Box Office

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. (more…)

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! (more…)

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

 

‘The Great Wall’ Review

The Great Wall, currently, is the most expensive film ever shot completely in china – with a whopping reported budget of $150 Million.  It tells the story of a western mercenary, played by Matt Damon, who is imprisoned at the Great Wall, and while there discovers the reason behind its construction is to repel wave after wave of marauding beasts.  While imprisoned at the wall he is forced to fight alongside an army of elite warriors to confront the unimaginable and seemingly unstoppable force of lizard monsters.

While the film is directed by Yimou Zhang, the Chinese director who is best known for great films like House of Flying Daggers and Hero, this is not his finest film.  The Great Wall does have trademarks of Zhang, such as beautiful colors, and great action set pieces, but it has glaring flaws that really bring the film down. (more…)

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. (more…)

February 10-12 Box Office Results

This was as crazy weekend in the world of movie releases. It was the first weekend in 2017 where three major films where released all in the same weekend and competing for the number one spot.  All newly released films did make it into the top three spots, and it is about how most predicted it would be.

The kid friendly film, The LEGO Batman Movie, made it into the number one spot with just over $50 Million – no shock to anybody there.  It’s marketing campaign was knocking it out of the park since day one.

In second place is Fifty Shades Darker, once again, this is not a shock to anybody.  With the success of the book series, and with the financial success of the first movie, it is not a surprise that the Fifty Shades of Grey sequel made it into the second spot behind The LEGO Batman movie. However, Fifty Shades of Grey made over $85 million on its opening weekend, and it had a 73% drop between its first and second weekend.  Fifty Shades Darker barely made over half of what its predecessor did, and it is not out of the realm of possibilities that it has a similar drop off.  It will be interesting to see where it ends up in the coming weeks.

Falling in the 3rd slot for this past weekend is John Wick: Chapter Two. Now, opposite of the film sitting just above it in the Box Office, John Wick: Chapter Two made more money in its opening weekend than its predecessor.  John Wick only made $14 Million in its opening weekend, meaning that John Wick: Chapter Two made more than doubled what the first film in the franchise did.  Which is awesome!  So while it is sitting below two more films this past weekend, when breaking down the financial stats it is sitting just fine in its opening weekend.

Check out the rest of the Box Office results below!

No 1. The LEGO Batman Movie – $52,003,468 in its first weekend of release.

No 2. Fifty Shades Darker – $46,607,250 in its first weekend of release.

No 3. John Wick: Chapter Two – $30,436,123 in its first weekend of release.

No 4. Split – $9,525,935. Bringing its total gross in its 4th weekend to $112,498,205

No 5. Hidden Figures – $8,002,670.  Bringing its total gross in its 8th weekend to 131,454,920. (more…)

August 19-21 Box Office Results

Another weekend has gone by in the month of August – and it was not a good weekend for new released films.  Out of the top five spots in the box office, only two of the films were new releases.

Suicide Squad once again, for the third weekend in a row, stayed in the number one spot.  And the R-Rated animated comedy, Sausage Party,  kept its spot in second place for the second weekend in a row as well.

Newly released films, War Dogs as well as Kubo and the Two Strings, managed to take places three and four respectively – and are only separated by two million dollars.

Check out the list below!

No 1. Suicide Squad – $20,855,401.  Bringing its total gross in its 3rd weekend to $262,428,736.

No 2. Sausage Party – $15,485,577.  Bringing its total gross in its 2nd weekend to $65,486,596.

No 3. War Dogs – $14,685,305 in its first weekend of release.

No 4. Kubo and the Two Strings – $12,608,372 in its first weekend of release.

No 5. Pete’s Dragon – $11,349,938.  Bringing its total gross in its 2nd weekend to $42,911,207. (more…)

August 5-7 Box Office Results

Another weekend gone, another list of Box Office Results!

Finally making its way into theaters this past weekend was the highly anticipated Suicide Squad! And surprise, surprise it broke the box office record as the highest grossing film in its opening weekend for month of August – dispite having a lot of negative word of mouth from critis who saw early screenings of the film.

In not so great news after looking at the results, it looks like Star Trek Beyond is in big financial trouble.  In just third weekend the film has made a total of $128 Million in the U.S, and has a reported budget of $185 Million.  The budget does not already take into account the millions spent on an advertising campaign.  At this point it is not too unlikely the film is going to loose money after it has finished its run in theaters.  If this is the case either Paramount will have to really rethink their next film strategy, or this may be the last Star Trek movie in the current franchise.

Check out the rest of the results below!

No 1. Suicide Squad $133,682,248 in its first weekend of release.

No 2. Jason Bourne $22,405,125.  Bringing its total gross in its 2nd weekend to $103,111,145.

No 3. Bad Moms $14,004,006.  Bringing its total gross in its 2nd weekend to $50,850,836.

No 4. The Secret Life of Pets $11,500,590.  Bringing its total gross in its 5th weekend to $319,519,370.

No 5. Star Trek Beyond – $10,036,030.  Bringing its total gross in its 3rd weekend to $127,737,394.

‘Suicide Squad’ is setting itself up for Box Office Success

Currently Suicide Squad is battling very low critic reviews, however that doesn’t seem to be keeping the film down!

According to a report from Variety the film has already been able to bring in $8.1 million across seven international markets, which includes South Korea’s $2.9 Million and France’s $2.7 Million. Looking at these numbers it is already set to pass box office jugernauts Guardians of the Galaxy and Deadpool – and it shows no signs of slowing down.

The film set to release in another 57 international markets and is tracking to bring in more than $100 million in those markets.

Warner Bros. has got to be happy with the film tracking like this in the international market because they spent a reported $175 Million in making the movie.  So if the film performs as well here in the U. S as it seems to be in the rest of the world then they will be in the black. (more…)

June 10-12 Box Office Results

This is the first weekend in 2016 where the top three spots at the box office are actually held by three newly released films.

Its not surprising where the results landed this past weekend, however there is one thing to point out.  In only its third weekend of release X-Men: Apocalypse is already in the fifth spot on the list and will no doubt be out of the top five by the next weekend. For this year, this is the fastest that a comic book movie has left the top five at the box office.  You would not be wrong in saying that the run for the X-Man film is very disappointing – seeing as it is still about $42,000,000 away from breaking even with its reported budget.  You can check out the rest of the results below.

No 1. The Conjuring 2$40,350,000 in its first weekend of release.

No 2. Warcraft $24,356,000 in its first weekend of release.

No 3. Now You See Me 2 – $23,025,000 in its first weekend of release.

No 4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows $14,800,000. Bringing its total gross in its 2nd weekend to $61,039,783.

No 5. X-Men: Apocalypse – $10,000,000. Bringing its total gross in its 3rd weekend to $136,374,195.

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