Sunday, October 28, 2018

Halloween Scares Up a $32 Million Second Weekend

Despite dropping almost 60%, the Halloween sequel, Halloween, easily topped the box office ($32 million) for the second weekend in a row.  It, so far, has made $126.7 million domestically, and $45 million overseas, for an early worldwide total of $172.3 million.

The only newcomer this weekend was Hunter Killer, which has pretty much been hunted and killed at the box office as it debuted in 5th with $6.7 million.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Halloween
2) A Star is Born
3) Venom
4) Goosebumps 2
5) Hunter Killer
6) The Hate U Give
7) First Man
8) Smallfoot
9) Night School 
10) Mid90s 
$32 million
$14.1 million
$10.8 million
$7.5 million
$6.7 million
$5.1 million
$4.9 million
$4.8 million
$3.3 million
$3.0 million
$126.7 million
$148.7 million
$187.3 million
$38.4 million
$6.7 million
$18.3 million
$37.9 million
$72.6 million
$71.5 million
$3.4 million
$10 million
$36 million
$100 million
$35 million
$40 million
$23 million
$59 million
$80 million
$29 million
n/a


Thursday, October 25, 2018

Hunter Killer vs Halloween vs A Star is Born vs Venom

Only one new movie hits theaters in wide release this weekend... in other words, Halloween should remain on top.

Hunter Killer
Hit Factor: Gerard Butler...
Flop Factor: Crowded box office.  Didn't Gerard Butler's last film, Geostorm, come out around this time last year?




My Predictions:

Movie
Halloween
A Star is Born
Venom
Hunter Killer
Goosebumps 2  
Weekend Gross (millions)
$45
$14
$10
$8
$6





Sunday, October 21, 2018

Halloween Scares Up $77.5 Million at the Box Office

Michael Myers is back! The Halloween franchise grossed $77.5 million at the box office this weekend, which makes it the second highest debut for an R rated horror film (behind It's $123.4 million) and also the second highest opening for the month of October (behind Venom's $80 million). Considering the Blumhouse pic cost only $10 million to produce, it's definitely a success.

A Star Is Born ($19.3 million) moves ahead of Venom ($18.1 million) this weekend for the first time. Venom is still doing well overseas as it brought in another $33.3 million for a overseas total of $290.7 million. It's worldwide total now stands at $461.8 million.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Halloween
2) A Star is Born
3) Venom
4) Goosebumps 2
5) First Man
6) The Hate U Give
7) Smallfoot 
8) Night School
9) Bad Times at The El Royale 
10) The Old Man & the Gun 
$77.5 million
$19.3 million
$18.1 million
$9.7 million
$8.6 million
$7.5 million
$6.6 million
$5 million
$3.3 million
$2.1 million
$77.5 million
$126.4 million
$171.1 million
$28.8 million
$30 million
$10.6 million
$66.4 million
$66.9 million
$13.3 million
$4.2 million
$10 million
$36 million
$100 million
$35 million
$59 million
$23 million
$80 million
$29 million
$32 million
n/a


Thursday, October 18, 2018

Halloween 2018 vs The Hate U Give vs Venom vs A Star is Born

A couple new movies hit theaters this weekend... one looking to scary up some business.

Halloween
Hit Factor: The original boogeyman is back to claim Halloween. Positive reviews (85% Tomatometer).
Flop Factor: How many sequels have there been?



The Hate U Give
Hit Factor: Very positive reviews (97% Tomatometer).
Flop Factor: An unusually crowded October... it's gonna need strong word of mouth to stand out.




My Predictions:

Movie
Halloween
A Star is Born
Venom
First Man
Goosebumps 2 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$60
$20
$19
$10
$9





Sunday, October 14, 2018

Venom Takes Second Weekend with $35.7 million

Venom easily remained at the top spot ($35.7 million) this weekend at the box office.  It's bad reviews weren't enough to falter this new franchise/spinoff for Sony, which also took in $69.7 million overseas for a foreign total of $253.3 million so far.  It's worldwide total now stands at $378.1 million.

A Star is Born held strong in second place with $28 million, upping it's domestic total to $94.2 million.

Newcomer, First Man, staring Ryan Gosling and from La La Land director Damien Chazelle, came in third place with $16.5 million... much under expectations. We'll see if the awards season buzz will give this movie a push.

Goosebumps 2 came in 4th ($16.2 million) and Bad Times at The El Royale came in at an underwhelming 7th ($7.2 million).


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Venom
2) A Star is Born
3) First Man
4) Goosebumps 2
5) Smallfoot 
6) Night School
7) Bad Times at The El Royale 
8) House With A Clock In It's Walls 
9) The Hate U Give
10) A Simple Favor
$35.7 million
$28 million
$16.5 million
$16.2 million
$9.3 million
$8 million
$7.2 million
$4 million
$1.8 million
$1.4 million
$142.8 million
$94.2 million
$16.5 million
$16.2 million
$57.6 million
$59.8 million
$7.2 million
$62.3 million
$2.5 million
$52 million
$100 million
$36 million
$59 million
$35 million
$80 million
$29 million
$32 million
$42 million
n/a
$20 million


Thursday, October 11, 2018

First Man vs Goosebumps 2 vs Bad Times at the El Royale

A few new movies open this October weekend.

First Man
Hit Factor: Director Damien Chazelle and Ryan Gosling teaming up again.
Flop Factor:  n/a



Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween
Hit Factor: Based off a popular book series.
Flop Factor: Wait, wasn't Jack Black in a movie just like this a couple weeks ago?



Bad Times at the El Royale
Hit Factor: Interesting take on the Clue (Murder on the Orient Express, Hateful Eight, etc.) set up.
Flop Factor: It's the type of movie that needs strong word of mouth to do well.



My Predictions:

Movie
Venom
First Man
A Star is Born
Goosebumps 2
Bad Times at the El Royale  
Weekend Gross (millions)
$32
$29
$28
$17
$14



Sunday, October 7, 2018

Venom Crushes Box Office with $80 million Debut

Your friendly neighborhood symbiote, Venom, easily overcame it's bad reviews to take the top spot at the box office this weekend ($80 million).  This marks the biggest opening for a movie in October (besting Gravity's $55.7 from 2013). It is a huge win for Sony, who's been having a tough time trying to launch a separate Spider-man universe (with out Spider-man).  It also took in a hefty $125 million overseas for a worldwide total of $205 million. Time will tell next weekend, if the reviews will have an effect.

That's not the only big news this weekend... A Star is Born bowed to a big $41.3 million, thanks to strong buzz and early awards contention. These two films helped this weekend to become the biggest October weekend on record.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Venom
2) A Star is Born
3) Smallfoot  
4) Night School
5) House With A Clock In It's Walls 
6) A Simple Favor
7) The Nun
8) Hell Fest
9) Crazy Rich Asians
10) The Predator
$80 million
$41.3 million
$14.9 million
$12.3 million
$7.3 million
$3.4 million
$2.6 million
$2.1 million
$2.1 million
$0.9 million
$80 million
$42.6 million
$42.8 million
$46.8 million
$55.1 million
$49 million
$113.4 million
$8.9 million
$169.1 million
$50 million
$100 million
$36 million
$80 million
$29 million
$42 million
$20 million
$22 million
$5.5 million
$30 million
$88 million


Thursday, October 4, 2018

Venom vs A Star Is Born

A couple new movies hit theaters this October weekend.

Venom
Hit Factor: One of Spider-man's most popular foes has his own movie.
Flop Factor: NO Spider-man... Not part of MCU... oh, and those not-so-good reviews (32% Tomatometer).



A Star Is Born
Hit Factor: Early Awards season buzz... also great reviews (95% Tomatometer).
Flop Factor: Another remake...




My Predictions:

Movie
Venom
A Star Is Born
Night School
Smallfoot
House With A Clock... 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$45
$38
$16
$16
$8