Thursday, July 30, 2015

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation vs Vacation

A couple of new movies hit theaters this last weekend in July.

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
Hit Factor: Tom Cruise hanging on the side of an airplane.
Flop Factor: Are audiences ready for another impossible mission?



Vacation
Hit Factor: Looks like it could be fun.
Flop Factor: Wouldn't the smell be a give away if they went swimming in sewage?





My Predictions:

Movie
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
Vacation
Minions
Ant-Man
Pixels
Weekend Gross (millions)
$55
$22
$16
$15
$12







Sunday, July 26, 2015

Ant-Man Sneaks past Pixels For Top Spot

Marvel's Ant-Man ($24.8 million) barely edged out the underperforming Adam Sandler flick, Pixels ($24 million), which might be too close to call as of yet. Southpaw ($16.5 million) debuted in 5th place and Paper Towns ($12.5 million) in 6th.

In other news, Jurassic World passed The Avengers on the all time list to become the third highest grossing film of all time worldwide.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Ant-Man
2) Pixels
3) Minions
4) Trainwreck
5) Southpaw
6) Paper Towns
7) Inside Out
8) Jurassic World 
9) Mr. Holmes 
10) Terminator: Genisys 
$24.8 million
$24 million
$22.1 million
$17.3 million
$16.5 million
$12.5 million
$7.4 million
$6.9 million
$2.8 million
$2.4 million
$106.1 million
$24 million
$261.6 million
$61.5 million
$16.5 million
$12.5 million
$320.3 million
$623.8 million
$6.4 million
$85.7 million
$130 million
$88 million
$74 million
$35 million
$30 million
$12 million
$175 million
$150 million
n/a
$155 million

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Pixels vs Paper Towns vs Southpaw

A few new movies hit theaters this July weekend.

Pixels
Hit Factor: Adam Sandler film with visual effects.
Flop Factor: Adam Sandler movie goers may finally be giving up.



Paper Towns
Hit Factor: Author John Green's last book turned into movie (The Fault in Our Stars) made over $300 million worldwide.
Flop Factor: Lots of competition



Southpaw
Hit Factor: Looks like a good actor's movie.
Flop Factor: Seems more like a movie that should be released in the Fall lineup.




My Predictions:

Movie
Pixels
Ant-Man
Minions
Paper Towns
Trainwreck
Weekend Gross (millions)
$40
$35
$32
$23
$20









Sunday, July 19, 2015

Ant-Man Steals the Top Spot at the Box Office

Ant-Man managed to steal a giant-sized small opening at the box office this weekend.  I say giant because $58 is pretty good for any other movie out there, however when relating to the Marvel Universe it is actually quite small and marks the second lowest debut (with The Incredible Hulk's $55.4 million taking the cake). This isn't necessarily a bad thing because Ant-Man is still on track to make loads of money for the studio, especially since it also has matched it's domestic take overseas ($56.4 million) this weekend.

The other movie to debut this weekend, Amy Schumer's Trainwreck picked up a strong 3rd place ($30.2 million).

Minions picked up another $50 million this weekend, helping it pass the $200 million mark domestically.  Worldwide, this film has already grossed $625.8 million.

In other news Jurassic World has surpassed the $600 million mark domestically, and is only the 4th film to do so.  It has also surpassed Furious 7's worlwide total of $1.511 billion to become the biggest movie of 2015 and the 4th highest grossing movie ever.  It looks on track to surpass The Avengers' $1.519 billion this week for 3rd place. Universal also has 3 out of the top five films at the box office this weekend, a feat that hasn't been done since 2003.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Ant-Man
2) Minions
3) Trainwreck
4) Inside Out
5) Jurassic World
6) Terminator: Genisys
7) Magic Mike XXL
8) The Gallows
9) Ted 2  
10) Mr. Holmes
$58 million
$50.2 million
$30.2 million
$11.7 million
$11.4 million
$5.4 million
$4.5 million
$4 million
$2.7 million
$2.5 million
$58 million
$216.7 million
$30.2 million
$306.4 million
$611.2 million
$80.6 million
$58.6 million
$18 million
$77.5 million
$2.5 million
$130 million
$74 million
$35 million
$175 million
$150 million
$155 million
$14.8 million
$1 million
$68 milllion
n/a

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Ant-Man vs Trainwreck vs Minions

Can the Minions hold on to the number one spot or will an Ant-sized superhero steal it?

Ant-Man
Hit Factor: Marvel
Flop Factor: One of the lessor known of the Avengers to have his own movie makes it a huge risk.



Trainwreck
Hit Factor: Amy Schumer and director Judd Apatow
Flop Factor: It'll have to hold it's own in the middle of higher marketed movies.



My Predictions:

Movie
Ant-Man
Minions
Trainwreck
Inside Out
Jurassic World
Weekend Gross (millions)
$60
$60
$25
$10
$10









Sunday, July 12, 2015

Minions Crushes Box Office with $115 million Debut

The prequel to the Despicable Me franchise, Minions, scored the second highest grossing animated debut ($115.2 million) behind Shrek the Third's $122.5 million.  It has grossed another $124.3 million overseas this weekend and now has a grand global total of $395.7 million.  With Blackhat, Seventh Son, and Ted 2 flopping, Universal has easily made it up with Furious 7, Jurassic World, and now Minions. Can they hold off the rest of the year to remain the highest grossing studio of 2015?

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Minions
2) Jurassic World
3) Inside Out
4) Terminator Genisys
5) The Gallows
6) Magic Mike XXL
7) Ted 2
8) Self/Less
9) Baahubali: The Beginning   
10) Max
$115.2 million
$18.1 million
$17.1 million
$13.7 million
$10 million
$9.6 million
$5.6 million
$5.4 million
$3.6 million
$3.4 million
$115.2 million
$590.6 million
$283.6 million
$68.7 million
$10 million
$48.4 million
$71.6 million
$5.4 million
$3.6 million
$33.7 million
$74 million
$150 million
$175 million
$155 million
$1 million
$14.8 million
$68 million
$26 million
n/a
$20 million

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Minions vs The Gallows vs Self/Less

Looks like Inside Out's hold on number one is going to be short lived.

Minions
Hit Factor: Despicable Me franchise has done pretty well.
Flop Factor: Can movie about the side characters be just as good?



The Gallows
Hit Factor: Not much competition from other Horror films.
Flop Factor: Lots of competition from other movie genres.




Self/Less
Hit Factor: Interesting idea.
Flop Factor: Not interesting (or good reviews) enough for a Summer release.


My Predictions:

Movie
Minions
Inside Out
Jurassic World
Terminator Genisys
The Gallows
Weekend Gross (millions)
$90
$18
$17
$12
$10







Sunday, July 5, 2015

Terminator and Magic Mike No Match For Jurassic World and Inside Out

Just like the past couple of weekends, 4th of July was a battle between Jurassic World ($30.9 million) and Inside Out ($30.1 million). The race is too close to call and will come down to the final tally on Monday.

Terminator: Genisys opened to a soft $28.7 million, considering it is the lowest debut in franchise history since the first Terminator film.  All is not lost for the reported $155 million film, as it it has already made $85 million overseas.

Magic Mike XXL ($11.6 million) debuted to a strong Wednesday ($9.3 million) due to an unheard of 96% female audience attendance, but managed to slip throughout the weekend.

In other news, Jurassic World ($1.385 billion) surpassed Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1.384 billion) to become the 5th highest grossing film of all time. It now sits right behind Universal's other 2015 film Furious 7 ($1.512 billion).


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Jurassic World
2) Inside Out
3) Terminator: Genisys
4) Magic Mike XXL
5) Ted 2
6) Max
7) Spy
8) San Andreas 
9) Me and Earl and the Dying Girl  
10) Dope
$30.9 million
$30.1 million
$28.7 million
$11.6 million
$11 million
$6.6 million
$5.5 million
$3 million
$1.3 million
$1.1 million
$558.1 million
$246.2 million
$44.2 million
$26.7 million
$58.3 million
$25.3 million
$97.9 million
$147.4 million
$4 million
$14.1 million
$150 million
$175 million
$155 million
$14.8 million
$68 million
$20 million
$65 million
$110 million
n/a
n/a

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Terminator Genisys vs Magic Mike XXL vs Jurassic World vs Inside Out

Arnold is back along with Channing, ready to dethrone Jurassic World from the top spot.

Terminator Genisys
Hit Factor: Terminator franchise.
Flop Factor: Have you seen the trailer? Reviews have been pretty bland so far (26% tomatometer)



Magic Mike XXL
Hit Factor: The first one did well.
Flop Factor: Seems like the already played out that storyline.




My Predictions:

Movie
Terminator Genisys
Magic Mike XXL
Inside Out
Jurassic World
Ted 2
Weekend Gross (millions)
$38
$35
$34
$32
$15