Sunday, July 31, 2016

Jason Bourne Takes Box Office Crown


The return of Matt Damon in the latest installment of the Bourne franchise, Jason Bourne, easily took the top spot at the box office this weekend with $60 million. Although, it's bigger than the last of the franchise (The Bourne Legacy's $38.1 million), it came in under Matt Damon's last appearance (The Bourne Ultimatum's $69 million).

Star Trek Beyond tumbled a bit from last weekend for a second place finish ($24 million), though it has already surpassed the $100 million mark.  Bad Moms came in a rather strong 3rd place with $23 million.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Jason Bourne
2) Star Trek Beyond
3) Bad Moms
4) The Secret Life of Pets
5) Lights Out
6) Ice Age: Collision Course
7) Ghostbusters
8) Nerve 
9) Finding Dory
10) The Legend of Tarzan
$60 million
$24 million
$23.4 million
$18.2 million
$10.8 million
$10.5 million
$9.8 million
$9 million
$4.2 million
$2.4 million
$60 million
$105.7 million
$23.4 million
$296.2 million
$42.9 million
$42.1 million
$106.2 million
$15.1 million
$469 million
$121.9 million
$120 million
$185 million
$20 million
$75 million
$4.9 million
$105 million
$144 million
$20 million
$200 million
$180 million



Thursday, July 28, 2016

Jason Bourne vs Bad Moms vs Nerve vs Star Trek Beyond

A few new movies hit theaters this July weekend.

Jason Bourne
Hit Factor: Matt Damon returning in the Bourne franchise.
Flop Factor: They tried to reboot the franchise without Matt Damon, and well... This is why he's back.



Bad Moms
Hit Factor: a raunchy comedy for the females.
Flop Factor: A busy summer line up.



Nerve
Hit Factor: Let me think.
Flop Factor: Summer movie competition.




My Predictions:

Movie
Jason Bourne
Star Trek Beyond
Bad Moms
Secret Life of Pets
Ghostbusters
Weekend Gross (millions)
$60
$32
$22
$20
$13







Sunday, July 24, 2016

Star Trek Beyond Blasts Off with $59.6 Million Debut


The latest installment of the Star Trek franchise, Star Trek Beyond, easily beamed up the box office with $59.6 million. Although a tad behind Star Trek's $75.2 million and Into Darkness' $70.2 million, Beyond is off to a decent start.  However, it's going to need some serious legs and a strong overseas market to recoup it's reported $185 million budget.

The horror flick, Lights Out, managed a strong $21.6 million debut, which (right now) ties Ghostbusters' second weekend for 3rd place.  This also beats Ice Age: Collision Course, which had to settle for 5th with $21 million.  Collision Course's rather soft debut, is actually the lowest debut for the franchise... probably due to stiff competition from The Secret Life of Pets and Finding Dory... The 13% Tomatometer doesn't help either.  Worldwide, the franchise has always done well... In fact, it's already made $179 million overseas (since it's release ahead of North America) for a global total of $200 million.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Star Trek Beyond
2) The Secret Life of Pets
3) Ghostbusters
4) Lights Out
5) Ice Age: Collision Course
6) Finding Dory
7) The Legend of Tarzan
8) Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates 
9) Hilary's America
10) The Infiltrator
$59.6 million
$29.3 million
$21.6 million
$21.6 million
$21 million
$7.2 million
$6.4 million
$4.4 million
$3.7 million
$3.3 million
$59.6 million
$260.7 million
$86.9 million
$21.6 million
$21 million
$460.2 million
$115.8 million
$40.4 million
$3.8 million
$12.2 million
$185 million
$75 million
$144 million
$4.9 million
$105 million
$200 million
$180 million
$33 million
$12.5 million
$47.5 million



Thursday, July 21, 2016

Star Trek Beyond vs Ice Age: Collision Course vs Lights Out

A few new movies hit theaters this weekend of July.

Star Trek Beyond
Hit Factor: Wasn't expecting these really positive reviews (93% Tomatometer)
Flop Factor: Has Star Trek had a series burn out? Buzz seems less than previous installments.



Ice Age: Collision Course
Hit Factor: Kids. Seems to do big overseas.
Flop Factor: How many of these have they made... Seriously?  The franchise has been gradually making less each new film they pump out, at the domestic box office. Also, The Secret Life of Pets and Finding Dory may prove stiff competition, especially since this Ice Age is getting bad reviews(15% Tomatometer).


Lights Out
Hit Factor: Good early reviews (95% Tomatometer).
Flop Factor: Seems like they were inspired by a Doctor Who episode.




My Predictions:

Movie
Star Trek Beyond
Ice Age: Collision Course
The Secret Life of Pets
Ghostbusters
Lights Out 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$55
$40
$30
$24
$15







Sunday, July 17, 2016

The Secret Life of Pets Slimes Ghosbusters, Barely

Universal's animated picture, The Secret Lives of Pets ($50.6 million), just edged out the new Ghostbusters ($46 million). It has grossed $203 million domestically since it opened last weekend.

Now, the Ghostbusters reboot(?) managed to make a decent amount of change despite the early negative backlash from the internet leading up to it's release.  It probably changed once it got generally positive reviews... Oh internet.

In other news, Finding Dory, at $445.5 million, is now the highest grossing animated movie domestically. It surpasses Shrek 2's $441.2 million from 2004.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) The Secret Life of Pets
2) Ghostbusters 
3) The Legend of Tarzan
4) Finding Dory 
5) Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates 
6) The Purge: Election Year
7) Central Intelligence
8) The Infiltrator
9) The BFG
10) Independence Day: Resurgence
$50.6 million
$46 million
$11.1 million
$11 million
$7.5 million
$6.1 million
$5.3 million
$5.3 million
$3.7 million
$3.5 million
$203.1 million
$46 million
$103.1 million
$445.5 million
$31.3 million
$71 million
$117.5 million
$6.8 million
$47.3 million
$98.5 million
$75 million
$144 million
$180 million
$200 million
$33 million
$10 million
$50 million
$47.5 million
$140 million
$165 million

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Ghostbusters vs The Secret Life of Pets

Only one new movie opens in wide release this weekend... and another in sort of wide release.


Ghostbusters
Hit Factor: Positive reviews (75% Tomatometer)
Flop Factor: The Internet decided to hate this film without even having seen it.



The Infiltrator
Hit Factor: Bryan Cranston
Flop Factor: Lots of Summer box office competition for a small film.



My Predictions:

Movie
Secret Life of Pets
Ghostbusters
Legend of Tarzan
Finding Dory
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$55
$50
$14
$14
$9








Sunday, July 10, 2016

The Secret Life of Pets Debuts to a Huge $103.2 Million

Illumination Entertainment and Universal's The Secret Life of Pets took a big chomp ($103.2 million) of the box office this weekend.  Much, much higher than anticipated. In other words, Universal finally has a hit this year.  Actually, this weekend's domestic gross of The Secret Life of Pets, already makes it the highest grossing Universal film this year in North America... beating out Ride Along 2's $90.9 million.

In other news, it's a battle for second place as The Legend of Tarzan ($20.6 million) and Finding Dory ($20.4 million) are too close to call, and will come down to the final tally tomorrow.  Also, with $422.6 million in the bank, Finding Dory has surpassed Captain America: Civil War to become 2016's highest grossing movie in North America.

And... Spielberg's The BFG needs a strong overseas market to recoup it's reported $140 million budget as it now has slipped to 8th place.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) The Secret Life of Pets
2) The Legend of Tarzan 
3) Finding Dory
4) Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates 
5) The Purge: Election Year
6) Central Intelligence
7) Independence Day: Resurgence
8) The BFG
9) The Shallows
10) Sultan
$103.2 million
$20.6 million
$20.4 million
$16.6 million
$11.7 million
$8.1 million
$7.7 million
$7.6 million
$4.8 million
$2.2 million
$103.2 million
$81.4 million
$422.6 million
$16.6 million
$58.1 million
$108.3 million
$91.5 million
$38.7 million
$45.8 million
$3.3 million
$75 million
$180 million
$200 million
$33 million
$10 million
$50 million
$165 million
$140 million
$17 million
$10 million

Thursday, July 7, 2016

The Secret Life of Pets vs Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates vs Finding Dory

A couple of new movies hit theaters this weekend.

The Secret Life of Pets
Hit Factor: Early buzz has been growing fast... Most of the audience have already seen Finding Dory.
Flop Factor: Finding Dory is still doing well.



Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates
Hit Factor: a comedy
Flop Factor: Seems like Zach Efron has been playing the exact same role in the past few movies.




My Predictions:

Movie
Secret Life of Pets
Finding Dory
Legend of Tarzan
Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates
Purge: Election Year
Weekend Gross (millions)
$80
$22
$16
$15
$15







Sunday, July 3, 2016

Finding Dory Swims to the Top for the Third Weekend In a Row

Yes, Finding Dory kept on swimming.  And for the third weekend in a row, it remained at the top spot at the box office ($41.9 million).  This brings it's worldwide total to $538 million.

Surprisingly, not far behind was  Warner Bros. The Legend of Tarzan ($38.1 million), which did better than analysts thought.  However, it still has a long way to go to recoup it's reported $180 million budget.

Not far behind that movie, The Purge: Election Year managed to scare up $30.9 million. which is pretty good, considering the movie's budget is around $10 million.

As for Spielberg's The BFG... Well, it's not a terrible start ($19.6 million), but not a very good one either.  Even though it got the best new reviews of the week, it failed to find a big enough audience. Maybe Disney debuted it to close to Finding Dory? Also, since it's more of a family film, it has an uphill battle over the next few weeks, as a pretty well marketed animated film, The Secret Life of Pets, comes out next weekend.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Finding Dory
2) The Legend of Tarzan 
3) The Purge: Election Year
4) The BFG
5) Independence Day: Resurgence
6) Central Intelligence
7) The Shallows
8) Free State of Jones
9) The Conjuring 2
10) Now You See Me 2
$41.9 million
$38.1 million
$30.9 million
$19.6 million
$16.5 million
$12.3 million
$9 million
$4.1 million
$3.9 million
$3 million
$372.3 million
$38.1 million
$30.9 million
$19.6 million
$72.7 million
$91.8 million
$35.3 million
$15.2 million
$95.3 million
$58.7 million
$200 million
$180 million
$10 million
$140 million
$165 million
$50 million
$17million
$50 million
$40 million
$90 million