The big news of the weekend is how well Straight Outta Compton did, beating everyone expectations. It even opened above 8 Mile. It’s the 6th highest opener for August, beating some heavy hitters like Rise Of The Planet Of The … Continue reading Weekend Box Office: ‘Straight’ To #1, ‘The Man From’ Disappointment
Four new releases couldn’t strike gold this weekend, as Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation ended up in the top spot, defeating poorly reviewed Fantastic Four. Originally, Fantastic Four was tracking at 40M, but as more and more bad reviews trickled in … Continue reading Weekend Box Office: Ethan Hunt Defeats The ‘Fantastic Four’
Tom Cruise managed the 2nd largest Mission Impossible opening and the third largest of his career with Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, which showed the power of good reviews, grabbing an A- from Cinemascore and a 93% on Rotten Tomatoes. Not … Continue reading Weekend Box Office: ‘Mission’ Possible. Tom Cruise Opens Above Projections.
Ant-Man barely edged Pixels this weekend for the top spot. A 56% drop (not too shabby) kept it in the lead. It broke 100M in its 10th day of release. Pixels was likely hurt by some truly devastating reviews. Audiences … Continue reading Weekend Box Office: ‘Ant-Man’ Scores Narrow Victory, ‘Paper’ Crumbles In 6th
Ant-Man may have won the weekend, but it’s the lowest debut for a Marvel movie. There’s even talk that it might not hit 58M. It might fall short. Also, some people are going with the “sky is falling” routine for … Continue reading Weekend Box Office: ‘Ant-Man’ Lowest Marvel Debut, ‘Trainwreck’ Passes Expectations
Ant-Man may not have been able to make a giant opening weekend, but at least it landed an A-cinemascore. It’ll be the smallest opening for a Marvel film, but Disney is still excited about the foreign prospects. Trainwreck is doing … Continue reading Friday Box Office: ‘Ant-Man’ Falling Short, ‘Trainwreck’ Doing Well
I’ve predicted a few films going big that flopped. My Terminator Genisys/Magic Mike XXL weekend was way off. I’m choosing again to be a little bold and not go with safe predictions. I think when people say 60M for Ant-Man, … Continue reading Box Office Predictions: ‘Ant Man’ Should Grow Past ‘Minions’
Minions is another huge hit for Universal. Next weekend, they’re likely to keep the streak up with Trainwreck next weekend. They’ve already landed Fifty Shades Of Grey, Pitch Perfect 2, Furious 7, and Jurassic World this year. Now Minions, and … Continue reading Weekend Box Office: ‘Minions’ Is Way Ahead
JurassicWorld managed to top the box office again for the fourth straight week. The dino-might pic (sorry) became the 4th highest grossing film of all time, surpassing 2008’s The Dark Knight. Its next target is The Avengers, which is 3rd … Continue reading Weekend Box Office: Jurassic Keeps #1, No ‘Magic’ This Weekend
Terminator Genisys is tanking. It will debut below every Terminator film except the first Terminator. A B+ cinemascore is suggesting it won’t have legs either. It won’t fall off the face of the earth, but audiences are kind of echoing … Continue reading Friday Box Office: ‘Inside Out’ and ‘Jurassic’ Defeat Disappointing Newcomers
Magic Mike XXL is going to beat Terminator Genisys. Some people say the tracking is close, but Magic Mike XXL is tracking in women… and there isn’t anything else targeting women right now (except perhaps Spy, which isn’t doing a … Continue reading Weekend Box Office: ‘Magic’ At The Box Office? Or Time For A ‘Genisys’?