Sunday, June 28, 2015

Jurassic World and Inside Out Easily Defend Box Office Weekend

It was a battle for first place again this weekend as holdovers Jurassic World ($54.2 million) and Inside Out ($52.1 million) easily topped the box office.

Newcomers, Ted 2 managed $33 million for third place and Max $12.2 million for fourth.  Ted 2's opening is considerably lower than the $54.4 million debut of the first film... so it might need some legs to become as successful.

At $500 million Jurassic World is now the highest grossing film of 2015 domestically, beating Avengers: Age of Ultron's $452 million. And it's on it's way to becoming the highest grossing film worldwide as it also now ranks 8th (on the all time list)  with $1.238 billion. This also marks the first time in history where three movies have already passed the Billion dollar mark in the first half of the year (Furious 7, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Jurassic World).

2012 is the year with the most Billion dollar movies, 4, as The Avengers, Skyfall, The Dark Knight Rises and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey all debuted.

Will 2015 break that record with possible Billion dollar mark movies with Spectre, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 and Star Wars: The Force Awakens debuts?  Or are there others in mix?

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Jurassic World
2) Inside Out
3) Ted 2
4) Max
5) Spy
6) San Andreas
7) Dope
8) Insidious: Chapter 3  
9) Mad Max: Fury Road 
10) Avengers: Age of Ultron 
$54.2 million
$52.1 million
$33 million
$12.2 million
$7.8 million
$5.3 million
$2.9 million
$2 million
$1.7 million
$1.6 million
$500.1 million
$184.9 million
$33 million
$12.2 million
$88.4 million
$141.9 million
$11.8 million
$49.8 million
$147.1 million
$452.4 million
$150 million
$175 million
$68 million
$20 million
$65 million
$110 million
n/a
$10 million
$150 million
$250 million

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Ted 2 vs Max vs Inside Out vs Jurassic World

A couple of new first name basis movies hit theaters this crowded Summer weekend.

Ted 2
Hit Factor: The first film made almost $550 million worldwide.
Flop Factor: Can Seth MacFarlane redeem himself after last year's A Million Ways to Die in the West?



Max
Hit Factor: It's like Marley and Me meets American Sniper... well, sort of, barely.
Flop Factor: May get overlooked due to the crowded box office.




My Predictions:

Movie
Jurassic World
Inside Out
Ted 2
Max
Spy 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$48
$45
$40
$12
$7







Sunday, June 21, 2015

Jurassic World and Inside Out Destroy Box Office This Weekend

Jurassic World's second weekend ($102 million) managed to beat the debut of Pixar's Inside Out ($91.1) making it the first time in history a Pixar movie didn't debut to a number one spot.  However, that's not exactly a bad thing as $91.1 million is huge, and makes Inside Out the second biggest Pixar opening behind Toy Story 3 ($110.3 million). It also marks the highest debut for an original movie, not based off sourced material (previously held by Avatar's $77 million back in 2009).


Jurassic World has grossed $583.1 overseas and so far has $981.3 million worldwide. Yep, it has almost grossed $1 billion already, and it may well become the fastest movie to cross that mark.

These past two weekends have become the two biggest box office grossing weekends in years... Not sure if next week's release of first namers' Ted and Max will continue that trend.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Jurassic World
2) Inside Out
3) Spy
4) San Andreas
5) Dope
6) Insidious Chapter 3
7) Pitch Perfect 2
8) Mad Max: Fury Road  
9) Avengers: Age of Ultron 
10) Tomorrowland
$102 million
$91.1 million
$10.5 million
$8.2 million
$6 million
$4.1 million
$3.3 million
$2.8 million
$2.7 million
$2 million
$398.2 million
$91.1 million
$74.4 million
$132.2 million
$6 million
$45.4 million
$177.5 million
$143.6 million
$451 million
$87.7 million
$150 million
$175 million
$65 million
$110 million
n/a
$10 million
$29 million
$150 million
$250 million
$190 million

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Inside Out vs Dope vs Jurassic World

Can Pixar dethrone the dinosaurs?

Inside Out
Hit Factor: Really good reviews (100% Tomatometer) so far. Probably highest in the Pixar line up since a few years.
Flop Factor: Is Jurassic World's shadow too big?



Dope
Hit Factor: Good early reviews also (95% Tomatometer).
Flop Factor: This small film may get lost in the shuffle with the big players.



My Predictions:

Movie
Jurassic World
Inside Out
Spy
Dope
San Andreas 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$100
$65
$10
$8
$6







Sunday, June 14, 2015

Jurassic World Obliterates Record Box Office Expectations


That's right you heard it here first, or second (or third)… Jurassic World over-performed this weekend as it debuted to a dinosaur crushing $204.6 million! Making it the biggest debut of the year, so far.  Also, it is just a few million shy of the $207.4 million opening weekend record set by The Avengers back in 2012.  It also has made $307 million overseas, taking it's worldwide total to $511.8 million. In other words, Universal Studios is having a great year.

UPDATE!: Final tallies for Jurassic World: $208.8 million. Meaning it has broken The Avengers box office record for the biggest opening weekend ever.  The spotlight for 2015 was on Age of Ultron and Star Wars, when we should have been paying attention to Furious 7 and Jurassic World. Well, played Universal... Well played.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Jurassic World
2) Spy
3) San Andreas
4) Insidious Chapter 3
5) Pitch Perfect 2
6) Entourage
7) Mad Max: Fury Road
8) Avengers: Age of Ultron  
9) Tomorrowland
10) Love & Mercy
$204.6 million
$16 million
$11 million
$7.3 million
$6 million
$4.3 million
$4.2 million
$3.6 million
$3.4 million
$1.8 million
$204.6 million
$56.9 million
$119.3 million
$37.4 million
$170.7 million
$25.9 million
$138.6 million
$444.7 million
$83.6 million
$4.8 million
$150 million
$65 million
$110 million
$10 million
$29 million
$30 million
$150 million
$250 million
$190 million
n/a

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Jurassic World Ready to take a Bite Out of the Box Office

Welcome to Jurassic World. The dinosaurs are back on rampage yet again.

Jurassic World
Hit Factor: Everyone is intrigued by the possibilities.
Flop Factor: Holding out hope for the next Jurassic Park, but that's a high order that even Spielberg couldn't repeat.




My Predictions:

Movie
Jurassic World
Spy
San Andreas
Insidious: Chapter 3
Mad Max: Fury Road 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$95
$18
$14
$10
$6







Sunday, June 7, 2015

Spy Tops Box Office


The Melissa McCarthy secret agent spoof, Spy, debut to $30 million… just enough to snatch away the top spot at the box office this weekend.  Insidious Chapter 3 managed 3rd place ($23 million) and Entourage had to settle for an underwhelming 4th ($10.4 million)… probably due to it's pretty bad reviews (30% Tomatometer).



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Spy
2) San Andreas
3) Insidious Chapter 3
4) Entourage
5) Mad Max: Fury Road
6) Pitch Perfect 2
7) Tomorrowland
8) Avengers: Age of Ultron  
9) Aloha
10) Poltergeist
$30 million
$26.4 million
$23 million
$10.4 million
$8 million
$7.7 million
$7 million
$6.2 million
$3.3 million
$2.9 million
$30 million
$92.2 million
$23 million
$17.8 million
$130.8 million
$161 million
$76.2 million
$438 million
$16.3 million
$44.5 million
$65 million
$110 million
$10 million
$30 million
$150 million
$29 million
$190 million
$250 million
$37 million
$35 million

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Spy vs Entourage vs Insidious 3

A couple of new movies hit theaters this June weekend.

Spy
Hit Factor: Looks actually funny.
Flop Factor: She's been in some terrible movies.


Entourage
Hit Factor: Looks as funny as the TV show.
Flop Factor: 32% Tomatometer, so far


Insidious 3
Hit Factor: Some say the previous Insidious' films were very good.
Flop Factor: Well, it's already the third one.


My Predictions:

Movie
Spy
San Andreas
Insidious 3
Entourage
Mad Max: Fury Road 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$40
$27
$25
$20
$10