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It’s been a rough few weeks to say the least, and the Labor Day box office look to be as lazy as ever. The drop off we’ll see this weekend will be considerably smaller, closer to 20-30%. Still, it’s not looking good for newcomers The Transporter Refueled and A Walk in the Woods.
Nothing can top Straight Outta Compton going into its 3rd weekend, even with a 40-45% fall. At $118.9 million total, Compton has nearly doubled its $60 million opening. The box office was lackluster last weekend, and it doesn’t look like it’ll be anywhere close to recovering until mid-September
What with a weekend of low-earnings and some small, unexpected wins, it looks like the summer season is truly at a close. Compton suffered from a 56% drop, while Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation fell only 33%.
Even with three more openers this weekend–Sinister 2, American Ultra, and Hitman: Agent 47–Straight Outta Compton has nothing to fear. Let’s be real, none of them have the amazing word of mouth, the inventive marketing, or the wide audience.
In another stellar example of Universal making all the right calls this year, Straight Outta Compton shot to an unexpected $60 million this weekend. Ahead of both Ant-Man‘s $57 million opening weekend and Mission: Impossible- Rogue Nation‘s $55.5 million.
Universal’s looking at yet another win with Straight Outta Compton this weekend, as the biopic is receiving a lot of positive word of mouth. Rogue Nation will keep killing it, even with some competition in the action/espionage realm from opener The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Continuing a string of disappointing box office opening weekends, Fantastic Four might be the roughest of them all. At a rumored $120 million budget, Four limped to a pitiful $25.7 million over the weekend. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation claimed the top spot for its 2nd week out, falling less than 50% from last weekend.
There’s enough opening this weekend to rattle the box office, even if any summer sizzle has fizzled out and there’ll be nothing truly shaken up. Even with stellar talent involved, Fantastic Four isn’t looking so hot in early reviews.
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation held its breath to a $55 million opening, far better than hoped for given early projections, but right in line with our thoughts last Thursday. That puts Rogue Nation right behind Ant-Man‘s $57 million opening and a little ahead of San Andreas‘s $54.6 million.
Vacation doesn’t have a shot against Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, but it doesn’t need to given its much more modest budget ($35 million to $150 million). Plus, Vacation will at least avoid Pixels’ embarrassment of finishing second to Ant-Man last week.
Even after dropping 56% in its 2nd week, Ant-Man reigned, shutting out Pixels by only $0.9 million. As predicted, this weekend had a lot of close calls, with the front-runners all within $8 million of each other. Pixels was hampered by extremely negative reviews.
Now that Jurassic World’s become the 3rd highest grossing film ever, and officially moved out of the top 5, there’s no real contender for a little while. In the meantime, Pixels and Paper Towns will keep the box office steady for now.
Minions took much more of a hit than predicted, settling in 58% down at $49 million, $8 million behind Ant-Man. Universal is still smiling today as it has pushed past the 5 billion dollar worldwide box office mark faster than any other in history.
It’ll be a close race, but Ant-Man might surprise us like Guardians of the Galaxy did last August. It won’t be a big, showy victory, because Ant-Man simply isn’t showing the audience draw that Minions has, but it’ll be proof positive for Marvel that taking risks pays off.
Looks like the Minions takeover of Amazon, McDonald’s, and, let’s face it, the entire world worked out. Beating out Toy Story 3 for the second biggest animated opening of all time. With a current global gross of nearly $400 million, Minions is another certified hit for Universal this year.
It’s all about Minions this weekend, no question. The Despicable Me spin-off/prequel has already pulled in $141.7 million in 26 markets in the last 3 weeks, and domestic interest is high. Minions is tracking similarly to what Inside Out was showing at before its opening at $90.4 million.
To suggest that Inside Out and Jurassic World upset the competition is making light of Terminator Genisys‘ somewhat epic failure. Granted, Genisys beat out Jurassic World in the long 5-day stretch, but fell behind in the Friday-Sunday weekend by $2.2 million.
Can Terminator Genisys keep Jurassic World from a 4th weekend at number one? Or, if not, can Magic Mike XXL? Can Inside Out finally overtake the dinosaurs? The box office will be fairly conservative this go around, thanks to July 4th falling on a Saturday, so more moviegoers will be at beaches and barbecues than in theaters.
Ted 2 performed far under what the studio hoped for, coming in second place to Ted’s opening by over $20 million. Audiences are liking it far more than critics, but apparently not enough.
There’s no denying it’s going to be a really tight race this weekend. Jurassic World, Inside Out, and Ted 2 are all being projected right around the $50 million mark. Although Inside Out is trending seriously high with parents, they haven’t exactly forgotten about Jurassic World.
In another huge box office weekend, the real shock was Inside Out, which now holds the second highest Pixar opening of all time. Audiences came out in droves for what was the first Pixar movie in two years.
Though Inside Out has enjoyed rave reviews so far, there’s really no stopping Jurassic World, and it’s just going to go on destroying records. In one weekend, it made almost half of what Avengers: Age of Ultron has grossed in seven.
There’s really not much to say besides Jurassic World had no problem gobbling up the competition. ALL of the competition. All of the competition of all time. It beat both Avengers movies. And every Harry Potter. And Nolan’s Dark Knight series. Love it or hate it, it looks like everyone went to see Chris Pratt’s trained velociraptors this weekend.
It’s been 14 years since the last one. The Jurassic Park franchise is basically the Star Wars of anyone born in the ’80s and ’90s. This is the movie millennials have been waiting for and Chris Pratt proved he could bring the big numbers with last summer’s Guardians of the Galaxy.
Another week, another under-performing box office. Spy performed alright with $29 million, higher than McCarthy’s most recent comedy, Tammy. However, rave reviews should keep its momentum going through the week.
Spy will most certain come out on top this weekend, with wide appeal and interest, but everything else is less certain. Insidious could open stronger than expected, giving San Andreas a run for its money.
Apparently no one found fault with San Andreas this weekend, as it crushed the box office with a surprising $54,588,173 million, yet not quite a domination like Pitch Perfect 2.
Since the 4-day Memorial Day weekend was down this year, box office could pick up this weekend thanks to San Andreas opening. Aloha’s opening as well, but it might as well say goodbye now.
Tomorrowland was almost upset by Pitch Perfect 2‘s stellar second weekend this holiday. Bad buzz and a confusing concept (that didn’t get any clearer after seeing it) have surely hurt it, but somehow negative reviews aren’t effecting Poltergeist.
Tomorrowland has a shot at winning this Memorial Day weekend, but it certainly won’t be dominating like Pitch Perfect 2 did with 40% of the box office.