Sunday, February 25, 2018

Black Panther Rules Second Weekend with $108 Million

Black Panther easily remained at the top spot at the box office this weekend with $108 million.  It is actually the second highest second weekend off all time domestically (behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens' $149.2 million).  Black Panther has already grossed $400 million domestically and will most likely surpass Captain America: Civil War ($408.1 million), Iron Man 3 ($409 million) and Avengers: Age of Ultron ($459 million) to become the second highest grossing movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  It also puts it in position to surpass The Avengers' $623.4 million for the top comic book movie of all time.
Overseas, Black Panther earned $84 million for an overseas total of $304 million and a worldwide take of $704 million.

In other news, Game Night opened well to the tune of $16.6 million as Annihilation opened as expected with $11 million.




Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Black Panther
2) Game Night
3) Peter Rabbit
4) Annihilation
5) Fifty Shades Freed 
6) Jumanji 
7) The 15:17 to Paris
8) The Greatest Showman 
9) Every Day
10) Early Man
$108 million
$16.6 million
$12.5 million
$11 million
$6.9 million
$5.7 million
$3.6 million
$3.4 million
$3.1 million
$1.7 million
$400 million
$16.6 million
$71.3 million
$11 million
$89.6 million
$387.3 million
$32.3 million
$160.8 million
$3.1 million
$6.8 million
$200 million
$37 million
$50 million
$40 million
$55 million
$90 million
$30 million
$84 million
$4.9 million
$50 million



Thursday, February 22, 2018

Annihilation vs Game Night vs Every Day vs Black Panther


Black Panther looks to defend it's throne as a few new movies are released this weekend.

Annihilation
Hit Factor: Positive early reviews (94% Tomatometer).
Flop Factor: Paramount isn't confident in the film... so much so, that they sold Netflix most of the international rights.
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Game Night
Hit Factor: Surprisingly positive early reviews (88% Tomatometer).
Flop Factor: Seems like an "okay" movie that one might watch on video rather than the theater.
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Every Day
Hit Factor: Based off of a book.
Flop Factor: Will enough teens come out and watch this romance story?
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My Predictions:

Movie
Black Panther
Game Night
Annihilation
Peter Rabbit
Fifty Shades Freed  
Weekend Gross (millions)
$100
$17
$12
$10
$8








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