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’
After enduring bad press and weirdly bad advance word of mouth, Fantastic Four will try to pull an “against all odds” this weekend and open big. I don’t think it can open too big. We’ve seen this story before. The … Continue reading Box Office Predictions: ‘Fantastic’ Weekend Ahead?
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.
See what I did there? I’m so creative. My mommy always said… so creative. This weekend, the critically acclaimed Mission Impossible sequel will rule the box office. The last installment had a weird platform release where it opened in 425 … Continue reading Box Office Predictions: Audiences Will Go On An ‘Impossible’ ‘Vacation’
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
Starring: Nat Wolff, Cara Delevingne, Halston Sage, Austin Abrams, Justice Smith, Jaz Sinclair Directed By: Jake Schreier Based on the novel by John Green, who you might have heard wrote a little book called The Fault In Our Stars, which … Continue reading Paper Towns
Until last summer’s Blended, Adam Sandler was one of the most bankable actors in Hollywood. If you look at his non-R rated mainstream comedies, they all open well. Pixels puts him back in this familiar territory, and this time he’s … Continue reading Box Office Predictions: ‘Pixels’ Fight For 1st
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
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
Minions is tracking strong. It’s already opened overseas, where it has grossed 124M already. Last weekend, Terminator Genisys did well internationally, but not well domestically. Minions seems to not be following that same model. A really aggressive marketing campaign has … Continue reading Box Office Predictions: ‘Minions’ About To Destroy Prehistoric Emotions
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’?