Sunday, December 30, 2018

Aquaman Splashes Box Office with $51.6 million Second Weekend

Aquaman easily remained in the top spot at the crowded box office this holiday weekend with $51.6 million.  So far it has grossed $188.8 million. Overseas, it's still doing very well, as it added another $85.4 million for a foreign total of $560 million. Aquaman has made $748.8 million so far and has a good chance of becoming the highest grossing film of the current DCU.

Mary Poppins Returns made $28 million this weekend for second place, which is a welcome uptick of 19% since last weekend.  It has made $98 million domestically, and an early worldwide total of $173.3 million.

Bumblebee held on strong with $20.5 million for a 3rd place finish. It's domestic total so far is $66.8 million and $90 million overseas, for a worldwide total of $156.8 million. Despite being the best reviewed movie of the franchise, it's a bit slow at the box office, probably due to the franchise burnout.  The silver lining is that the Holidays are helping this film at box office.

Oh yeah, there were newcomers this week.  Both of which aren't faring too well. Vice made $7.8 for 6th place and the Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly flick Holmes and Watson made $7.3 million for 7th place, the later of which is getting horrible reviews (9% Tomatometer).



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Aquaman 
2) Mary Poppins Returns
3) Bumblebee
4) Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
5) The Mule 
6) Vice
7) Holmes and Watson
8) Second Act
9) Ralph Breaks the Internet
10) The Grinch
$51.6 million
$28 million
$20.5 million
$18.3 million
$11.8 million
$7.8 million
$7.3 million
$7.2 million
$6.5 million
$4.2 million
$188.8 million
$98.9 million
$66.8 million
$103.6 million
$360.7 million
$17.7 million
$19.7 million
$21.8 million
$175.7 million
$265.5 million
$200 million
$130 million
$135 million
$90 million
$50 million
$60 million
$42 million
$16 million
$175 million
$75 million


Thursday, December 27, 2018

Holmes & Watson vs Vice vs Aquaman vs Mary Poppins Returns vs Bumblebee vs Spider-Man

A couple new movies hit theaters this already crowded Christmas box office.

Holmes & Watson
Hit Factor: Will Ferrell and John C Reilly teaming up again.
Flop Factor: The early reviews are really bad.



Vice
Hit Factor: Cast... some awards nominations
Flop Factor: Despite some awards season buzz, it's reviews are so-so (66% Tomatometer).




My Predictions:

Movie
Aquaman
Mary Poppins Returns
Bumblebee
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Holmes & Watson
Weekend Gross (millions)
$55
$25
$22
$18
$12


Sunday, December 23, 2018

Aquaman Splashes Down with $67.4 Million Debut


The DC Universe flick, Aquaman, easily topped the box office this pre-Christmas weekend with $67.4 million. Aquaman has already grossed $410.7 million overseas and has a current worldwide total of $482.8 million.

Mary Poppins Returns ($22.2 million) edged out Bumblebee ($21 million) for second place... and both should hold pretty well throughout the holidays.

The other newcomers, Second Act ($6.5 million) came in 7th and Welcome to Marwen ($2.4 million) came in 9th... the later of which ties Action Point for the lowest nationwide opening from a studio this year. Ouch!


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Aquaman 
2) Mary Poppins Returns
3) Bumblebee
4) Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
5) The Mule 
6) The Grinch
7) Second Act
8) Ralph Breaks the Internet
9) Welcome to Marwen
10) Mary Queen of the Scots
$67.4 million
$22.2 million
$21 million
$16.7 million
$10 million
$8.2 million
$6.5 million
$4.6 million
$2.4 million
$2.3 million
$72 million
$31.1 million
$21 million
$64.8 million
$35.7 million
$253.2 million
$6.5 million
$162.1 million
$2.4 million
$3.5 million
$200 million
$130 million
$135 million
$90 million
$50 million
$75 million
$16 million
$175 million
$39 million
$25 million


Thursday, December 20, 2018

Aquaman vs Mary Poppins Returns vs Bumblebee vs Second Act vs Welcome to Marwen

Here we go... A slew of new movies hit theaters this pre-Christmas Holiday season.

Aquaman
Hit Factor: Seems like they've been hyping this movie up for a long time.
Flop Factor: The DCU success factor has been a bit spotty.



Mary Poppins Returns
Hit Factor: Perfect family film for the Holidays.
Flop Factor: Disney box office wasn't bulletproof this year (see A Wrinkle in Time or The Nutcracker and the Four Realms).



Bumblebee
Hit Factor: Not only the best reviewed of the Transformers universe, but one of the best of the year.
Flop Factor: A bit of a change in targeted audience.



Second Act
Hit Factor: Jennifer Lopez in a Jennifer Lopez comedy.
Flop Factor: box office competition.



Welcome to Marwen
Hit Factor: From the director of Back to the Future, Castaway, Forrest Gump
Flop Factor: This movie needs strong word of mouth to last in this Holiday line up.




My Predictions:

Movie
Aquaman
Mary Poppins Returns
Bumblebee
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Second Act
Weekend Gross (millions)
$80
$55
$45
$28
$10


Sunday, December 16, 2018

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Tops Box Office with $35.4 million

Sony's Spider-Man universe outside of the MCU is doing well as their animated Spidey flick, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse debuted to $35.4 million this weekend. Surprisingly, this is the biggest debut for an animated movie released in December.  With it's positive reviews, it should hold well into the holidays.

Second place came as somewhat of a surprise, as Clint Eastwood's The Mule, managed to bring in $17.2 million... much ahead of expectations.

The other newcomer this weekend, Mortal Engines, didn't fair so well as it came in 5th with $7.5 million.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 
2) The Mule
3) The Grinch
4) Ralph Breaks the Internet
5) Mortal Engines
6) Creed II 
7) Bohemian Rhapsody
8) Instant Family
9) FB: The Crimes of Grindelwald 
10) Green Book
$35.4 million
$17.2 million
$11.6 million
$9.6 million
$7.5 million
$5.4 million
$4.1 million
$3.7 million
$3.7 million
$2.8 million
$35.4 million
$17.2 million
$239.3 million
$154.5 million
$7.5 million
$104.9 million
$180.4 million
$60.2 million
$151.7 million
$24.7 million
$90 million
$50 million
$75 million
$175 million
$100 million
$50 million
$52 million
$48 million
$200 million
$23 million


Thursday, December 13, 2018

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse vs Mortal Engines vs The Mule vs Deadpool

A few new movies hit theaters this December weekend, and yes... Deadpool makes a cameo.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Hit Factor: Umm 99% Tomatometer... and it looks cool.
Flop Factor: Are people Spider-Manned out?



Mortal Engines
Hit Factor: Peter Jackson was probably the reason this got made.
Flop Factor: I'm not sure the target audience is big enough for a film of this budget.



The Mule
Hit Factor: Clint Eastwood has made some good films.
Flop Factor: Considering the buzz for this is a bit lackluster.



Once Upon A Deadpool
Hit Factor: Already a hit... plus you can't go wrong with Fred Savage.
Flop Factor: I don't even know why this movie addition was made.
N/A


My Predictions:

Movie
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
The Mule
Mortal Engines
Ralph Breaks the Internet
The Grinch
Weekend Gross (millions)
$40
$14
$14
$11
$10


Sunday, December 9, 2018

Weekend Box Office: Ralphs Breaks the Internet Edges Out The Grinch with $16.1 Million

The box office remained largely unchanged since last weekend, since there were no new movies in wide release. So, for the third weekend in a row, Ralph Breaks the Internet topped the box office ($16.1 million) bringing it's domestic total to $140.9 million. It also has an early worldwide total of $258.2 million.

In second place, The Grinch, is holding really well (because Holidays) with $15.2 million. It has grossed $223.5 million domestically, so far, and $322.4 million worldwide.

In other news, Aquaman debuted in China to the tune of $93.6 million. That is the biggest debut for any DCU movie in China. Aquaman opens domestically on December 21.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Ralph Breaks the Internet
2) The Grinch
3) Creed II
4) FB: The Crimes of Grindelwald
5) Bohemian Rhapsody 
6) Instant Family 
7) Green Book
8) Robin Hood
9) Possession of Hannah Grace 
10) Widows
$16.1 million
$15.2 million
$10.3 million
$6.8 million
$6 million
$5.6 million
$3.9 million
$3.6 million
$3.2 million
$3.1 million
$140.9 million
$223.5 million
$96.5 million
$145.2 million
$173.6 million
$54.2 million
$20 million
$27.3 million
$11.5 million
$38.2 million
$175 million
$75 million
$50 million
$200 million
$52 million
$48 million
$23 million
$100 million
$9.5 million
$42 million


Thursday, December 6, 2018

Ralph Breaks the Internet Set to Three-peat

There are actually no new movies hitting theaters in wide release this weekend, so expect a similar box office from the past two weekends. Schindler's List is getting a somewhat limited re-release.


My Predictions:

Movie
Ralph Breaks the Internet
The Grinch
Creed II
The Crimes of Grindelwald
Bohemian Rhapsody
Weekend Gross (millions)
$18
$15
$14
$7
$6


Sunday, December 2, 2018

Ralph Breaks the Internet Remains On Top with $25.8 million

The box office remained largely unchanged (albeit one newcomer) this post Thanksgiving weekend as Ralph Breaks the Internet easily remained at the top spot with $25.8 million. It, so far, has grossed $119.3 million domestically and has an early worldwide total of $207 million.

Since much of the box office remained unchanged, the only movie to really note here is Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, as it continued to slip with a 4th place finish ($11.2 million) for a total of $134.3 million... this is way behind the $183.1 million the first film made by this time frame.  The silver-lining for this film (if there is one) is that it's already made $385.3 million overseas for a worldwide total of $519.6 million.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Ralph Breaks the Internet
2) The Grinch
3) Creed 2
4) FB: The Crimes of Grindelwald
5) Bohemian Rhapsody 
6) Instant Family 
7) Possession of Hannah Grace 
8) Robin Hood
9) Widows
10) Green Book
$25.8 million
$17.7 million
$16.8 million
$11.2 million
$8.1 million
$7.2 million
$6.5 million
$4.7 million
$4.4 million
$3.9 million
$119.3 million
$203 million
$81.2 million
$134.3 million
$164.4 million
$45.9 million
$6.5 million
$21.7 million
$33.1 million
$14 million
$175 million
$75 million
$50 million
$200 million
$52 million
$48 million
$9.5 million
$100 million
$42 million
$23 million