Weekend Box Office: April 19-21, 2019

It was a slow Easter weekend at movie theaters as Warner Bros and New Line’s The Curse of La Llorona took the top spot with only $26.5 million. This actually topped the expectations of the movie as moviegoers are looking for new horror movies that raise the bar. This, in turn, gave both studios their third straight weekend at the number one spot.

In second place was Warner Bro’s Shazam! with $17.3 million. So far worldwide it’s made $322 million and it’s only on its third week. I expect the number to hit somewhere between $350 and $400 by the time it’s done. Simply because Avenger’s Endgame is coming out this next weekend and will dominate the charts for some time.

Third place saw Fox’s Breakthrough with $11.1 million. While fourth and fifth place saw Captain Marvel and Little with $9.1 million and $8.4 million. Check out the full top ten list below.

  1. The Curse of La Llorona – $26,505,000
  2. Shazam! – $17,340,000
  3. Breakthrough – $11,100,000
  4. Captain Marvel – $9,100,000
  5. Little – $8,451,000
  6. Dumbo – $6,800,000
  7. Pet Sematary – $4,850,000
  8. Missing Link – $4,369,756
  9. Us – $4,264,000
  10. Hellboy – $3,880,000

Weekend Box Office: July 13-15, 2018

Family-friendly movies always rule the box office and this weekend is no different with Sony’s Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation with $44.1 million. Voice acting from Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, and Andy Samberg, this is the third movie of the franchise. This this the weakest opening of the three movies as the last one made $47.5 million in its opening weekend, while the original made $42.5 million. Though overall it is a profitable franchise for Sony as both previous films in total have made $318 million. That’s not including DVD, OnDemand sales, and toy merchandise. Though I expect it will fall to the number two or three spot next week as the new action movie Equalizer 2 movie opens up. Plus it has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 60% and an audience score of 55%.

In second place is Marvel’s Ant-Man And The Wasp with $28.8 million. So far in its second weekend, it has made $132.8 million domestically and $283 worldwide so far. While it was loved by both critics and audiences alike, the movie is already seeing a drop off with 62% at theaters. Though this is to be expected as we are right in the middle of the summer with big movies coming out every weekend.

In third place and opening up in its first weekend is The Rock’s new movie Skyscraper with $25.5 million. The movie received a “B+” from CinemaScore, though critics aren’t really in love with the film as it received a 50% on Rotten Tomatoes. Universal is going to have to do something at foreign box offices as the movie had a budget of $125 million. So far it’s opened in 57 international markets this weekend and will open in 11 additional ones next weekend, which including Italy and China.

In fourth place and still holding on strong is Disney and Pixar’s Incredibles 2 with $16.2 million. In its fourth weekend, the movie is still breaking records. Besides being the highest grossing animated film of all-time domestically, this past weekend it jumped ahead of The Dark Knight to become the ninth largest overall film all time domestically. Also with this past weekend, the movie has made over $856 million, making it the 64th largest worldwide release of all-time.

In fifth place was Universal’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom with $15.5 million. So far domestically it has made $363.3 million and worldwide it’s seen $1.134 billion. Making it the 18th largest worldwide release of all-time and rising.

Check out the full list below.

1. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation – Sony – $44.1M
2. Ant-Man And The Wasp – Disney – $28.8M
3. Skyscraper – Universal – $25.5M
4. Incredibles 2 – Disney – $16.2M
5. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – Universal – $15.5M
6. First Purge, The – Universal – $9.1M
7. Sorry To Bother You – Annapurna Pictures – $4.3M
8. Sicario: Day Of The Soldado – Sony – $3.9M
9. Uncle Drew – Lionsgate – $3.2M
10. Ocean’s 8 – Warner Bros. – $2.9M

Weekend Box Office: July 6-8, 2018

Once again Disney has taken the top spot this year with Marvel’s Ant-Man And The Wasp with $76 million domestically and $161 worldwide. This is the 9th time that Marvel Studios has claimed the top spot this year. This sequel has outperformed the 2015 movie by nearly $20 million. I expect it will take first place next week as well since there are no big movies coming out next weekend. Plus the movie received an A- from CinemaScore and a 86% at RottenTomatoes. This one of those movies that will do both well theatrically and when it’s released on DVD and Redbox.

In second place and still going strong is everyone’s favorite superhero family Incredibles 2 with $29 million. The movie in total has made over $772 million worldwide. What’s more interesting that domestically it has made over $504 million which makes it the first animated movie to ever top $500 million, which makes it the highest grossing animated title ever. It’s now just shy of topping Disney’s Beauty and the Beast to become the 11th highest grossing domestic release of all-time. This family-friendly movie still has plenty of steam and won’t be leaving the top ten any time soon.

In third place is Jurrasic World: Fallen Kingdom with $28.6 million. So far the movie has made over $1 billion worldwide and $333 million domestically. Though with movies like Equalizer 2 and Mission Impossible: Fallout coming out at the end of the month, I expect that this dino frenzy movie to start dying down pretty quick. I mean this weekend along saw a -53% drop off from the previous weekend.

In fourth place from Universal and Blumhouse was The First Purge in its opening weekend with $17.3 million. This is the fourth film in the Purge franchise, which all have done well domestically on very little budgets. For example, the 2016’s The Purge: Election Year was the highest grossing of the franchise, just shy of $80 million. I don’t expect to see this movie to do that well with so many options out there and for what is to come.

Rounding out the top five is Sony’s Sicario: Day of the Soldado, which dropped -61.6% in its second weekend, delivering a total of $7.3 million for a domestic total that now stands at $35.3 million.

Weekend Box Office: June 22-24, 2018

The dinos reign supreme this weekend at the box office as Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom takes the top spot with $150 million domestically. Not even movie reviewers could keep the audience away as the movie has a Rotten Tomato score of 50% and an audience score of 61%. Overseas Jurassic World has made over $711.5 million and rising as the movie has not opened up in Japan year. So expect to see it hit the billion dollar movie club within a few weeks.

In second place was Disney’s Incredibles 2 with a respectful $80.9 million in its second weekend. While the drop off was 55.7%, the movie has made $350 million domestically and $485 million worldwide so far. I don’t see Disney not coming out with an Incredibles 3 after successful numbers like these.

In third place was Ocean’s 8 with $11.7 million. I doubt it will see Ocean’s 8 in the top five next weekend as the drop off this weekend was 38.6%.

In fourth and fifth place were Tag and Deadpool 2 with $8.2 million and $5.2 million.

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Friday Box Office: June 15th, 2018 – Jurassic World 2 Looks To Take A Bite Out Of The Top Spot

Friday saw a huge opening for “Jurassic World 2” as it brought in an estimated $58.6 million domestically. Universal and Amblin must be excited as the movie is expected to rake in anywhere between $135 and $150  million. The movie itself has already made $466 million overseas. Even though the movie’s Rotten Tomatoes score was a 50% and an audience score of 63%, at this rate, it will join the billion dollar movie club in no time.

In second place is everyone favorites superhero family in “Incredibles 2” with an estimated $24 million. The movie itself saw a 45.2% drop but overall worldwide the movie has made $368 million and since being a family movie, expect it to be in movie theaters for some time.

In third and fourth place was Ocean’s 8 with $3 million and Tag with $2.4 million. For more information check out www.boxofficemojo.com.

Weekend Box Office: June 15-17, 2018

This weekend’s box office saw huge success for Pixar’s long-awaited sequel “Incredibles 2”. Opening up in over 4,410 screens, it came in first with a total of $180 million nationally, which is the biggest opening for an animated movie ever. Directed by Brad Bird and voiced by Craig Nelson, Holly Hunter, and Samuel Jackson, this animated superhero movie has been a hit with both fans and reviewers, with a Rotten Tomato score of 95% and an audience score of 89% the overall consensus that it was worth the wait. Overseas the movie brought in $53.1 million which in total brought it to $233 million overall.

In second place was “Ocean’s 8” starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter and a whole laundry list of other A-list talent. Being a spinoff of the popular Ocean’s 11, the movie itself saw a 53% decrease in its second weekend, which it brought in a total $19.5 million. The decrease is not surprising as the movie’s Rotten Tomato score was only 67% and an audience score of 49%. Domestically it has seen $79 million so far and worldwide overall $115 million. Though while numbers are low, I expect Warner Bros will do a trilogy of these movies.

Third place was the new rated R movie “Tag” starring  Ed Helms and Jeremy Renner. Opening up in 3,382 theaters, the movie brought in a disappointing $14.6 million in its opening weekend. While the audience and reviewers were mixed with a Rotten Tomato score of only 56% and an audience score of 73%, I expect the drop off to be pretty dramatic next week. The movie based on a true story. The synopsis says “For one month every year, five highly competitive friends hit the ground running in a no-holds-barred game of tag they’ve been playing since the first grade–risking their necks, their job, and their relationships to take each other down with the battle cry “You’re It!” This year, the game coincides with the wedding of their only undefeated player, which should finally make him an easy target.”

In fourth place was “Solo: A Star Wars Story” with $9 million and in fifth place was “Deadpool 2” with $8.8 million. For more information check out www.boxofficemojo.com.

Weekend Box Office: September 27-29, 2013

It was a busy weekend box office again as “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” took number one with $35 million. Starring Bill Hader, Anna Faris, and Will Forte. The movie is about Flint Lockwood who now works at The Live Corp Company. But he is forced to leave his job when he learns that his most infamous machine is still operational, and is churning out menacing food-animal hybrids. The sequel is doing about as good as the original did in its second weekend with only a 38% dropoff in attendance. As family friendly as it is, expect to see it in the top ten for some time.

In second place this weekend was “Prisoners” with $11.2 million.

In third place was the new movie “Rush” starring Chris Hemsworth with $10.3 million.

In fourth and fifth place was “Baggage Claim” and “Don John” with $9.3 million and $9 million.

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Weekend Box Office: Insidious 2 scares its way to the top with $40.2 million


1. Insidious Chapter 2 – $40.2 million

2. The Family – $14 million
3. Riddick – $6 million
4. Lee Daniel’s The Butler – $5.5 million
5. We’re the Millers – $5.4 million

This weekend only saw two new movies at the theater. Coming in first with a solid $40.2 million was the scary squeal “Insidious Chapter 2“. Which at this rate we can probably expect to see a third coming out next year. In second place was the new Robert De Niro movie “The Family“, which brought in a disappointing $14 million.

In third place and still holding on was “Riddick” with $6 million. Personally I think it got lucky because there weren’t that many new films out. I expect pretty heavy drop off for this film coming next week. In fourth and  fifth place was “Lee Daniel’s The Butler” and “We’re the Millers” with $5.5 million and $5.4 million. For more information about this weekend’s box office numbers check out www.boxofficemojo.com.

-Kent

Weekend Box Office: Lee Daniels’ The Butler Takes #1 With $25 Million

1. Lee Daniels’ The Butler – $25 million

2. We’re the Millers – $17.7 million
3. Elysium – $13.6 million
4. Kick-Ass 2 – $13.5 million 
5. Planes – $13.1 million

It was a quiet weekend at the box-office as “Lee Daniel’s The Butler” took first place in theaters with $25 million. An all-star cast gives the butler just what it needed and I expect it should stay in the top five next week. Also out was “Kick-Ass 2” which came into a disappointing fourth place with $13.5 million. More than likely the R rating and high violent plot sadly didn’t help it. 

Also out this weekend was the new movie “Jobs” about Apple inventor Steve Jobs. Which took a huge hit and landed in seventh place with only $6 million. Maybe Ashton Kutcher shouldn’t have taken the role as Jobs and I am even a fan of Kutcher. 

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Weekend Box Office: ‘Star Trek: Into Darkness’ Warps into 1st with $70.5 million

1. Star Trek: Into Darkness – $70.5 million
2. Iron Man 3 – $35 million
3. The Great Gatsby – $23.4 million
Paramount flies into first place at the box office with an estimated $70.5 million this weekend with “Star Trek: Into Darkness”. This is largely because of the reboot four years ago by J.J. Abrams. Which did, as we all know, spectacularly at theaters. In second place and still holding on strong is Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” with $35 million. Not only is it a great franchise but with such a boost from The Avengers last year, I expect that Tony Stark should be in the top five for a little while longer. Third place with an estimated $23.4 million is “The Great Gatsby” remake, which I hear is good but they are already seeing roughly a 50% drop at the box office. I am assuming this will probably do better in DVD sales. 

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