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








Sunday, April 23, 2017

Fate of the Furious Takes Second Weekend with $38.7 Million

The latest installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise, Fate of the Furious, easily took the top spot again this weekend ($38.7 million).  Thus bringing it's domestic total to $163.6 million. Albeit, it's trailing it's predecessor here, Furious 7 (by a large magin), overseas, that's another story. Fate of the Furious (Fast 8, Furious 8, or whatever it's called overseas), grossed another $163.4 million this weekend, pushing it's foreign total to $744.8 million.  $318 million of that came from China alone.  Worldwide, Fate of the Furious has grossed $908.4 million and will soon surpass Beauty and the Beast's $1.1 billion take  to become the highest grossing movie of 2017, so far.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Fate of the Furious
2) The Boss Baby
3) Beauty and the Beast  
4) Born in China 
5) Going in Style
6) Smurfs: The Lost Village 
7) Unforgettable
8) Gifted
9) The Promise
10) The Lost City of Z
$38.7 million
$12.8 million
$10 million
$5.1 million
$5 million
$4.9 million
$4.8 million
$4.5 million
$4 million
$2.1 million
$163.6 million
$137 million
$471.1 million
$5.1 million
$31.8 million
$33.9 million
$4.8 million
$10.7 million
$4 million
$2.3 million
$250 million
$125 million
$160 million
n/a
$25 million
$60 million
$12 million
$7 million
$90 million
n/a


Thursday, April 20, 2017

Fate of the Furious Set to Remain on Top for Two Weekends in a Row

A bunch of low key movies hit theaters this April weekend.

Born in China
Hit Factory: Disney nature documentary
Flop Factor: Not exactly huge moneymakers
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The Promise
Hit Factor: Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac.
Flop Factor: A movie that would normally go for the awards crowd, getting underwhelming early reviews (36% Tomatometer)
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Unforgettable
Hit Factor: Hrm.
Flop Factor: A great title for critics that don't like the film.
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My Predictions:

Movie
Fate of the Furious
Boss Baby
Beauty and the Beast
Unforgettable
Born in China 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$40
$11
$9
$7
$4








Sunday, April 16, 2017

Fate of the Furious Races to the Top Spot with $100 Million Debut


The 8th installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise, Fate of the Furious, easily took the top spot this weekend ($100.2 million).  Albeit, it is a dip from Furious 7's $147.2 million debut in 2015, Fast 8's (Furious 8? this movie has too many AKA's) $100.2 million debut is just a portion of it's even more massive overseas debut.  In fact, it earned a massive $190 million in China alone which helped it's worldwide debut total climb to $532.5 million.  If this number holds up, this bests the worldwide record debut of Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($529 million).

China, loves them some Vin Diesel movies... where earlier this year the XXX sequel, Return of Xander Cage raked up $165 million in that country alone, counting for almost half of it's $346 million worldwide gross. It only made $45 million in the States.

In other news this week, Beauty and the Beast waltzed pass the $1 billion mark worldwide, to become the first movie of 2017 to do so.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Fate of the Furious
2) The Boss Baby
3) Beauty and the Beast  
4) Smurfs: The Lost Village 
5) Going in Style
6) Gifted
7) Get Out
8) Power Rangers
9) The Case for Christ
10) Kong: Skull Island
$100.2 million
$15.5 million
$13.6 million
$6.5 million
$6.4 million
$3 million
$2.9 million
$2.9 million
$2.7 million
$2.7 million
$100.2 million
$116.3 million
$454.7 million
$24.7 million
$23.4 million
$4.4 million
$167.5 million
$80.6 million
$8.5 million
$161.3 million
$250 million
$125 million
$160 million
$60 million
$25 million
$7 million
$4.5 million
$100 million
$3 million
$185 million


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Fate of the Furious vs Boss Baby vs Beauty and the Beast

Only one movie debuts in wide release this April weekend.

The Fate of the Furious
Hit Factor: The last film in the Furious franchise made over $1.5 billion worldwide.
Flop Factor: This series jumped the shark (actually, more than that) two movies ago.
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My Predictions:

Movie
Fate of the Furious
Boss Baby
Beauty and the Beast
Going in Style
Smurfs: The Lost Village 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$125
$15
$14
$8
$6







Sunday, April 9, 2017

Boss Baby Takes 2nd Weekend in a Row with $26.3 Million

The Alec Baldwin voiced animated flick, Boss Baby, held onto it's second weekend in a row ($26.3 million).  It so far has grossed $89.4 million domestically and $110.4 million overseas.

Beauty and the Beast came in second ($25 million) and, now with a worldwide total of $997.4 million, it should pass the $1 billion mark fairly soon... possibly even today.

The newcomers of the week, Smurfs: The Lost Village came in a disappointing 3rd with $14 million (compared against it's $60 million budget), and Going in Style came in 4th with $12.5 million.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) The Boss Baby 
2) Beauty and the Beast
3) Smurfs: The Lost Village 
4) Going in Style
5) Ghost in the Shell
6) Power Rangers
7) Kong: Skull Island
8) Logan
9) Get Out
10) Case for Christ
$26.3 million
$25 million
$14 million
$12.5 million
$7.4 million
$6.2 million
$5.8 million
$4.1 million
$4 million
$3.9 million
$89.4 million
$432.3 million
$14 million
$12.5 million
$31.6 million
$75.1 million
$156.6 million
$218.1 million
$162.9 million
$3.9 million
$125 million
$160 million
$60 million
$25 million
$110 million
$100 million
$185 million
$97 million
$4.5 million
n/a


Thursday, April 6, 2017

Smurfs: The Lost Village vs Going in Style vs Boss Baby vs Beauty and the Beast

A couple new movies hit theaters this April weekend.

Smurfs: The Lost Village
Hit Factor: I watched the Smurfs when I was a kid on TV.
Flop Factor: I haven't seen any of the live-action films yet, and Boss Baby and Beauty and the Beast is taking away a lot of their target audience.
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Going in Style
Hit Factor: Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin
Flop Factor: Is this a sequel to... those other movies with the same cast?
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My Predictions:

Movie
Beauty and the Beast
Boss Baby
Smurfs: The Lost Village
Ghost in the Shell
Going in Style
Weekend Gross (millions)
$25
$25
$20
$9
$9







Sunday, April 2, 2017

Baby is Boss of the Box Office with $49 Million Debut

The Fox animated movie The Boss Baby ($49 million), voiced by Alec Baldwin surprisingly edged out a Beauty and the Beast three-peat ($47.5 million).  The Boss Baby also made a big $59 million overseas for an early worldwide total of $108 million.

Beauty and the Beast came in 2nd with $47.5 million.  It, so far, has grossed $395.5 million domestically and $480.8 million overseas... It's worldwide total now stands at $876.3 million.

As for the live-action remake of Ghost in the Shell, it underperformed with $19 million.  It made a decent $40 million overseas, but will have to get some strong legs as the somewhat negative reviews have been deterring audiences from this $110 million budget film.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) The Boss Baby 
2) Beauty and the Beast
3) Ghost in the Shell
4) Power Rangers
5) Kong: Skull Island
6) Logan
7) Get Out
8) Life
9) CHiPs
10) Zookeeper's Wife
$49 million
$47.5 million
$19 million
$14.5 million
$8.8 million
$6.2 million
$5.8 million
$5.6 million
$4.1 million
$3.3 million
$49 million
$395.5 million
$19 million
$65.1 million
$147.9 million
$211.9 million
$156.9 million
$22.4 million
$14.4 million
$3.3 million
$125 million
$160 million
$110 million
$100 million
$185 million
$97 million
$4.5 million
$58 million
$25 million
$20 million