Thursday, July 20, 2017

Dunkirk vs Valerian vs Girls Trip

A few new movies hit theaters this crowded July weekend.

Dunkirk
Hit Factor: Director Christopher Nolan doing a war film.
Flop Factor: War movies don't have as wide an audience as his other recent films.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
Hit Factor: Decent reviews (72% Tomatometer), visually impressive.
Flop Factor: Crowded box office... somewhat niche audience and very expensive (ie: $200 million budget)

Girls Trip
Hit Factor: Positive early reviews (88% Tomatometer). Counter target audience to what's playing in theaters.
Flop Factor: However, it's still a very crowded box office.



My Predictions:

Movie
Dunkirk
War of the Planet of the Apes
Spider-Man: Homecoming
Valerian
Girls Trip
Weekend Gross (millions)
$50
$30
$25
$24
$22





Sunday, July 16, 2017

War of the Planet of the Apes Takes Top Spot with $56.5 million Debut

The third installment of the Planet of the Apes reboot series, War for the Planet of the Apes, easily nabbed the top spot with $56.5 million this weekend.  It's a bit less than it's last outing (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes made $72.6 million), though also getting good reviews.

Spider-Man: Homecoming came in second with $45.2 million... which is just above a 60% drop from last weekend.  It has grossed over $208 million domestically and $347.8 million worldwide.

Some say with Spider-Man's somewhat big drop and with War for the Planet of the Apes slightly coming under predictions is due to sequel fatigue... I think in this case, it's more of an over-saturated market where each of their respective audiences are competing against each other.

It's going to be another tough weekend next weekend, as Dunkirk and Valerian will also take a bit of the same target audience.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) War of the Planet of the Apes
2) Spider-Man: Homecoming
3) Despicable Me 3
4) Baby Driver
5) The Big Sick 
6) Wonder Woman
7) Wish Upon
8) Cars 3
9) Transformers: The Last Knight 
10) The House
$56.5 million
$45.2 million
$18.9 million
$8.8 million
$7.6 million
$6.9 million
$5.6 million
$3.2 million
$2.8 million
$1.8 million
$56.5 million
$208.3 million
$188 million
$73.2 million
$16 million
$380.7 million
$5.6 million
$140 million
$124.9 million
$23 million
$150 million
$175 million
$80 million
$34 million
n/a
$149 million
$12 million
$175 million
$217 million
$40 million



Thursday, July 13, 2017

War of the Planet of the Apes vs Spider-Man: Homecoming

Can the latest installment of the Apes franchise dethrone Spider-Man from the top of the box office?

War of the Planet of the Apes
Hit Factor: Positive reviews (93% Tomatometer), consistently strong franchise.
Flop Factor: Crowded box office.
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Wish Upon
Hit Factor: Low-budget Horror flick
Flop Factor: very crowded box office.
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My Predictions:

Movie
War of the Planet of the Apes
Spider-Man: Homecoming
Despicable Me 3
Baby Driver
Wonder Woman 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$65
$62
$15
$8
$6





Sunday, July 9, 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming Swings to the Top with $117 Million


Marvel and Sony's Spider-Man: Homecoming easily claimed the top spot at the box office this weekend with $117 million. Despite being the third incarnation of the superhero in a decade and a half, Sony's inclusion into the Marvel Cinematic Universe was a much needed boon for the veteran web slinger. Spider-Man: Homecoming has made over $257 million worldwide, so far.

In other news, as Transformers: The Last Knight continues to stumble stateside it has grossed over $375.7 overseas for a grand worldwide total of $494.6 million.  Almost $200 million of that gross comes from China alone.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Spider-Man: Homecoming
2) Despicable Me 3
3) Baby Driver
4) Wonder Woman
5) Transformers: The Last Knight 
6) Cars 3
7) The House 
8) The Big Sick
9) 47 Meters Down
10) The Beguiled
$117 million
$34 million
$12.8 million
$10.1 million
$6.3 million
$5.6 million
$4.8 million
$3.7 million
$2.8 million
$2.1 million
$117 million
$149.2 million
$56.9 million
$368.8 million
$118.9 million
$133 million
$18.6 million
$6.9 million
$38.5 million
$7.4 million
$175 million
$80 million
$34 million
$149 million
$217 million
$175 million
$40 million
$7 million
$5 million
$10 million

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming vs Despicable Me 3

Only one new movie opens in wide release this July weekend.

Spider-Man: Homecoming
Hit Factor: Spidey's home in the Marvel universe with glowing reviews! (92% Tomatometer)
Flop Factor: Perhaps too many Spiderman movies?
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My Predictions:

Movie
Spider-man: Homecoming
Despicable Me 3
Baby Driver
Wonder Woman
Transformers: The Last Knight  
Weekend Gross (millions)
$115
$36
$15
$10
$8





Sunday, July 2, 2017

Despicable Me 3 Tops Box Office with $75 million


The third installment of the Despicable Me series (though, 4th of the universe), easily topped the box office this weekend ($75.4 million). However, it's a bit down from Despicable Me 2's $83.5 million and even the Minions' spinoff debut of $115.7 million, which came out in 2013 and 2015 respectively. Despicable Me 3 has already grossed $117 million overseas for an early worldwide total of $192.3 million.

In somewhat surprising news amidst all these sequel fatigued movies in the States, is that the critically acclaimed non-franchise action flick, Baby Driver, debuted to a strong $21 million. It bested Transformers: The Last Knight's second weekend (for second place) as it continues to fall domestically (62% over last weekend), slipping to third with $17 million. It will definitely become the lowest grossing of the franchise (domestically) outside of the animated movie from the 80s of course.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Despicable Me 3 
2) Baby Driver
3) Transformers: The Last Knight
4) Wonder Woman
5) Cars 3
6) The House
7) The Beguiled  
8) The Mummy
9) Pirates of the Caribbean 5
10) All Eyez on Me 
$75.4 million
$21 million
$17 million
$16.1 million
$9.5 million
$9 million
$3.3 million
$2.8 million
$2.4 million
$1.9 million
$75.4 million
$30 million
$103.1 million
$346.6 million
$120.7 million
$9 million
$3.6 million
$74.5 million
$165.5 million
$42.7 million
$75 million
$34 million
$217 million
$149 million
$175 million
$40 million
$10 million
$125 million
$230 million
$40 million

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Despicable Me 3 vs The House vs Baby Driver

A few new movies hit theaters this pre 4th of July week.


Despicable Me 3
Hit Factor: The last few films in the franchise have done exceedingly well.
Flop Factor: The last couple of films haven't been as good as the first one... and this may be the same.
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The House
Hit Factor: Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell.
Flop Factor: No critics reviews yet... hrm...
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Baby Driver
Hit Factor: One of the few movies I'm excited to see this year... also 98% Tomatometer.
Flop Factor: Doesn't have the big marketing budget as other films this Summer.
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My Predictions:

Movie
Despicable Me 3
Baby Driver
The House
Transformers 5
Wonder Woman 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$90
$20
$18
$18
$18





Sunday, June 25, 2017

Transformers 5 Wins Box Office with $45.3 Million


Despite claiming the top spot at the box office, Transformers: The Last Knight is off to a disappointing start ($45.3 million) domestically.  It is, by far, the lowest opening for any Transformers movie... perhaps audience fatigue is finally equating to box office numbers this time around.  The one bright side(like The Mummy and Pirates of the Caribbean 5): The Last Knight has already made $196 million overseas for a worldwide total of $265.3 million.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Transformers: The Last Knight 
2) Cars 3
3) Wonder Woman
4) 47 Meters Down
5) All Eyez on Me
6) The Mummy
7) Pirates of the Caribbean 5  
8) Rough Night
9) Captain Underpants
10) Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2  
$45.3 million
$25.2 million
$25.2 million
$7.4 million
$5.9 million
$5.8 million
$5.2 million
$4.7 million
$4.3 million
$3 million
$69.1 million
$99.9 million
$318.4 million
$24.3 million
$38.6 million
$68.5 million
$160 million
$16.6 million
$65.7 million
$380.2 million
$217 million
$175 million
$149 million
$5 million
$40 million
$125 million
$230 million
$20 million
$38 million
$200 million

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Transformers 5 vs Cars 3 vs Wonder Woman

Another Transformers movie hit theaters this weekend.

Transformers: The Last Knight
Hit Factor: The Transformers franchise has succeeded despite consistently getting awful reviews.
Flop Factor: At 16% Tomatometer, it is the lowest rated of the series... Also, like the Pirates franchise, it peaked a few movies ago in the States... So, it should probably do much better overseas.Photo:




My Predictions:

Movie
Transformers 5
Cars 3
Wonder Woman
All Eyez on Me
The Mummy
Weekend Gross (millions)
$50
$30
$27
$14
$8





Sunday, June 18, 2017

Cars 3 Crosses the Line in First with $53.6 million


The Pixar film, Cars 3, easily crossed the finish line for first place at the box office with $53.6 million.  Though a good start, it's opening is a lot less then the other two of the franchise (Cars' $60.1 million from 2006 and Cars 2's $66.1 million from 2011).  So we'll see how this stacks up in the long run.

Wonder Woman continues to hold on strong at the box office as it only dropped 30 percent from last weekend to $40.8 million. It has so far made $274.6 million domestically and $571.8 million worldwide.

In a surprise news, the Tupac biopic, All Eyez on Me, placed in a strong third place with $27.1 million.

Also, Tom Cruise's The Mummy continues to falter domestically as it slips to fourth place with $13.9 million.  The silver lining, is that it's foreign total is huge, already grossing $239.1 million for a worldwide total of $295.6 million.  I'm sure Universal will still move forward with their somewhat fumbled monster universe start.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Cars 3
2) Wonder Woman
3) All Eyes on Me
4) The Mummy
5) 47 Meters Down 
6) Pirates of the Caribbean 5  
7) Rough Night
8) Captain Underpants
9) Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 
10) It Comes At Night
$53.6 million
$40.8 million
$27.1 million
$13.9 million
$11.5 million
$8.5 million
$8 million
$7.4 million
$5 million
$2.6 million
$53.6 million
$274.6 million
$27.1 million
$56.5 million
$11.5 million
$150.1 million
$8 million
$58 million
$374.9 million
$11.1 million
$175 million
$149 million
$40 million
$125 million
n/a
$230 million
$20 million
$38 million
$200 million
$2.4 million


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Cars 3 vs 47 Meters Down vs All Eyez On Me vs Rough Night

A bunch of new movies hit theaters this June weekend.

Cars 3
Hit Factor: Merchandising.
Flop Factor: Not exactly the best of Pixar franchise.
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47 Meters Down
Hit Factor: Low-budget Horror.
Flop Factor: Competitive box office
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All Eyez On Me
Hit Factor: Sounds like it could be a spinoff of Straight Outta Compton.
Flop Factor: Marketing seems a bit low.
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Rough Night
Hit Factor: Scarlet Johansson
Flop Factor: For a movie with Scarlet Johansson, I've barely seen any marketing for this film.
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My Predictions:

Movie
Cars 3
Wonder Woman
All Eyez On Me
The Mummy
Rough Night
Weekend Gross (millions)
$60
$35
$17
$14
$14







Sunday, June 11, 2017

Wonder Woman Defends Box Office with $57.2 Million

Wonder Woman easily held on to the top spot this weekend ($57.2 million) despite the $32 million debut of The Mummy, a big budget Universal reboot that Tom Cruise (well, stateside, anyhow) couldn't even save. Wonder Woman has surpassed the $200 million mark domestically and has grossed over $435 million worldwide.

Back to The Mummy... it's Universal's third misaligned attempt in the past decade to reignite their shared monster universe (2010's The Wolfman, and 2014's Dracula Untold). However, there is a silver lining despite it's tepid response in the states: Tom Cruise's name still carries weight overseas, where it grossed $141.8 million. It's worldwide total stands at a hefty $174.1 million.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Wonder Woman
2) The Mummy
3) Captain Underpants
4) Pirates of the Caribbean 5 
5) Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 
6) It Comes At Night
7) Baywatch
8) Megan Leavey
9) Alien: Covenant
10) Everything, Everything
$57.2 million
$32.3 million
$12.3 million
$10.7 million
$6.2 million
$6 million
$4.6 million
$3.8 million
$1.8 million
$1.6 million
$205 million
$32.3 million
$44.6 million
$135.8 million
$366.4 million
$6 million
$51.1 million
$3.8 million
$71.2 million
$31.7 million
$149 million
$125 million
$38 million
$230 million
$200 million
$5 million
$69 million
n/a
$97 million
$10 million


Thursday, June 8, 2017

The Mummy vs It Comes At Night vs Wonder Woman

Can Tom Cruise's The Mummy reboot take Wonder Woman from the top spot?

The Mummy
Hit Factor: Looks exciting. Tom Cruise.
Flop Factor: The early reviews are a bit discouraging (31% Tomatometer).
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It Comes At Night
Hit Factor: Low budget Horror flick getting positive reviews (83% Tomatometer)
Flop Factor: Has to fight box office with bigger, high profile films.
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My Predictions:

Movie
Wonder Woman
The Mummy
Captain Underpants
Pirates of the Caribbean
It Comes At Night
Weekend Gross (millions)
$60
$43
$15
$12
$10







Sunday, June 4, 2017

Wonder Woman Debuts to a Big $100.5 Million



The latest saga in the DC Universe, Wonder Woman, crushed the box office this weekend with a $100.5 million debut.  Though it is the lowest opening for the newly minted DC Universe (behind Man of Steel's $116.6 million opening), it is a much need critical win for the franchise, as the other films' less-than-impressive reviews cast major doubt on whether Warner Bros. could sustain their superhero universe.  Worldwide, Wonder Woman made $223 which is a good start for the Amazonian warrior.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales fell 66% domestically to third place, just behind Captain Underpants ($23.5 million).  At a $114.6 million domestic total, Dead Men Tell No Tales will probably end up being the lowest grossing of the franchise.  However, overseas, that is a different story, as it continues to do well and even challenged Wonder Woman in few markets, earning about $74 million. Bringing it's worldwide total to $501 million so far.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Wonder Woman
2) Captain Underpants
3) Pirates of the Caribbean 5 
4) Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
5) Baywatch
6) Alien: Covenant
7) Everything, Everything
8) Snatched
9) Diary of a Wimpy Kid 4
10) King Arthur
$100.5 million
$23.5 million
$21.6 million
$9.7 million
$8.5 million
$4 million
$3.3 million
$1.3 million
$1.2 million
$1.2 million
$100.5 million
$23.5 million
$114.6 million
$355.5 million
$41.7 million
$67.2 million
$28.3 million
$43.9 million
$17.8 million
$37.2 million
$149 million
$38 million
$230 million
$200 million
$69 million
$97 million
$10 million
$42 million
$22 million
$175 million


Thursday, June 1, 2017

Wonder Woman vs Captain Underpants vs Pirates of the Caribbean 5

Wonder Woman gets set to destroy the box office this weekend.

Wonder Woman
Hit Factor: At a 96% Tomatometer this will be the DC Universe's saving grace and might be the best rated blockbuster film this Summer. Also, the closer we get to the weekend, the number's are keep being revised upward.
Flop Factor: The rest of the DC Universe films (though they didn't flop, their poor reception tainted this whole universe).
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Captain Underpants
Hit Factor: No other animated flick out now.
Flop Factor: Even though the target audience is somewhat different, I think Wonder Woman will take some this animated flick's audience.
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My Predictions:

Movie
Wonder Woman
Pirates of the Caribbean 5
Captain Underpants
Guardians of the Galaxy
Baywatch
Weekend Gross (millions)
$150
$30
$22
$10
$8







Sunday, May 28, 2017

Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Tops Box Office with $62.2 million Debut


The 5th installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Dead Men Tell No Tales ($62.2 million) easily took the top spot at the box offie this weekend.  This marks the lowest debut in the franchise, since the first film debuted in 2003 with $46.6 million.  That film went on to gross $305.4 million domestically, let's see if Dead Men Tell No Tales can reach that. Despite the franchise fatigue stateside... overseas is another story, as it grossed a big $208 million, bringing it's early worldwide total to $270.6 million.

As for the other newcomer this weekend, Baywatch, well... it's underperforming.  With a $18.1 million debut, this comes under expectations and even lower than the 4th weekend of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ($19.9 million).  So yes in other words, Disney has the top two spots at the box office this Memorial Day weekend.

In other news, The Fate of the Furious now stands at $1.224 billion worldwide and should edge out Beauty and the Beast's $1.233 million to become the highest grossing movie worldwide of 2017.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Pirates of the Caribbean 5
2) Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
3) Baywatch
4) Alien: Covenant
5) Everything, Everything
6) Diary of a Wimpy Kid 4
7) Snatched
8) King Arthur
9) The Boss Baby
10) Beauty and the Beast
$62.2 million
$19.9 million
$18.1 million
$10.5 million
$6.2 million
$4.4 million
$3.9 million
$3.2 million
$1.7 million
$1.6 million
$62.2 million
$333.2 million
$22.7 million
$57.4 million
$21.5 million
$13.6 million
$40.2 million
$33.9 million
$169 million
$500.6 million
$230 million
$200 million
$69 million
$97 million
$10 million
$22 million
$42 million
$175 million
$125 million
$160 million


Thursday, May 25, 2017

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales vs Baywatch

A couple of new movies hit theaters this Memorial Day weekend.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Hit Factor: One of the most lucrative film franchises.
Flop Factor: Audience for this franchise in the States have been on a downward slide, and looks to be the lowest grossing of the bunch... 33% Tomatometer doesn't help either. Overseas, should do well, though.
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Baywatch
Hit Factor: The Rock, low competition weekend.
Flop Factor: With poor reviews (16% Tomatometer) looks like a bad 21 Jump Street.
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My Predictions:

Movie
Pirates of the Caribbean 5
Baywatch
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Alien: Covenant
Everything, Everything
Weekend Gross (millions)
$55
$27
$20
$17
$7







Sunday, May 21, 2017

Alien: Covenant Squeezes Pass Guardians for Top Spot at the Box Office

In a close race this weekend, newcomer, Alien: Covenant ($36 million) just barely beat Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2's third weekend ($35.1 million).  Though below predecessor Prometheus' $51.5 million, Alien: Covenant added an extra $30.3 million overseas, for an overseas total of $81.9 million and an early worldwide total of $117.9 million.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has already racked up $732.6 million worldwide.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Alien: Covenant 
2) Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
3) Everything, Everything
4) Snatched
5) Diary of a Wimpy Kid 4
6) King Arthur
7) The Fate of the Furious
8) The Boss Baby
9) Beauty and the Beast
10) How to be a Latin Lover
$36 million
$35.1 million
$12 million
$7.6 million
$7.2 million
$6.9 million
$3.2 million
$2.8 million
$2.4 million
$2.2 million
$36 million
$301.8 million
$12 million
$32.8 million
$7.2 million
$27.2 million
$219.9 million
$166.2 million
$497.8 million
$29.5 million
$97 million
$200 million
$10 million
$42 million
$22 million
$175 million
$250 million
$125 million
$160 million
$10 million


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Alien: Convenant vs Diary of a Wimpy Kid 4 vs Everything, Everything

A Sci-Fi franchise returns, as well as a couple of movies I've never heard of... battle Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 for the top spot.

Alien: Covenant
Hit Factor: Getting positive reviews, so far (77% Tomatometer).
Flop Factor: Kinda burned after the last movie, Prometheus.
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
Hit Factor: Based off of a popular book series.
Flop Factor: Didn't know this franchise was still being made.
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Everything, Everything
Hit Factor: Based off of a YA novel?
Flop Factor: Seriously haven't heard of this film till making this post.
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My Predictions:

Movie
Alien: Covenant
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Snatched
Diary of a Wimpy Kid 4
King Arthur
Weekend Gross (millions)
$40
$36
$10
$9
$8







Sunday, May 14, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 Conquers 2nd Weekend with $63 Million

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 easily dominated the box office for the second weekend in a row ($63 million).  It so far has made $246.2 million domestically and an additional $384.4 million overseas for a global total of $630.6 million.

The big news this week is that already two weekends into the Summer movie season and we already have a our first flop... King Arthur: Legend of the Sword only managed to scrounge up $14.7 million... off of a reported $175 million budget. Ouch! In fact, it was even bested by the Amy Schumer comedy, Snatched, which took in $17.5 million and is only a fraction the budget of King Arthur and also under performing.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 
2) Snatched
3) King Arthur
4) The Fate of the Furious
5) The Boss Baby
6) Beauty and the Beast
7) How to be a Latin Lover
8) Lowriders
9) The Circle
10) Baahubali 2
$63 million
$17.5 million
$14.7 million
$5.3 million
$4.6 million
$3.9 million
$3.8 million
$2.4 million
$1.7 million
$1.6 million
$246.2 million
$17.5 million
$14.7 million
$215 million
$162.4 million
$493.2 million
$26.1 million
$2.4 million
$18.9 million
$18.9 million
$200 million
$42 million
$175 million
$250 million
$125 million
$160 million
$10 million
n/a
$18 million
$39 million


Thursday, May 11, 2017

King Arthur vs Snatched vs Guardians of the Galaxy 2

Two new movies battle the Guardians this May weekend.

King Arthur
Hit Factor: It looks entertaining.
Flop Factor: Currently getting bad reviews (21% Tomatometer)
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Snatched
Hit Factor: Low-budget comedy.
Flop Factor: Also not getting good reviews (36% Tomatometer).
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My Predictions:

Movie
Guardians of the Galaxy 2
Snatched
King Arthur
Fate of the Furious
Boss Baby
Weekend Gross (millions)
$75
$20
$20
$5
$4







Sunday, May 7, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Dominates Weekend with $145 Million Debut

The next installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, easily dominated the box office this weekend with $145.1 million.  It so far, has made $427.7 million worldwide.

Meanwhile, standing at $1.158 billion, The Fate of the Furious is on track to surpass Beauty and the Beast ($1.186 billion) fairly soon... to become the highest grossing movie worldwide of 2017.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 
2) The Fate of the Furious
3) The Boss Baby
4) How to be a Latin Lover
5) Beauty and the Beast
6) The Circle 
7) Baahubali 2
8) Gifted
9) Going in Style
10) Smurfs: The Lost Village
$145.1 million
$8.6 million
$6.2 million
$5.3 million
$4.9 million
$4 million
$3.2 million
$2.1 million
$1.9 million
$1.8 million
$145.1 million
$207.1 million
$156.7 million
$20.7 million
$487.6 million
$15.7 million
$16.2 million
$19.2 million
$40.6 million
$40.6 million
$200 million
$250 million
$125 million
$10 million
$160 million
$18 million
$39 million
$7 million
$25 million
$60 million


Thursday, May 4, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Set to Dominate Box Office

Only one new movie opens in wide release this May weekend.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Hit Factor: Well... if you've been under a rock these past few years... the first film made $774 million worldwide.
Flop Factor: let me think...
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My Predictions:

Movie
Guardians of the Galaxy 2
Fate of the Furious
How to Be A Latin Lover
Boss Baby
The Circle
Weekend Gross (millions)
$170
$11
$7
$6
$6








Sunday, April 30, 2017

Fate of the Furious Tops Third Weekend with $19.4 million

Due to a rather soft batch of newcomers, the 8th installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise, The Fate of the Furious, easily topped the box office for 3 weekends in a row with $19.4 million. Though it only has grossed $192.8 million domestically (a bit behind it's predecessor's $294.5 million take, at the same point a couple years ago)... it's overseas gross climbed to $867.8 million for a worldwide total of $1.06 billion.  It has already made $361 million in China alone.

In surprising news domestically, the weekends biggest marketed film, The Circle ($9.3 million), debuted behind smaller films How to Be a Latin Lover ($12 million) and Baahubali 2: The Conclusion ($10.1 million).  In fact, the total amount of screens How to Be a Latin Lover and Baahubali 2 were playing on equal to less than half of the 3 thousand plus screens of The Circle.

In other news, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 debuted overseas to the tune of $101 million, a week ahead of it's domestic release.




Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Fate of the Furious
2) How to be a Latin Lover
3) Baahubali 2
4) The Circle
5) The Boss Baby
6) Beauty and the Beast 
7) Going in Style
8) Smurfs: The Lost Village
9) Gifted
10) Unforgettable
$19.4 million
$12 million
$10.1 million
$9.3 million
$9.1 million
$6.4 million
$3.6 million
$3.3 million
$3.3 million
$2.3 million
$192.7 million
$12 million
$10.1 million
$9.3 million
$148.5 million
$480.1 million
$37.3 million
$37.7 million
$15.8 million
$8.8 million
$250 million
n/a
n/a
$18 million
$125 million
$160 million
$25 million
$60 million
$7 million
$12 million


Thursday, April 27, 2017

The Circle vs The Fate of the Furious

The Fate of the Furious looks to top it's third weekend as only one new movie hits theaters in wide release this weekend.

The Circle
Hit Factor: Based off of a popular book.
Flop Factor: No reviews as of yet... meaning the studio is holding out to the last minute (aka it probably isn't good).
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How to Be a Latin Lover
Hit Factor: Low budget... Also a slow weekend for new movies.
Flop Factor: not getting a super wide release... more like medium.
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My Predictions:

Movie
Fate of the Furious
The Circle
Boss Baby
Beauty and the Beast
How to be a Latin Lover 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$20
$13
$8
$7
$4