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.
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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