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.

 

September 21-23 Box Office!

This weekend came with a couple of surprises!

First off, the Jack Black and Cate Blanchett led film, The House With A Clock In Its Walls opened up much higher than most would have guessed.  In its first weekend the movie was able to bring in just above $26.6 Million.  What makes this such a surprise is that the movie was not marketed well.  The trailers were very “meh,” and there didn’t seem to be a lot of rabid fans of the book that the movie is based off of.  However, the film was still able to have a pretty successful opening weekend.

Another surprise is that Crazy Rich Asians still managed to stay in the top 5, and its in its 6th weekend of release.  The stopping power of this romantic comedy has been insane. No other film in the top five has been at the box office longer than 3 weeks other than Crazy Rich Asians. Many other films have come and gone since it came out back in August, yet it continues to hang in there.  Can it make one more week?

In not so great news, The Predator continues to bleed money, dropping nearly 63% since its first opening weekend.  The average movie drops between 35-45% between weekend 1 and weekend 2.  Very rarely is anywhere near the 60% range.  Many are speculating that there will not be anymore movies in this existing franchise, and I tend to agree.

Check out the list below to see the full breakdown of the top five in this weekend’s box office.

No 1. The House With A Clock In Its Walls– $26,608,020 in its first weekend of release.

No 2. A Simple Favor – $10,252,206. Bringing its total gross in its 2nd weekend to $32,414,620.

No 3. The Nun – $9,965,635. Bringing its total gross in its 3rd weekend to $100,610,942

No 4. The Predator (2018) – $9,176,459. Bringing its total gross in its 2nd weekend to $40,911,581.

No 5. Crazy Rich Asians$6,346,641.  Bringing its total gross in its 6th weekend to $159,271,124.