Sunday, August 30, 2015

Straight Outta Compton Tops Third Weekend

Straight Outta Compton ($13.2 million) held on to the top spot at the box office for the third weekend in a row. Newcomer, We Are Your Friends, failed to crack the top ten ($1.8 million) as it's target audience would rather go to an EDM event than watch it on the big screen.

The other newcomer, War Room, did much better than expectations ($11 million), probably due to it's faith based marketing, since it's reviews are mostly negative.

In other news, Minions, crossed the $1 Billion mark worldwide and has become the third movie to do so for Universal so far this year (Furious 7, Jurassic World).  It's also the first time a studio has had three movies hit the billion mark in a single year.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Straight Outta Compton 
2) War Room 
3) Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation 
4) No Escape
5) Sinister 2
6) The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
7) Hitman: Agent 47
8) The Gift
9) Jurassic World
10) Ant-Man
$13.2 million
$11 million
$8.3 million
$8.3 million
$4.7 million
$4.4 million
$3.9 million
$3.1 million
$3.1 million
$3.1 million
$134.1 million
$11 million
$170.4 million
$10.3 million
$18.5 million
$34.1 million
$15.3 million
$36 million
$643.1 million
$169.2 million
$29 million
$3 million
$150 million
$5 million
$10 million
$80 million
$35 million
$5 million
$150 million
$130 million

Thursday, August 27, 2015

We Are Your Friends vs No Escape vs Straight Outta Compton

Straight Outta Compton looks to hold the top spot for the third weekend in a row as the Summer movie Season rolls to an end.


We Are Your Friends
Hit Factor: Low Budget, EDM is popular now.
Flop Factor: It's that part of the year, the dumping ground for movies that can't compete any other time of year.


No Escape
Hit Factor: Looks interesting.
Flop Factor: "Owen Wilson is in this... Wait, this isn't a comedy?"



My Predictions:

Movie
Straight Outta Compton
We Are Your Friends
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
No Escape
The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Weekend Gross (millions)
$14
$11
$8
$7
$5





Sunday, August 23, 2015

Straight Outta Compton Tops Box Office For Second Weekend

Straight Outta Compton easily held on to the number one spot ($26.8 million) this weekend as newcomers Sinister 2 ($10.6 million), Hitman: Agent 47 ($8.2 million),  and American Ultra ($5.5 million) all fell short of expectations.  In fact, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation managed to stick around for a 2nd place finish, despite being in it's fourth weekend.

In other news, just when you thought the Terminator franchise was coming to an end, Terminator Genisys opened in China to a huge $27.4 million. Which might be the sign that studio heads will greenlight another sequel, probably with a more altered story involving China in some way.  In fact, it's opening in China might have even eclipsed the $27 million opening here, domestically.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Straight Outta Compton 
2) Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation 
3) Sinister 2
4) Hitman: Agent 47
5) The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
6) American Ultra
7) The Gift
8) Ant-Man
9) Minions
10) Fantastic Four
$26.8 million
$11.7 million
$10.6 million
$8.2 million
$7.4 million
$5.5 million
$4.3 million
$4.1 million
$3.7 million
$3.7 million
$111.5 million
$157.8 million
$10.6 million
$8.2 million
$26.6 million
$5.5 million
$31.1 million
$164.5 million
$320 million
$49.6 million
$29 million
$150 million
$10 million
$35 million
$80 million
$12 million
$5 million
$130 million
$74 million
$120 million

Thursday, August 20, 2015

American Ultra vs Hitman: Agent 47 vs Sinister 2 vs Straight Outta Compton

Can Straight Outta Compton hold the top spot for the second weekend in a row?

Most likely.

American Ultra
Hit Factor: Looks like a funny idea.
Flop Factor: Doesn't really have a wide appeal, more like something I'd wait to watch till Netflix.



Hitman: Agent 47
Hit Factor: let me think for a moment.
Flop Factor: They made a sequel to a film that no one cared about.  That current 4% Tomatometer.



Sinister 2
Hit Factor: Probably fairly low budget horror film.
Flop Factor: Currently a little better Tomatometer than Hitman.




My Predictions:

Movie
Straight Outta Compton
Sinister 2
American Ultra
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Hitman: Agent 47
Weekend Gross (millions)
$36
$15
$11
$10
$8






Sunday, August 16, 2015

Straight Outta Compton: Straight to the Top with $56.1 Million

The reported $29 million flick Straight Outta Compton easily took the top spot at the box office this weekend ($56.1 million).  This proves that Universal streak is still hot for 2015, with still over 4 months to go. In fact, (this week or tomorrow or the day after that) Straight Outta Compton will push Universal to become the fastest studio to gross over $2 Billion, in a single year, domestically.  The record was previously held by Warner Bros in 2009, but it took them till December 25th.

Speaking of Warner Bros., their new film, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., had to settle for third place ($13.5 million).  Which isn't that good for U.N.C.L.E. considering it's reported budget is $80 million.

And, as expected, Fantastic Four dropped almost 70% to $8 million.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Straight Outta Compton 
2) Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation 
3) The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
4) Fantastic Four
5) The Gift
6) Ant-Man
7) Vacation
8) Minions
9) Ricki and the Flash
10) Trainwreck
$56.1 million
$17.3 million
$13.5 million
$8 million
$6.5 million
$5.5 million
$5.3 million
$5.2 million
$4.6 million
$3.8 million
$56.1 million
$138.4 million
$13.5 million
$42 million
$23.6 million
$157.6 million
$46.9 million
$313 million
$14.7 million
$97.9 million
$29 million
$150 million
$80 million
$120 million
$5 million
$130 million
$31 million
$74 million
$18 million
$35 million

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Straight Outta Compton vs The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

A couple of new movies hit theaters this weekend in August.

Straight Outta Compton
Hit Factor: Positive reviews, low budget, the theme relates to whats currently happening in culture.
Flop Factor: n/a



The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Hit Factor: Looks entertaining and funny.
Flop Factor: Weird title for a movie, even though it's based on a TV show from the 60s.




My Predictions:

Movie
Straight Outta Compton
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Fantastic Four
The Gift
Weekend Gross (millions)
$45
$18
$18
$11
$7






Sunday, August 9, 2015

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation Hangs On to First Place, Fantastic Four Gets Clobbered

See what I did there?
Anyways, the Fantastic Four reboot got clobbered this weekend ($26.2 million), making even less than the also critically panned 2005 Fantastic Four ($56.1 million) and 2007's terrible sequel, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer ($58.1 million).  This was supposed to be a reboot, that's better. How could you make it worse?

Because of all the negativity surrounding the un-fantastic film, Tom Cruise's Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, easily held on to the top spot at the box office ($29.4 million).


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation 
2) Fantastic Four
3) The Gift
4) Vacation
5) Ant-Man
6) Minions
7) Ricki and the Flash
8) Trainwreck
9) Pixels
10) Southpaw
$29.4 million
$26.2 million
$12 million
$9.1 million
$7.8 million
$7.4 million
$7 million
$6.3 million
$5.4 million
$4.8 million
$108.7 million
$26.2 million
$12 million
$37.3 million
$147.4 million
$302.8 million
$7 million
$91.1 million
$57.6 million
$40.7 million
$150 million
$120 million
$5 million
$30 million
$130 million
$74 million
$18 million
$35 million
$88 million
$30 million

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Fantastic Four vs Shaun the Sheep vs Ricki and the Flash vs The Gift

Can Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation hold on to the number one spot with a slew of August movies entering theaters this weekend?

Fantastic Four
Hit Factor: Biggest named superheros to not get a decent film.
Flop Factor: May still have to wait as it's early reviews are bad, yes, as bad as the two other films Fox made (18% tomatometer).



Shaun the Sheep
Hit Factor: Complete opposite reviews of Fantastic Four (99% tomatometer).
Flop Factor: It isn't Disney, Dreamworks, or Fox.



Ricki and The Flash
Hit Factor: Meryl Streep
Flop Factor: Has that "I guess I'll watch it, since it's on TV and I'm bored" feel.



The Gift
Hit Factor: Surprisingly good early reviews (94% tomatometer).
Flop Factor: Trailer makes it look terrible.



My Predictions:

Movie
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
Fantastic Four
Shaun the Sheep
The Gift
Ricki and the Flash
Weekend Gross (millions)
$38
$35
$12
$10
$9







Sunday, August 2, 2015

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation Grabs $56 million


The latest installment of the Tom Cruise vehicle, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, flew into first place with $56 million. It marks the second biggest opening for the franchise behind Mission: Impossible 2's $57.8 million back in 2000.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation 
2) Vacation
3) Ant-Man
4) Minions
5) Pixels
6) Trainwreck
7) Southpaw
8) Paper Towns
9) Inside Out 
10) Jurassic World
$56 million
$14.9 million
$12.6 million
$12.2 million
$10.4 million
$9.7 million
$7.5 million
$4.6 million
$4.5 million
$3.8 million
$56 million
$21.2million
$132 million
$287.4 million
$45.6 million
$79.7 million
$31.6 million
$23.8 million
$329.6 million
$631.5 million
$150 million
$30 million
$130 million
$74 million
$88 million
$35 million
$30 million
$12 million
$175 million
$150 million