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.

 

March 1-3 Box Office Report

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World has managed to stay in the number one spot for the second week in a row, beating out the newly released Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral by just $3 Million. The third movie in the How to Train Your Dragon franchise continues to be a money making juggernaut despite 2019’s trend of being a pretty slow box office year so far.

According to a report put out by The Hollywood Reporter Winter 2019 box office revenue has hit an 8-Year low in the U.S, and after this past box office result it has not gotten any better.

Looking at the top 5 movies at the box office there are three films that could be described as “blockbusters,” and yet none of them have created enough revenue to get 2019 out of this box office slump.

Check out the full breakdown of the top 5 box office spots below.

No 1. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – $30,028,540. Bringing its total gross in its 2nd weekend to $97,678,815.

No 2. Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral$27,062,332 in its first weekend or release.

No 3. Alita: Battle Angel – $7,221,417.  Bringing its total gross in its 3rd weekend to $72,452,725.

No 4. The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part – $6,600,258. Bringing its total gross in its 4th weekend to $91,660,298.

No 5.  Fighting with My Family – $4,661,991.  Bringing its total gross in its 3rd weekend to $14,916,612.

This next weekend will have the release of Marvel’s Captain Marvel, and we can expect to see huge box office numbers. It has been speculated that this will be the film to kick off the box office this year. However, we will have to wait and see.

What is your take on this past weekend’s box office numbers? Did you go out to see any of these? Leave a comment below and let’s make a discussion about it.

February 22-24 Box Office Report

This past weekend was an interesting one for the Box Office.  With the Oscars having been this past Sunday many people had movies on the mind, but in years past earnings at the Box Office were really low.  However, this year seems to be an exception to that pattern.

With the release of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World and the wide release of Fighting With My Family tickets were plentiful at the box office.

Check out the top 5 at the Box Office below!

No 1. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – $55,527,000 in its first weekend of release.

No 2. Alita: Battle Angel – $12,000,000.  Bringing its total gross in its 2nd weekend to $60,981,068.

No 3. The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part – $10,015,000.  Bringing its total gross in its 3rd weekend to $83,619,039.

No 4. Fighting With My Family – $8,012,000. Bringing its total gross in its 2nd weekend to $8,227,021.

No 5.  Isn’t It Romantic – $7,510,000.  Bringing its total gross in its 2nd weekend to $33,768,742.

What do you think of these Box Office results?  Have you seen any of these movies?  What did you think of them?  Leave a comment below and let’s make a discussion out of it.

 

What?!? An Untitled ‘Deadpool’ Movie Coming Out This Year!

Amidst the news of release date changeups of various Fox properties a huge curveball was thrown, and it has Deadpool’s face on it.

Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds took to his twitter on Friday and tweeted out the image below of Deadpool wearing a santa hat reading a story to The Princess Bride actor Fred Savage.

Shortly after the tweet was release Deadline reported that Fox is claiming that this unnamed Deadpool movie will be releasing this year on December 21st – the same date that Alita: Battle Angel used to hold.

It is unknown at this time what this Deadpool movie is going to be.  Some are speculating that it will be a re-cut version of Deadpool 2 that released earlier this year, or a whole new Deadpool movie.  According to a report by Collider, no matter what type of movie we get, the film will be rated PG-13.  Something that will be a change for the character who has dominated with an R rating in the past.

What do you think of this new Deadpool movie?  Is it being rated PG-13 going to change the entire character? Leave a comment below and lets make a discussion out of it.

Fox Switches Up Release Dates

Later this year Fox was all set to release Alita: Battle Angel on December 21st.  The key word being “was,” because according to a report put out by Deadline on Friday, Fox used the Robert Rodriguez directed film as the first domino that toppled over and caused a change of release dates for several of their upcoming films.

Alita: Battle Angel is now been set to be released next year on February 14th.  If that date seems familiar that’s because it belonged to the next installment in the X-Men franchise, Dark Phoenix – which now has a release date of June 7th of 2019.  However, that date was previously held by a different X-Men property, Gambit, which now has been pushed back a full 9 months to March 13th 2020.

While changes like these can sometimes mean disaster behind the scenes, this can be seen as a smart move.  Alita: Battle Angel in its previous release date was releasing during a very crowded December period against Warner Brothers’ Aquaman, Paramount’s Bumblebee, Sony’s comedy Holmes and Watson and Universal’s Welcome to Marwen.  There is only so much box office money that can be squeezed out of one weekend and Alita going up against these movies was guaranteed to not make as much money as it could in a different weekend. So the move was smart.

As far as Gambit being pushed, it was a good idea as well.  Even though the project was set to come out in just 9 months from now, there reportedly is still now set script for the project, and filming has not even begun. There was no way the movie was going to make a release date of June 7th.  So moving Dark Phoenix into Gambit‘s slot, and pushing the release to March of 2020 gives the project more time to breath.

What do you think of these changes?  Are you disappointed?  Was it a smart choice?  Leave a comment below and lets make a discussion about it.