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.
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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
n/a
n/a



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







Sunday, October 8, 2017

Blade Runner 2049 Debuts to $31.5 Million

The long awaited Blade Runner sequel, Blade Runner 2049 debuted to a somewhat tepid $31.5 million considering most analysts predicted $45 - $50 million range.  It seems the positively reviewed sequel to the cult classic, wasn't enough to grab a sizable audience.  Perhaps it's good word of mouth might prevail?  Blade Runner 2049 has also grabbed $50 million overseas for an early worldwide total of $81.5 million.

In other news, It surpassed $600 million worldwide.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Blade Runner 2049
2) The Mountain Between Us
3) It
4) My Little Pony
5) Kingsman: The Golden Circle  
6) American Made
7) LEGO Ninjago Movie
8) Victoria and Abdul
9) Flatliners
10) Battle of the Sexes
$131.5 million
$10.1 million
$9.7 million
$8.8 million
$8.1 million
$8.1 million
$6.8 million
$4.1 million
$3.8 million
$2.4 million
$31.5 million
$10.1 million
$305 million
$8.8 million
$80 million
$30.5 million
$43.8 million
$6 million
$12.3 million
$7.7 million
$150 million
$35 million
$35 million
n/a
$104 million
$50 million
$70 million
n/a
$19 million
$25 million



Thursday, October 5, 2017

Blade Runner 2049 vs The Mountain Between Us vs My Little Pony

A bunch of new movies hit theaters this October weekend.

Blade Runner 2049
Hit Factor: Sequel to a long awaited cult-hit movie... Highly positive early reviews (94% Tomatometer).
Flop Factor: The original is well liked by a niche audience... will that convert to a wider mass-audience appreciation?
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The Mountain Between Us
Hit Factor: Idris Elba and Kate Winslet?
Flop Factor: Story seems not as interesting as other movies currently in theaters.
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My Little Pony: The Movie
Hit Factor: Little kids.
Flop Factor: Didn't know they were still relevant.
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My Predictions:

Movie
Blade Runner 2049
American Made
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
It
My Little Pony
Weekend Gross (millions)
$60
$10
$10
$10
$9







Sunday, October 1, 2017

It, American Made and Kingsman: The Golden Circle Standoff with $17 million Each

It looks like It may manage to squeeze back into the top spot this weekend as it reportedly made $17.3 million while estimates for American Made and Kingsman: The Golden Circle put it at $17 million. This is all very close and could change when final results come in tomorrow.

This puts It at $291.2 million domestically, on the verge of the $300 million mark. It has so far made $553.2 million worldwide.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) It
2) American Made
3) Kingsman: The Golden Circle 
4) LEGO Ninjago Movie
5) Flatliners
6) Battle of the Sexes
7) American Assassin
8) Home Again
9) Til Death Do Us Part
10) mother!
$17.3 million
$17 million
$17 million
$12 million
$6.7 million
$3.4 million
$3.3 million
$1.8 million
$1.6 million
$1.5 million
$291.2 million
$17 million
$66 million
$35.6 million
$6.7 million
$4.1 million
$31.9 million
$25.2 million
$1.6 million
$16.3 million
$35 million
$50 million
$104 million
$70 million
$19 million
$25 million
$33 million
$12 million
n/a
$30 million



Thursday, September 28, 2017

American Made vs Flatliners vs Kingsman: The Golden Circle vs It

A couple new movies hit theaters this weekend.

American Made
Hit Factor: Positive reviews (89% Tomatometer), Tom Cruise
Flop Factor: Despite being a fascinating story, don't know if movie-goers deem it theatre worthy.
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Flatliners
Hit Factor: Remake?
Flop Factor: No early reviews, not much marketing.
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My Predictions:

Movie
American Made
Kingsman 2
It
LEGO Ninjago Movie
Flatliners
Weekend Gross (millions)
$22
$20
$16
$12
$9







Sunday, September 24, 2017

Kingsman: The Golden Circle Takes Box Office Crown with $39 Million



In what's shaping up to be one of the biggest September's ever (after following one of the lowest August's in a while), Kingsman: The Golden Circle ($39 million) took the top spot away from It's third weekend ($30 million).  Kingsman 2 has also made $61 million overseas for an early grand total of $100.2 million.

It's $30 million second place finish has pushed it's domestic total to $266.3 million.  Which bests The Exorcist's $232.9 domestic take to become the highest grossing Horror film of all time.  Worldwide It has grossed $478 million.

As for LEGO's movie, The LEGO Ninjago Movie, it debuted somewhat under expectations at $21.2 million... probably mostly due to the fact that no one is really familiar with Ninjago, compared to their recent version's of Batman and the first LEGO movie.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Kingsman: Golden Circle
2) It
3) LEGO Ninjago Movie
4) American Assassin
5) Home Again 
6) mother!
7) Friend Request
8) Hitman's Bodyguard
9) Stronger
10) Wind River
$39 million
$30 million
$21.2 million
$6.3 million
$3.3 million
$3.3 million
$2.4 million
$1.9 million
$1.7 million
$1.3 million
$39 million
$266.3 million
$21.2 million
$26.2 million
$22.4 million
$13.4 million
$2.4 million
$73.6 million
$1.7 million
$31.7 million
$104 million
$35 million
$70 million
$33 million
$12 million
$30 million
$9.9 million
$30 million
$30 million
$11 million



Thursday, September 21, 2017

Kingsman: The Golden Circle vs Ninjago vs Friend Request vs It

A few new movies hit theaters this weekend looking to scare It from the top spot.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Hit Factor: The first film was surprisingly entertaining.
Flop Factor: Buzz seems somewhat low for a big budget sequel.
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The LEGO Ninjago Movie
Hit Factor: LEGO Batman and The LEGO Movie did pretty well.
Flop Factor: Ninjago doesn't have as much of a built in fan base as it's predecessors.
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Friend Request
Hit Factor: Low-Budget Horror flick.
Flop Factor: With It still dominating the box office, this will have a hard time finding an audience.
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My Predictions:

Movie
Ninjago
Kingsman 2
It
American Assassin
mother! 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$40
$36
$32
$7
$4







Sunday, September 17, 2017

It Scares Up $60 Million in it's Second Weekend

The Stephen King based movie about an evil clown lurking in the sewers easily dominated the box office for the second weekend in a row with $60 million.  It has already made $218.7 million and is on track to become the highest grossing Horror movie of all time (with only The Exorcist's $232.9 million standing on top).  It has also grossed $152.6 million overseas for a global worldwide total of $371.3 million.

American Assassin came in second with $14.8 million.
And unfortunately, Darren Aronofsky's mother! brought in a meager $7.5 million for 3rd place.  No doubt it was hurt by being released the weekend after It, but also the fact that it got decent reviews contrasted with the F Cinemascore it got. so yeah.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) It 
2) American Assassin
3) mother!
4) Home Again
5) The Hitman's Bodyguard 
6) Annabelle: Creation
7) Wind River
8) Leap!
9) Spider-Man: Homecoming
10) Dunkirk
$60 million
$14.8 million
$7.5 million
$5.3 million
$3.6 million
$2.6 million
$2.5 million
$2.1 million
$1.9 million
$1.3 million
$218.7 million
$14.8 million
$7.5 million
$17.1 million
$70.4 million
$99.9 million
$29.1 million
$18.7 million
$330.3 million
$185.1 million
$35 million
$33 million
$30 million
$12 million
$30 million
$15 million
$11 million
$30 million
$175 million
$100 million



Thursday, September 14, 2017

mother! vs American Assassin vs It

A couple new movies hit theaters this post It weekend.

mother!
Hit Factor: Director Darren Aronofsky's latest film takes on the Horror genre.
Flop Factor: A Horror film directly in the wake of It's record breaking weekend.
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American Assassin
Hit Factor: Michael Keaton is always great.
Flop Factor: Everyone is still buzzing about It.
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My Predictions:

Movie
It
mother!
American Assassin
Home Again
The Hitman's Bodyguard 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$65
$14
$14
$5
$3







Sunday, September 10, 2017

It Scares up Horror Record $117.2 Million

The Steven King based movie, It, easily trampled the competition ($117.2 million), setting a record for the biggest Horror movie opening and biggest September opening of all time. It also scores the second biggest 'R'rated debut, behind Deadpool's $132.4 million.

Interesting note; It's domestic take over this past weekend easily eclipsed the entire worldwide run of Stephen King's other novel-turned-to-movie, The Dark Tower... where it has grossed $107.3 million worldwide.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) It 
2) Home Again
3) The Hitman's Bodyguard
4) Annabelle: Creation
5) Wind River
6) Leap!
7) Spider-Man: Homecoming
8) Dunkirk
9) Logan Lucky
10) The Emoji Movie
$117.2 million
$9 million
$4.9 million
$4.0 million
$3.2 million
$2.5 million
$2 million
$2 million
$1.8 million
$1.1 million
$117.2 million
$9 million
$64.9 million
$96.3 million
$25 million
$15.9 million
$327.7 million
$183.1 million
$25.3 million
$82.5 million
$35 million
$15 million
$30 million
$15 million
$11 million
$30 million
$175 million
$100 million
$29 million
$50 million



Thursday, September 7, 2017

It vs Home Again

A couple new movies hit theaters this weekend.

It
Hit Factor: No competition.... Literally. Easy pickens for a well marketed movie to do well. Could hit a box office record for a Horror movie.
Flop Factor: May be too scary for most people.
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Home Again
Hit Factor: Slow box office over the last few weekends.
Flop Factor: Interest for this movie is quite low.
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My Predictions:

Movie
It
Home Again
The Hitman's Bodyguard
Wind River
Annabelle: Creation
Weekend Gross (millions)
$70
$9
$6
$5
$4







Sunday, September 3, 2017

Hitman's Bodyguard Tops 3rd Weekend in a Row with measly $10.3 million

There's actually quite a bit of good news this weekend as there was no major movie release.  Movie attendance is a bit up from last weekend (so this weekend hasn't become the worst weekend in a long, long time). Yes, it's up, with no new movie in wide release. It's still a pretty bad weekend, however... and the worst Labor Day weekend since the 90s, but almost every movie in the top 20 gained.  Last weekend's number one, The Hitman's Bodyguard, slipped less than a percent.

Since it's a slow weekend, it helped smaller movies like the critically acclaimed, Wind River, gain 27% from last weekend for a third place finish.

In other news, I have to mention China's Wolf Warrior 2, where it has already made an unprecedented $812 million in the Middle Kingdom.  For a global haul of $815 million.  It is China's highest grossing film and also the second biggest showing in a single market, only behind Star Wars: The Force Awaken's $937 million domestic take.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) The Hitman's Bodyguard 
2) Annabelle: Creation
3) Wind River
4) Leap!
5) Logan Lucky
6) Dunkirk
7) Spider-Man: Homecoming
8) The Emoji Movie
9) Despicable Me 3
10) Girls Trip
$10.3 million
$7.3 million
$5.9 million
$4.9 million
$4.4 million
$4.1 million
$3.7 million
$2.5 million
$2.4 million
$2.3 million
$54.9 million
$89 million
$18.3 million
$11.4 million
$21.5 million
$178.8 million
$324.1 million
$80.3 million
$257.9 million
$111.6 million
$30 million
$15 million
$11 million
$30 million
$29 million
$100 million
$175 million
$50 million
$80 million
$19 million