Sunday, May 31, 2015

San Andreas Shakes Up the Box Office

The Dwayne Johnson action flick, San Andreas easily toppled the box office this weekend with $53.2 million.  Which is a seismic amount since it's pretty much the same movie as 2012 and that made $65.2 million when it opened in 2009.

Tomorrowland tumbled about 60% to number 3 and might be almost as bad for Disney as John Carter.

Cameron Crowe's Aloha debuted in the 6th spot... not exciting... but not too bad either considering most of his films don't debut to big numbers, yet have longevity at the box office.  With it's tepid reviews and upcoming crowded box office, I have a feeling the later won't happen.

In the worldwide charts, Avengers: Age of Ultron continues to rise at it's now the 6th biggest movie of all time ($1.321 billion).  It's slowly catching up to the 4th biggest movie of all time, Furious 7 ($1.506 billion), which just sits behind the original Avenger's film ($1.518 billion).

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) San Andreas
2) Pitch Perfect 2
3) Tomorrowland
4) Mad Max: Fury Road
5) Avengers: Age of Ultron
6) Aloha
7) Poltergeist
8) Far from the Madding Crowd 
9) Hot Pursuit
10) Home 
$53.2 million
$14.4 million
$13.8 million
$13.6 million
$10.9 million
$10 million
$7.8 million
$1.4 million
$1.4 million
$1.2 million
$53.2 million
$147.5 million
$63.2 million
$115.9 million
$427.1 million
$10 million
$38.3 million
$347 million
$32.4 million
$170.4 million
$110 million
$29 million
$190 million
$150 million
$250 million
$37 million
$35 million
n/a
$35 million
$135 million

Thursday, May 28, 2015

San Andreas vs Aloha

A couple of new movies hit theaters this post Memorial Day Weekend.

San Andreas
Hit Factor: Here's to hoping the Rock meets up with John Cusack in the middle of the movie going their separate ways.
Flop Factor: On that note, shouldn't this just be titled 2015?



Aloha
Hit Factor: Big Cast
Flop Factor: Buzz seems rather low… also target audience seems missing.



My Predictions:

Movie
San Andreas
Pitch Perfect 2
Tomorrowland
Mad Max: Fury Road
Aloha
Weekend Gross (millions)
$36
$20
$18
$16
$12






Sunday, May 24, 2015

Tomorrowland Edges out Pitch Perfect 2 This Memorial Day Weekend

The reported $180 million Disney film, Tomorrowland hit the top spot at the box office this weekend ($32.2 million) just beating Pitch Perfect 2 ($30.3 million).  Which through all accounts, doesn't bode well, unless Tomorrowland somehow has legs to recoup that budget.  Since this is also only the third day of the 4-day weekend, there could be a last minute change in the list.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Tomorrowland
2) Pitch Perfect 2
3) Mad Max: Fury Road 
4) Poltergeist
5) Avengers: Age of Ultron
6) Hot Pursuit
7) Far from the Madding Crowd
8) Furious 7
9) Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
10) Home 
$32.2 million
$30.3 million
$23.9 million
$23 million
$20.9 million
$3.5 million
$3.2 million
$2.1 million
$1.8 million
$1.7 million
$32.2 million
$117.8 million
$87.3 million
$23 million
$392.9 million
$28.9 million
$5.4 million
$347 million
$65.6 million
$168 million
$180 million
$29 million
$150 million
$35 million
$250 million
$35 million
n/a
$190 million
$30 million
$135 million

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Tomorrowland vs Poltergeist This Memorial Day Weekend

A couple new movies enter the Memorial Day Weekend movie race against Pitch Perfect 2, Mad Max: Fury Road and Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Tomorrowland
Hit Factor: Brad Bird has directed some awesome movies.
Flop Factor: Seems like it could suffer from too much overt Disney branding.

Poltergeist
Hit Factor: Summer seems to be lacking a good horror flick.
Flop Factor: This may not be it.


My Predictions:

Movie
Pitch Perfect 2
Tomorrowland
Mad Max: Fury Road
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Poltergeist
Weekend Gross (millions)
$40
$35
$35
$23
$20




Sunday, May 17, 2015

Pitch Perfect 2 Hits the Top Note at the Box Office

Pitch Perfect 2 sang it's way to the top spot at the box office this weekend with a huge $70.3 million. This easily bested Mad Max: Fury Road's $44.4 million for second place.  Which, by the way, is scoring a strong (98% Tomatometer), which is almost unheard of for a big budget film.

Avengers: Age of Ultron added another $38.8 million for third place and has become the highest grossing film of 2015 domestically, surpassing Furious 7's $343.8 million.  Overseas, it has also surpassed the $1 billion mark this past week with a total now standing at $1.142 billion.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Pitch Perfect 2 
2) Mad Max: Fury Road
3) Avengers: Age of Ultron 
4) Hot Pursuit
5) Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
6) Furious 7
7) The Age of Adaline
8) Home
9) Ex-Machina
10) Far From the Madding Crowd 
$70.3 million
$44.4 million
$38.8 million
$5.8 million
$3.6 million
$3.6 million
$3.2 million
$2.7 million
$2.1 million
$1.3 million
$70.3 million
$44.4 million
$372 million
$23.5 million
$63 million
$343.8 million
$37.1 million
$165.6 million
$19.6 million
$2.6 million
$29 million
$150 million
$250 million
$35 million
$30 million
$190 million
$25 million
$135 million
$13 million
n/a

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Mad Max: Fury Road vs Pitch Perfect 2

A couple of new movies hit theaters this weekend ready to dethrone Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Mad Max: Fury Road
Hit Factor: It looks awesome… and the 99% Tomatometer
Flop Factor: Will droves of people flock to an R rated action flick?



Pitch Perfect 2
Hit Factor: The original is well liked.
Flop Factor: Did it really warrant a sequel?




My Predictions:

Movie
Pitch Perfect 2
Mad Max: Fury Road
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Hot Pursuit
The Age of Adaline
Weekend Gross (millions)
$50
$45
$35
$7
$4




Sunday, May 10, 2015

Avengers: Age of Ultron Easily Dominates Second Weekend

Avengers: Age of Ultron easily took the top spot again at the box office ($77.2 million). Though, it is tracking behind the first Avengers' film, it has already made $875.3 million worldwide.

This weekend's wide release film, Hot Pursuit, picked up a meager $13.3 million for second place. Probably having something to do with it's bad reviews (6% tomatometer).


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Avengers: Age of Ultron 
2) Hot Pursuit 
3) The Age of Adaline
4) Furious 7
5) Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
6) Ex-Machina
7) Home
8) Woman in Gold
9) Cinderella
10) Unfriended
$77.2 million
$13.3 million
$5.6 million
$5.3 million
$5.2 million
$3.5 million
$3 million
$1.7 million
$1.6 million
$1.4 million
$312.6 million
$13.3 million
$31.5 million
$338.4 million
$58.1 million
$15.7 million
$162.1 million
$27 million
$196.2 million
$30.9 million
$250 million
$35 million
$25 million
$190 million
$30 million
$16.4 million
$135 million
$11 million
$95 million
$1 million

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Hot Pursuit vs Avengers: Age of Ultron

Only one new movie hits theaters this weekend to battle the Avengers.

Hot Pursuit
Hit Factor: Opposite audience to Age of Ultron
Flop Factor: Are there any theaters left from Age of Ultron?




My Predictions:

Movie
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Hot Pursuit
Furious 7
Age of Adaline
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
Weekend Gross (millions)
$90
$20
$4
$4
$3





Sunday, May 3, 2015

Avengers: Age of Ultron Rakes in $187.7 Debut

The next installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Avengers: Age of Ultron easily took the number one spot this weekend ($187.7 million) becoming the second highest debut in North America of all time…only behind The Avengers' $207.4 million.  Age of Ultron grossed another $168 million overseas, making it's worldwide total $627 million.

Also worldwide, Furious 7 ($1.356 billion) nudged it's way ahead of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 ($1.341 billion) to become the 4th highest grossing movie of all time.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Avengers: Age of Ultron 
2) The Age of Adaline 
3) Furious 7
4) Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
5) Home
6) Cinderella
7) Ex-Machina
8) Unfriended
9) The Longest Ride
10) Woman in Gold
$187.7 million
$6.3 million
$6.1 million
$5.6 million
$3.3 million
$2.4 million
$2.2 million
$2 million
$1.7 million
$1.7 million
$187.7 million
$23.4 million
$330.5 million
$51.9 million
$158.1 million
$193.7 million
$10.9 million
$28.5 million
$33.2 million
$24.6 million
$250 million
$25 million
$190 million
$30 million
$135 million
$95 million
$16.4 million
$1 million
$34 million
$11 million