This weekend, two films traded places, as War Room dramatically exceeded expectations, and We Are Your Friends bombed almost on a record breaking level. It posted the third worst wide opening in history, besting only Delgo and The Oogieloves (there’s … Continue reading Weekend Box Office: ‘War Room’ Surprises, ‘We Are Your Friends’ Is An Epic Bomb
Straight Outta Compton remained straight at the top, as all three new contenders were huge disappointments. Compton dropped 55% in week two, a bit harsher than predicted, but still managed to break past the 100M mark. It wasn’t the only … Continue reading Weekend Box Office: ‘Compton’ Wins, Newcomers Don’t Even Fight
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
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
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