Sunday, December 31, 2017

The Last Jedi Hangs On with $52.5 million

In what was a surprisingly close race as Star Wars: The Last Jedi managed to hold on to the top spot ($52.5 million) on the last weekend of 2017.  With a domestic total of $517 million, The Last Jedi, has surpassed Beauty and the Beast ($504 million) to become the highest grossing movie domestically.  It also just passed the $1 billion mark worldwide... making it only the 4th movie of the year to do so (behind Beauty and the Beast, Fate of the Furious, Despicable Me 3).

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle jumped up almost 40% from last weekend to $50.6 million.  It so far has grossed $169.8 million domestically. Overseas, it has grossed $50 million, but that number is expected to grow once it starts rolling out in more countries.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Star Wars: The Last Jedi
2) Jumanji
3) Pitch Perfect 3
4) The Greatest Showman
5) Ferdinand 
6) Coco
7) All the Money in the World 
8) Darkest Hour
9) Downsizing
10) Father Figures
$52.5 million
$50.6 million
$17.8 million
$15.3 million
$11.7 million
$6.6 million
$5.5 million
$5.3 million
$4.6 million
$3.7 million
$517.1 million
$169.8 million
$64.3 million
$48.8 million
$53.8 million
$178.9 million
$12.6 million
$17.9 million
$17.1 million
$12.7 million
$200 million
$90 million
$45 million
$84 million
$111 million
$175 million
$50 million
$30 million
$68 million
$25 million

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi to Top last weekend of 2017

Only one new movie opens this Holiday week... Well, actually it opened on Christmas Day.

All the Money in the World
Hit Factor: A positively reviewed Ridley Scott film (80% Tomatometer)... Kevin Spacey being replaced.
Flop Factor: Lots of competition at the box office.
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My Predictions:

Movie
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Jumanji
Pitch Perfect 3
The Greatest Showman
Ferdinand
Weekend Gross (millions)
$42
$27
$17
$8
$7






Sunday, December 24, 2017

The Last Jedi Remains on Top with $68.5 million

Despite dropping almost 70% from last weekend, Star Wars: The Last Jedi easily stayed at the top of the box office with $68.5 million. It has so far grossed $365.1 million domestically.  Overseas, it has grossed $380.3 million for a worldwide total of $745.4 million.  Thus, helping Disney jump Warner Bros. to become the highest grossing studio of 2017.

As for the newcomers, Jumanji ($34 million) and Pitch Perfect 3 ($20.5 million), opened to decent numbers. While The Greatest Showman ($8.6 million), Downsizing ($4.6 million) and Father Figures ($3.2 million) have a big hill to climb.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Star Wars: The Last Jedi
2) Jumanji
3) Pitch Perfect 3
4) The Greatest Showman
5) Ferdinand 
6) Coco
7) Downsizing
8) Darkest Hour
9) Father Figures 
10) The Shape of Water
$68.5 million
$34 million
$20.5 million
$8.6 million
$7.1 million
$5.2 million
$4.6 million
$4.1 million
$3.2 million
$3.1 million
$365.1 million
$50.6 million
$20.5 million
$13.2 million
$26.5 million
$161.3 million
$4.6 million
$7 million
$3.2 million
$7.6 million
$200 million
$90 million
$45 million
$84 million
$111 million
$175 million
$68 million
$30 million
$25 million
$19.5 million




Thursday, December 21, 2017

The Greatest Showman vs Jumanji vs Pitch Perfect 3 vs Downsizing vs Father Figures

A slew of new movies opens this week, in time for the Holidays and ready to take on Star Wars: The Last Jedi.  Also, The Shape of Water widens in release.

The Greatest Showman
Hit Factor: Hugh Jackman post Wolverine.
Flop Factor: Lots of competition.
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Jumanji
Hit Factor: The Rock seems to have done well lately, except for Baywatch, I suppose.
Flop Factor: Another reboot?
Photo:


Pitch Perfect 3
Hit Factor: The pitches are back for a third time.
Flop Factor: Not much, this prints money for Universal.
Photo:


Downsizing
Hit Factor: Matt Damon in an Alexander Payne movie.
Flop Factor: Reviews are so-so (57% Tomatometer), especially from one directed by Alexander Payne.
Photo:


Father Figures
Hit Factor: Umm.
Flop Factor: Seems like this is where Daddy's Home 2 should have been released.
Photo:



My Predictions:

Movie
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Jumanji
Pitch Perfect 3
The Greatest Showman
Father Figures
Weekend Gross (millions)
$100
$40
$35
$14
$9






Sunday, December 17, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Destroys Box Office with $220 Million Debut

The latest installment of the Star Wars saga, The Last Jedi, easily debuted in the top spot this weekend with $220 million. It is the second highest opening for a movie, behind, guess... Star Wars: The Force Awakens' $248 million from a couple years ago.  Overseas, it grossed $230 million for a $450 million worldwide launch.

The Fox (or what soon may be Disney) animated flick, Ferdinand, came in a distant second with $13.3 million. Which, actually, isn't a good number since it's reported budget is $111 million. Perhaps, it will play well throughout the holidays.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Star Wars: The Last Jedi
2) Ferdinand
3) Coco
4) Wonder
5) Justice League 
6) Daddy's Home 2 
7) Thor: Ragnarok 
8) The Disaster Artist
9) Murder on the Orient Express 
10) Lady Bird
$220 million
$13.3 million
$10 million
$5.4 million
$4.2 million
$3.8 million
$3 million
$2.6 million
$2.5 million
$2.1 million
$220 million
$13.3 million
$150 million
$109.3 million
$219.5 million
$96.6 million
$306.4 million
$12.9 million
$97.3 million
$26 million
n/a
$111 million
$175 million
$20 million
$300 million
$69 million
$180 million
$10 million
$55 million
$10 million




Thursday, December 14, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Looks To Set Box Office Records

It's that time of year again...

Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Hit Factor: Let's see... sequel to one of the most successful franchises ever may be one of it.
Flop Factor: n/a
Photo:
(I haven't made a 0% meter)

Ferdinand
Hit Factor: No other movie is opening outside of The Last Jedi.
Flop Factor: Going up against The Last Jedi.
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My Predictions:

Movie
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Ferdiand
Coco
Wonder
Justice League
Weekend Gross (millions)
$220
$18
$10
$6
$5






Sunday, December 10, 2017

Coco Takes Third Weekend in a Row with $18.3 million

Disney/Pixar's Coco easily "threepeated" this weekend ($18.3 million). It has so far made $135.5 million domestically and raked in another $55.3 million overseas, bumping up it's overseas total to $253 million.  It has grossed $389.5 million worldwide.

The only other note this weekend, is the dramedy, The Disaster Artist, made $6.4 million for a 4th place finish in just under 900 theaters.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Coco
2) Justice League
3) Wonder
4) The Disaster Artist
5) Thor: Ragnarok 
6) Daddy's Home 2 
7) Murder on the Orient Express 
8) The Star
9) Lady Bird
10) Just Getting Started
$18.3 million
$9.6 million
$8.5 million
$6.4 million
$6.3 million
$6 million
$5.1 million
$3.7 million
$3.5 million
$3.2 million
$135.5 million
$212.1 million
$100 million
$8 million
$301.2 million
$91.2 million
$92.7 million
$32.3 million
$22.3 million
$3.2 million
$175 million
$300 million
$20 million
$10 million
$180 million
$69 million
$55 million
$20 million
$10 million
$22 million




Thursday, December 7, 2017

Disney Pixar's Coco Look to top Box Office for Third Weekend in a Row

As no new movie opens in wide release this weekend... expect Coco to take the top spot for the third weekend in a row.  Actually, the highly acclaimed The Disaster Artist expands into a lot more (but still somewhat limted) theaters this weekend.


My Predictions:

Movie
Coco
Justice League
Wonder
The Disaster Artist
Thor: Ragnarok 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$20
$10
$8
$6
$6






Sunday, December 3, 2017

Coco Remains On Top of the Box Office with $26.1 million



As no new movies were in wide release this post Thanksgiving weekend, the Disney/Pixar animated flick, Coco easily topped the box office ($26.1 million).  It has so far grossed $108.7 million domestically and $171.3 million overseas for a worldwide total of $280 million.

The Justice League's streak continues to fall as it dropped another 60% from last weekend to $16.6 million.  It has grossed $197.3 million domestically, by it's third weekend. As a comparison, Thor: Ragnarok grossed $247.3 million by it's third weekend.  Justice League has grossed $567.4 million worldwide, which sounds good for any other movie... but this is the Justice League.

Speaking of Thor: Ragnarok, it surpassed the $800 million mark this weekend for a grand total of $816.4 million. With Star Wars: The Last Jedi still to hit theaters, it looks like Disney will surpass Warner Bros. and yet again top the yearly global market share.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Coco
2) Justice League
3) Wonder
4) Thor: Ragnarok
5) Daddy's Home 2 
6) Murder on the Orient Express 
7) Lady Bird
8) Three Billboards Outside...
9) The Star
10) A Bad Moms Christmas
$26.1 million
$16.6 million
$12.5 million
$9.7 million
$7.5 million
$6.7 million
$4.5 million
$4.5 million
$4 million
$3.5 million
$108.7 million
$197.3 million
$88 million
$291.4 million
$82.8 million
$84.7 million
$17.1 million
$13.7 million
$28.3 million
$64.8 million
$175 million
$300 million
$20 million
$180 million
$69 million
$55 million
$10 million
$15 million
$20 million
$28 million




Thursday, November 30, 2017

Coco Set to top Box Office for Second Weekend in a Row

As no new movies are being released wide this December weekend, Coco looks to fend off Justice League again. FYI a couple of really well reviewed movies are hitting theaters in limited release: The Disaster Artist and The Shape of the Water.

My Predictions:

Movie
Coco
Justice League
Wonder
Thor: Ragnarok
Daddy's Home 2 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$32
$22
$17
$12
$8






Sunday, November 26, 2017

Coco Tops Box Office Weekend with $49 million

Disney/Pixar's latest offering, Coco topped the box office this weekend with $49 million.  It has grossed $72 million since it opened before the Thanksgiving holiday.  One has to wonder, though, if the 20 minute animated Frozen short shown before Coco is hurting the bottom line, as most movie-goers are complaining about it and/or telling people to just arrive 30 minutes late.

Justice League dropped about average for a tentpole movie (57%)... But what's impressive is that it has so far grossed $481.3 million worldwide. So as bad as the word of mouth is on this film, the damage (financially) may not be too bad. Though in any case, Warner Bros. probably needs this film to surpass the $1 billion mark to make a profit.  They pretty much lost all fan service, outside of Wonder Woman, of course.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Coco
2) Justice League
3) Wonder
4) Thor: Ragnarok
5) Daddy's Home 2 
6) Murder on the Orient Express 
7) The Star
8) A Bad Moms Christmas
9) Roman J. Israel, Esq.
10) Three Billboards Outside...
$49 million
$40.7 million
$22.3 million
$16.8 million
$13.3 million
$13 million
$6.9 million
$5 million
$4.5 million
$4.4 million
$71.2 million
$171.5 million
$69.4 million
$277.5 million
$72.7 million
$74.3 million
$22 million
$59.8 million
$6.3 million
$7.6 million
$175 million
$300 million
$20 million
$180 million
$69 million
$55 million
$20 million
$28 million
$22 million
$15 million




Thursday, November 23, 2017

Coco vs Roman J. Israel, Esq. vs Justice League

A Pixar film opens this Thanksgiving weekend, looking to best Justice League.

Coco
Hit Factor: Made by Pixar... also very positive reviews (95% Tomatometer)
Flop Factor: Perhaps Pixar head John Lasseter stepping down this week?
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Roman J. Israel Esq.
Hit Factor: Denzel Washington
Flop Factor: Title is hard to remember... A movie that needs good word of mouth is getting mediocre reviews (59% Tomatometer).
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My Predictions:

Movie
Coco
Justice League
Wonder
Thor: Ragnarok
Daddy's Home 2 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$55
$38
$20
$15
$10






Sunday, November 19, 2017

Justice League Smacks the Box Office with $96 million Debut

While a $96 million debut is good for any other movie, it is actually the lowest of any of the films from the DC universe.  And... especially so, since this is the first time the Justice League has ever been assembled on screen.  I'm guessing it's poor to mediocre reviews (40% Tomatometer) detracted a lot of movie goers, who were on a wait-and-see attitude since being burned by Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad.  It is also unfortunate that this movie was also plagued by reshoots and a change in director (due to tragic circumstances)... which bumped the budget up to the $250-$300 million range.  It's one silver lining is that it pulled in $185.5 million overseas for an early worldwide total of $281.5 million.

Wonder was the surprise of the weekend, as it grossed a huge $27.1 million for a second place finish.  This reported $20 million budget movie felt like a movie most people would wait for video... instead, they showed up to theaters.  Expect this movie to hold strong over the holidays.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Justice League
2) Wonder
3) Thor: Ragnarok 
4) Daddy's Home 2  
5) Murder on the Orient Express 
6) The Star
7) A Bad Moms Christmas
8) Lady Bird
9) Three Billboards Outside...
10) Jigsaw
$96 million
$27.1 million
$21.8 million
$14.8 million
$13.8 million
$10 million
$6.9 million
$2.5 million
$1.1 million
$1.1 million
$96 million
$27.1 million
$247.4 million
$50.8 million
$51.7 million
$10 million
$50.9 million
$4.7 million
$1.5 million
$36.5 million
$250 million
$20 million
$180 million
$69 million
$55 million
$20 million
$28 million
$10 million
n/a
$10 million




Thursday, November 16, 2017

Justice League vs The Star vs Wonder

The Justice League bands together to make box office glory.

Justice League
Hit Factor: It's the first time in cinematic history we get to see these superheroes share the screen.
Flop Factor: It's early reviews are less than stellar... though not bad. (55 on Metacritic (Rottentomatoes is deciding to postpone their reviews?)).
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The Star
Hit Factor: I actually haven't heard of this animated flick.
Flop Factor: Really, I just heard it's opening in wide release today.
Photo:


Wonder
Hit Factor: Smaller film that looks to pull the heartstrings.
Flop Factor: Has to get word of mouth to stand out in the crowded box office.
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My Predictions:

Movie
Justice League
Thor: Ragnarok
Daddy's Home 2
Murder on the Orient Express
Wonder
Weekend Gross (millions)
$120
$28
$17
$16
$10






Sunday, November 12, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok Holds on to Second Weekend with $56.6 Million

Thor: Ragnarok easily held on to first place this weekend as it grossed $56.6 million. Overseas, Ragnarok took in $76 million for a foreign tally of $438.5 million, helping it's worldwide total climb to $650.1 million.  Thor: Ragnarok is also now the highest grossing in the Thor series.

Somewhat of a surprise are the number 2 and number 3 of the weekend... Both Daddy's Home 2 ($30 million) and Murder on the Orient Express ($28.2 million) beat expectations.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Thor: Ragnarok
2) Daddy's Home 2
3) Murder on the Orient Express 
4) A Bad Mom's Christmas  
5) Jigsaw
6) Boo 2! A Madea Halloween
7) Geostorm
8) Blade Runner 2049
9) Happy Death Day
10) Lady Bird
$56.6 million
$30 million
$28.2 million
$11.5 million
$3.4 million
$2.1 million
$1.5 million
$1.4 million
$1.3 million
$1.3 million
$211.6 million
$30 million
$28.2 million
$39.9 million
$34.4 million
$45.9 million
$31.6 million
$88 million
$55 million
$1.8 million
$180 million
$69 million
$55 million
$28 million
$10 million
$25 million
$120 million
$150 million
$4.8 million
$10 million




Thursday, November 9, 2017

Daddy's Home 2 vs Murder on the Orient Express vs Thor: Ragnarok

A couple new movies hit theaters this November weekend.

Daddy's Home 2
Hit Factor: First movie was kinda funny...
Flop Factor: The first movie came out around the Christmas Holiday.
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Murder on the Orient Express
Hit Factor: Star studded cast
Flop Factor: Mediocre reviews for a remake of an acclaimed film.
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My Predictions:

Movie
Thor: Ragnarok
Daddy's Home 2
Murder on the Orient Express
A Bad Moms Christmas
Jigsaw
Weekend Gross (millions)
$60
$28
$16
$9
$4






Sunday, November 5, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok Crushes Competition with $121 Million Debut


The mighty Avenger's third movie, Thor: Ragnarok, easily dominated the box office this weekend with $121 million.  It's positive reviews (93% Tomatometer) and Marvel brand easily help it climb to the top.  It's the highest debut for Thor film and the 4th highest of 2017... squeezing inbetween It ($123.4 million) and Spiderman: Homecoming ($117 million). Worldwide Thor: Ragnarok has already made $427 million.

A Bad Moms Christmas came in second ($17 million) this weekend. Although it's slightly less than it's predecessor, it's still a decent chunk of change for the reported $28 million budgeted flick.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Thor: Ragnarok
2) A Bad Moms Christmas
3) Jigsaw
4) Boo 2! A Madea Halloween 
5) Geostorm 
6) Happy Death Day
7) Thank You for Your Service 
8) Blade Runner 2049
9) Only The Brave
10) The Foreigner
$121 million
$17 million
$6.7 million
$4.7 million
$3 million
$2.8 million
$2.3 million
$2.2 million
$1.9 million
$1.6 million
$121 million
$21.6 million
$28.8 million
$43 million
$28.8 million
$53 million
$7.4 million
$85.5 million
$15.3 million
$32 million
$180 million
$28 million
$10 million
$25 million
$120 million
$4.8 million
$20 million
$150 million
$38 million
$35 million




Thursday, November 2, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok vs A Bad Moms Christmas

A Marvel favorite returns to theaters, while a Christmas movie debuts very early in theaters.

Thor: Ragnarok
Hit Factor: Marvel... The best reviewed Thor film (96% Tomatometer)... Also one of the highest reviewed Marvel films.
Flop Factor: The last Thor movie wasn't that good.
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A Bad Moms Christmas
Hit Factor: Getting a super early start on the Christmas holiday season.
Flop Factor: Didn't realize the original Bad Moms was popular enough to warrant a sequel.Photo:



My Predictions:

Movie
Thor: Ragnarok
A Bad Moms Christmas
Jigsaw
Boo 2! A Madea Halloween
Happy Death Day
Weekend Gross (millions)
$110
$20
$7
$4
$4






Sunday, October 29, 2017

Jigsaw Scares Up $16.3 Million



The latest in the Saw franchise, Jigsaw, spooked the audiences with $16.3 million in it's debut for the top spot this weekend.  Compared to the rest of the series, it's the second lowest (out of 8th) debut.  However, since it's reported budget is $10 million, Jigsaw, is already a success.

I guess we should talk about that other movie, Suburbicon, starring Matt Damon and directed by George Clooney... It made only $2.8 million for a 9th place finish... most likely due to the fact it's getting poor reviews (24% Tomatometer) for a type of film that relies on good word of mouth to be a success.

It was a pretty bland weekend at the box office domestically... to cap and end to a bland October box office in general. On the bright side, Thor: Ragnarok opened overseas a week ahead of it's release here to the mighty tune of $107.6 million.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Jigsaw
2) Boo 2! A Madea Halloween
3) Geostorm
4) Happy Death Day
5) Blade Runner 2049  
6) Thank You for Your Service
7) Only the Brave
8) The Foreigner
9) Suburbicon
10) It 
$16.3 million
$10 million
$5.7 million
$5.1 million
$4 million
$3.7 million
$3.5 million
$3.2 million
$2.8 million
$2.5 million
$16.3 million
$35.5 million
$23.6 million
$48.4 million
$81.4 million
$3.7 million
$11.9 million
$28.8 million
$2.8 million
$323.7 million
$10 million
$25 million
$120 million
$4.8 million
$150 million
$20 million
$38 million
$35 million
$25 million
$35 million



Thursday, October 26, 2017

Jigsaw vs Suburbicon vs Thank You For Your Service

Can a horror movie franchise conquer the box office this pre-Halloween weekend amidst the World Series and binging of Stranger Things season 2?

Jigsaw
Hit Factor: Horror movies are over performing this year.
Flop Factor: Are audiences still game for the 8th in the franchise?
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Suburbicon
Hit Factor: Matt Damon directed by George Clooney
Flop Factor: It's unfortunately getting bad reviews (38% Tomatometer)
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Thank You For Your Service
Hit Factor: Miles Teller?
Flop Factor: The trailers make it look like another bland movie.
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My Predictions:

Movie
Jigsaw
Boo 2! A Madea Halloween
Suburbicon
Thank You For Your Service
Happy Death Day 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$25
$10
$9
$8
$6






Sunday, October 22, 2017

Boo 2! A Madea Halloween Scares Up $21.7 million

In what seems like an October weekend dumping ground, Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween, easily dominated the box office with a $21.7 million debut, fending off any bad critical acclaim (currently 8% Tomatometer).  Oddly, it wasn't the only terribly reviewed movie in wide release this weekend, as the long ill-fated Geostorm (13% Tomatometer) and The Snowman (9% Tomatometer) got hammered as well.  Unlike Boo 2!, audiences mostly stayed away.

The only new movie to get positive reviews, Only The Brave (90% Tomatometer), unfortunately also got tepid results with $6 million for 5th place debut.

What's also unfortunate, is that Blade Runner 2049, despite it's very glowing response, just is not going to have the legs to turn a profit domestically.  It slipped to 4th place with $7.2 million and a total of $74 million.  Worldwide, it has grossed $194.1 million.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Boo 2! A Madea Halloween
2) Geostorm
3) Happy Death Day
4) Blade Runner 2049
5) Only The Brave  
6) The Foreigner
7) It 
8) The Snowman
9) American Made
10) Kingsman: The Golden Circle 
$21.7 million
$13.3 million
$9.4 million
$7.2 million
$6 million
$5.5 million
$3.5 million
$3.4 million
$3.2 million
$3 million
$21.7 million
$13.3 million
$40.7 million
$74 million
$6 million
$22.8 million
$320.2 million
$3.4 million
$45.5 million
$94.6 million
$25 million
$120 million
$4.8 million
$150 million
$38 million
$35 million
$35 million
$35 million
$50 million
$104 million



Thursday, October 19, 2017

Geostorm vsThe Snowman vs Only the Brave vs Boo 2! A Madea Halloween

A bunch of movies hit theaters this October weekend.

Geostorm
Hit Factor: Well...
Flop Factor: Looks like an uninspired version of 2012 or The Day After Tomorrow.  It's missing sharks.
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Boo 2! A Madea Halloween
Hit Factor: Low Budget Tyler Perry movies seem to always find an audience.
Flop Factor: His films usually don't get critical love.
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Only The Brave
Hit Factor: Positive early reviews (95% Tomatometer).
Flop Factor: Has a narrow target audience... seems comparable to the last couple Mark Wahlberg dramas.
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The Snowman
Hit Factor: Director of a couple acclaim films like Let the Right One In and Tinker Tailor Solder Spy.
Flop Factor: Early reviews are suggesting the opposite (26% Tomotometer), ouch!
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My Predictions:

Movie
Boo 2! A Madea Halloween
Geostorm
Only the Brave
Blade Runner
Happy Death Day 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$24
$14
$12
$11
$10







Sunday, October 15, 2017

Happy Death Day Scares Up $26.5 million to Top Box Office

Blumhouse continues it's low budget success ($5 million reported budget) streak as their latest horror flick, Happy Death Day, debuted to $26.5 million, for an easy Box Office win.

The other newcomer this weekend, The Foreigner, picked up a decent $12.8 million for third place. It's budget is reported around $35 million.  The Foreigner has already made $88 million overseas for just over $100 million worldwide.

Meanwhile, Blade Runner 2049 dropped to second place with $15.1 million... for a domestic total of $60.6 million and $158.6 million worldwide. Despite much critical acclaim, it's gonna have a tough time turning a profit (just like the original...ahem*, Blade Runner).  Though, perhaps it still could gain some momentum overseas.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Happy Death Day
2) Blade Runner 2049
3) The Foreigner
4) It
5) The Mountain Between Us  
6) American Made
7) Kingsman: The Golden Circle 
8) LEGO Ninjago Movie
9) My Little Pony
10) Victoria and Abdul
$26.5 million
$15.1 million
$12.8 million
$6.1 million
$5.7 million
$5.4 million
$5.3 million
$4.3 million
$4 million
$3.1 million
$26.5 million
$60.6 million
$12.8 million
$315 million
$20.5 million
$40.2 million
$89.7 million
$51.2 million
$15.5 million
$11.3 million
$4.8 million
$150 million
$35 million
$35 million
$35 million
$50 million
$104 million
$70 million
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Thursday, October 12, 2017

The Foreigner vs Happy Death Day vs Blade Runner 2049

Can Blade Runner 2049 hold onto the top spot? A few new movies hit theaters this October weekend.

The Foreigner
Hit Factor: Jackie Chan revenge movie.
Flop Factor: It may be too dark casual Jackie Chan fans.
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Happy Death Day
Hit Factor: Produced by Blumhouse
Flop Factor: Not much marketing compared to the recent Blumhouse hit movies.
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My Predictions:

Movie
Blade Runner 2049
The Foreigner
Happy Death Day
It
Kingsman: Golden Circle 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$16
$15
$15
$7
$6