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.
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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.
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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.
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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