Thursday, November 30, 2017

Coco Set to top Box Office for Second Weekend in a Row

As no new movies are being released wide this December weekend, Coco looks to fend off Justice League again. FYI a couple of really well reviewed movies are hitting theaters in limited release: The Disaster Artist and The Shape of the Water.

My Predictions:

Movie
Coco
Justice League
Wonder
Thor: Ragnarok
Daddy's Home 2 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$32
$22
$17
$12
$8






Sunday, November 26, 2017

Coco Tops Box Office Weekend with $49 million

Disney/Pixar's latest offering, Coco topped the box office this weekend with $49 million.  It has grossed $72 million since it opened before the Thanksgiving holiday.  One has to wonder, though, if the 20 minute animated Frozen short shown before Coco is hurting the bottom line, as most movie-goers are complaining about it and/or telling people to just arrive 30 minutes late.

Justice League dropped about average for a tentpole movie (57%)... But what's impressive is that it has so far grossed $481.3 million worldwide. So as bad as the word of mouth is on this film, the damage (financially) may not be too bad. Though in any case, Warner Bros. probably needs this film to surpass the $1 billion mark to make a profit.  They pretty much lost all fan service, outside of Wonder Woman, of course.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Coco
2) Justice League
3) Wonder
4) Thor: Ragnarok
5) Daddy's Home 2 
6) Murder on the Orient Express 
7) The Star
8) A Bad Moms Christmas
9) Roman J. Israel, Esq.
10) Three Billboards Outside...
$49 million
$40.7 million
$22.3 million
$16.8 million
$13.3 million
$13 million
$6.9 million
$5 million
$4.5 million
$4.4 million
$71.2 million
$171.5 million
$69.4 million
$277.5 million
$72.7 million
$74.3 million
$22 million
$59.8 million
$6.3 million
$7.6 million
$175 million
$300 million
$20 million
$180 million
$69 million
$55 million
$20 million
$28 million
$22 million
$15 million




Thursday, November 23, 2017

Coco vs Roman J. Israel, Esq. vs Justice League

A Pixar film opens this Thanksgiving weekend, looking to best Justice League.

Coco
Hit Factor: Made by Pixar... also very positive reviews (95% Tomatometer)
Flop Factor: Perhaps Pixar head John Lasseter stepping down this week?
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Roman J. Israel Esq.
Hit Factor: Denzel Washington
Flop Factor: Title is hard to remember... A movie that needs good word of mouth is getting mediocre reviews (59% Tomatometer).
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My Predictions:

Movie
Coco
Justice League
Wonder
Thor: Ragnarok
Daddy's Home 2 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$55
$38
$20
$15
$10






Sunday, November 19, 2017

Justice League Smacks the Box Office with $96 million Debut

While a $96 million debut is good for any other movie, it is actually the lowest of any of the films from the DC universe.  And... especially so, since this is the first time the Justice League has ever been assembled on screen.  I'm guessing it's poor to mediocre reviews (40% Tomatometer) detracted a lot of movie goers, who were on a wait-and-see attitude since being burned by Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad.  It is also unfortunate that this movie was also plagued by reshoots and a change in director (due to tragic circumstances)... which bumped the budget up to the $250-$300 million range.  It's one silver lining is that it pulled in $185.5 million overseas for an early worldwide total of $281.5 million.

Wonder was the surprise of the weekend, as it grossed a huge $27.1 million for a second place finish.  This reported $20 million budget movie felt like a movie most people would wait for video... instead, they showed up to theaters.  Expect this movie to hold strong over the holidays.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Justice League
2) Wonder
3) Thor: Ragnarok 
4) Daddy's Home 2  
5) Murder on the Orient Express 
6) The Star
7) A Bad Moms Christmas
8) Lady Bird
9) Three Billboards Outside...
10) Jigsaw
$96 million
$27.1 million
$21.8 million
$14.8 million
$13.8 million
$10 million
$6.9 million
$2.5 million
$1.1 million
$1.1 million
$96 million
$27.1 million
$247.4 million
$50.8 million
$51.7 million
$10 million
$50.9 million
$4.7 million
$1.5 million
$36.5 million
$250 million
$20 million
$180 million
$69 million
$55 million
$20 million
$28 million
$10 million
n/a
$10 million




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