Category Archives: Box Office

Stellar Reviews Will Make People “Get Out” to the Movies This Weekend, as the Horror Film Looks to Win the Box Office

get-out-excerptBased on a rare 100 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes (aggregating 93 reviews so far), the appeal of horror films, and excellent buzz, newcomer Get Out is looking to top the box office this weekend and de-throne the Dark Knight.

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“The LEGO Batman Movie” Wins Holiday Weekend, But Not as Much as “The Great Wall’s” Surprising Victory

The Great Wall ExcerptPresidents’ Day weekend brought both expected results and surprises to the four-day box office weekend. The LEGO Batman Movie, as predicted, came out on top with ease, but it was The Great Wall‘s topping of all the new movies that surprised the most. Plus, La La Land could be the most financially successful Best Picture winner worldwide since 2010’s The King’s Speech if it wins this weekend.

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“LEGO Batman” to Fend Off Comedy and White Saviors at Box Office Over Holiday Weekend

LEGO Batman ExcerptAnother holiday weekend, another box office report, another time for the families — and anyone else who enjoys animated films and the Caped Crusader, really — to dominate. Despite the opening of three new films in wide release, it will, inevitably, be the Warner Bros. Animation film The LEGO Batman Movie that will come out on top for the second weekend in a row.

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“The LEGO Batman Movie” Has No Problem Beating Its Rivals at the Box Office

JW2_D35_2333.cr2The LEGO Batman Movie came out on top this past weekend, as predicted, but numbers were off across the board, as the animated Caped Crusader brought in less than expected and everything else jumped higher. Still, final numbers ultimately made this the best weekend of the year so far.

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In the Box Office Streets, “Fifty Shades” and “John Wick” No Match for “LEGO Batman”

lego-batman-excerptFor the first time in several weeks, the box office will finally see some new blood. The three new films that are opening in wide release this weekend are expected to top the box office, with one in particular opening high above the others.

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“Split” Tops the Box Office Over Super Bowl Weekend, While “Hidden Figures” Finally Beats “La La Land”

Hidden Figures ExcerptAs expected, the Super Bowl was able to keep the box office from reaching any sort of heights this past weekend, as movies fell about where they were expected to, with lower totals than they would have hit on any other weekend. In fact, this year’s Super Bowl box office was slightly down from last year’s, when the top twelve amassed $82 million total, as opposed to this weekend’s top twelve reaching $80.2 million.

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“Rings” Won’t Keep “Split” From Topping the Box Office Again Over Super Bowl Weekend

Rings ExcerptIt will be a battle between horror films — Split and Rings — and Oscar contenders — Hidden Figures and La La Land — this weekend at the box office as all films battle against the Super Bowl.

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Your Weekend Box Office Actuals (01.30.17)

split-excerptThis weekend was a mixed bag at the box office. There were some expected outcomes (Split‘s clear and defined defeat of A Dog’s Purpose) and some not-so predicted outcomes (namely, how well Hidden Figures and La La Land continued to do, though I really should have known better). Overall, it was largely a good weekend for the box office, with most films performing better than or at their expected totals.

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Your Complete Weekend Box Office Tracking, Predictions, & Analysis (01.26.17)

A Dog's Purpose ExcerptIn any other circumstances, the new film A Dog’s Purpose, a very appropriate January release, would come out on top this weekend. However, a controversy surrounding the film since last week has ruined the film’s chance, instead paving the way for M. Night Shyamalan’s thriller Split to maintain its top position for one more week.

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Your Weekend Box Office Actuals (01.23.17)

Split ExcerptInfamous director M. Night Shyamalan is back. With Split‘s impressive opening, soaring high above both predictions and the rest of the weekend’s movies, the thriller auteur had his best opening in seven years. It’s also one of the director’s best-reviewed films (his second-best after The Sixth Sense), showing he’s back in the good graces of critics and audiences too.

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Your Complete Weekend Box Office Tracking, Predictions, & Analysis (01.19.17)

split-excerptAfter two weeks of being on top, Hidden Figures is about to be dethroned this weekend. At least, that’s what all the projections are saying but we know the box office has been more than a little unpredictable lately. Instead, newcomers Split and xXx: The Return of Xander Cage are preparing to duke it out for the top spot.

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Your Weekend Box Office Actuals (01.17.17)

Sing ExcerptAs predicted, Hidden Figures came out ahead at the box office over the holiday weekend but the rest of the results were more unexpected, such as the horror film The Bye Bye Man making it into the top five and both Sing and La La Land topping Rogue One.

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Your Complete Weekend Box Office Tracking, Predictions, & Analysis (01.12.17)

041816_PATRIOTSDAY_KB_419.CR2Despite how crowded theaters are going to be this holiday weekend, only one of the new or expanding movies is expected to make it into the top five of the box office. And the number one film will be a three-way battle between reigning champ Hidden Figures, former champ Rogue One, and newcomer Patriots Day.

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Your Weekend Box Office Actuals (01.09.17)

Hidden Figures ExcerptThere was more than one surprise this weekend in the world of film — not just the Golden Globes, but the box office too. The true story of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson — three black women who worked at NASA — as told in the film Hidden Figures came out on top this weekend, making an impressive $22.8 million as it expanded to nearly 2,500 theaters.

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Your Complete Weekend Box Office Tracking, Predictions, & Analysis (01.05.17)

Underworld Blood Wars ExcerptA new year, a new box office report. Despite some stiff competition this weekend, repeat contenders Rogue One and Sing should have little trouble remaining on top. Meanwhile, Hidden Figures should perform better than expected and Underworld: Blood Wars and A Monster Calls will stumble.

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Your Complete Weekend Box Office Tracking, Predictions, & Analysis (12.23.16)

fences-excerptWith the holiday season comes an onslaught of new movies so in that vein we’re taking a look at all the movies opening over the next few days (and previously) and what kind of impact they’re expected to have on the box office, from Sing’s animated domination, to Assassin’s Creed lackluster performance, and Fences’ impressing showing.

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Your Weekend Box Office Actuals (12.19.16)

Rogue One ExcerptNewcomer movies Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Collateral Beauty fell slightly short of our expectations, but Rogue One’s still massive intake helped Disney because the first studio ever to make over $7 billion globally at the box office. The remainder of the weekend’s box office fell more or less exactly where it was supposed to.

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Your Complete Weekend Box Office Tracking, Predictions, & Analysis (12.15.16)

rogue-one-excerptThere’s a new Star Wars film and standalone film or not (which Rogue One is), it’s going to decimate any competition going up against it (and possibly make it into the top ten openings of all time). The more interesting races at the box office this weekend will be Moana versus newcomer Collateral Beauty and awards contenders Manchester by the Sea versus La La Land.

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Your Weekend Box Office Actuals (12.12.16)

LLL d 41-42_6689.NEFAs expected, Moana was able to voyage past newcomer Office Christmas Party to be the top movie for the third weekend in a row, while Arrival and Doctor Strange continued to hang around the top five for their fifth and sixth weeks, respectively. Damien Chazelle’s award-winning musical La La Land managed the best opening per theater average of 2016, making $855,000 in only five theaters.

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Your Complete Weekend Box Office Tracking, Predictions, & Analysis (12.08.16)

OCP-excerptThis weekend’s box office poses two interesting situations: which film will take the number one spot between Moana and Office Christmas Party and the intakes of the films outside of the top five, including Nocturnal Animals, Miss Sloane, and Manchester by the Sea.

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Your Weekend Box Office Actuals (12.05.16)

doctor-strange-excerptIt was a quiet weekend at the box office but with their new intakes, Disney’s Moana has become the sixth-largest film for the company’s animation studio, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is the tenth-largest film of the year, and Marvel’s Doctor Strange is now the ninth-largest film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. All are poised to climb even more as the year comes to an end.

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Your Complete Weekend Box Office Tracking, Predictions, & Analysis (12.01.16)

moana-excerptThe only movie opening in wide-release this weekend is the barely heard of horror film Incarnate. The awards contender Jackie is opening in 5 theaters, and two other small films are also opening in limited release. All of this to say the weekend will be a repeat of movies you’ve seen here before, with Disney’s Moana leading the pack and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them not far behind.

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Your Complete Weekend Box Office Tracking, Predictions, & Analysis (11.22.16)

moana-excerptThe upcoming five-day holiday weekend is set to be a crowded — and successful — one, with Disney’s Moana and Warner Bros.’ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them leading the pack with totals well over $50 million. Overall, this Thanksgiving box office is shaping up to be higher than both last year and the year before, which bodes well for the talk around a lackluster boxoffice.

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Your Weekend Box Office Actuals (11.21.16)

fantastic-beasts-3Overall, this past weekend’s movie underperformed than we predicted, although every film more or less fell into their expected position. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the new Harry Potter spinoff film, outperformed its competition with ease, while the R-rated teen flick The Edge of Seventeen failed to make an impression.

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Your Complete Weekend Box Office Tracking, Predictions, & Analysis (11.17.16)

fantastic-beasts-excerptFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the start to a new franchise in the Harry Potter universe will help Warner Bros. topple Disney and Marvel at the box office, but several other films will be having their own intense battles to defeat each other this weekend.

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Your Weekend Box Office Actuals (11.14.16)

Doctor Strange ExcerptDoctor Strange and Trolls continued to dominate the box office this past weekend, helping to bring the totals up by 56 percent over the same weekend last year. Plus, Arrival did far better than expected and this upcoming weekend is going to be a crowded and varied one at the theater.

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Your Complete Weekend Box Office Tracking, Predictions, & Analysis (11.10.16)

Amy Adams (right) as Louise Banks in ARRIVAL by Paramount PicturesDoctor Strange and Trolls will continue their domination this weekend at the box office, while newcomers Arrival and Almost Christmas will duke it out for their spots in the top five. Plus, indie hits Moonlight and Loving continue to expand their theater presence.

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Your Weekend Box Office Actuals (11.07.16)

Doctor Strange ExcerptThe trio of Doctor Strange, Trolls, and Hacksaw Ridge gave the fall box office a much needed resurgence of energy and numbers. Plus, Disney has surpassed $6 billion for the year and limited releases and buzzy awards contenders Moonlight and Loving are performing exceptionally well.

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Your Complete Weekend Box Office Tracking, Predictions, & Analysis (11.03.16)

doctor-strange-excerptDisney and Marvel’s latest entry into the cinematic universe, Doctor Strange, will dominate the box office with ease. However, it won’t be the only film helping out our current box office slump as DreamWorks’ newest film, Trolls, is also poised to make a stand this weekend.

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Your Weekend Box Office Actuals (10.31.16)

Boo A Madea Halloween ExcerptIn a surprise upset, Boo! A Madea Halloween took the box office crown for the second weekend in a row, while Inferno crashed and burned, Plus, Moonlight has crossed $1 million in just 36 theaters and Doctor Strangehas made $86 million in 33 territories before opening Stateside.

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