April 19-21 Box Office Report

This past weekend was extremely rare.  Most of the time when a film falls out of the top 5 box office positions it stays out.  Very rarely does it happen to climb back in after being knocked out in the previous week.  It is even more rare that it jumps up two positions! Congrats Captain Marvel for being that very rare film.

After the April 12-14 box office wrapped up, Captain Marvel was knocked out of the top 5 box office positions.  However, it came back with a vengeance and not only managed to steal the number four position this past weekend (miraculously jumping over five), the amount of people that saw it in weekend six compared to weekend seven jumped up by six percent.  This is rare because traditionally a film’s trajectory for the amount of tickets purchased drops close to 50 percent per weekend.  It almost never goes up.

Also, The Curse of La Llorona managed to destroy initial projections of $17 Million predicted by Box Office Mojo  and bring in just over $26.3 Million.  For lower budgeted horror movie this is a huge success. Continue reading “April 19-21 Box Office Report”

April 12-14 Box Office Report

Another weekend has gone by, and Shazam! continues to hold fast to its spot at the top of the box office.  Everyone else fell behind by a mile!

This was an interesting weekend at the box office.  In the top five positions there were three movies that are reboots of previously made movies, and one movie based on an already excising comic book IP.  Meaning that Little, which came in second place, was the only movie based on an original idea that made it into the top five box office positions.

Two films made their opening weekend debut this past weekend, yet failed to make it into the number one spot – Little, which made $15 million and Hellboy, making only $12 Million.  The returns for both of these films is below what outlets were predicting and below what the studios wanted  Is this due to bad marketing?  Probably not.  Many, including myself, are speculating that their lack of box office success is due to the looming shadow that the upcoming Avengers: Endgame has been casting over the month of April.  Many movie going audience members are saving their pennies so they can spend it on the newest Avengers film.

Check out the full box office breakdown below! Continue reading “April 12-14 Box Office Report”

March 29-31 Box Office Report

Another weekend done, means another box office is in the bag.

To nobody’s surprise Dumbo came out on top this weekend bringing in around $45 Million dollars, with Us and Captain Marvel trailing behind by quite a lot.  However, that was to expected. If you listened to last Friday’s podcast, then you’ll know that this is exactly what was predicted.

However, this weekend did bring with it one big shock.  Unplanned, a film that flew compleetly under my radar, made it into the number 4 box office spot.  This is extreamly shocking, and was ironicly unplanned, due to the lack of hype around this movie – or so I thought.

I had never seen a trailer for Unplanned, never heard of it, didn’t know it was coming out.  Yet, despite my lack of knowledge it struck a cord with its targeted audience and they came out in droves to support it.  The film managed to making just over $6 Million on a reported budget of the same amount.  The film was out for only its first weekend and already made its money back.

Check out the full box office breakdown of the top five spots below!

  • No 1. Dumbo – $45,000,000 in its first weekend of release.
  • No 2. Us – $33,605,000. Bringing its total gross in its 2nd weekend to $128,220,440.
  • No 3. Captain Marvel – $20,5000,000. Bringing its total gross in its 4th weekend to $353,805,815.
  • No 4. Unplanned – $6,382,298. in its first weekend of release.
  • No 5. Five Feet Apart – $6,197,557. Bringing its total gross in its 3rd weekend to $35,823,158.

What did you think of these box office numbers?  Did you know about Unplanned coming out?  Where your predictions correct?  Leave a comment below and let’s make a discussion out of it.

March 22-24 Box Office Report

Another weekend at the box office and another weekend of annalists getting their predictions very wrong!

Jordan Peele‘s Us, his directorial follow up to the smash hit Get Out, soared past all expectations making over $70 million domestically. Making this film the 3rd highest horror debut of all time! It also became the biggest domestic opening weekend of an original R-rated film, beating out the previous record holder, Ted.

Captain Marvel also managed to make another $35 million – continuing to build its earnings and get ever so closer to the $1 billion mark worldwide. It is easy to speculate that Captain Marvel will become a billion dollar earner within the next two weeks.

Check out the official top five positions at the box office below!

  • No 1. Us – $71,117,625 in its first weekend of release.
  • No 2. Captain Marvel – $34,271,793. Bringing its total gross in its 3rd weekend to $320,749,628.
  • No 3. Wonder Park – $8,761,117. Bringing its total gross in its 2nd weekend to $29,238,421.
  • No 4. Five Feet Apart – $8,547,539. Bringing its total gross in its 2nd weekend to $26,258,603.
  • No 5. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World– $6,520,065. Bringing its total gross in its 5th weekend to $145,739,695.

What do you think of this past weekend’s box office results?  Were you expecting the new horror movie Us to do so well?   Leave a comment below and let’s make a discussion about it.

March 15-17 Box Office Report

Another weekend in the word of movies completed, and surprisingly most of the films made more money than anybody predicted.

As predicted in last weeks podcast episode, Captain Marvel stayed in the number one spot  However, my prediction was not completely accurate – the Marvel film dropped only 55.7%, as apposed to the 70% predicted.

The film garnered a lot praise from audiences after its first weekend and it is no surprise that it had lots of repeat viewing as well as viewership from those that may not normally go to a superhero film.  After this past weekend Captain Marvel is showing that it may just cross the coveted one billion dollar mark.

New release films Wonder Park, and Five Feet Apart, despite coming behind Captain Marvel managed to bring in more box office dollars than had been predicted. Both managed to cross over the $10 Million mark, something that many did not think was possible going against a Marvel superhero film in its second week.

Check out the full box office breakdown below!

No 1. Captain Marvel – $67,988,130. Bringing its total gross in its 2nd weekend to $264,884,063.

No 2. Wonder Park – $15,853,646 in its first weekend of release.

No 3. Five Feet Apart – $13,190,286 in its first weekend of release.

No 4. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World$9,277,310.  Bringing its total gross in its 4th weekend to $135,576,405.

No 5. Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral$7,836,167.  Bringing its total gross in its 3rd weekend to $58,819,182.

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

March 8-10 Box Office Report

We just finished with the first weekend that featured Marvel’s first film of 2019, and the box office reflects it!

Captain Marvel just released to great success!  The film became the number one opening weekend origin story superhero movie, and became the 10th biggest opening for a comic book based superhero film of all time!  This puts Captain Marvel in such company as The Dark Knight, Black Panther, and Avengers: Infinity War.

The success of Captain Marvel comes on the heels of 2 months of “controversy” claiming that actress Brie Larson did not want to have white males reviewing her film.  Outlets running these headlines created this fantasy in order to try and hinder the box office of a film with a strong female character in the lead, and they failed.  They failed miserably in misogynistic mission to drag Larson and her film through the mud.  The film made over $153 Million!

The rest of the films in the top 5 box office positions did not make much, but that is to be expected.  Captain Marvel was the only newly released film this past weekend, therefore all of the movies were only able to get the scraps left over by the new Marvel film.

Check out the box office breakdown below!

No 1. Captain Marvel – $153,433,423 in its first weekend of release.

No 2. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World $14,685,005. Bringing its total gross in its 3rd weekend to $119,651,130.

No 3. Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral $12,465,383 Bringing its total gross in its 2nd weekend to $46,295,193.

No 4. The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part – $3,868,248. Bringing its total gross in its 5th weekend to $97,153,209.

No 5. Alita: Battle Angel – $3,215,344.  Bringing its total gross in its 4th weekend to $78,361,408.

What do you think of this past weekend at the box office?  Are you surprised by the success of Captain Marvel?  Or did you expect it? Leave a comment below and let’s make a discussion out of it.

 

October 26-28 Box Office Report

Success and failure, that is the best way to describe this past weekend’s box office!

In the top five positions at the box office there is only one newly released movie, and it’s in position number five!  The submarine-thriller film staring Gerard Butler and Gary Oldman sank at the box office only bringing in a measly $6.6 Million.  Normally this is the type of film that would crack at least $15 Million in its first weekend but bad reviews (check mine out here) and high performance from movies that were already in theaters kept it from raising any higher.

However, for HalloweenA Star is Born, and Venom there is nothing but praise to be given to these films.  Each one has managed to stay in the top three since they were released.  Already this October has broken the record for the most box office dollars ever in this month and it was all due to these three movies drawing in so many box office dollars.  Universal Studios, Warner Brothers, and Sony are popping bottles after the month they had.

You can check out the full box office breakdown below!

No 1. Halloween (2018) – $31,419,070.  Bringing its total gross in its 2nd weekend to $126,075,470.

No 2. A Star is Born (2018) – $14,047,079.  Bringing its total gross in its 4th weekend to $148,614,479.

No 3. Venom – $10,652,381.  Bringing its total gross in its 4th weekend to $187,134,695.

No 4. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween – $7,284,207. Bringing its total gross in its 3rd weekend to $38,133,016.

No 5.  Hunter Killer – $6,653,777 in its first weekend of release.

 

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.