Thursday, March 29, 2018

Ready Player One vs Acrimony vs God's Not Dead 3

Spielberg returns to blockbuster status?

Ready Player One
Hit Factor: Spielberg directing a Sci-Fi young adult novel.
Flop Factor: His last big-budget film (The BFG) didn't exactly do too well.
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Acrimony
Hit Factor: Tyler Perry's name is in the title of the film.
Flop Factor: Why is his name in the title of the film?
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God's Not Dead: A Light in Dark
Hit Factor: A faith-based film coming out on Easter weekend.
Flop Factor: I Can Only Imagine is still doing well in theaters.
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My Predictions:

Movie
Ready Player One
Pacific Rim Uprising
Black Panther
Acrimony
I Can Only Imagine 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$45
$14
$12
$12
$8








Sunday, March 25, 2018

Pacific Rim: Uprising Tops Box Office with $28 million

In what maybe considered a rather tepid opening for a movie that reportedly cost $150 million, Pacific Rim: Uprising easily topped the box office with $28 million.  The real reason this movie was greenlit was it's overseas market, where it managed to gross $122.5 million... $65 million from China alone... for a worldwide debut of $150.5 million.

Black Panther had to settle for second place, with $16.7 million.  It now has a domestic total of $630.9 million... making it the highest grossing superhero film domestically.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Pacific Rim: Uprising
2) Black Panther
3) I Can Only Imagine 
4) Sherlock Gnomes
5) Tomb Raider
6) A Wrinkle in Time
7) Love, Simon
8) Paul, Apostle of Christ   
9) Game Night
10) Midnight Sun
$28 million
$16.7 million
$13.8 million
$10.6 million
$10.4 million
$8 million
$7.8 million
$5 million
$4.2 million
$4.1 million
$605.4 million
$630.9 million
$38.3 million
$10.6 million
$41.7 million
$73.9 million
$23.7 million
$5 million
$60.8 million
$4.1 million
$150 million
$200 million
$7 million
$59 million
$94 million
$100 million
$17 million
$5 million
$37 million
n/a



Thursday, March 22, 2018

Pacific Rim: Uprising vs Sherlock Gnomes vs Black Panther

Can Black Panther top the box office for 6 weekends in a row?

Pacific Rim: Uprising
Hit Factor: I guess the original was good enough to spawn a sequel.
Flop Factor: I'm not even sure the first film even made a profit.
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Sherlock Gnomes
Hit Factor: I guess the original was good enough to spawn a sequel.
Flop Factor: You know what, Gnomeo and Juliet actually did turn somewhat of a profit: $194 million worldwide total against it's $36 million budget.
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Midnight Sun
Hit Factor: Umm
Flop Factor: Not sure what this movie is.
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Paul, Apostle of Christ
Hit Factor: Last weekend's release of another faith-based film over performed, so this might too.
Flop Factor: There's another faith-based movie coming out next weekend, that could take it's buzz.
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My Predictions:

Movie
Pacific Rim: Uprising
Black Panther
Tomb Raider
Sherlock Gnomes
Paul, Apostle of Christ 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$24
$18
$13
$13
$10








Sunday, March 18, 2018

Black Panther defeats Tomb Raider with $27 Million

Yes, this marks the fifth consecutive weekend that Black Panther has topped the box office.  It is the only movie since Avatar to make that claim.  Domestically, Black Panther ($605.4 million) is closing in on The Avengers ($623 million) to become this biggest comic book movie. Worldwide, Black Panther has grossed $1.128 billion.

As for Tomb Raider, it fell a bit short ($23.5 million) of expectations.  On the plus side, this $94 million pic already grossed $102 million overseas for an early worldwide total of $126 million.

In a surprise this weekend, the faith-based movie, I Can Only Imagine, snuck into the top 3 with $17.1 million.  This is good news for Roadside Attractions, since it reportedly cost only $7 million.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Black Panther
2) Tomb Raider
3) I Can Only Imagine 
4) A Wrinkle in Time
5) Love, Simon
6) Game Night
7) Peter Rabbit
8) Strangers: Prey at Night  
9) Red Sparrow
10) Death Wish
$27 million
$23.5 million
$17.1 million
$16.6 million
$11.5 million
$5.6 million
$5.2 million
$4.8 million
$4.5 million
$3.4 million
$605.4 million
$23.5 million
$17.1 million
$61.1 million
$11.5 million
$54.2 million
$102.4 million
$18.6 million
$39.6 million
$30 million
$200 million
$94 million
$7 million
$100 million
$17 million
$37 million
$50 million
$5 million
$69 million
$30 million



Thursday, March 15, 2018

Tomb Raider vs Love, Simon vs Black Panther

Can Black Panther hold on to the top spot for 5 weeks in a row?

Tomb Raider
Hit Factor: Lara Croft has her fans.
Flop Factor: They had a chance to do something different with this series.
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Love, Simon
Hit Factor: Positive early reviews (88% Tomatometer).
Flop Factor: Needs a bit more marketing.
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My Predictions:

Movie
Tomb Raider
Black Panther
A Wrinkle in Time
Love, Simon
Red Sparrow
Weekend Gross (millions)
$25
$24
$16
$9
$6








Sunday, March 11, 2018

Black Panther Tops 4th Weekend in a Row with $41.1 million

It was Disney vs Disney this weekend as Black Panther ($41.1 million) easily defeated A Wrinkle in Time ($33.3 million).  That puts Black Panther's domestic total to $562 million.  Overseas, it debuted in China with $66.5 million, bringing it's overseas total to $516.6 million.  Yes, it's worldwide total is $1.08 billion.

As for the Disney newcomer, A Wrinkle in Time, it's $33.3 million is a bit underwhelming, considering the hype and marketing surrounding this film.  It was most likely hurt by it's mediocre reviews.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Black Panther
2) A Wrinkle in Time 
3) Strangers: Prey at Night 
4) Red Sparrow
5) Game Night
6) Peter Rabbit
7) Death Wish
8) The Hurricane Heist 
9) Annihilation 
10) Jumanji
$41.1 million
$33.3 million
$10.5 million
$8.2 million
$7.9 million
$6.8 million
$6.6 million
$3.2 million
$3.2 million
$2.8 million
$562 million
$33.3 million
$10.5 million
$31.1 million
$45 million
$93.5 million
$23.9 million
$3.2 million
$26.1 million
$397.3 million
$200 million
$103 million
$5 million
$69 million
$37 million
$50 million
$30 million
$35 million
$40 million
$90 million



Thursday, March 8, 2018

A Wrinkle in Time vs Black Panther vs Strangers 2 vs The Hurricane Heist vs Gringo

It's Disney vs Disney this weekend as A Wrinkle in Time goes up against Black Panther. Oh, and a bunch of other movies no one's heard of hits theaters.

A Wrinkle in Time
Hit Factor: Disney taking on a popular book.
Flop Factor: We'll see if this is a start to another franchise.
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Gringo
Hit Factor: Wait, this has David Oyelowo, Charlize Theron and Amanda Seyfried?
Flop Factor: Despite those name actors, I haven't heard of this film.
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The Strangers: Prey At Night
Hit Factor: This is a sequel... so, the first film was good enough to spawn a sequel.
Flop Factor: A sequel to a film I haven't heard of.
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The Hurricane Heist
Hit Factor: A half a billion dollar heist during a hurricane.
Flop Factor: Umm...
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My Predictions:

Movie
A Wrinkle in Time
Black Panther
Red Sparrow
The Strangers 2
Death Wish
Weekend Gross (millions)
$45
$40
$9
$7
$6








Sunday, March 4, 2018

Black Panther Tops Third Weekend with $65.7 million

Black Panther easily dominated the box office for the third weekend in a row with $65.7 million.  It so far, has grossed $501.1 million domestically and sits behind The Avengers ($623.4 million) and The Dark Knight ($534.9 million) for the biggest comic book movie on this side of the pond. Overseas, Black Panther grossed $56.2 million and has a worldwide total of $897.8 million.

In other news, the-not-Black-Widow-movie-about-a-female-Russian-spy, Red Sparrow, debuted to $17 million and the remake Death Wish, debuted to $13 million.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Black Panther
2) Red Sparrow
3) Death Wish
4) Game Night
5) Peter Rabbit
6) Annihilation
7) Jumanji
8) Fifty Shades Freed  
9) The Greatest Showman 
10) Every Day
$65.7 million
$17 million
$13 million
$10.7 million
$10 million
$5.7 million
$4.5 million
$3.3 million
$2.7 million
$1.6 million
$501.1 million
$17 million
$13 million
$33.5 million
$84.1 million
$20.6 million
$393.2 million
$95.6 million
$164.6 million
$5.2 million
$200 million
$69 million
$30 million
$37 million
$50 million
$40 million
$90 million
$55 million
$84 million
$4.9 million



Thursday, March 1, 2018

Red Sparrow vs Death Wish vs Black Panther

Black Panther set to dominate for three weeks in a row.

Red Sparrow
Hit Factor: The closest to a Black Widow movie we're gonna get.
Flop Factor: It's not, in any way associated with Marvel.
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Death Wish
Hit Factor: Bruce Willis in a remake.
Flop Factor: A Bruce Willis movie with so little marketing.
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My Predictions:

Movie
Black Panther
Red Sparrow
Death Wish
Game Night
Peter Rabbit 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$60
$20
$12
$10
$8