Sunday, October 30, 2016

Boo! Madea Scares Away Inferno with $16.7 Million

In a surprising move, Boo! A Madea Halloween held on to the top spot for the second weekend in a row ($16.7 million).  Which means that the Ron Howard and Tom Hanks flick based off a Dan Brown novel, Inferno, came up very short at the box office ($15 million). To put that into perspective, previous films in the franchise, The Da Vinci Code debuted to $77.1 million in 2006 and Angels & Demons debuted to $46.2 million in 2009.  Despite it's lackluster debut in the States, Inferno has a sizable audience overseas, where it's already grossed $132 million in a few weeks.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Boo! A Madea Halloween
2) Inferno 
3) Jack Reacher: Never Go Back 
4) The Accountant
5) Ouija: Origin of Evil
6) The Girl on the Train
7) Miss Peregrine's Home for... 
8) Keeping Up with the Joneses
9) Storks
10) Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
$16.7 million
$15 million
$9.6 million
$8.5 million
$7.1 million
$4.3 million
$4 million
$3.4 million
$2.8 million
$2.1 million
$52 million
$15 million
$39.7 million
$61.3 million
$24.6 million
$65.9 million
$79.9 million
$10.8 million
$68.2 million
$2.1 million
$20 million
$75 million
$60  million
$44 million
$9 million
$45 million
$110 million
$40 million
$70 million
$10 million


Thursday, October 27, 2016

Inferno Looks to Light Up the Box Office this Weekend

Only one new movie opens in theaters this late October weekend.

Inferno
Hit Factor: Franchised audience... The Da Vinci Code did extremely well.
Flop Factor: With tepid reviews (25% Tomatometer) buzz seems even worse than Angels and Demons... and will probably be the least successful of the franchise, at least in the States.
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My Predictions:

Movie
Inferno
Jack Reacher 2
Boo! A Madea Halloween
The Accountant
Ouija: Origin of Evil 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$26
$15
$14
$9
$9







Sunday, October 23, 2016

Boo! A Madea Halloween Scares the Competition with $27.6 million Debut

It was a close finish, but in the end,  Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween captured the top spot with $27.6 million.  While the Tom Cruise vehicle Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, came in second with $23 million.

The Horror flick Ouija: Origin of Evil came in third with $14.1 million, making it an instant success against it's reported $9 million budget. Albeit it opened less than the $19.9 million debut of it's predecessor.

As for the comedy with some-action movie Keeping Up with the Joneses, it couldn't keep up with the rest of the newcomers as it debuted in 7th place with $5.6 million and will have a hard time recouping it's reported $40 million budget.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Boo! A Madea Halloween
2) Jack Reacher: Never Go Back 
3) Ouija: Origin of Evil
4) The Accountant
5) The Girl on the Train
6) Miss Peregrine's Home for... 
7) Keeping Up with the Joneses
8) Kevin Hart: What Now?
9) Storks
10) Deepwater Horizon
$27.6 million
$23 million
$14.1 million
$14 million
$7.3 million
$6 million
$5.6 million
$4.1 million
$4.1 million
$3.6 million
$27.6 million
$23 million
$14.1 million
$47.9 million
$58.9 million
$74.4 million
$5.6 million
$18.9 million
$64.7 million
$55.3 million
$20 million
$60 million
$9  million
$44 million
$45 million
$110 million
$40 million
$9.9 million
$70 million
$110 million


Thursday, October 20, 2016

Jack Reacher 2 vs Keep Up With the Joneses vs Boo! A Madea Halloween vs Ouija 2

A bunch of new movies hit theaters this October weekend.

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
Hit Factor: The original Jack Reacher was kind of entertaining.
Flop Factor: Mediocre early reviews (46% Tomatometer)... probably because McQuarrie isn't directing this one (though Edward Zwick is a more than competent director).
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Keeping Up With The Joneses
Hit Factor: Wonder Woman and Don Draper in the same movie.
Flop Factor: Not as Wonder Woman nor Don Draper.
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Boo! A Madea Halloween
Hit Factor: There's a built in audience
Flop Factor: There's been a lot of Madea movies over the years.
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Ouija: Origin of Evil
Hit Factor: Low budget Horror flick... Surprisingly getting good early reviews (91% Tomatometer)
Flop Factor: There's been a lot of Horror movies this year.
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My Predictions:

Movie
Jack Reacher 2
Boo! A Madea Halloween
Ouija 2
The Accountant
Keeping Up With The Joneses 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$24
$16
$15
$13
$9







Sunday, October 16, 2016

The Accountant Tops the Box Office with $24.7 million

Ben Affleck's The Accountant easily took the top spot at the box office this weekend ($24.7 million).

In other news, the sequel to The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, Inferno, opened overseas to the big tune of $50 million this weekend.  This is good news for the franchise two weeks ahead of it's debut in the States where buzz is somewhat soft.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) The Accountant
2) Kevin Hart: What Now? 
3) The Girl on the Train
4) Miss Peregrine's Home for... 
5) Deepwater Horizon
6) Storks
7) The Magnificent Seven
8) Middle School
9) Sully
10) The Birth of a Nation
$24.7 million
$12 million
$12 million
$8.9 million
$6.4 million
$5.6 million
$5.2 million
$4.3 million
$3 million
$2.7 million
$24.7 million
$12 million
$46.6 million
$65.8 million
$49.3 million
$59.1 million
$84.8 million
$13.8 million
$118.4 million
$12.2 million
$44 million
$10 million
$45  million
$110 million
$110 million
$70 million
$90 million
$8.5 million
$60 million
$8.5 million


Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Accountant vs Kevin Hart: What Now? vs Max Steel

A few new movies hit theaters this October weekend.

The Accountant
Hit Factor: Ben Affleck
Flop Factor: Mediocre to bad early reviews at best (24% Tomatometer), buzz seems to be flat considering.
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Kevin Hart: Now What?
Hit Factor: Kevin Hart seems to bring in his fan base.
Flop Factor: He may be oversaturated in the market right now.
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Max Steel
Hit Factor: Based on the animated series that's based on toys.
Flop Factor: Cool idea, but trailers make it seems like a generic YA movie released a few years too late.
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My Predictions:

Movie
The Accountant
The Girl on the Train
Kevin Hart: Now What?
Miss Peregrine's Home for...
Deepwater Horizon
Weekend Gross (millions)
$22
$12
$12
$10
$9







Sunday, October 9, 2016

Girl on the Train Rides into First Place with $24.7 Million

Hurricane Matthew most likely thwarted many moviegoers away from the box office in the southeastern States this weekend. Despite that, there is still one clear winner this weekend... the crime drama The Girl on the Train.  It took the top spot with $24.7 million.

The Birth of a Nation came in a distant 6th with $7.1 million.

In other news, Finding Dory became the 3rd film this year (and 3rd Disney film this year) to pass the $1 billion mark. This makes the top four films of the year all Disney: Captain America: Civil War ($1.15 billion), Zootopia ($1.02 billion), Finding Dory ($1 billion), The Jungle Book ($966 million).


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Girl on the Train 
2) Miss Peregrine's Home for... 
3) Deepwater Horizon
4) The Magnificent Seven
5) Storks
6) Birth of a Nation
7) Middle School
8) Sully
9) Masterminds
10) Queen of Katwe
$24.7 million
$15 million
$11.8 million
$9.2 million
$8.5 million
$7.1 million
$6.9 million
$5.3 million
$4.1 million
1.6 million
$24.7 million
$51.1 million
$38.5 million
$75.9 million
$50.1 million
$7.1 million
$6.9 million
$113.5 million
$12.8 million
$5.4 million
$45million
$110 million
$110  million
$90 million
$70 million
$10 million
$8.5 million
$60 million
$25 million
$15 million




Thursday, October 6, 2016

The Girl on the Train vs The Birth of a Nation vs Middle School

A few new movies hit theaters this weekend.

The Girl on the Train
Hit Factor: Seems to be going for that Gone Girl audience.
Flop Factor: with mediocre reviews (51% Tomatometer) it may miss the mark.
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The Birth of a Nation
Hit Factor: Won audience and Grand Jury prize at Sundance and was subsequently bought for $17.5 million, the largest deal ever at that festival.
Flop Factor: The director and co-writer's controversial rape charges (though acquitted) may deter movie goers.
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Middle School
Hit Factor: Low budget kids movie.
Flop Factor: Seems content with getting a small share of the box office.
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My Predictions:

Movie
Girl on the Train
Miss Peregrine's Home for...
Deepwater Horizon
Birth of the Nation
Magnificent Seven
Weekend Gross (millions)
$24
$18
$11
$10
$9







Sunday, October 2, 2016

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Nabs First Place with $28.5 Million Debut

The Tim Burton fantasy flick based off a novel, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (that's a mouthful), easily secured the top spot at the box office this weekend ($28.5 million).  It also made a $36.5 million overseas, for an early global total of $65 million.  It will need some legs as the movie reportedly cost around $110 million to make.

As for the Mark Wahlberg led, based off a true story pic, Deepwater Horizon, it opened to $20.6 million... good enough for a decent second place finish.  Like Peregrine's, this too will need to have some strong legs to catch up to it's reported budget of over $110 million... and, Deepwater Horizon has a higher hill to climb, since the story itself doesn't have as much of a global reach than the former.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Miss Peregrine's Home for... 
2) Deepwater Horizon
3) The Magnificent Seven
4) Storks
5) Sully
6) Masterminds
7) Queen of Katwe
8) Don't Breathe
9) Bridget Jones's Baby
10) Snowden 
$28.5 million
$20.6 million
$15.7 million
$13.8 million
$8.4 million
$6.6 million
$2.6 million
$2.4 million
$2.3 million
$2 million
$28.5 million
$20.6 million
$61.6 million
$38.8 million
$105.4 million
$6.6 million
$3 million
$84.7 million
$21 million
$18.7 million
$110 million
$110 million
$90  million
$70 million
$60 million
n/a
$15 million
$9.9 million
$35 million
$40 million