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