
$49 million
$10 million
$74 million
$17 million
$58.8 million
$8.5 million

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Cinderella vs Run All Night

A couple of new movies hit theaters this weekend.

Cinderella
Hit Factor: Maleficent did extremely well.
Flop Factor: Can Disney pull the same amount of audience without Angelina Jolie?



Run All Night
Hit Factor: Liam Neeson in…
Flop Factor: People might be getting exhausted of Taken 6, 7, or whatever number this is by now.


My Predictions:

Movie
Cinderella
Run All Night
Chappie
Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Focus
Weekend Gross (millions)
$65
$15
$7
$7
$6




Sunday, March 8, 2015

Chappie Debuts to a Soft Number One Spot

Luckily, Neil Blomkamp already booked his next gig, the Alien sequel, as Chappie's lackluster debut ($13.3 million) didn't really set the box office on fire despite finishing number one.

I guess it wasn't as bad as Vince Vaughn's comedy, Unfinished Business, which took in even worse: $4.8 million, for a 10th place debut. Yes, that's behind The DUFF's $4.9 million on it's third weekend.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Chappie
2) Focus
3) Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 
4) Kingsman
5) The SpongeBob Movie 2
6) Fifty Shades of Grey
7) McFarland, USA 
8) The Lazarus Effect
9) The DUFF
10) Unfinished Business 
$13.3 million
$10 million
$8.6 million
$8.3 million
$7 million
$5.6 million
$5.3 million
$5.1 million
$4.9 million
$4.8 million
$13.3 million
$34.6 million
$8.6 million
$98 million
$149 million
$156.5 million
$29.4 million
$17.4 million
$26.1 million
$4.8 million
$49 million
$50.1 million
$10 million
$81 million
$74 million
$40 million
$17 million
$3.3 million
$8.5 million
$35 million

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Chappie vs Unfinished Business

A couple of new movies hit theaters this weekend.

Chappie
Hit Factor: From the director of District 9… also, it's rated R.
Flop Factor: Also directed Elysium, though, I still found it entertaining.  People may think it's a Short Circuit reboot.



Unfinished Business
Hit Factor: Low budget.
Flop Factor: Seems like the last few Vince Vaughn movies has the "I'll wait till DVD" feel.




My Predictions:

Movie
Chappie
Unfinished Business
Focus
The SpongeBob Movie 2
Kingsman
Weekend Gross (millions)
$25
$12
$10
$7
$7




Sunday, March 1, 2015

Will Smith's Focus Takes Top Spot This Weekend

The Will Smith con movie, Focus, took the top spot this weekend with about $19.1 million while Fifty Shades of Grey tumbled to 4th place with $10.9 million.  Kingsman ($11.8 million) and SpongeBob 2 ($11.2 million) are still holding strong at 2 and 3.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Focus 
2) Kingsman
3) The SpongeBob Movie 2 
4) Fifty Shades of Grey
5) The Lazarus Effect
6) McFarland, USA
7) American Sniper 
8) The DUFF
9) Still Alice
10) Hot Tub Time Machine 2 
$19.1 million
$11.8 million
$11.2 million
$10.9 million
$10.6 million
$7.8 million
$7.7 million
$7.2 million
$2.7 million
$2.4 million
$19.1 million
$85.7 million
$140.3 million
$147.8 million
$10.6 million
$22 million
$331.1 million
$20.1 million
$12 million
$10.3 million
$50.1 million
$81 million
$74 million
$40 million
$3.3 million
$17 million
$58.8 million
$8.5 million
$5 million
$14 million