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.

‘Dumbo’ Podcast Review

Kylan reviews the latest film in Disney’s line of live-action movie remakes, Dumbo.  The story of an elephant that could fly.

You can check out the written review of Dumbo here.

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‘Dumbo’ Review

This weekend Disney’s launches their newest live action, Tim Burton directed film, Dumbo. Based on the very well-known 1941 animated film, Dumbo tells the story of a baby elephant born with abnormally large ears that ridiculed by everyone in the circus, however, manages to overcome his deformity due to his large ears giving him the ability to fly.

This new iteration of Dumbo falls in a long line of Disney live-action makeovers such as The Jungle Book, Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, Maleficent, and the soon to be released The Lion King, Aladdin, and Mulan.

For the first half-hour to forty five minutes the film is par for the course. Burton reintroduces characters known to the audience from the animated film, and acquaints us with newly introduced characters played by Colin Farrell, Nico Parker, and Finley Hobbins.

However, after that the entire movie switches over to a version of what can only be described as Dumbo II. If you’ve never heard of Dumbo II, that’s because it has never been made. Burton takes this opportunity to make the mythology of Dumbo all his own and it doesn’t exactly work. Especially Michael Keaton’s character V.A. Vandevere, who is more cartoonish than the 1941 film. He is a basic Disney Richie Rich screen villain – shadowy lair and all. Continue reading “‘Dumbo’ Review”