Sunday, March 17, 2019

Captain Marvel Tops Second Weekend with $69.3 million


Captain Marvel easily topped the box office again this weekend with $69.3 million.  It so far has grossed $266.2 million domestically. It also grossed another big $120 million overseas for a worldwide total of $760.  It is on track to become the first movie of 2019 to pass the $1 billion mark.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Captain Marvel
2) Wonder Park 
3) Five Feet Apart
4) How to Train Your Dragon 3  
5) A Madea Family Funeral 
6) No Manches Frida 2
7) Captive State
8) The LEGO Movie 2
9) Alita: Battle Angel
10) Green Book
$69.3 million
$16 million
$13.2 million
$9.4 million
$8.1 million
$3.9 million
$3.2 million
$2.1 million
$1.9 million
$1.3 million
$266.2 million
$16 million
$13.2 million
$135.6 million
$59.1 million
$3.9 million
$3.2 million
$101.3 million
$81.8 million
82.6 million
$150 million
$100 million
$7 million
$129 million
$20 million
n/a
$25 million
$99 million
$170 million
$23 million


Thursday, March 14, 2019

Wonder Park vs Five Feet Apart vs Captive State vs Captain Marvel

A bunch of new movies hit theaters this weekend in the wake of Captain Marvel.

Wonder Park
Hit Factor: A family film.
Flop Factor: Neither a Disney, Dreamworks or even Fox animated film.



Captive State
Hit Factor: Sci-Fi thriller?
Flop Factor: not much buzz or reviews so far.



Five Feet Apart
Hit Factor: Teen romantic drama
Flop Factor: Also very little buzz for this film.




My Predictions:

Movie
Captain Marvel
How to Train Your Dragon 3
Wonder Park
Five Feet Apart
Captive State
Weekend Gross (millions)
$75
$12
$11
$9
$8







Sunday, March 10, 2019

Captain Marvel Crushes Box Office with $153 Million Debut

Captain Marvel easily dominated the box office this weekend with $153 million.  It also made a huge $302 million overseas for a worldwide total of $455 million.  That makes it the second largest worldwide debut for a superhero movie (Avengers: Infinity War made $640.5 million).


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Captain Marvel
2) How to Train Your Dragon 3  
3) A Madea Family Funeral
4) The LEGO Movie 2
5) Alita: Battle Angel
6) Green Book
7) Isn't it Romantic
8) Fighting with My Family
9) Greta
10) Apollo 11
$153 million
$14.7 million
$12.1 million
$3.8 million
$3.2 million
$2.5 million
$2.4 million
$2.2 million
$2.2 million
$1.3 million
$153 million
$119.7 million
$45.9 million
$97.1 million
$78.4 million
$80.1 million
$44.2 million
$18.7 million
$8.3 million
$3.8 million
$150 million
$129 million
$20 million
$99 million
$170 million
$23 million
$31 million
$11 million
n/a
n/a


Thursday, March 7, 2019

Captain Marvel vs the box office

Only one new movie hits theaters this weekend.

Captain Marvel
Hit Factor: Marvel.
Flop Factor: Hrmm...




My Predictions:

Movie
Captain Marvel
How to Train Your Dragon 3
A Madea Family Funeral
Alita: Battle Angel
The LEGO Movie 2
Weekend Gross (millions)
$120
$18
$15
$4
$4






Sunday, March 3, 2019

How to Train Your Dragon 3 Remains On Top with $30 million

How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World held off the competition in it's second weekend with $30 million, for a domestic total of $97.7 million.  It also added $52 million overseas for a foreign total of $277.7 million. It has a worldwide total of $375.4 million.

Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral ($27.1 million) did better than expected for a second place finish.

While Alita: Battle Angel continues to struggle domestically ($7 million for third place), it's made some ground overseas, where it took in $40.4 million for a foreign total of $277.7 million.  It has made $375.4 million worldwide.

In other news... Since it's Oscar win, Green Book had a massive bump overseas, where it took in $31.9 million... for a foreign tally of $112.1 million and $188 million worldwide.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) How to Train Your Dragon 3 
2) A Madea Family Funeral
3) Alita: Battle Angel
4) The LEGO Movie 2
5) Green Book
6) Fighting with My Family
7) Isn't it Romantic
8) Greta
9) What Men Want
10) Happy Death Day 2U
$30 million
$27.1 million
$7 million
$6.6 million
$4.7 million
$4.7 million
$4.6 million
$3.3 million
$2.7 million
$2.5 million
$97.7 million
$27.1 million
$72.2 million
$91.7 million
$75.9 million
$14.9 million
$40.3 million
$27.1 million
$49.6 million
$25.3 million
$129 million
n/a
$170 million
$99 million
$23 million
$11 million
$31 million
n/a
$20 million
$9


Thursday, February 28, 2019

A Madea Family Funeral vs How to Train Your Dragon 3

Only one new movie hits theaters this first of March weekend.

A Madea Family Funeral
Hit Factor: Tyler Perry seems easily pump these movies out.
Flop Factor: Audience doesn't really seem to be growing.




My Predictions:

Movie
How to Train Your Dragon 3
A Madea Family Funeral
The LEGO Movie 2
Alita: Battle Angel
Fighting with My Family
Weekend Gross (millions)
$35
$18
$7
$7
$5





Sunday, February 24, 2019

How to Train Your Dragon 3 Fires Up Box Office with $55.5 Million Debut

How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World easily topped the box office with $55.5 million.  It is actually the highest debut of the franchise. It also added $34.7 million overseas for a foreign total of $216.9 million and a worldwide total of $274.9 million.

While Alita: Battle Angel is doing poorly domestically (down almost 57% to $12 million), it debuted in China to $62.3 million and had a foreign weekend of $94 million. It's foreign tally is $202.7 million and has a worldwide total of $263.4 million. It's still questionable if this reported $170 million budget film will see a profit.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) How to Train Your Dragon 3 
2) Alita: Battle Angel
3) The LEGO Movie 2
4) Fighting with My Family
5) Isn't It Romantic
6) What Men Want
7) Happy Death Day 2U
8) Cold Pursuit
9) The Upside
10) Run the Race
$55.5 million
$12 million
$10 million
$8 million
$7.5 million
$5.2 million
$5 million
$3.3 million
$3.2 million
$2.3 million
$58 million
$60.7 million
$83.6 million
$8.2 million
$33.8 million
$45.1 million
$21.6 million
$27.1 million
$99.8 million
$2.3 million
$129 million
$170 million
$99 million
$11 million
$31 million
$20 million
$9 million
$60 million
$37.5 million
n/a


Thursday, February 21, 2019

How to Train Your Dragon 3 vs Fighting with My Family

A couple new movies hit theaters this February weekend.

How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World
Hit Factor: The last two Dragon films were good... Positive reviews (94% Tomatometer)
Flop Factor: Box office this year so far has been lackluster, especially for the tent pole films.



Fighting with My Family
Hit Factor: A drama that the Rock appears in... also pretty good reviews (93% Tomatometer)
Flop Factor: Will audiences want to see a smaller contained drama about wrestling?




My Predictions:

Movie
How to Train Your Dragon 3
Alita: Battle Angel
The LEGO Movie 2
Isn't It Romantic
Fighting with My Family
Weekend Gross (millions)
$45
$13
$12
$9
$9




Sunday, February 17, 2019

Alita: Battle Angel Tops Box Office with $27.8 million Debut

The big budget film Alita: Battle Angel, easily took the top spot at the box office with $27.8 million. However, the film comes with a reported hefty budget of $170 million. So, it's going to need some serious legs. It made $56 million overseas for an early foreign total of $94.3 million. It's worldwide total stands at $130.9 million.

The LEGO Movie 2 came in a strong second ($21.2 million) but is pacing about less than half of what the original film did in 2014.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Alita: Battle Angel
2) The LEGO Movie 2
3) Isn't It Romantic
4) What Men Want
5) Happy Death Day 2U
6) Cold Pursuit
7) The Upside
8) Glass
9) The Prodigy 
10) Green Book
$27.8 million
$21.2 million
$14.2 million
$10.9 million
$9.8 million
$6 million
$5.6 million
$3.9 million
$3.2 million
$2.8 million
$36.5 million
$62.7 million
$20.5 million
$36.2 million
$13.5 million
$21.1 million
$94.2 million
$104.5 million
$11 million
$65.8 million
$170 million
$99 million
$31 million
$20 million
$9 million
$60 million
$37.5 million
$20 million
$6 million
$23 million


Thursday, February 14, 2019

Alita: Battle Angel vs Happy Death Day 2U vs Isn't It Romantic

A bunch of new movies hit theaters this February weekend.

Alita: Battle Angel
Hit Factor: James Cameron produced flick.
Flop Factor: Though, he's not directing it... Also, just "okay" reviews (59% Tomatometer) for a movie this size and nature.



Happy Death Day 2U
Hit Factor: Sequel to the surprise hit movie.
Flop Factor: Not much, will probably easily recoup it's low budget.



Isn't It Romantic
Hit Factor: A romantic comedy for Valentine's Day week.
Flop Factor: Outside of Crazy Rich Asians, romantic comedies have done too well lately.



My Predictions:

Movie
Alita: Battle Angel
LEGO Movie 2
Happy Death Day 2U
Isn't It Romantic
What Men Want
Weekend Gross (millions)
$22
$20
$18
$11
$11



Sunday, February 10, 2019

The LEGO Movie 2 Tops Box Office with $34.4 Million

In an unexpectedly lower-than-expected debut, The LEGO Movie 2 managed to top the box office with $34.4 million. This is about half of the $69.1 million the first LEGO movie made in 2014. Ouch!  Overseas, it didn't fair as expected either as it grossed $18.2 million for global debut of $53.2 million.  It was beat overseas, by How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, which took in $38.2 and so far has made $138.7 million ahead of it's domestic debut in a couple of weeks.

What Men Want ($19 million) and Cold Pursuit ($10.8 million) round out the top 3.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) LEGO Movie 2
2) What Men Want
3) Cold Pursuit
4) The Upside
5) Glass 
6) The Prodigy
7) Green Book
8) Aquaman
9) Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 
10) Miss Bala
$34.4 million
$19 million
$10.8 million
$7.2 million
$6.4 million
$6 million
$3.6 million
$3.3 million
$3 million
$2.7 million
$34.4 million
$19 million
$10.8 million
$85.8 million
$98.5 million
$6 million
$61.5 million
$328.5 million
$179.8 million
$11.9 million
$99 million
$20 million
$60 million
$37.5 million
$20 million
$6 million
$23 million
$200 million
$90 million
$15 million


Thursday, February 7, 2019

LEGO Movie 2 vs What Men Want vs Cold Pursuit vs The Prodigy

A bunch of new movies hit theaters this weekend to end the box office slump.

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
Hit Factor: The first movie did exceptionally well.
Flop Factor: n/a



What Men Want
Hit Factor: Counter audience to The LEGO Movie.
Flop Factor: No early reviews.



Cold Pursuit
Hit Factor: "Liam Neeson in..."
Flop Factor: Not sure if his post Taken films have the same luster.



The Prodigy
Hit Factor: Low budget Horror film.
Flop Factor: Not much buzz going into the weekend.





My Predictions:

Movie
The LEGO Movie 2
What Men Want
Cold Pursuit
The Prodigy
Glass
Weekend Gross (millions)
$60
$23
$12
$8
$6



Sunday, February 3, 2019

Glass Tops Box Office with $9.5 million

In what might be one of the lowest box office weekends in a while (being it Super Bowl weekend and all), Glass managed to stick it out in the top spot for the third weekend in a row with a lowly $9.5 million.  This is the first time in a long time that no movie hit the $10 million mark on a weekend.

The only newcomer this weekend was Miss Bala, which debuted to $6.7 million.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Glass
2) The Upside
3) Miss Bala
4) Aquaman
5) Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 
6) Green Book
7) The Kid Who Would be King
8) A Dog's Way Home
9) Escape Room
10) They Shall Not Grow Old
$9.5 million
$8.9 million
$6.7 million
$4.8 million
$4.4 million
$4.3 million
$4.2 million
$3.5 million
$2.9 million
$2.4 million
$88.7 million
$75.6 million
$6.7 million
$323.6 million
$175.3 million
$55.8 million
$13.2 million
$35.9 million
$52.1 million
$10.7 million
$20 million
$37.5 million
$15 million
$200 million
$90 million
$23 million
$59 million
$18 million
$9 million
n/a


Thursday, January 31, 2019

Miss Bala vs Glass vs The Upside



Only one new movie opens in theaters this Super Bowl Weekend.

Miss Bala
Hit Factor: Very quiet time at the box office.
Flop Factor: There's a Football game going on.



My Predictions:

Movie
Glass
The Upside
Miss Bala
Aquaman
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$10
$8
$8
$5
$4



Sunday, January 27, 2019

Glass Remains On Top of the Box Office with $19 Million

The M. Night. Shyamalan film, Glass, easily remained in the top spot at the box office this weekend ($19.1 million).  That's a pretty strong hold from last weekend despite it's reviews being shattered.

Newcomers this weekend, The Kid Who Would Be King ($7.3 million) and Serenity ($4.8 million) barely managed to make a dent at the box office.

In worldwide news, Aquaman ($1.09 billion) surpassed The Dark Knight Rises's worldwide gross of $1.08 billion to become the highest grossing DC movie of all time.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Glass
2) The Upside
3) Aquaman
4) The Kid Who Would be King
5) Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 
6) Green Book
7) A Dog's Way Home
8) Serenity
9) Escape Room
10) Dragon Ball Super: Broly
$19.1 million
$12.2 million
$7.4 million
$7.3 million
$6.2 million
$5.4 million
$5.2 million
$4.8 million
$4.3 million
$3.6 million
$73.6 million
$63.1 million
$316.6 million
$7.3 million
$169 million
$49 million
$30.8 million
$4.8 million
$47.9 million
$29 million
$20 million
$37.5 million
$200 million
$59 million
$90 million
$23 million
$18 million
$25 million
$9 million
$8.5 million


Thursday, January 24, 2019

The Kid Who Would Be King vs Serenity vs Glass

A couple of new movies hit theaters this January weekend.

The Kid Who Would Be King
Hit Factor: Positive reviews (83% Tomatometer).
Flop Factor: People might be kinda of tired of King Arthur remakes.



Serenity
Hit Factor: Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway
Flop Factor: For a movie with those two actors, there is incredibly no buzz for this film.



My Predictions:

Movie
Glass
The Kid Who Would Be King
The Upside
Serenity
Aquaman 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$20
$14
$10
$8
$6



Sunday, January 20, 2019

Glass Tops Box Office with $40.6 million Debut

The final film of director M. Night Shyamalan's trilogy, Glass, easily took the top spot at the box office this weekend with $40.6 million.  It came a bit under expectations (probably due to it's not-so critical acclaim), but considering it's reported budget is $20 million, it's definitely a hit.

The Upside held on strong in second place with $15.7 million and a pretty much unheard of film, Dragon Ball Super: Broly debuted in 3rd place with $10.7 million with only 467 theaters.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Glass
2) The Upside
3) Dragon Ball Super: Broly
4) Aquaman
5) Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 
6) A Dog's Way Home
7) Escape Room
8) Mary Poppins Returns
9) Bumblebee
10) On the Basis of Sex
$40.6 million
$15.7 million
$10.7 million
$10.3 million
$7.3 million
$7.1 million
$5.3 million
$5.2 million
$4.7 million
$4 million
$40.6 million
$44 million
$21.1 million
$304.3 million
$158.3 million
$21.3 million
$40.7 million
$158.7 million
$115.9 million
$16.9 million
$20 million
$37.5 million
$8.5 million
$200 million
$90 million
$18 million
$9 million
$130 million
$135 million
$20 million


Thursday, January 17, 2019

Glass vs The Upside vs Aquaman

Only one new movie hits theaters this January weekend.

Glass
Hit Factor: A sequel to a couple of director M. Night. Shyamalan best films Unbreakable and Split.
Flop Factor: The tepid reviews (40% Tomatometer) is a bit deflating, to say the least.



My Predictions:

Movie
Glass
The Upside
Aquaman
A Dog's Way Home
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$55
$12
$9
$7
$5



Sunday, January 13, 2019

The Upside Surprises with $19.6 million Box Office Take

The Upside ($19.6 million) took Aquaman's 4th weekend ($17.3 million) box office throne this weekend. This is a surprise because it's reviews aren't that great (40% Tomatometer), and buzz going into the weekend was pretty low.

Aquaman's $17.3 million propelled it to a $287.9 domestic take. And, standing at $1.020 billion, it has passed the $1 billion mark worldwide, making it the only film of the current DCU to do so.

A Dog's Way Home came in 3rd with $11.3 million and Replicas came in a disappointing 12th with $2.5 million.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) The Upside
2) Aquaman
3) A Dog's Way Home
4) Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
5) Escape Room
6) Mary Poppins Returns
7) Bumblebee
8) On the Basis of Sex
9) The Mule
10) Vice
$19.6 million
$17.3 million
$11.3 million
$9 million
$8.9 million
$7.2 million
$6.8 million
$6.2 million
$5.5 million
$3.3 million
$19.6 million
$287.9 million
$11.3 million
$147.8 million
$32.4 million
$150 million
$108.5 million
$10.6 million
$90.6 million
$35.9 million
$37.5 million
$200 million
$18 million
$90 million
$9 million
$130 million
$135 million
$20 million
$50 million
$60 million


Thursday, January 10, 2019

A Dogs Way Home vs Replicas vs The Upside vs On the Basis of Sex

A bunch a random movies hit theaters this early January weekend.

A Dog's Way Home
Hit Factor: Who doesn't like dogs?
Flop Factor: Is this related to A Dog's Purpose?



Replicas
Hit Factor: Keanu Reeves
Flop Factor: Looks like they're trying to bury this film.



The Upside
Hit Factor: A possible feel good movie.
Flop Factor: It's an early January release.


On the Basis of Sex
Hit Factor: A biopic with decent reviews (70% Tomatometer).
Flop Factor: Not well enough reviews to get the awards season buzz.




My Predictions:

Movie
Aquaman
A Dog's Way Home
Mary Poppins Returns
The Upside
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 
Weekend Gross (millions)
$20
$12
$10
$10
$8


Sunday, January 6, 2019

Aquaman Floats On Top with $30.7 million

Aquaman easily held onto the top spot at the box office ($30.7 million) for the third weekend in a row. Which brings it's total domestic gross to $259.7 million.  It also added another $56.2 million overseas, for an overseas total of $681 million and a worldwide total of $940.7 million, making it the highest grossing of the DCU outside of The Dark Knight series.  Aquaman should pass the $1 billion mark sometime soon.

The surprise this weekend was Escape Room ($18 million) which came in well ahead of expectations for a second place finish.

In other news, Bumblebee is starting to picked up some Transformers steam overseas as it grossed $82.7 million, and has an early worldwide total of $289.1 million.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Aquaman 
2) Escape Room
3) Mary Poppins Returns
4) Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
5) Bumblebee
6) The Mule
7) Vice
8) Second Act
9) Ralph Breaks the Internet
10) Holmes and Watson
$30.7 million
$18 million
$15.8 million
$13 million
$12.8 million
$9 million
$5.8 million
$4.9 million
$4.7 million
$3.4 million
$259.7 million
$18 million
$138.7 million
$133.9 million
$97.1 million
$81.1 million
$29.8 million
$32.9 million
$187.2 million
$28.4 million
$200 million
$9 million
$130 million
$90 million
$135 million
$50 million
$60 million
$16 million
$175 million
$42 million


Thursday, January 3, 2019

Escape Room vs All Those Holiday Films

Only one new movie kicks things off this first weekend of the new year.

Escape Room
Hit Factor: On track to become the highest grossing movie of 2019.
Flop Factor: 2019 still has 52 weeks to go.



My Predictions:

Movie
Aquaman
Mary Poppins Returns
Bumblebee
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Escape Room
Weekend Gross (millions)
$35
$18
$12
$12
$10