Sunday, November 27, 2016

Moana's $55.5 Million Debut Easily Tops Weekend

The Disney flick, Moana, easily took the top spot this weekend ($55.5 million).  Thanks to the Thanksgiving holiday, this $150 million animated pic has already made $81.1 million since opening on Wednesday.  With good word of mouth and high critic scores, Moana should hold strong through the next few weeks.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them wasn't too far behind, as it dropped less than 40% last weekend to $45.1 million.  It also had another sizable weekend overseas as it raked in $132 million and now has a worldwide total of $473.7 million.

Doctor Strange snatched up 3rd place with $13.4 million, helping it surpass the $200 million mark domestically and also helping it total $616 million worldwide.

As for other newcomers this weekend, well... They didn't fare to well: Allied made $13 million for 4th, Bad Santa 2 came in 8th ($6.1 million) and Rules Don't Apply failed to crack the top 10 ($1.6 million).




Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Moana
2) Fantastic Beasts
3) Doctor Strange
4) Allied
5) Arrival
6) Trolls
7) Almost Christmas 
8) Bad Santa 2
9) Hacksaw Ridge
10) The Edge of Seventeen 
$55.5 million
$45.1 million
$13.4 million
$13 million
$11.3 million
$10.3 million
$7.6 million
$6.1 million
$5.5 million
$3 million
$81.1 million
$156.2 million
$205.1 million
$18 million
$62.4 million
$135.1 million
$36.7 million
$9 million
$52.2 million
$10.3 million
$150 million
$180 million
$165  million
$85 million
$47 million
$125 million
$17 million
$26 million
$40 million
$9 million


Thursday, November 24, 2016

Moana vs Allied vs Bad Santa 2 vs Rules Don't Apply vs Fantastic Beasts

A bunch of movies open this Holiday weekend, but only one can knock off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them from the top spot.

Moana
Hit Factor: Disney... and really really positive reviews  (99% Tomatometer).
Flop Factor: Umm...
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Allied
Hit Factor: Director Robert Zemeckis usually makes great memorable films.
Flop Factor: With 'Okay' reviews this might not be in his best.
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Bad Santa 2
Hit Factor: Bad Santa had somewhat of a cult following.
Flop Factor: Negative reviews and the fact that this sequel took 13 years to come out.
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Rules Don't Apply
Hit Factor: The older adults may flock to this film.
Flop Factor: A smaller film, so word of mouth would have to be strong.
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My Predictions:

Movie
Moana
Fantastic Beasts
Allied
Doctor Strange
Trolls
Weekend Gross (millions)
$65
$40
$14
$12
$11








Sunday, November 20, 2016

Fantastic Beasts Summons Up $75 million Debut


The Harry Potter prequel spinoff, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, easily took the top spot this November weekend with $75 million. The J.K. Rowling picture opened to another $143.3 million overseas for a global total of $218.3 million.

Doctor Strange placed second with $17.7 for a $181.5 million domestic total and $572 million worldwide.

There were other new films this week, which didn't fare too well, Edge of Seventeen ($4.8 million), Bleed for This ($2.4 million)... and probably the biggest disappointment, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk which couldn't crack the $1 million mark ($930,000). It will have a very hard time recouping it's reported $40 million budget.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Fantastic Beasts
2) Doctor Strange
3) Trolls
4) Arrival
5) Almost Christmas
6) Hacksaw Ridge
7) The Edge of Seventeen
8) Bleed for This
9) The Accountant 
10) Shut In
$75 million
$17.7 million
$17.5 million
$11.8 million
$7 million
$6.8 million
$4.8 million
$2.4 million
$2.1 million
$1.6 million
$75 million
$181.5 million
$116.2 million
$43.4 million
$25.4 million
$42.9 million
$4.8 million
$2.4 million
$81.3 million
$6 million
$180 million
$165 million
$125  million
$47 million
$17 million
$40 million
$9 million
$6 million
$44 million
$10 million


Thursday, November 17, 2016

Fantastic Beasts vs Edge of Seventeen vs Billy Lynn

A few new movie hit theaters this November weekend.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Hit Factor: Let me think... a Harry Potter spinoff.
Flop Factor: Maybe the Harry Potter train has cooled off a bit.
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Edge of Seventeen
Hit Factor: Positive early reviews (88% Tomatometer).
Flop Factor: May get swallowed up by the bigger movies this season.
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Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
Hit Factor: Director Ang Lee seems to push the envelope.
Flop Factor: For a movie that's success is built on good word of mouth, it's mediocre reviews (48% Tomatometer) will stifle this film.
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My Predictions:

Movie
Fantastic Beasts
Doctor Strange
Trolls
Arrival
Edge of Seventeen 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$88
$24
$18
$18
$12







Sunday, November 13, 2016

Doctor Strange Remains Supreme this weekend with $43 Million

The Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Strange, summoned up another first place finish this weekend with $43 million.  It now has a domestic total of $153 million for a global box office of $493 million.

Trolls, managed to hold onto the number two spot as it dropped only 25% for a $35.1 million total.
Newcomers, the Sci-Fi flick, Arrival, came into contact with $24 million for third place... and Almost Christmas, came in fourth with $15.6 million.




Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Doctor Strange
2) Trolls
3) Arrival
4) Almost Christmas
5) Hacksaw Ridge
6) The Accountant
7) Shut In  
8) Boo! A Madea Halloween
9) Jack Reacher: Never Go Back 
10) Inferno
$43 million
$35.1 million
$24 million
$15.6 million
$10.8 million
$4.6 million
$3.7 million
$3.6 million
$3.3 million
$3.3 million
$153 million
$94 million
$24 million
$15.6 million
$32.3 million
$77.7 million
$3.7 million
$70.4 million
$54.6 million
$31.6 million
$165 million
$125 million
$47  million
$17 million
$40 million
$44 million
$10 million
$20 million
$60 million
$75 million


Thursday, November 10, 2016

Arrival vs Almost Christmas vs Shut In vs Doctor Strange

A few new movies hit theaters this November weekend ready to take on Doctor Strange and Trolls.

Arrival
Hit Factor: Really good reviews (98% Tomatometer).
Flop Factor: May be too Sci-Fi for the general public.
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Almost Christmas
Hit Factor: Low budget, getting a jump on the Holiday season.
Flop Factor: Looks quite similar to other family Holiday films.
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Shut In
Hit Factor: Naomi Watts
Flop Factor: I've seen zero marketing for this film.
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My Predictions:

Movie
Doctor Strange
Arrival
Trolls
Almost Christmas
Hacksaw Ridge
Weekend Gross (millions)
$45
$26
$25
$13
$12







Sunday, November 6, 2016

Doctor Strange Casts $85 Million Box Office Weekend

After a September and October box office lull, the first weekend of November reignited moviegoers as Doctor Strange summoned up $85 million.  The animated flick, Trolls, came in a strong second with $45.5 million. And other newcomer, Hacksaw Ridge, also did reasonably well with $14.8 million.

Audiences around the world were also spellbound, as Doctor Strange added $118.7 million overseas (it was released a week ago) for an early global total of $325.4 million.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Doctor Strange
2) Trolls
3) Hacksaw Ridge 
4) Boo! A Madea Halloween
5) Inferno
6) The Accountant
7) Jack Reacher: Never Go Back  
8) Ouija: Origin of Evil
9) The Girl on the Train
10) Miss Peregrine's Home for...
$85 million
$45.6 million
$14.8 million
$7.8 million
$6.3 million
$6 million
$5.6 million
$4 million
$2.8 million
$2.1 million
$85 million
$45.6 million
$14.8 million
$65 million
$26.1 million
$70.9 million
$49.2 million
$31.4 million
$70.7 million
$83.3 million
$165 million
$125 million
$40  million
$20 million
$75 million
$44 million
$60 million
$9 million
$45 million
$110 million


Thursday, November 3, 2016

Doctor Strange vs Trolls vs Hacksaw Ridge

A few movies hit theaters ready to ignite the November Box Office.

Doctor Strange
Hit Factor: Marvel... Also really good early reviews (90% Tomatometer).
Flop Factor: Maybe not the most well known of Marvel characters?
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Trolls
Hit Factor: The Troll song, "Cant Stop the Feeling" by Justin Timberlake has been playing non Stop since it came out in the Summer.
Flop Factor: That Marvel movie might deter some of the audience.
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Hacksaw Ridge
Hit Factor: Good reviews (90% Tomatometer). May over perform.
Flop Factor: Mel Gibson still has somewhat of an uphill battle in Hollywood.
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My Predictions:

Movie
Doctor Strange
Trolls
Hacksaw Ridge
Boo! A Madea Halloween
Inferno 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$80
$35
$15
$8
$7