Sunday, February 18, 2018

Black Panther Crushes Box Office with $192 million Debut

Black Panther easily topped the box office this weekend with $192 million. This opening bested Deadpool's $132.4 million for the biggest opening in February.  It also not only is the second highest debut for a Marvel film behind The Avengers, but also the second biggest debut for a comic book movie.

Overseas, it opened pretty well, to the tune of $169 million for an early worldwide gross of $361 million.  With it also being really well received, look for Black Panther to have some legs at the box office.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Black Panther
2) Peter Rabbit 
3) Fifty Shades Freed
4) Jumanji
5) The 15:17 to Paris 
6) The Greatest Showman  
7) Early Man
8) Maze Runner: The Death Cure 
9) Winchester
10) Samson
$192 million
$17.3 million
$16.9 million
$7.9 million
$7.7 million
$5.1 million
$3.2 million
$2.5 million
$2.2 million
$2 million
$192 million
$48.2 million
$76.1 million
$377.6 million
$25.4 million
$154.5 million
$3.2 million
$54 million
$21.9 million
$2 million
$200 million
$50 million
$55 million
$90 million
$30 million
$84 million
$50 million
$62 million
$3.5 million
n/a


Thursday, February 15, 2018

Black Panther vs Early Man vs Samson

Here comes the year's first blockbuster.

Black Panther
Hit Factor: Marvel... and spectacular reviews help too (98% Tomatometer)
Flop Factor: n/a
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Early Man
Hit Factor: From the creator of Wallace and Gromit.
Flop Factor: Somewhat unfortunate weekend to come out.
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Samson
Hit Factor: Story from the Bible.
Flop Factor: Not much buzz around this film.
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My Predictions:

Movie
Black Panther
Fifty Shades Freed
Peter Rabbit
Early Man
The 15:17 to Paris 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$150
$18
$15
$8
$7








Sunday, February 11, 2018

Fifty Shades Freed Tops Box Office with $38.8 million


The third installment of the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise, Fifty Shades Freed, easily topped the box office this weekend with $38.8 million.  It's down a bit from the last two outings ($85.2 million and $46.6 million).  It has also grossed a strong $98 million overseas for an early worldwide total of $136.9 million.

Peter Rabbit came in second with a good $25 million finish and the Clint Eastwood flick The 15:17 to Paris came in third with $12.6 million.

In worldwide news, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle ($881.8 million) slipped past Spider-Man: Homecoming ($880.2 million), to become Sony's biggest worldwide hit of 2017.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Fifty Shades Freed
2) Peter Rabbit 
3) The 15:17 to Paris
4) Jumanji
5) The Greatest Showman 
6) Maze Runner: The Death Cure 
7) Winchester
8) The Post 
9) The Shape of Water
10) Den of Thieves
$38.8 million
$25 million
$12.6 million
$9.8 million
$6.4 million
$6 million
$5 million
$3.5 million
$3 million
$2.9 million
$38.8 million
$25 million
$12.6 million
$365.7 million
$146.5 million
$49 million
$17.2 million
$72.8 million
$49.8 million
$41 million
$55 million
$50 million
$30 million
$90 million
$84 million
$62 million
n/a
$50 million
$19.5 million
$30 million


Thursday, February 8, 2018

Fifty Shades Freed vs The 15:17 to Paris vs Peter Rabbit

A few new movies hit theaters this February weekend.

Fifty Shades Freed
Hit Factor: Large fan base.
Flop Factor: Audiences are catching on to the fact that this series isn't very good.

The 15:17 to Paris
Hit Factor: Clint Eastwood directing a real life heroic event.
Flop Factor: On the fence about using the real life heroes (non-actors) to star in the movie.

Peter Rabbit
Hit Factor: built in audience
Flop Factor: Kids today may not be too familiar with Peter Rabbit.


My Predictions:

Movie
Fifty Shades Freed
Peter Rabbit
The 15:17 to Paris
Jumanji
Maze Runner: The Death Cure 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$30
$20
$14
$8
$6






Sunday, February 4, 2018

Jumanji Returns to Top Of Box Office with $11 Million

Yep, you heard right... The box office champ this weekend is Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, with $11 million in it's 7th weekend. To be fair, Super Bowl weekend is usually slow. On a side note, Jumanji has actually claimed the top spot at the box office more than Star Wars: The Last Jedi.  It has also grossed $352.6 million domestically and $503.1 million overseas, for a worldwide total of $855.7 million.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Jumanji 
2) Maze Runner: The Death Cure 
3) Winchester
4) The Greatest Showman
5) Hostiles
6) The Post
7) 12 Strong
8) Den of Thieves 
9) The Shape of Water
10) Paddington 2
$11 million
$10.2 million
$9.3 million
$7.8 million
$5.5 million
$5.2 million
$4.7 million
$4.7 million
$4.3 million
$3.1 million
$352.6 million
$39.8 million
$9.3 million
$137.5 million
$21.2 million
$67.2 million
$37.3 million
$36.3 million
$44.6 million
$36.3 million
$90 million
$62 million
$3.5 million
$84 million
$39 million
$50 million
$35 million
$30 million
$19.5 million
$50 million


Thursday, February 1, 2018

Winchester vs Maze Runner: The Death Cure vs Jumanji

Only one new movie hit theaters this Super Bowl weekend.

Winchester
Hit Factor: Helen Mirren
Flop Factor: Super Bowl weekend
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My Predictions:

Movie
Maze Runner: Death Cure
Jumanji
Winchester
Hostiles
The Greatest Showman
Weekend Gross (millions)
$15
$10
$10
$7
$6






Sunday, January 28, 2018

Maze Runner: The Death Cure Debuts to $23.5 million

The final installment of the Maze Runner series, The Death Cure, topped the box office with $23.5 million.  It's somewhat down from the other films in the series ($32.5 million and $30.3 million). However, overseas, thats a different story as The Death Cure grossed $62.5 million for an early foreign total of $82 million.  Worldwide, it has already grossed $105.5 million.

In other news, Jumanji is still holding on strong as it slipped into second place with $16.4 million.  It has grossed $338.1 million domestically and $484 million overseas for a worldwide total of $822.1 million.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Maze Runner: The Death Cure 
2) Jumanji
3) Hostiles
4) The Greatest Showman
5) The Post
6) 12 Strong
7) Den of Thieves
8) The Shape of Water 
9) Paddington 2
10) Padmaavat
$23.5 million
$16.4 million
$10.2 million
$9.5 million
$8.9 million
$8.6 million
$8.4 million
$5.7 million
$5.6 million
$4.3 million
$23.5 million
$338.1 million
$12.1 million
$126.5 million
$58.5 million
$29.8 million
$28.5 million
$37.7 million
$32 million
$4.8 million
$62 million
$90 million
$39 million
$84 million
$50 million
$35 million
$30 million
$19.5 million
$50 million
$30 million*


Thursday, January 25, 2018

Maze Runner: Death Cure vs Hostiles

A couple new movies open this January weekend.

Maze Runner: Death Cure
Hit Factor: The first film was kinda entertaining.
Flop Factor: Buzz has considerably died off for this franchise.
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Hostiles
Hit Factor: Christian Bale
Flop Factor: One of those films that needs awards contention buzz, but just missed the list.
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My Predictions:

Movie
Maze Runner: Death Cure
Jumanji
Den of Thieves
12 Strong
The Post
Weekend Gross (millions)
$20
$13
$8
$8
$7






Sunday, January 21, 2018

Jumanji Remains at the Top of the Box Office with $20 million

Jumanji remained at the top of the box office in it's fifth weekend of release with $20 million. It beat out newcomers, 12 Strong ($16.5 million) and Den of Thieves ($15.3 million).  Jumanji has grossed $317 million domestically and $450.8 million overseas for a worldwide total of $767.8 million.

In other news, Star Wars: The Last Jedi passed the $600 million mark domestically.  It has grossed $1,296.3 Billion worldwide.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Jumanji
2) 12 Strong
3) Den of Thieves
4) The Post
5) The Greatest Showman
6) Paddington 2
7) The Commuter
8) Star Wars: The Last Jedi 
9) Insidious: The Last Key
10) Forever My Girl
$20 million
$16.5 million
$15.3 million
$12.2 million
$11 million
$8.2 million
$6.7 million
$6.6 million
$5.9 million
$4.7 million
$317 million
$16.5 million
$15.3 million
$45.2 million
$113.5 million
$25 million
$25.7 million
$604.3 million
$58.7 million
$4.7 million
$90 million
$35 million
$30 million
$50 million
$84 million
$50 million
$30 million
$200 million
$10 million
$3.5 million


Thursday, January 18, 2018

12 Strong vs Den of Thieves vs Jumanji

A couple of new movies hit theaters in wide release this January weekend.

12 Strong
Hit Factor: Chris Hemsworth
Flop Factor: Seems like they are pushing action too much in the marketing.
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Den of Thieves
Hit Factor: Gerard Butler?
Flop Factor: Still have left over competition from the Holidays.
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My Predictions:

Movie
Jumanji
12 Strong
The Post
Den of Thieves
Paddington 2
Weekend Gross (millions)
$20
$15
$10
$10
$7






Sunday, January 14, 2018

Jumanji Remains On top with $27 Million

In what's turning out to be one of Sony's most successful movies, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle remained on top of the box office with $27 million.  It's domestic take stands at $283.2 million, so far.  Which makes it Sony's 6th highest grossing film, behind Skyfall ($304.4 million) and four Spiderman movies. Worldwide, it has grossed $666.2 million.

Steven Spielberg's acclaimed drama, The Post, debuted to a modest $18.6 million. While the Liam Neeson action flick, The Commuter,  trailed closely behind ($13.5 million).

Star Wars: The Last Jedi's has now made $1.265 billion worldwide  This bested Beauty and the Beast's $1.264 billion, to become the top movie of 2017.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Jumanji
2) The Post
3) The Commuter
4) Insidious: The Last Key
5) The Greatest Showman
6) Star Wars: The Last Jedi
7) Paddington 2
8) Proud Mary
9) Pitch Perfect 3
10) Darkest Hour 
$27 million
$18.6 million
$13.5 million
$12.1 million
$11.8 million
$11.3 million
$10.6 million
$10 million
$5.7 million
$4.5 million
$283.2 million
$23.1 million
$13.5 million
$48.4 million
$94.6 million
$591.6 million
$10.6 million
$10 million
$94.7 million
$35.7 million
$90 million
$50 million
$30 million
$10 million
$84 million
$200 million
$50 million
$14 million
$45 million
$30 million


Thursday, January 11, 2018

The Post vs Paddington 2 vs The Commuter vs Proud Mary

A slew of new movies hit theaters this January weekend.

The Post
Hit Factor: Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep.
Flop Factor: In line with Spielberg's smaller, but award acclaimed films, rather than his money making popcorn spectacles.
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Paddington 2
Hit Factor: Enough of an audience of the first film to warrant a second.
Flop Factor: Still somewhat crowded box office for family films with Coco, Ferdinand, and to a lessor extent, Jumanji, in theaters.
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The Commuter
Hit Factor: Liam Neeson on a train.
Flop Factor: Nothing really new for a Liam Neeson action pic here.
Photo:


Proud Mary
Hit Factor: Taraji P. Henson kicking ass.
Flop Factor: Crowded box office.
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My Predictions:

Movie
Jumanji
Paddington
The Post
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Insidious: The Last Key
Weekend Gross (millions)
$22
$20
$18
$15
$13





Sunday, January 7, 2018

Jumanji Rakes in $36 Million to Top the Box Office

Third weekend's the charm for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle ($36 million). It dethroned Star Wars: The Last Jedi ($23.6 million) from the top spot at the box office.  In fact, Jumanji is doing so well, it has already grossed $244 million domestically, and is currently topping the foreign weekend with $70 million.  It's foreign take is up to $275 million with a worldwide total of $519.4 million.

The Last Jedi didn't even place second... the latest installment of the Insidious series, The Last Key, snatched that spot with $29.3 million... a lot more than I was expecting (considering, I didn't even know they made a 4th one).

Star Wars: The Last Jedi slipped to third with $23.6 million.  At about 55%, it's the biggest percentage drop for any film in the top 15 and will most likely end up short of The Force Awakens' $936.7 million domestic take or it's $2 billion worldwide take.  With that said, The Last Jedi currently stands at $1.2 billion and is the 2nd highest grossing Star Wars film ever.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Jumanji
2) Insidious: The Last Key
3) Star Wars: The Last Jedi
4) The Greatest Showman
5) Pitch Perfect 3
6) Ferdinand
7) Molly's Game 
8) Darkest Hour
9) Coco
10) All the Money in the World 
$36 million
$29.3 million
$23.6 million
$13.8 million
$10.2 million
$7.7 million
$7 million
$6.4 million
$5.5 million
$3.6 million
$244.4 million
$29.3 million
$572.5 million
$75.9 million
$86 million
$70.5 million
$14.2 million
$28.4 million
$192.1 million
$20.1 million
$90 million
$10 million
$200 million
$84 million
$45 million
$111 million
$30 million
$30 million
$175 million
$50 million

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Insidious 4 vs Molly's Game

A couple new movies open this first weekend of 2018

Insidious: The Last Key
Hit Factor: No Horror film currently at the box office.
Flop Factor: I had no idea they made a 4th one.
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Molly's Game
Hit Factor: Aaron Sorkin is a great writer.
Flop Factor: Lots of competition left over from the Holiday season.
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My Predictions:

Movie
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Jumanji
Insidious 4
Pitch Perfect 3
Molly's Game
Weekend Gross (millions)
$25
$24
$15
$8
$8