October 19-21 Box Office

 

This October has been a great month for breaking records!

The newly released Halloween movie managed to bring in over $76 Million! Meaning that this sequel to the 1978 film managed to become the highest opening weekend slasher movie of all time, as well as October’s second highest grossing movie – just falling short of Venom, the first place film, by $4 Million.

However, Halloween isn’t the only successful film this weekend.  A Star is Bornthe Bradly Cooper directed film that came out 3 weekends ago, managed to overtake Venom for the first time since its release.  It is very rare for a movie to stay in the 2nd place spot for 3 weeks in a row, while other movies fall below the 2n place marker. This can only be attributed to the very positive word of mouth surrounding the film, as well as repeat views by audience members.

Check how the other films faired in the top five below!

No 1. Halloween (2018) – $76,221,545 in its first weekend of release.

No 2. A Star is Born (2018) – $19,051,082.  Bringing its total gross in its 3rd weekend to $126,127,328.

No 3. Venom – $18,043,887.  Bringing its total gross in its 3rd weekend to $171,063,982.

No 4. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween – $9,721,173. Bringing its total gross in its 2nd weekend to $28,810,985

No 5.  First Man – $8,327,135.  Bringing its total gross in its 2nd weekend to $29,762,185.

What did you think of this weekend’s box office?  Did you see Halloween this weekend? Have you seen A Star is Born, or did you see it again?  Leave a comment below and let’s make a discussion about it.

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October 12-14 Box Office

Another weekend in the world of movies has come and gone, and with it new box office numbers!

Surprisingly, there were three new releases this week; First man, Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween, and Bad Times at the El Royale – yet only two of the three made it into the top five box office spots.  Bad Times at the El Royale took 7th place. Ouch.

The story this weekend is not the success of First Man or Goosebumps 2, both films underperformed compared to what was being predicted.  The real story is that Venom only dropped 56% when it was predicted to drop closer to 70% from its first weekend, and A Star is Born dropped even less with 33%.  Both films have performed higher than anybody could have predicted in their second weekend.  Especially against 3 new opening films that most thought audiences were looking forward to seeing.

If you want to see the full breakdown of the box office this past weekend check out the list below!

No 1. Venom – $80,030,000.  Bringing its total gross in its 2nd weekend to $142,108,258.

No 2. A Star is Born (2018) – $28,445,205.  Bringing its total gross in its 2nd weekend to $94,605,565.

No 3. First Man – $16,006,065 in its first weekend of release.

No 4. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween – $15,802,225 in its first weekend of release.

No 5. Smallfoot$9,066,837. Bringing its total gross in its 3rd weekend to $57,375,058.

What did you think of this weekend’s box office?  Did you see any of the new releases, or did you go out and support Venom or A Star is Born? Leave a comment below and lets make a discussion out of it!

October 5-7 Box Office

Money, Money Everywhere – this past weekend proved to be a huge success for the release of both Venom and A Star is Born.

First off, Venom managed to smash not only all expectations set for the movie, but also the October opening weekend record.  The previous record holder for the month of October was the 2013 film Gravity $55.7 Million, and Venom surpasses that record by near $25 Million!  Box office records are almost never beat that badly. And Venom wasn’t the only success this past weekend.

A Star is Born  was a small, low budget movie, that was being projected by most experts to make only around $25-30 Million this weekend.  And It surpassed all expectations by brining in $41.3 Million.  This is all due to the positive word of mouth surrounding the project – with many predicting the movie to receive many academy award nominations come Oscar season.

Check out the full box office numbers below!

No 1. Venom – $80,030,000 in its first weekend of release.

No 2. A Star is Born (2018) – $41,250,000 in its first weekend of release.

No 3. Smallfoot – $14,900,000. Bringing its total gross in its 2nd weekend to $42,760,945.

No 4. Night School – $12,275,000. Bringing its total gross in its 2nd weekend to $46,750,355.

No 5. The House With A Clock In Its Walls$7,295,000.  Bringing its total gross in its 3rd weekend to $55,050,560.

What do you think of this weekend’s box office numbers?  Did you go out and see any of these movies?  What did you think?  Leave a comment below and let’s make a discussion out of it.

September 28-30 Box Office

A new box office weekend has gone by and for the first time in a while we actually have two new releases in the top two positions!

New releases Night School and Smallfoot, both small budget movies, one a PG-13 comedy and the other a family friendly animated film, managed to bring in well over $20 million for each film.  And while this may seem small compared to higher blockbuster films seen in the summer, for these small autumn films this is a great start.  By the end of their runs it is estimated that both will have made a decent amount of money.  So start expecting sequels.

Nothing extravagant remains in the remaining top five other than Crazy Rich Asians has finally been knocked out after 7 weeks in the theater! That’s awesome!

If you want to see the full breakdown of the box office check out the list below!

No 1. Night School – $28,000,000 in its first weekend of release.

No 2. Smallfoot – $23,020,000 in its first weekend of release.

No 3. The House With A clock In Its Walls – $12,510,000. Bringing its total gross in its 2nd weekend to $44,765,225.

No 4. A Simple Favor – $6,600,000. Bringing its total gross in its 3rd weekend to $43,066,808.

No 5. The Nun$5,435,000.  Bringing its total gross in its 4th weekend to $109,018,048.

What do you think of these numbers?  Did you see anything that didn’t make this list (i.e My Hero Academia: Two Heroes)? Leave a comment below and lets make a discussion about it.

 

September 21-23 Box Office!

This weekend came with a couple of surprises!

First off, the Jack Black and Cate Blanchett led film, The House With A Clock In Its Walls opened up much higher than most would have guessed.  In its first weekend the movie was able to bring in just above $26.6 Million.  What makes this such a surprise is that the movie was not marketed well.  The trailers were very “meh,” and there didn’t seem to be a lot of rabid fans of the book that the movie is based off of.  However, the film was still able to have a pretty successful opening weekend.

Another surprise is that Crazy Rich Asians still managed to stay in the top 5, and its in its 6th weekend of release.  The stopping power of this romantic comedy has been insane. No other film in the top five has been at the box office longer than 3 weeks other than Crazy Rich Asians. Many other films have come and gone since it came out back in August, yet it continues to hang in there.  Can it make one more week?

In not so great news, The Predator continues to bleed money, dropping nearly 63% since its first opening weekend.  The average movie drops between 35-45% between weekend 1 and weekend 2.  Very rarely is anywhere near the 60% range.  Many are speculating that there will not be anymore movies in this existing franchise, and I tend to agree.

Check out the list below to see the full breakdown of the top five in this weekend’s box office.

No 1. The House With A Clock In Its Walls– $26,608,020 in its first weekend of release.

No 2. A Simple Favor – $10,252,206. Bringing its total gross in its 2nd weekend to $32,414,620.

No 3. The Nun – $9,965,635. Bringing its total gross in its 3rd weekend to $100,610,942

No 4. The Predator (2018) – $9,176,459. Bringing its total gross in its 2nd weekend to $40,911,581.

No 5. Crazy Rich Asians$6,346,641.  Bringing its total gross in its 6th weekend to $159,271,124.

September 14-16 Box Office Results!

With the end of this weekend comes a new box office report, the first in while on this site.  And with this new report comes not so great news for 10th Century Fox’s The Predator.

There hasn’t been a film in The Predator franchise since the Adrien Brody iteration, Predators, in 2010.  This weekend’s release came short of the 2010 version, and cost nearly double to make.  This does not bode well for the franchise.

There are many reasons this could have happened.  Many are quick to blame the controversy surrounding director Shane Black who gave a small role to his friend who is a convicted sex offender, a real predator.   Once the news of this got out just weeks before the opening of the film many speculated that audiences would boycott the movie. And while this is absolutely a factor in the film’s weak box office performance, it is not the main reason.  Marketing for the film has been lackluster since the film’s announcement, and once the movie was shown to critics they were quick to destroy the film.  The Predator still sits at a 33% on rotten tomatoes, and has an audience score of 51%.  It all these factors lumped together have caused the movie to fail at the box office.  After this past weekend’s performance, The Predator may be the last film in this installment of the franchise.  Is it time for a reboot? Probably.

Outside of The Predator box office disappointment not much of note went on.  New releases A Simple Favor, and White Boy Rick came out with mild success.  Nothing that wasn’t already predicted for these small budget movies.  Crazy Rich Asians, that just finished its 5th weekend still manages to stay in the top 5, bringing in another $8.7 Million.  This means that this romance movie has a combined total gross so far of nearly $150 Million.  And it was made on a very small budget of $30 Million. It’s no wonder a sequel is coming for Crazy Rich Asians.

To see the full breakdown of the Box Office this past weekend check out the list below.

No 1. The Predator (2018) – $24,000,000 in its first weekend of release.

No 2. The Nun– $18,200,000. Bringing its total gross in its 2nd weekend to $85,076,325.

No 3. A Simple Favor – $16,050,000 in its first weekend of release.

No 4. White Boy Rick – $8,800,000 in its first weekend of release.

No 5. Crazy Rich Asians$8,700,000.  Bringing its total gross in its 5th weekend to $149,551,904.

March 24-26 Box Office Results!

Summer is not yet here, but this past weekend is already showing “summer blockbuster” type numbers.  Beauty and the Beast was able to surpass expectations for its second weekend of release, and the newly released Power Rangers managed to blow past the estimated projections as well.

After just having been out for two weeks Disney’s live action Beauty and the Beast managed to have an opening just exceeding $90 Million.  Most movies would love to have that number as their opening weekend, not to mention its second. The fact that this movie could make this kind of money, with just less than a 50% drop from its opening weekend, goes to show why Disney will continue to release more live action movies based off their beloved animated properties.   However, Disney is not the only studio to have an impressive show at the box office.

Lionsgate’s Power Rangers managed to beat expectations that predicted the film would only make $30 Million.  But is was able to successfully make just over $40 Million, showing that the Power Ranger brand is still strong, and that fans will come out and support their beloved franchise.  It was rumored that Lionsgate was planning on making six more Power Ranger films, and while these numbers support the ability to make a sequel, it may not be enough to justify a seven-film franchise.

Check out how the rest of the films faired in the top spots below!

No 1. Beauty and the Beast – $90,426,717.  Bringing its total gross in its 2nd weekend to $319,032,604.

No 2. Power Rangers – $40,300,288 in its first weekend of release.

No 3. Kong: Skull Island – $14,670,653.  Bringing its total gross in its 3rd weekend to $133,502,238.

No 4. Life – $12,501,936 in its first weekend of release.

No 5. Logan$10,334,390.  Bringing its total gross in its 4th weekend to 201,455,596. Continue reading “March 24-26 Box Office Results!”

March 10-12 Box Office Results

If you guessed that Kong would emerge from this past box office as the victor, then you were correct.  Kong: Skull Island was able to draw a pretty decent crowd to the theater and made just over $61 Million, beating expectations that had predicted the film would only make $50 Million.  However, if the studios are going to make any money with Kong, then the film needs to be a hit oversees in order to get back their budget of $185 Million.

However, while Kong did get number one at the Box Office, I do not think it it’s the top story.  What I believe is even more impressive is that Universal’s Get Out was able to cross the $100 Million mark, which is something that nobody had predicted would happen.  Especially on just its 3rd weekend in theaters.

The other thing worth noting is Logan’s performance, which only had the film dropping 50% between week one and week 2.  While that does seem like a bit of a drop at first, after considering its competition this weekend it is actually very impressive it made that much money again. The critical praise and great word of mouth from fans are driving people to see this movie, and I am predicting it stays in the top 5 for the rest of the March.

If you want to see the top 5 positions at the box office check them out below! Continue reading “March 10-12 Box Office Results”

March 3-5 Box Office Results

Another weekend has passed, and we finally see a few juggernauts from previous weeks fall below the top five spots to give way to new juggernauts that are sure to hang around for a while.  When you look at the list below, you will notice that John Wick: Chapter Two as well as Fifty Shades Darker have been removed from the top five positions, and replaced with the films like Logan, The Shack, and Before I Fall.

Logan being in the number one spot I’m sure is no surprise to anybody.  The R-rated comic book film has been one of the most anticipated films for most of the movie going audience in 2017 – and it shows by the numbers.  The film made over $85 Million in its three-day weekend opening, making it the highest March opening at the box office ever for an R-rated movie.  It is also the 5th highest opening movie of all-time for an R-rated movie, jumping over the 2015’s Fifty Shades of Grey.

The Shack and Before I Fall managed to stay in the top five positions, but I do not anticipate that they will stick around past this weekend.  The Shack, the Christian/Drama, managed to grab $16 Million and Before I Fall, a Drama/Mystery, made only $4 Million.  I would not have been shocked to find out that they did not make it into the top five spots at all.  Both films where not advertised heavily, nor are they block buster type films, so making the money they did I’m sure has made their studio heads very happy.

Get Out as well as The LEGO Batman Movie are the only remaining movies from previous weeks to stick around.

No 1. Logan – $85,300,00 in its first weekend of release.

No 2. Get Out – $26,110,695. Bringing its total gross in its 2nd weekend to $75,954,335.

No 3. The Shack – $16,100,000 in its first weekend of release.

No 4. The LEGO Batman Movie – $11,650,000.  Bringing its total gross in its 4th weekend to $148,631,801.

No 5. Before I Fall – $4,948,538 in its first weekend of release

 

February 17-21 Box Office Results

Although it was a four-day weekend thanks to President’s Day, this was not the greatest weekend for new releases.  Only two out of the three major films being released even made it into the top 5 positions.  And the number one newly released film is sitting in third place.

The first and second position in this past weekend’s box office go to The LEGO Batman Movie and Fifty Shades Darker respectively.  It is no surprise that the animated LEGO film was to be number one for a second weekend in a row, especially when considering that there is currently no other “family friendly” films in theaters at this time.

However, Fifty Shades Darker holding on to the second-place position for a second weekend in a row is impressive.  While the film did see over a 50% drop in revenue from week one to week two, I had anticipated that it would have dropped a bit more.

The Matt Damon stared film, The Great Wall, is the highest grossing newly released film this past weekend.  Bringing in just over $18 Million in the domestic box office.  And while it did make it into third place, the amount the film made is seen by the studio as a bit of a letdown.  Not a full on “flop” by any means, but still disappointing.

You can see the full list of the top 5 box office spots below. Continue reading “February 17-21 Box Office Results”