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.