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