Sunday, April 28, 2019

Avengers: Endgame Obliterates Box Office Records with $350 Million Debut, $1.2 Billion Worldwide

So what I thought was a high guesstimate of $300 million, proved to be well below what Avengers: Endgame actually pulled off; a record breaking $350 million.  It is the biggest opening weekend of all time domestically.  Biggest Friday ($156.7 million), Saturday ($109 million) and most likely Sunday where final tally is yet to be determined.

It was record shattering news overseas, as well, where it grossed $859 million, with $330.5 million coming from China. It broke records in almost every market it debuted in. Currently standing at $1.2 billion, it is the fastest movie to surpass the $ billion mark... and all bets are on as to whether this will eclipse king of the box office, Avatar, who's worldwide stands $2.78 billion.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Avengers: Endgame 
2) Captain Marvel
3) Curse of La Llorona
4) Breakthrough
5) Shazam!
6) Little
7) Dumbo
8) Pet Sematary
9) Us
10) Penguins
$350 million
$8.1 million
$7.5 million
$6.3 million
$5.5 million
$3.4 million
$3.2 million
$1.3 million
$1.1 million
$1 million
$350 million
$413.6 million
$41.3 million
$26.1 million
$131.2 million
$35.8 million
$107 million
$52.6 million
$172.9 million
$5.7 million
$356 million
$175 million
$9 million
$14 million
$100 million
$20 million
$170 million
$21 million
$20 million
n/a


Thursday, April 25, 2019

Avengers: Endgame vs the box office

Only one new movie hits theaters this weekend, everyone else steered clear.

Avengers: Endgame
Hit Factor: The culmination of the last decade of Marvel movies.
Flop Factor: Have you been living under a rock?

*This is the lowest Flop-o-meter I've made, but this would most likely be 0%


My Predictions:

Movie
Avengers: Endgame
Curse of La Llorona
Shazam!
Breakthrough
Captain Marvel
Weekend Gross (millions)
$300 (because why not?)
$10
$10
$8
$8



Sunday, April 21, 2019

Curse of La Llorona Frights Up the Box Office with $26.5 million

The horror flick The Curse of La Llorona easily took the top spot at the box office this April weekend with $26.5 million.  With it's reported budget at $9 million, Curse of La Llorona is already a success.

Shazam! came in second with $17.3 million in it's 3rd weekend and newcomer Breakthrough rounded out the top three with $11.1 million.



Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Curse of La Llorona
2) Shazam!
3) Breakthrough
4) Captain Marvel
5) Little
6) Dumbo
7) Pet Sematary
8) Missing Link
9) Us
10) Hellboy  
$26.5 million
$17.3 million
$11.1 million
$9.1 million
$8.5 million
$6.8 million
$4.9 million
$4.4 million
$4.3 million
$3.9 million
$26.5 million
$21.3 million
$14.6 million
$400 million
$29.4 million
$101.3 million
$49.6 million
$13 million
$170.5 million
$19.7 million
$9 million
$100 million
$14 million
$175 million
$20 million
$170 million
$21 million
n/a
$20 million
$50 million


Thursday, April 18, 2019

The Curse of La Llorona vs Breakthrough vs Penguins

The calm before the storm... A few movies hit theaters this April weekend before the Endgame arrives.

The Curse of La Llorona
Hit Factor: Low budget horror film. James Wan is producing.
Flop Factor: Has one weekend to make some noise before all box office will be talking about another film.


Breakthrough
Hit Factor: A faith based film in time for the Easter holiday.
Flop Factor: Overall box office this weekend might take a reasonable lull.



Disneynature: Penguins
Hit Factor: Disney produces great nature documentaries.
Flop Factor: Not much people go to theaters to watch documentaries these days.




My Predictions:

Movie
Curse of La Llorona
Shazam!
Breakthrough
Little
Captain Marvel
Weekend Gross (millions)
$20
$13
$13
$10
$6



Sunday, April 14, 2019

Shazam! Holds on to Second Weekend with $25.1 million

The DC Comics superhero pic, Shazam!, easily held on to the box office this weekend ($25.1 million).  Worldwide, it added another $35.9 million for worldwide total of $258.8 million.

Little came in second with $15.5 million and Hellboy came in a lowly third place with $12 million (considering the original and it's sequel debuted to $34.5 million and $23.2 million over a decade ago).


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Shazam!
2) Little
3) Hellboy
4) Pet Sematary
5) Dumbo
6) Captain Marvel
7) Us
8) After
9) Missing Link
10) The Best of Enemies  
$25.1 million
$15.5 million
$12 million
$10 million
$9.2 million
$8.6 million
$7 million
$6.2 million
$5.8 million
$2 million
$94.9 million
$15.5 million
$12 million
$41.1 million
$90 million
$386.5 million
$163.5 million
$6.2 million
$5.8 million
$8.1 million
$100 million
$20 million
$50 million
$21 million
$170 million
$175 million
$20 million
$14 million
n/a
$10 million


Thursday, April 11, 2019

Hellboy vs Missing Link vs Little vs After vs Shazam!

A bunch of new movies hit theaters this April weekend.

Hellboy
Hit Factor: A popular comic book property.
Flop Factor: Shazam! just came out last weekend, Avengers: Endgame coming out soon.



Missing Link
Hit Factor: Positive early reviews (88% Tomatometer).
Flop Factor: Somewhat crowded box office.



Little
Hit Factor: From the producers of Girls Trip and Night School.
Flop Factor: Seems like the least marketed of those to movies mentioned above.


After
Hit Factor: Based off of a novel.
Flop Factor: Haven't heard of this movie till now.




My Predictions:

Movie
Shazam!
Hellboy
Little
Missing Link
Pet Sematary  
Weekend Gross (millions)
$26
$19
$16
$15
$12



Sunday, April 7, 2019

Shazam! Lights Up Box Office with $53.5 Million Debut.

The DC comics superhero movie, Shazam!, easily took the top spot at the box office this weekend ($53.5 million). It also earned $102 million overseas, for an early worldwide total of $155.5 million.

Coming in second, Pet Sematary, put up some solid numbers ($25 million).  While Disney's live action Dumbo stumbled about 60% from last weekend ($18.2 million) for third place.

In other news, Captain Marvel surpassed the $1 billion mark this past week and it's worldwide total now stands at $1.037 billion.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Shazam!
2) Pet Sematary
3) Dumbo
4) Us  
5) Captain Marvel 
6) The Best of Enemies
7) Five Feet Apart
8) Unplanned
9) Wonder Park
10) How to Train Your Dragon 3 
$53.5 million
$25 million
$18.2 million
$13.8 million
$12.7 million
$4.5 million
$3.7 million
$3.2 million
$2 million
$2 million
$56.8 million
$25 million
$76.3 million
$152.4 million
$374.1 million
$4.5 million
$41.6 million
$12.5 million
$42 million
$156.7 million
$100 million
$21 million
$170 million
$20 million
$175 million
$10 million
$7 million
$6 million
$100 million
$129 million


Thursday, April 4, 2019

Shazam! vs Pet Sematary vs Best of Enemies

A few new movies hit theaters this April weekend.

Shazam!
Hit Factor: Getting positive early reviews (91% Tomatometer)
Flop Factor: Not as well known as the other superheroes of the DC Universe.



Pet Sematary
Hit Factor: Actually getting positive reviews (88% Tomatometer)
Flop Factor: Not all Steven King novels turned into movies struck gold at the box office.



The Best of Enemies
Hit Factor: Counter audience to what's in theaters.
Flop Factor: no early reviews.




My Predictions:

Movie
Shazam!
Pet Sematary
Dumbo
Us
Captain Marvel  
Weekend Gross (millions)
$60
$26
$22
$18
$11