Sunday, November 11, 2018

The Grinch Steals $66 Million at the Box Office

The animated retelling of the story of The Grinch easily topped the box office this weekend ($66 million). As for the other newcomers, Overlord ($10.1 million) and The Girl in the Spider's Web ($8 million), had less than enthusiastic debuts.

It looks like this will be a pretty strong November as sequels of Fantastic Beasts and Wreck-It Ralph debut in the next couple of weeks.

In other news, Venom opened to a massive $111 million in China, upping it's foreign total to $463.5 million and worldwide total to $673.5 million.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) The Grinch
2) Bohemian Rhapsody  
3) Overlord
4) Nutcracker and the Four Realms 
5) Girl in the Spider's Web
6) A Star is Born
7) Nobody's Fool
8) Venom
9) Halloween
10) The Hate U Give 
$66 million
$30.9 million
$10.1 million
$9.6 million
$8 million
$8 million
$6.5 million
$4.9 million
$3.8 million
$2.1 million
$66 million
$100 million
$10.1 million
$35.3 million
$8 million
$178 million
$24.3 million
$206.2 million
$156.8 million
$26.7 million
$75 million
$52 million
$38 million
$120 million
$43 million
$36 million
$19 million
$100 million
$10 million
$23 million


Thursday, November 8, 2018

The Grinch vs Overlord vs Girl in the Spider's Web

A few new movies hit theaters this November weekend.

The Grinch
Hit Factor: A timely Christmas themed animation.
Flop Factor: Most of us know the story and have seen the previous iterations.


Overlord
Hit Factor: Better than expected reviews (86% Tomatometer)
Flop Factor: Somewhat busy box office.



The Girl in the Spider's Web
Hit Factor: Based off the famous book series.
Flop Factor: They skipped a couple of books from the last film.




My Predictions:

Movie
The Grinch
Bohemian Rhapsody
Overlord
Girl in the Spider's Web
Nutcracker And The Four Realms 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$55
$28
$13
$12
$11

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Bohemian Rhapsody Rocks the Box Office with $50 million Debut

The Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, came in ahead of expectations as it easily dominated the box office this weekend with $50 million. It took in $72.5 million overseas for an early global total of $141.7 million.

As for Disney's The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, it came in under expectations with $20 million for a 2nd place finish. With a reported cost of $125 million, it's going to need some serious legs to gain a profit.

And rounding out 3rd is Nobody's Fool, with $14 million.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Bohemian Rhapsody 
2) Nutcracker and the Four Realms 
3) Nobody's Fool
4) A Star is Born
5) Halloween
6) Venom
7) Smallfoot
8) Goosebumps 2
9) Hunter Killer
10) The Hate U Give 
$50 million
$20 million
$14 million
$11.1 million
$11 million
$7.9 million
$3.8 million
$3.7 million
$3.5 million
$3.4 million
$50 million
$20 million
$14 million
$165.6 million
$150.4 million
$198.7 million
$77.5 million
$43.8 million
$13 million
$23.5 million
$52 million
$125 million
$19 million
$36 million
$10 million
$100 million
$80 million
$35 million
$40 million
$23 million


Thursday, November 1, 2018

Bohemian Rhapsody vs Nutcracker and the Four Realms vs Nobody's Fool

A few new movies hit theaters this November weekend.

Bohemian Rhapsody
Hit Factor: A movie about the band Queen.
Flop Factor: Reviews have been mediocre at best (56% Tomatometer)



The Nutcracker And The Four Realms
Hit Factor: An expensive Disney take on the Nutcracker.
Flop Factor: Looks like an expensive Disney take with not a lot of buzz.



Nobody's Fool
Hit Factor: Tiffany Haddish in another R rated comedy.
Flop Factor: Director Tyler Perry doesn't really get critical acclaim.




My Predictions:

Movie
Bohemian Rhapsody
Nutcracker And The Four Realms
Nobody's Fool
Halloween
A Star Is Born
Weekend Gross (millions)
$35
$25
$15
$15
$9