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