Sunday, December 31, 2017

The Last Jedi Hangs On with $52.5 million

In what was a surprisingly close race as Star Wars: The Last Jedi managed to hold on to the top spot ($52.5 million) on the last weekend of 2017.  With a domestic total of $517 million, The Last Jedi, has surpassed Beauty and the Beast ($504 million) to become the highest grossing movie domestically.  It also just passed the $1 billion mark worldwide... making it only the 4th movie of the year to do so (behind Beauty and the Beast, Fate of the Furious, Despicable Me 3).

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle jumped up almost 40% from last weekend to $50.6 million.  It so far has grossed $169.8 million domestically. Overseas, it has grossed $50 million, but that number is expected to grow once it starts rolling out in more countries.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Star Wars: The Last Jedi
2) Jumanji
3) Pitch Perfect 3
4) The Greatest Showman
5) Ferdinand 
6) Coco
7) All the Money in the World 
8) Darkest Hour
9) Downsizing
10) Father Figures
$52.5 million
$50.6 million
$17.8 million
$15.3 million
$11.7 million
$6.6 million
$5.5 million
$5.3 million
$4.6 million
$3.7 million
$517.1 million
$169.8 million
$64.3 million
$48.8 million
$53.8 million
$178.9 million
$12.6 million
$17.9 million
$17.1 million
$12.7 million
$200 million
$90 million
$45 million
$84 million
$111 million
$175 million
$50 million
$30 million
$68 million
$25 million

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi to Top last weekend of 2017

Only one new movie opens this Holiday week... Well, actually it opened on Christmas Day.

All the Money in the World
Hit Factor: A positively reviewed Ridley Scott film (80% Tomatometer)... Kevin Spacey being replaced.
Flop Factor: Lots of competition at the box office.
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My Predictions:

Movie
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Jumanji
Pitch Perfect 3
The Greatest Showman
Ferdinand
Weekend Gross (millions)
$42
$27
$17
$8
$7






Sunday, December 24, 2017

The Last Jedi Remains on Top with $68.5 million

Despite dropping almost 70% from last weekend, Star Wars: The Last Jedi easily stayed at the top of the box office with $68.5 million. It has so far grossed $365.1 million domestically.  Overseas, it has grossed $380.3 million for a worldwide total of $745.4 million.  Thus, helping Disney jump Warner Bros. to become the highest grossing studio of 2017.

As for the newcomers, Jumanji ($34 million) and Pitch Perfect 3 ($20.5 million), opened to decent numbers. While The Greatest Showman ($8.6 million), Downsizing ($4.6 million) and Father Figures ($3.2 million) have a big hill to climb.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Star Wars: The Last Jedi
2) Jumanji
3) Pitch Perfect 3
4) The Greatest Showman
5) Ferdinand 
6) Coco
7) Downsizing
8) Darkest Hour
9) Father Figures 
10) The Shape of Water
$68.5 million
$34 million
$20.5 million
$8.6 million
$7.1 million
$5.2 million
$4.6 million
$4.1 million
$3.2 million
$3.1 million
$365.1 million
$50.6 million
$20.5 million
$13.2 million
$26.5 million
$161.3 million
$4.6 million
$7 million
$3.2 million
$7.6 million
$200 million
$90 million
$45 million
$84 million
$111 million
$175 million
$68 million
$30 million
$25 million
$19.5 million




Thursday, December 21, 2017

The Greatest Showman vs Jumanji vs Pitch Perfect 3 vs Downsizing vs Father Figures

A slew of new movies opens this week, in time for the Holidays and ready to take on Star Wars: The Last Jedi.  Also, The Shape of Water widens in release.

The Greatest Showman
Hit Factor: Hugh Jackman post Wolverine.
Flop Factor: Lots of competition.
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Jumanji
Hit Factor: The Rock seems to have done well lately, except for Baywatch, I suppose.
Flop Factor: Another reboot?
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Pitch Perfect 3
Hit Factor: The pitches are back for a third time.
Flop Factor: Not much, this prints money for Universal.
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Downsizing
Hit Factor: Matt Damon in an Alexander Payne movie.
Flop Factor: Reviews are so-so (57% Tomatometer), especially from one directed by Alexander Payne.
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Father Figures
Hit Factor: Umm.
Flop Factor: Seems like this is where Daddy's Home 2 should have been released.
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My Predictions:

Movie
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Jumanji
Pitch Perfect 3
The Greatest Showman
Father Figures
Weekend Gross (millions)
$100
$40
$35
$14
$9






Sunday, December 17, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Destroys Box Office with $220 Million Debut

The latest installment of the Star Wars saga, The Last Jedi, easily debuted in the top spot this weekend with $220 million. It is the second highest opening for a movie, behind, guess... Star Wars: The Force Awakens' $248 million from a couple years ago.  Overseas, it grossed $230 million for a $450 million worldwide launch.

The Fox (or what soon may be Disney) animated flick, Ferdinand, came in a distant second with $13.3 million. Which, actually, isn't a good number since it's reported budget is $111 million. Perhaps, it will play well throughout the holidays.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Star Wars: The Last Jedi
2) Ferdinand
3) Coco
4) Wonder
5) Justice League 
6) Daddy's Home 2 
7) Thor: Ragnarok 
8) The Disaster Artist
9) Murder on the Orient Express 
10) Lady Bird
$220 million
$13.3 million
$10 million
$5.4 million
$4.2 million
$3.8 million
$3 million
$2.6 million
$2.5 million
$2.1 million
$220 million
$13.3 million
$150 million
$109.3 million
$219.5 million
$96.6 million
$306.4 million
$12.9 million
$97.3 million
$26 million
n/a
$111 million
$175 million
$20 million
$300 million
$69 million
$180 million
$10 million
$55 million
$10 million




Thursday, December 14, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Looks To Set Box Office Records

It's that time of year again...

Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Hit Factor: Let's see... sequel to one of the most successful franchises ever may be one of it.
Flop Factor: n/a
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(I haven't made a 0% meter)

Ferdinand
Hit Factor: No other movie is opening outside of The Last Jedi.
Flop Factor: Going up against The Last Jedi.
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My Predictions:

Movie
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Ferdiand
Coco
Wonder
Justice League
Weekend Gross (millions)
$220
$18
$10
$6
$5






Sunday, December 10, 2017

Coco Takes Third Weekend in a Row with $18.3 million

Disney/Pixar's Coco easily "threepeated" this weekend ($18.3 million). It has so far made $135.5 million domestically and raked in another $55.3 million overseas, bumping up it's overseas total to $253 million.  It has grossed $389.5 million worldwide.

The only other note this weekend, is the dramedy, The Disaster Artist, made $6.4 million for a 4th place finish in just under 900 theaters.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Coco
2) Justice League
3) Wonder
4) The Disaster Artist
5) Thor: Ragnarok 
6) Daddy's Home 2 
7) Murder on the Orient Express 
8) The Star
9) Lady Bird
10) Just Getting Started
$18.3 million
$9.6 million
$8.5 million
$6.4 million
$6.3 million
$6 million
$5.1 million
$3.7 million
$3.5 million
$3.2 million
$135.5 million
$212.1 million
$100 million
$8 million
$301.2 million
$91.2 million
$92.7 million
$32.3 million
$22.3 million
$3.2 million
$175 million
$300 million
$20 million
$10 million
$180 million
$69 million
$55 million
$20 million
$10 million
$22 million




Thursday, December 7, 2017

Disney Pixar's Coco Look to top Box Office for Third Weekend in a Row

As no new movie opens in wide release this weekend... expect Coco to take the top spot for the third weekend in a row.  Actually, the highly acclaimed The Disaster Artist expands into a lot more (but still somewhat limted) theaters this weekend.


My Predictions:

Movie
Coco
Justice League
Wonder
The Disaster Artist
Thor: Ragnarok 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$20
$10
$8
$6
$6






Sunday, December 3, 2017

Coco Remains On Top of the Box Office with $26.1 million



As no new movies were in wide release this post Thanksgiving weekend, the Disney/Pixar animated flick, Coco easily topped the box office ($26.1 million).  It has so far grossed $108.7 million domestically and $171.3 million overseas for a worldwide total of $280 million.

The Justice League's streak continues to fall as it dropped another 60% from last weekend to $16.6 million.  It has grossed $197.3 million domestically, by it's third weekend. As a comparison, Thor: Ragnarok grossed $247.3 million by it's third weekend.  Justice League has grossed $567.4 million worldwide, which sounds good for any other movie... but this is the Justice League.

Speaking of Thor: Ragnarok, it surpassed the $800 million mark this weekend for a grand total of $816.4 million. With Star Wars: The Last Jedi still to hit theaters, it looks like Disney will surpass Warner Bros. and yet again top the yearly global market share.


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) Lady Bird
8) Three Billboards Outside...
9) The Star
10) A Bad Moms Christmas
$26.1 million
$16.6 million
$12.5 million
$9.7 million
$7.5 million
$6.7 million
$4.5 million
$4.5 million
$4 million
$3.5 million
$108.7 million
$197.3 million
$88 million
$291.4 million
$82.8 million
$84.7 million
$17.1 million
$13.7 million
$28.3 million
$64.8 million
$175 million
$300 million
$20 million
$180 million
$69 million
$55 million
$10 million
$15 million
$20 million
$28 million