Box Office Report

August 25-27 Box Office Almost Lowest in 16 Years

The box of give this weekend was at the lowest it’s been in 3 years, and almost as low as it was 16 years ago right after the 9/11 attacks.

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This isn’t very surprising based on the lack of new releases. The only two wide releases were Leap!, a small animated movie, and Birth of the Dragon, the Bruce Lee movie without Bruce Lee. There were also other factors pointed out in other articles to consider. The Floyd Mayweather/Conor McGregor fight probably took up many people’s Saturday nights, and Hurricane Harvey closed down many Texas theaters. 

 The estimated weekend revenue was $65 million, which would be the lowest since September 21-23, 2001 ($59.4 million) after the 9/11 incident. However, Sunday brought it up to $68.9 million which makes it the lowest in three years, with September 5-7, 2014 making $66 million. 

The Hitman’s Bodyguard, the action-comedy starring Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson, came in first place in its second weekend, earning $10 million. This makes its total domestic total $39.6 million. Annabelle: Creation held on to the top 5 in its third week, coming in second place with $7.7 million. Its total domestic gross is now $78.2 million. Leap!, the Paris set animated film, started of with a measly $4.7 million in its opening weekend, making it the only opening movie to crack the top 5.

Wind River, starring Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen, took the fourth place slot in its fourth weekend taking $4.6 million. Steven Soderbergh’s first film out of retirement, Logan Lucky, finished off the top 5 earning $4.2 million in its second weekend. 

  1. The Hitman’s Bodyguard-$10 Million
  2. Annabelle: Creation-$7.7 Million 
  3. Leap!-$4.7 Million
  4. Wind River-$4.6 Million
  5. Logan Lucky-$4.2 Million

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This was one of the rare weekends when nothing of relevance came out. All of the movies looked decent at best. The rest of the year looks to have some pretty exciting releases, including It, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Blade Runner 2049, Thor: Ragnarok, Justice League, and more. While this weekend was terrible, the rest of the year should turn out pretty positive.

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August 4-6 Weekend Box Office Report

This weekend was relatively slow for movies. There weren’t many new releases, but there is still some interesting things to report on.

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The Dark Tower topped out the box office making $19.5 million in its opening weekend. The film has been getting some criticism for its disservice to the books, and this shows in the numbers this weekend. The film was on a budget of only $60 million, so it should make its money back in international box office if not domestic. Dunkirk stands strong in second place earning $17.6 million in its third weekend putting it at $133,555,738 for total gross. It took a 33% drop from last weekend. The film is making more than Nolan’s earlier works, but has yet to surpass the Dark Knight movies, Inception, and Interstellar when adjusted for inflation. The only one it has a chance of catching up to is most likely Interstellar being $70 million away.

The Emoji Movie came in third place with $12.35 million taking a 49.7% drop. The movie didn’t really have a strong start last weekend, and that continues this weekend. The movie has a 7% on Rotten Tomatoes, so parents might have kept kids away from the movie. Hopefully studios learn a lesson from this and put more effort into their ideas. Girls Trip got the fourth place slot with $11.4 million. Its total box office is now $85,443,720 being very successful by the standards of a pure comedy. It’s not my type of movie, but people seem to be loving it.

Finally, the critically panned Kidnap came in fifth place earning $10.2 million in its opening weekend. The budget was only around $21 million, so it has a good chance of making its money back. Although it’s not in the top five, it should be mentioned that Kathryn Bigelow’s latest film, Detroit, earned $7.25 million this weekends. The movie is probably focusing more on awards than box office, so this shouldn’t hurt them too much.

  1. The Dark Tower – $19,500,000
  2. Dunkirk – $17,600,000
  3. The Emoji Movie – $12,350,000
  4. Girls Trip – $11,418,700
  5. Kidnap – $10,210,000
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July 28-30 Weekend Box Office Report

This weekend’s box office is very interesting. The Emoji Movie opened, but with critical hate following behind it. Many critics are saying it is the worst movie of the year, and it has a terrible 7% on Rotten Tomatoes. I was hoping that it would not do well so studios would see that movies with dumb concepts and are clearly product placement aren’t just guaranteed to do well. My wish was granted because it was barely beat by Dunkirk for the number one spot.

Christopher Nolan’s World War II film made $28 million at the box office this weekend taking a 44% drop from last weekend’s $50 million opening. Its total gross is now $102.8 million. This proves how a director definitely can sell a movie, especially Nolan, who is one of the greatest director working today.

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In the number two spot we have The Emoji Movie earning $25.6 million. This is probably very disappointing for Sony as they most likely expected a higher opening for a movie about something as recognizable as emojis. This shows that it takes more than a familiar concept to make a successful film. You have to put in effort and have a great script so the whole family can enjoy it. A good example of this is The Lego Movie. It was a great movie and it opened with $69 million. It’s extremely unlikely for a World War II movie in its second weekend to beat out an animated movie in its opening weekend.

The surprise hit, Girl’s Trip, made the number three spot with $20 million in its second weekend. That means its that domestic gross so far is $65.5 million. It only dropped 35% from its opening weekend. The film has also done great critically as well with 87% on Rotten Tomatoes. Some people are even calling the movie the best comedy in recent years. Charlize Theron’s new action film, Atomic Blonde, opened at number four with $18.5 million. The movie is directed by David Leitch, who co-directed John Wick and will be directing Deadpool 2.

In the number five spot is Spider-Man: Homecoming earning $13.4 million in its fourth weekend. It’s great to see it hanging on in the top five still. he movie was a great collaborative effort between Sony and Marvel that produced a fun, exciting Spider-Man movie.

 

  1. Dunkirk                                       $28,130,000
  2. The Emoji Movie                       $25,650,000
  3. Girl’s Trip                                    $20,085,540
  4. Atomic Blonde                           $18,554,000
  5. Spider-Man: Homecoming      $13,450,000

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