Thursday, March 31, 2016

Batman v Superman Poised to take Second Weekend

Despite being panned by critics, Batman v Superman looks to take it's second weekend as only one new comer enters the marketplace.

God's Not Dead 2
Hit Factor: Only new wide release this week.
Flop Factor: Haven't seen any marketing... though, it's a very low-budget film.




My Predictions:

Movie
Batman v Superman
Zootopia
Gods Not Dead 2
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
Miracles from Heaven
Weekend Gross (millions)
$60
$18
$12
$12
$5







Sunday, March 27, 2016

Batman v Superman Breaks Box Office Records with $170 million


Yes, despite being ravaged by critics (currently a 29% Tomatometer), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice managed to break box office records with it's $170.1 million debut...

  • Biggest opening for a movie in March, which was previously held by The Hunger Games' $152.2 million back in 2012.
  • Biggest opening weekend ever for Warner Bros. (if it holds) Whose previous record was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 ($169.2 million)
  • Biggest superhero opening of all time worldwide... $424.1 million, with $254 million from overseas.

So, we'll see if this film has any legs come next weekend.

2nd place, Zootopia is still holding on strong ($23.1 million) and has already made $240 million since it's release 4 weeks ago. It has also amassed an incredible $696.7 million worldwide.

The only other non-superhero newcomer this weekend was My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, which did slightly better than expected ($18.1 million) for a third place finish.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Batman v Superman
2) Zootopia
3) My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 
4) Miracles from Heaven
5) Divergent: Allegiant
6) 10 Cloverfield Lane
7) Deadpool
8) London Has Fallen
9) Hello, My Name is Doris
10) Eye in the Sky
$170.1 million
$23.1 million
$18.1 million
$9.5 million
$9.5 million
$6 million
$5 million
$2.9 million
$1.7 million
$1 million
$170.1 million
$240.5 million
$18.1 million
$34.1 million
$46.6 million
$56 million
$349.5 million
$55.6 million
$3.3 million
$1.7 million
$250 million
$150 million
$18 million
$13 million
$110 million
$15 million
$58 million
$60 million
$1 million
n/a

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Batman v Superman vs My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 vs Zootopia

Zootopia may finally end it's box office reign as two iconic superheroes finally meet in an epic movie.

Batman v Superman
Hit Factor: Batman and Superman in  the same movie!
Flop Factor: This movie needed to please the fans and provide a good launching pad for the DC universe... However, with early mediocre reviews (42% Tomatometer), this could be a troubling start for the planned franchise.



My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
Hit Factor: The first one made over $368 million worldwide off a $5 million budget.
Flop Factor: No one asked for a sequel... to a movie that's over 14 years ago.




My Predictions:

Movie
Batman v Superman
Zootopia
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
Divergent: Allegiant
Miracles from Heaven
Weekend Gross (millions)
$150
$25
$15
$12
$9









Sunday, March 20, 2016

Zootopia Remains on Top for the 3rd Weekend in a Row

Disney's Zootopia ($38 million) easily defeated newcomer The Divergent Series: Allegiant ($29.1 million) over the weekend for the top spot at the box office.  Zootopia surpassed the $200 million mark domestically, with a worldwide haul of $591.7 million.  It has grossed $173.4 million in China alone, making it the highest grossing animated film to debut there.

The Divergent Series: Allegiant's second place finish, fell way short of it's predecessors, Divergent ($54.6 million) and Insurgent($52.3 million).

The other newcomer this weekend, Miracles from Heaven, debut to a solid $15 million for a third place finish. It should turn a decent profit against it's reported $13 million budget.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Zootopia
2) Divergent: Allegiant 
3) Miracles from Heaven
4) 10 Cloverfield Lane
5) Deadpool 
6) London Has Fallen
7) Whiskey Tango Foxtrot 
8) The Perfect Match
9) The Brothers Grimsby
10) The Revenant
$38 million
$29.1 million
$15 million
$12.5 million
$8 million
$6.9 million
$2.8 million
$1.9 million
$1.4 million
$1.2 million
$201.8 million
$29.1 million
$18.6 million
$45.2 million
$340.9 million
$50.1 million
$19.3 million
$7.3 million
$5.9 million
$181.2 million
$150 million
$110 million
$13 million
$15 million
$58 million
$60 million
$35 million
n/a
$35 million
$135 million

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Divergent: Allegiant vs Miracles from Heaven vs Zootopia

The third installment of a popular YA novel tries to take the top spot from a bunch of animated zoo animals.

The Divergent Series: Allegiant
Hit Factor: Built in audience.
Flop Factor: Not-so-good reviews (19% Tomatometer)... A franchise that could have been good, but never really seemed to kick it out of the park.



Miracles from Heaven
Hit Factor: Low-budget... faith-based film with quality actors.
Flop Factor: The entire film is in the trailer.




My Predictions:

Movie
Zootopia
Divergent: Allegiant
10 Cloverfield Lane
Miracles from Heaven
Deadpool
Weekend Gross (millions)
$35
$30
$15
$14
$8







Sunday, March 13, 2016

Zootopia Smashes Second Weekend with $50 million

Disney's Zootopia easily remained in the top spot for the second weekend in a row ($50 million).  It's on track to become one of Disney's most successful animated films to date as it is still tracking ahead of Frozen (though Frozen had major legs).  Zootopia has also already made over $431 million worldwide.

10 Cloverfield Lane settled for second place ($25.2 million) which is right on mark to what many analysts predicted... Albeit a bit below the original Cloverfield's $40.1 million debut back in 2008.

Sacha Baron Cohen's The Brothers Grimsby fell short ($3.2 million).  It's 8th place debut places it behind newcomers The Perfect Match ($4.2 million) and The Young Messiah ($3.4 million), both of which are playing in a lot less theaters.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Zootopia
2) 10 Cloverfield Lane 
3) Deadpool
4) London Has Fallen 
5) Whiskey Tango Foxtrot 
6) The Perfect Match
7) The Young Messiah
8) The Brothers Grimsby
9) Gods of Egypt
10) Risen
$50 million
$25.2 million
$10.8 million
$10.7 million
$4.6 million
$4.2 million
$3.4 million
$3.2 million
$2.5 million
$2.3 million
$142.6 million
$25.2 million
$328.1 million
$38.9 million
$14.6 million
$4.2 million
$3.4 million
$3.2 million
$27.3 million
$32.4 million
$150 million
$15 million
$58 million
$60 million
$35 million
n/a
$18.5 million
$35 million
$140 million
$20 million

Thursday, March 10, 2016

10 Cloverfield Lane vs The Brothers Grimsby vs The Young Messiah vs Zooptopia

A few new movies hit theaters this weekend.

10 Cloverfield Lane
Hit Factor: Has that mysterious Cloverfield marketing angle
Flop Factor: Does this take place all in on room?


The Brothers Grimsby
Hit Factor: Sacha Baron Cohen doing funny stuff
Flop Factor: Early reviews are mediocre (51% Tomatometer), so...



The Young Messiah
Hit Factor: Seems to be a lot of Faith based movies coming out
Flop Factor: Seems to be a lot of Faith based movies coming out.





My Predictions:

Movie
Zootopia
10 Cloverfield Lane
London Has Fallen
The Brothers Grismby
Deadpool
Weekend Gross (millions)
$40
$30
$12
$11
$10






Sunday, March 6, 2016

Zootopia Demolishes the Box Office with $73.7 million

2016 has been breaking some records from unexpected films... this time around, Zootopia debuts to $73.7 million, becoming Disney Animation's biggest debut ever.  By comparison, Disney's Frozen debuted at $67.4 million (and what that film went on to do).  Zootopia also has grossed $158.8 overseas since the two weeks it's been released, for a worldwide total of $232.5 million.

London Has Fallen took second place ($21.7 million), though it's predecessor, Olympus Has Fallen, debuted to tune of $30.4 million back in 2013.

Deadpool had to settle for third in it's fourth weekend ($16.4 million) helping it surpass the $300 million mark.  It now has a worldwide total of $673.3 million.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Zootopia
2) London Has Fallen 
3) Deadpool
4) Whiskey Tango Foxtrot 
5) Gods of Egypt
6) Risen
7) Kung Fu Panda 3
8) The Revenant
9) Eddie the Eagle
10) The Witch
$73.7 million
$21.7 million
$16.4 million
$7.6 million
$5 million
$3.9 million
$3.5 million
$3.3 million
$3.1 million
$2.5 million
$73.7 million
$21.7 million
$311.2 million
$7.6 million
$22.8 million
$28.7 million
$133.8 million
$176 million
$10.9 million
$20.9 million
n/a
$60 million
$58 million
$35 million
$140 million
$20 million
$145 million
$135 million
$23 million
$3.5 million

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Zootopia vs London Has Fallen vs Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

It looks like Deadpool's reign may finally come to an end as a few new movies hit theaters this March weekend.

Zootopia
Hit Factor: Pretty good early reviews (100% Tomatometer) so far.  Some claim it to being Disney's best animated film in some time.
Flop Factor: Not a popular as Disney's other franchises or startups (though that could change soon).



London Has Fallen
Hit Factor: Olympus Has Fallen was somewhat entertaining.
Flop Factor: Marketing seems rather dull on this film.



Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
Hit Factor: Looks like a funny Tina Fey comedy.
Flop Factor: More of a I'll wait for Netflix than watch it in theaters type of movie.




My Predictions:

Movie
Zootopia
London Has Fallen
Deadpool
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
Kung Fu Panda 3
Weekend Gross (millions)
$55
$24
$22
$10
$7