Thursday, December 29, 2016

Rogue One Set to Ring in New Year on Top

With no new movies being released in theaters this weekend, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story looks to ring in the New Year on top.


My Predictions:

Movie
Rogue One
Sing
Passengers      
Fences
Moana
Weekend Gross (millions)
$35
$20
$8
$7
$6







Monday, December 26, 2016

Rogue One Wins Christmas Weekend with $64.5 Million

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, easily dominated the box office this weekend with $64.4 million, for a domestic total of $286.4 million.  It also raked in another $47 million overseas for a foreign total of $237.4 million. Rogue One has made $538.8 million worldwide, so far.

The American Idol-ish animated flick Sing, took in a decent $35 million and has already grossed $55.9 million since opening Wednesday.  It should hold over well during the week.

Other newcomers, Passengers ($14.9 million), Why Him? ($11.1 million), and Assassin's Creed ($10.3 million) round out the top 5.  Since the budgets of Passengers and Assassin's Creed are $110 million and $125 million a piece, this doesn't bode well. They'll be hoping for a strong overseas gross.

Awards contention films: Fences expanded in theaters on Christmas Day to help bump it up to the 7th spot ($6.7 million) and La La Land also expanded a bit more to help it land 8th place ($5.7 million)



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Rogue One
2) Sing
3) Passengers
4) Why Him?
5) Assassin's Creed
6) Moana
7) Fences
8) La La Land
9) Office Christmas Party 
10) Collateral Beauty
$64.4 million
$35.3 million
$14.9 million
$11.1 million
$10.3 million
$7.4 million
$6.7 million
$5.7 million
$5.1 million
$4.3 million
$286.4 million
$55.9 million
$22.2 million
$11.1 million
$17.8 million
$180.4 million
$6.9 million
$13.6 million
$42.2 million
$15.3 million
$200 million
$75 million
$45  million
$38 million
$125 million
$150 million
$24 million
$30 million
$45 million
$36 million




Thursday, December 22, 2016

Sing vs Assassin's Creed vs Passengers vs Why Him? vs Rogue One

In other words, a whole lot of new movies hit theaters this Christmas Weekend.

Sing
Hit Factor: This American Idol/Got Talent, animated animal flick should bring in the families.
Flop Factor: I've seen a lot of commercials and still have no idea what the story is about.
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Assassin's Creed
Hit Factor: Could be the first video game movie to break the chain.
Flop Factor: With 20% Tomatometer, it probably wont.
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Passengers
Hit Factor: Concept seemed interesting.
Flop Factor: Again, like above film, early reviews are pretty bad (31% Tomatometer).
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Why Him?
Hit Factor: An R rated comedy this Holiday, could be good counter programming.
Flop Factor: It would have to be good, which it's early reviews aren't (33% Tomatometer).
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My Predictions:

Movie
Rogue One
Sing
Passengers
Assassin's Creed
Why Him?
Weekend Gross (millions)
$80
$45
$25
$15
$10







Sunday, December 18, 2016

Rogue One Easily Dominates Box Office with $155 million

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story easily dominated the box office as it took in an impressive $155 million this weekend. Yes, it's short of The Force Awakens' $247.9 million record breaking debut last year, but it doesn't make it less impressive, because of the sheer force of hype that preceded that film.  Back to Rogue One, it also debuted overseas where it made $135.5 million with still a few big markets yet to open.  It's early global total stands at $290.5 million.

As for that Will Smith movie, Collateral Beauty, it wasn't so beautiful as it debuted in 4th place with only $7 million.  It could possibly be Will Smith's worst opening.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Rogue One
2) Moana 
3) Office Christmas Party 
4) Collateral Beauty
5) Fantastic Beasts
6) Manchester by the Sea
7) La La Land
8) Arrival 
9) Doctor Strange
10) Nocturnal Animals
$155 million
$11.7 million
$8.5 million
$7 million
$5 million
$4.2 million
$4 million
$2.8 million
$2 million
$1.4 million
$155 million
$161.9 million
$31.5 million
$7 million
$207.7 million
$14 million
$5.3 million
$86.5 million
$226.1 million
$8.8 million
$200 million
$150 million
$45  million
$36 million
$180 million
$8.5 million
$30 million
$47 million
$165 million
$22.5 million




Thursday, December 15, 2016

Rogue One vs Collateral Beauty

Back to the Deathstar this weekend as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story looks to crush the box office.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Hit Factor: Hrm... Let me think.
Flop Factor: Highly unlikely at this point.
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Collateral Beauty
Hit Factor: Will Smith still has some box office pull.
Flop Factor: Kind of a weird Christmas Carol influence, that seems too watered down.
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My Predictions:

Movie
Rogue One
Collateral Beauty
Moana
Office Christmas Party
Fantastic Beasts
Weekend Gross (millions)
$170
$12
$11
$9
$7







Sunday, December 11, 2016

Moana Makes it 3 Weekends in a Row with $18.8 Million

Moana held on to the top spot for the third weekend in a row ($18.8 million) as newcomer, Office Christmas Party ($17.5 million) came close.

Moana has already made $145 million domestically and is actually tracking ahead of what Frozen did three years ago... Though, Frozen was kind of an aberration, so, I'll try to leave that out of the comparison (too late).

Everyone is talking about (well, maybe just the indie film industry) La La Land, this weekend.  It has grossed $850,000 and is the second biggest per theater gross ($171,000) behind Grand Budapest Hotel ($202,000). That sounds like some really expensive tickets... I don't know how they come up with these numbers... I just report them. La La Land should do well when it expands especially with the awards buzz it's getting.




Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Moana
2) Office Christmas Party 
3) Fantastic Beasts
4) Arrival
5) Doctor Strange
6) Allied
7) Nocturnal Animals
8) Manchester by the Sea 
9) Trolls
10) Hacksaw Ridge
$18.8 million
$17.5 million
$10.8 million
$5.6 million
$4.6 million
$4 million
$3.2 million
$3.2 million
$3.1 million
$23 million
$145 million
$17.5 million
$199.3 million
$81.5 million
$222.4 million
$35.6 million
$6.2 million
$8.3 million
$145.5 million
$60.9 million
$150 million
$45 million
$180  million
$47 million
$165 million
$85 million
$22.5 million
$8.5 million
$125 million
$40 million




Thursday, December 8, 2016

Can Moana Top The Box Office Three Weekends in a Row?

It's going to be close, as the second weekend in December is another soft weekend of movie releases.

Office Christmas Party
Hit Factor: No new competition.
Flop Factor: People are just really waiting for next weekend, when a certain film debuts.
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Miss Sloan
Hit Factor: A kinda of interesting film.
Flop Factor: The type of film that looks like it's Award worthy, but less than great reviews are proving it's falling short (63% Tomatometer).
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My Predictions:

Movie
Moana
Office Christmas Party
Fantastic Beasts
Arrival
Allied
Weekend Gross (millions)
$21
$20
$13
$5
$4












Sunday, December 4, 2016

Moana Tops Box Office for the Second Weekend with $28.4 Million

The Disney animated flick, Moana, easily held on to the top spot at the box office this weekend ($28.4 million). This pushes it's total to $119.9 million domestically. Worldwide, it's being rolled out slowly, so the foreign total right now is only $57 million.

The top ten remained mostly the same as only one new movie opened in wide release this weekend... and that movie was Incarnate, which debuted in a lackluster 9th place with $2.7 million.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Moana
2) Fantastic Beasts
3) Arrival
4) Allied
5) Doctor Strange
6) Trolls
7) Hacksaw Ridge 
8) Bad Santa 2
9) Incarnate
10) Almost Christmas  
$28.4 million
$18.5 million
$7.3 million
$7.1 million
$6.5 million
$4.6 million
$3.4 million
$3.3 million
$2.7 million
$2.5 million
$119.9 million
$183.5 million
$73.1 million
$28.9 million
$215.3 million
$141.4 million
$57.3 million
$14 million
$2.7 million
$38.1 million
$150 million
$180 million
$47  million
$85 million
$165 million
$125 million
$40 million
$26 million
$5 million
$17 million


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Moana Looks Top Box Office for 2nd Weekend in a Row

Looks like Disney will have a good Thanksgiving leftover as Moana seeks to make it two weekends in a row. Though, it has some competition from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. And as usual with post Thanksgiving weekends, not much new movies debut... Actually, only one in wide release... and, even then...

Incarnate
Hit Factor: No other new wide release this weekend.
Flop Factor: I've didn't hear of this movie until I started typing this post.
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My Predictions:

Movie
Moana
Fantastic Beasts
Doctor Strange
Allied
Arrival
Weekend Gross (millions)
$33
$27
$8
$7
$6