Sunday, May 29, 2016

X-Men: Apocalypse's $65 Million Debut Crushes Alice's $28 million


In what may be a rather soft Memorial Day Weekend, X-Men: Apocalypse easily took the top spot with $65 million, and projected to make around $80 for the 4-day Holiday.  It's tepid reviews probably resulted in coming up 30% short of X-Men: Days of Future Past's $90.8 million opening two years ago.  However, worldwide, the mutant superhero flick has already grossed $250.8 million.

Now on to the first summer flop... Alice Through the Looking Glass.  It debuted to $28.1 million, which is way, way less (about 70% percent less) than Alice in Wonderland's $116 million debut in 2010. Ouch!  And even less than Disney's recent big budget flop, Tomorrowland ($33 million).
What?
Disney is not infallible?..
You don't say.
I guess it was time for Disney's string of hits (Zootopia, The Jungle Book, Captain America: Civil War) to come to an end.
Eh...
Disney will just sweep this under the sea, as Finding Dory will break some kind of record.

Speaking of Disney, Captain America: Civil War ($372.6 million) surpassed Deadpool ($362.8 million) to become the highest grossing movie domestically of 2016.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) X-Men: Apocalypse
2) Alice Through the Looking Glass 
3) The Angry Birds Movie
4) Captain America: Civil War
5) Neighbors 2
6) The Jungle Book
7) The Nice Guys 
8) Money Monster
9) Love & Friendship 
10) Zootopia
$65 million
$28.1 million
$18.7 million
$15.1 million
$9.1 million
$7 million
$6.4 million
$4.3 million
$2.5 million
$0.8 million
$65 million
$28.1 million
$66.4 million
$372.6 million
$38.3 million
$338.5 million
$21.7 million
$33.9 million
$3.5 million
$335.9 million
$178 million
$170 million
$73 million
$250 million
$35 million
$175 million
$50 million
$27 million
$3 million
$150 million

Thursday, May 26, 2016

X-Men: Apocalypse vs Alice Through the Looking Glass

A couple of new franchise heavy weights hit theaters this Memorial Day Weekend.

X-Men: Apocalypse
Hit Factor: X-Men fanbase... Already made $100 million overseas.
Flop Factor: Franchise may be finally feeling past it's prime especially with mediocre reviews (53% Tomatometer).



Alice Through the Looking Glass
Hit Factor: Sequel to a movie that made over $1 billion worldwide.
Flop Factor: A sequel to a bad movie that made over $1 billion worldwide.



My Predictions:

Movie
X-Men: Apocalypse
Alice Through the Looking Glass
Angry Birds
Captain America: Civil War
Neighbors 2
Weekend Gross (millions)
$70
$45
$25
$20
$14






Sunday, May 22, 2016

Angry Birds Flies Over the Competition with $39 million Weekend

The Angry Birds Movie ($39 million) just beat out Captain America: Civil War ($33.1 million) for the top spot at the box office this crowded May weekend.  In fact, worldwide Angry Birds has already made $150 million.

The two other newcomers, Neighbors 2 and The Nice Guys had a somewhat soft opening with $21.8 and $11.3 million, respectively... probably, somewhat taking each other's audiences.

In other news, Captain America: Civil War became the first movie of 2016 to pass the $1 billion mark with Disney's other movies: Zootopia ($981.8 million) and The Jungle Book ($857.7 million) not far behind.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) The Angry Birds Movie
2) Captain America: Civil War
3) Neighbors 2
4) The Nice Guys
5) The Jungle Book
6) Money Monster
7) The Darkness 
8) Zootopia
9) The Huntsman: Winter's War 
10) Mother's Day
$39 million
$33.1 million
$21.8 million
$11.3 million
$11 million
$7.1 million
$2.4 million
$1.7 million
$1.2 million
$1.1 million
$39 million
$347.4 million
$21.8 million
$11.3 million
$327.5 million
$27.1 million
$8.5 million
$334.4 million
$45.7 million
$31.3 million
$73 million
$250 million
$35 million
$50 million
$175 million
$27 million
$4 million
$150 million
$115 million
$25 million

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Angry Birds vs Neighbors 2 vs The Nice Guys

A few new movies hit theaters this May weekend.

The Angry Birds Movie
Hit Factor: Hit videogame.
Flop Factor: Not exactly a video game with much story (or any at all).



Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising
Hit Factor: Sequel to a film that made over $270 million worldwide off a $18 million budget.
Flop Factor: Might get sidestepped by the smaller but better reviewed The Nice Guys.



The Nice Guys
Hit Factor: Looks funny. Currently getting 97% Tomatometer.
Flop Factor: Seems like the small potato of the bunch.


My Predictions:

Movie
Captain America: Civil War
The Angry Birds Movie
Neighbors 2
The Nice Guys
The Jungle Book
Weekend Gross (millions)
$40
$35
$32
$22
$10






Sunday, May 15, 2016

Captain America: Civil War Easily Dominates Second Weekend with $72.6 Million

Captain America: Civil War's Second Weekend brought in a hefty $72.6 million for a total of $296 million.  Overseas, it raked $84.2 million, bringing it's overseas total to $645 million.  Worldwide, Captain America: Civil War has made $941 million.  Which already surpasses Batman v Superman's $868.8 million total take.

Meanwhile, the number 2 film this week (another Disney film), The Jungle Book, took in $17.8 million to help it surpass the $300 million mark domestically... and has now made $828.1 million worldwide.

Newcomer, Money Monster, actually opened a little higher than expectations with $15 million. The other newcomer The Darkness had to settle for 4th place with a rather hum $5.2 million... though, it's already surpassed it's reported $4 million budget.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Captain America: Civil War
2) The Jungle Book
3) Money Monster
4) The Darkness
5) Mother's Day
6) Zootopia
7) The Huntsman: Winter's War 
8) Keanu
9) Barbershop: The Next Cut
10) The Boss
$72.6 million
$17.8 million
$15 million
$5.2 million
$3.3 million
$2.8 million
$2.6 million
$1.9 million
$1.7 million
$1.2 million
$295.9 million
$311.8 million
$15 million
$5.2 million
$28.8 million
$331.8 million
$44.5 million
$18.6 million
$51.4 million
$61.1 million
$250 million
$175 million
$27 million
$4 million
$25 million
$150 million
$115 million
$15 million
$20 million
$29 million

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Money Monster vs The Darkness vs Captain America: Civil War

In other words, Captain America: Civil War should easily remain top of the box office.

Money Monster
Hit Factor: Counter target audience of other movies.
Flop Factor: Not necessarily a movie that'll fill the seats in the midst of high profile movies.



The Darkness
Hit Factor: No horror movie in the top 10.
Flop Factor: Haven't really heard of this movie till now.


My Predictions:

Movie
Captain America: Civil War
The Jungle Book
Money Monster
Mother's Day
The Darkness
Weekend Gross (millions)
$90
$15
$11
$5
$4







Sunday, May 8, 2016

Captain America: Civil War Stomp Box Office with $182 Million

The latest installment of Captain America, Captain America: Civil War (more like Avengers: Civil War) crushed the competition this weekend with $182 million. It has also already grossed $496.6 million overseas where it started opening a week ago... and now has a worldwide total of $678 million. So... this movie should breeze pass the $1 billion mark.

In other news, Disney's other film, The Jungle Book is holding strong, as it placed 2nd this weekend with $21.9 million and a worldwide total of $776.2 million.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Captain America: Civil War
2) The Jungle Book
3) Mother's Day
4) The Huntsman: Winter's War 
5) Keanu
6) Barbershop: The Next Cut
7) Zootopia
8) The Boss
9) Ratchet & Clank
10) Batman v Superman
$181.8 million
$21.9 million
$9 million
$3.6 million
$3.1 million
$2.7 million
$2.7 million
$1.8 million
$1.5 million
$1 million
$181.8 million
$285 million
$20.7 million
$40.4 million
$15.1 million
$48.8 million
$327.6 million
$59.1 million
$7.1 million
$327.3 million
$250 million
$175 million
$25 million
$115 million
$15 million
$20 million
$150 million
$29 million
$20 million
$250 million

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Captain America: Civil War Set to Destroy Box Office This Weekend

The official start of the Summer movie season begins as Captain America: Civil War debuts in theaters this weekend.

Captain America: Civil War
Hit Factor: Already grossed more than $200 million overseas last weekend.
Flop Factor: What rock have you been hiding under?
(I should probably create a Flop-o-meter graphic less than 20%)



My Predictions:

Movie
Captain America: Civil War
The Jungle Book
The Huntsman: Winter's War
Keanu
Mother's Day
Weekend Gross (millions)
$200
$28
$5
$5
$4





Sunday, May 1, 2016

The Jungle Book Dominates Third Weekend in a Row with $42.4 million, While Captain America: Civil War Crushed Overseas with $200.2 Debut

Disney's The Jungle Book legs are strong as it's $42.4 million gross this weekend is only a 31% drop off from last.  So far, the Bare Necessities flick has grossed $252.1 million domestically, for a global total of $684.8 million.

In other big news (unsurprisingly, also from the Disney camp), Captain America: Civil War crushed the box office overseas, as it grossed $200.2 million... One week ahead of it's release here in the States... So look for Disney to have the number 1 and number 2 spots next weekend.

Oh yeah, there were newcomers at the box office this weekend, but didn't really make a dent: Keanu - $9.5 million, Mother's Day - $8.3 million, Ratchet & Clank - $4.8 million.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) The Jungle Book
2) The Huntsman: Winter's War 
3) Keanu
4) Mother's Day
5) Barbershop: The Next Cut
6) Zootopia
7) Ratchet & Clank
8) The Boss
9) Batman v Superman
10) Criminal
$42.4 million
$9.4 million
$9.4 million
$8.3 million
$6.1 million
$5 million
$4.8 million
$4.3 million
$3.8 million
$1.3 million
$252.1 million
$34 million
$9.4 million
$8.3 million
$44.7 million
$323.5 million
$4.8 million
$56.1 million
$325.5 million
$13.5 million
$175 million
$115 million
$15 million
$25 million
$20 million
$250 million
$20 million
$29 million
$250 million
$31.5 million