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.
Photo:


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.
Photo:



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.
Photo:




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.
Photo:



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



Thursday, August 31, 2017

Close Encounters Re-release looks to Counter Lowest Box Office Weekend of the Year

The Steven Spielberg classic, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, gets a 40th anniversary Re-release in theaters this weekend.  A weekend in which no new movies are being released in wide release (I can't remember when the last time that happened).  Close Encounters (opening to only 700 theaters) could top in what could be the lowest box office weekend in years. Yes, even worse than last weekend's historical low.


My Predictions:

Movie
The Hitman's Bodyguard
Close Encounters
Annabelle: Creation
Wind River
Dunkirk
Weekend Gross (millions)
$6
$4
$4
$4
$3







Sunday, August 27, 2017

The Hitman's Bodyguard Tops Sluggish weekend with $10 million

The Hitman's Bodyguard remained in the top spot at the box office his weekend ($10.1 million). Yes, that's pretty low for a movie to be on top.  Actually, not only is it the lowest box office weekend of the year, but the lowest since September 2001. Ouch! In fact, about 500 theaters showed the Mayweather vs McGregor fight, where it grossed $2.4 million, and would actually be ranked as ninth of the weekend.

Anyways, things will probably get worse next weekend as no new movie goes into wide release... So expect the records to keep on coming.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) The Hitman's Bodyguard 
2) Annabelle: Creation
3) Leap!
4) Wind River
5) Logan Lucky
6) Dunkirk
7) Spider-Man: Homecoming
8) Birth of the Dragon
9) The Emoji Movie
10) Girls Trip
$10.1 million
$7.4 million
$5 million
$4.4 million
$4.4 million
$4 million
$2.7 million
$2.5 million
$2.4 million
$2.3 million
$39.6 million
$77.9 million
$5 million
$9.8 million
$15 million
$172.5 million
$318.8 million
$2.5 million
$76.4 million
$108.1 million
$30 million
$15 million
$30 million
$11 million
$29 million
$100 million
$175 million
n/a
$50 million
$19 million



Thursday, August 24, 2017

Leap! vs Birth of the Dragon vs Hitman's Bodyguard

A couple new movies hit theaters in what could be the slowest weekend of the year... that is, until next weekend (when nothing opens).

Leap!
Hit Factor: Low competition
Flop Factor: I haven't heard of this movie till writing this post.
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Birth of the Dragon
Hit Factor: Low competition
Flop Factor: Theater attendance is low this month, very low.
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My Predictions:

Movie
The Hitman's Bodyguard
Annabelle: Creation
Logan Lucky
Dunkirk
Leap!
Weekend Gross (millions)
$10
$8
$5
$5
$5






Sunday, August 20, 2017

Hitman's Bodyguard Tops Box Office with $21.6 million

In what's been one of the weirdest and most sluggish August box office in recent history, the critically dismissed flick, The Hitman's Bodyguard, easily topped the box office with $21.6 million.  As for Steven Soderbergh's latest movie, Logan Lucky, it wasn't so lucky as it managed only $8.1 million despite it's big cast and good reviews.

Expect the next couple of weeks to get even worst for the box office as not much really opens in wide release.

In other news, Wonder Woman has surpassed the $800 million mark worldwide.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) The Hitman's Bodyguard 
2) Annabelle: Creation
3) Logan Lucky
4) Dunkirk
5) The Nut Job 2
6) The Emoji Movie
7) Spider-Man: Homecoming
8) Girls Trip
9) The Dark Tower 
10) Wind River
$21.6 million
$15.5 million
$8.1 million
$6.7 million
$5.1 million
$4.4 million
$4.3 million
$3.8 million
$3.7 million
$3 million
$21.6 million
$64 million
$8.1 million
$165.5 million
$17.7 million
$71.8 million
$314.1 million
$104 million
$41.6 million
$4.1 million
$29 million
$15 million
$29 million
$100 million
$40 million
$50 million
$175 million
$19 million
$60 million
$11 million



Thursday, August 17, 2017

Logan Lucky vs Hitman's Bodyguard vs Annabelle: Creation

A couple new movies hit theaters this August weekend.

Logan Lucky
Hit Factor: Looks pretty entertaining... good reviews (93% Tomatometer)
Flop Factor: As Summer movie attendance is coming to a close it seems like they are being a tad soft on the marketing.
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The Hitman's Bodyguard
Hit Factor: Funny movie posters.
Flop Factor: The trailers don't seem the interesting.
Photo:



My Predictions:

Movie
Logan Lucky
The Hitman's Bodyguard
Annabelle: Creation
Dunkirk
Girls Trip 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$18
$18
$17
$8
$5





Sunday, August 13, 2017

Annabelle: Creation Scares off Competition with $35 million Debut

As the Summer movie season comes to a close, Annabelle: Creation easily took the top spot with $35 million.  The Dark Tower and Detroit continue to flail (both stumbling almost 60%) even with the later getting great reviews.

Unfortunately, there's not much else to talk about as August has been somewhat lackluster.  I guess I could add that, Wonder Woman passed the $400 million mark domestically and Baby Driver hit the $100 million mark domestically.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Annabelle: Creation
2) Dunkirk
3) The Nut Job 2
4) The Dark Tower
5) The Emoji Movie
6) Girls Trip   
7) Spider-Man: Homecoming
8) Kidnap
9) The Glass Castle 
10) Atomic Blonde
$35 million
$11.4 million
$8.9 million
$7.9 million
$6.6 million
$6.5 million
$6.1 million
$5.2 million
$4.9 million
$4.6 million
$35 million
$153.7 million
$8.9 million
$34.3 million
$63.6 million
$97.2 million
$306.5 million
$19.4 million
$4.9 million
$42.8 million
$15 million
$100 million
$40 million
$60 million
$50 million
$19 million
$175 million
$20 million
n/a
$30 million



Thursday, August 10, 2017

Annabelle 2 vs The Glass Castle vs Nut Job 2

A few new movies hit theaters in what could be another sluggish weekend at the box office.

Annabelle: Creation
Hit Factor: Actually getting positive reviews (81% Tomatometer)
Flop Factor: Movie going is starting to slow down for the Summer.
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The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature
Hit Factor: A sequel to a movie that did well enough to have a sequel.
Flop Factor: Umm... If the Emoji Movie can do well.
Photo:


The Glass Castle
Hit Factor: People may watch this flick as the other Summer competition dies down.
Flop Factor: Still a tough sell for audiences.
Photo:




My Predictions:

Movie
Annabelle: Creation
Dunkirk
The Nut Job 2
The Dark Tower
Girls Trip 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$25
$12
$10
$9
$8





Sunday, August 6, 2017

The Dark Tower Nudges Past Dunkirk with $19.5 Million Debut

In a rather underwhelming weekend at the box office for newcomers, author Stephen King's latest book adaptation into film, The Dark Tower ($19.5 million), managed to squeeze past Dunkirk ($17.6 million).  For film with a reported $60 million budget, The Dark Tower, was expected to earn a bit more... which was probably due to it's negative reviews (18% Tomatometer).

Halle Berry's Kidnap came in 5th place with $10.2 million, which bested Detroit's $7.3 million 8th place finish.  This is a huge disappointment for Detroit as it is the best reviewed movie (88% Tomatometer) going into wide release this weekend and expected to get some awards season buzz.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) The Dark Tower
2) Dunkirk
3) The Emoji Movie
4) Girls Trip
5) Kidnap
6) Spider-Man: Homecoming   
7) Atomic Blonde
8) Detroit
9) War for the Planet of the Apes 
10) Despicable Me 3
$19.5 million
$17.6 million
$12.4 million
$11.4 million
$10.2 million
$8.8 million
$8.2 million
$7.3 million
$6 million
$5.3 million
$19.5 million
$133.6 million
$49.5 million
$85.4 million
$10.2 million
$294.9 million
$34.1 million
$7.8 million
$130.3 million
$240.8 million
$60 million
$100 million
$50 million
$19 million
$20 million
$175 million
$30 million
$34 million
$150 million
$80 million



Thursday, August 3, 2017

Detroit vs The Dark Tower vs Kidnap

A few new movies hit theaters this August weekend.

Detroit
Hit Factor: Very positive reviews (95% Tomatometer)
Flop Factor: Based-on-a-true-story subject matter may be too heavy for some people to watch.

The Dark Tower
Hit Factor: When first announced, this sounded very interesting
Flop Factor: After a few trailers, the buzz went down. Also, no early critic reviews...

Kidnap
Hit Factor: Halle Berry?
Flop Factor: This looks like something that's usually released straight to video.



My Predictions:

Movie
Detroit
The Dark Tower
Dunkirk
Girls Trip
The Emoji Movie  
Weekend Gross (millions)
$22
$18
$18
$12
$12





Sunday, July 30, 2017

Dunkirk Holds off a bunch of Emojis with $28.1 Million

Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk ($28.1 million) just edged out the $25.7 million from the critically obliterated animated flick The Emoji Movie (hey, it has an 8% Tomatometer, EIGHT PERCENT... that's worse than almost any movie released in theaters this year).

Back to Dunkirk, its getting good notice overseas too, as it has grossed another $45.6 million for a foreign tally of $131.3 million and a an early worldwide total of $234.1 million.

What was actually surprising this week is that Girls Trip (I want to put an apostrophe in that title) is still holding strong as it only dipped 36% from last weekend to come in third place this weekend with $20.1 million.

Charlize Theron's ass kicking flick, Atomic Blonde did well with an $18.6 million debut. It's budget is about $30 million.

Oh Valerian, Valerian, Valerian... I want you to do better, but it's 60 percent drop this weekend to $6.8 million, pretty much kills any chance for redemption Stateside.  So, maybe it'll make some of it's money back overseas.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Dunkirk
2) The Emoji Movie
3) Girls Trip
4) Atomic Blonde
5) Spider-Man: Homecoming 
6) War for the Planet of the Apes 
7) Despicable Me 3
8) Valerian
9) Baby Driver
10) Wonder Woman
$28.1 million
$25.7 million
$20.1 million
$18.6 million
$13.5 million
$10.4 million
$7.7 million
$6.8 million
$4.1 million
$3.5 million
$102.8 million
$25.7 million
$65.5 million
$18.6 million
$278.4 million
$118.7 million
$230.4 million
$30.6 million
$92 million
$395.4 million
$100 million
$50 million
$19 million
$30 million
$175 million
$150 million
$80 million
$177 million
$34 million
$149 million



Thursday, July 27, 2017

Atomic Blonde vs The Emoji Movie vs Dunkirk

A couple new movies hit theaters this late July weekend.

Atomic Blonde
Hit Factor: It's like John Wick but with Charlize Theron.
Flop Factor: A pretty crowded box office.
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The Emoji Movie
Hit Factor: Kids may want to watch this film.
Flop Factor: No one else really wants to watch this movie.Photo:




My Predictions:

Movie
Dunkirk
The Emoji Movie
Atomic Blonde
Girls Trip
Spider-Man: Homecoming 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$30
$26
$24
$15
$15





Sunday, July 23, 2017

Dunkirk Tops Box Office with $50.5 million

Director Christopher Nolan's latest epic, Dunkirk, easily topped the box office with $50.5 million.  Though, not Nolan's biggest opening, Dunkirk pulled through expectations as many expected the World War 2 movie to be a hard sell.

Girls Trip definitely beat the odds and came in a surprising second place with $30.4 million. Which left Spider-Man: Homecoming ($22 million) and War for the Planet of the Apes ($20.4 million) in 3rd and 4th.

As for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,  it had the unfortunate occurrence to come in 5th with a paltry $17 million.  Valerian's reported budget is around $200 million, so you can bet many investors were very disappointed.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Dunkirk
2) Girls Trip
3) Spider-Man: Homecoming
4) War of the Planet of the Apes
5) Valerian
6) Despicable Me 3
7) Baby Driver
8) The Big Sick
9) Wonder Woman 
10) Wish Upon
$50.5 million
$30.4 million
$22 million
$20.4 million
$17 million
$12.7 million
$6 million
$5 million
$4.6 million
$2.4 million
$50.5 million
$30.4 million
$251.7 million
$97.8 million
$17 million
$213.3 million
$84 million
$24.5 million
$389 million
$10.5 million
$150 million
$19 million
$175 million
$150 million
$200 million
$80 million
$34 million
n/a
$149 million
$12 million



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.
Photo:




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