The Official Box Office Thread

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Re: The Official Box Office Thread

Postby TheButcher on Sun May 15, 2016 3:15 am

Deadline April 4, 2016:
‘Batman V Superman’ Takes A Dive With -70% Second Weekend

Deadline May 14, 2016:
‘Captain America’ In Control As ‘Money Monster’ Enjoys Bump And ‘The Darkness’ Finds Niche — Saturday B.O.
Anita Busch wrote:Disney/Marvel‘s Captain America: Civil War rose about 67% on Saturday to bring in about $32.6M to $32.8M which gives us a new three-day estimate tonight of roughly $73.7M. That means in its second weekend, it will have dropped around 59%, right in line with other big tentpoles (see below). That will put the total cume at roughly $297M and soon give Disney its third $300M+ title in the Top Ten (along with The Jungle Book and Zootopia).

In comparison, Captain America: The Winter Soldier dropped 57% in its second weekend and Avengers: Age of Ultron dropped 59% while Iron Man 3 dropped 59%.


Forbes May 14, 2016:
Box Office: 'Captain America: Civil War' Drops 74%, Still Tops $800M Worldwide
Scott Mendelson wrote:In holdover news, Captain America: Civil War continued to play like that last few big Marvel Cinematic Universe summer kick-off titles. So that means a second Friday gross of $19.44 million. That’s a drop of 74.1% from last Friday’s mammoth (and Thursday-infused) $75.253m opening day, which is par for the course of late.

The Avengers earned $29.2 million (-63%) on its second Friday on its way to a $103 million weekend, while Iron Man 3 earned $19.7m (-71%) on its way to a $72.7m second frame. Last summer’s Avengers: Age of Ultron earned $21.1m (-74.9%) on its second Friday on the way to a $77.7m second weekend.

So I guess the “bad news” is that the white-hot buzz concerning Spider-Man and Black Panther, the strong word-of-mouth, and the solid reviews didn’t move the needle all that much regarding business as usual. The good news is that we’re still talking about an eight-day total of $244.77 million with a likely $66m-$71.5m second frame.

The Avengers had a 3.5x weekend multiplier on weekend two while Iron Man 3 and Avengers 2 had a 3.68x. Iron Man 2 had a 3.44x multiplier ($51m/$15.1m) back in 2010. Thor had a weirdly leggy 3.8x in weekend two ($34m/$9.1m) and a shockingly small 47% drop to boot back in 2011, which basically makes it an outlier.

If it hits above $72.6 million, it will best Iron Man 3 to snag the eighth-biggest second weekend gross ever behind The Hunger Games: Catching Fire ($74.1m), The Dark Knight ($75.1m), Avatar ($75.6m), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($77.7m), The Avengers ($103m), Jurassic World ($106.5m), and Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($149m).
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Postby TheButcher on Fri May 27, 2016 8:18 am

Box Office Preview: 'X-Men: Apocalypse' Set to Crush 'Alice' Sequel
Tom Brueggemann wrote:Weekend openers "X-Men: Apocalypse" (20th Century Fox) and "Alice Through the Looking Glass" (Buena Vista) share $170-million-plus budgets and franchise status. Their box office results will reveal whether the wide swath of moviegoers who provided enthusiastic support for several familiar-yet-fresh hits so far this year ("Dead Pool," "Zootopia," "The Jungle Book" and "Captain America: Civil War") remain open to sequels that might not have the same spark.

The stakes are high this year. Atypically, two expensive high-pedigree releases are competing with each other head to head as well as facing two films ("Captain America: Civil War" and "The Angry Birds") that topped $30 million last weekend. As seen last week with three wide releases, the busy summer schedule is forcing studios to risk opening overload. So this Memorial Day isn't likely to be a top-ten record-setter (for three days, $306 million in 2013, as "Fast and Furious 6" grossed $117 million). But the weekend is likely to be closer to that figure than last year's $185 million.

"X-Men Apocalypse" got the jump by opening in much of the world (though not yet China) last weekend to over $100 million, similar to the franchise's last time out. It is the seventh "X-Men" title, with the Wolverine character played by Hugh Jackman also appearing in two other titles. It's the fourth directed by Bryan Singer (he did the first two and returned for the 2014 iteration). "X-Men: Days of Future Past," (also opening on Memorial Day in 2014) with a $110 million four day opening was a rebound for the series (total domestic gross $234 million). Adjusted though it ranked only fourth of the six core "X-Men" titles, and It faced minor competition. The second three day weekend of Sony's "Godzilla" reboot dropped two-thirds to $31 million, while the sole new title "Blended" managed only $18 million for four days.

"Alice Through the Looking Glass," a sequel to Disney's initial live-action redo of one of their animated classics, is produced, but not directed, by Tim Burton, who did "Alice in Wonderland" in 2010 to huge success (and a groundbreaking early March date). James Bobin moved in to helm after two Disney "Muppets" movies. "Alice in Wonderland" was a big risk for Disney in 2010, with a $200 million budget bet on the then-lucrative Tim Burton/Johnny Depp combo. It paid off to a $116 million opening and over $1 billion worldwide. Subsequent revamped Disney titles, with recent "The Jungle Book" the most successful, have reaped more benefits.

So both titles arrive with strong elements. The question is whether either— particularly head to head— might come in short of past achievements. For added value, "Apocalypse" has Oscar Isaac (recently of "Ex Machina" and "Star Wars: The Force Awakens") and Sophie Turner ("Game of Thrones") along with previous ensemble players Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy. Mixed reviews have noted that it is a more action-oriented episode. "Days of Future Past" received more favorable notices. This marks the third Marvel event of the year, but this film is following two blockbuster hits "Deadpool" and "Civil War." Expectations are for this to open under $90 million for the three days. If It goes any higher that will be a strong sign of unabated momentum going into the heart of the summer.

"Looking Glass" scored worse reviews (Metacritic describes them as "generally unfavorable"). That combined with competition both new and recent (with families still boosting "The Angry Birds" and "The Jungle Book") should leave this lagging behind other live-action remakes and other recent Disney smashes. Worst case scenario: it should do better than "Tomorrowland," and worldwide interest (it opens most places this week) could push it to success. It will be a test of Johnny Depp's remaining appeal. His well-received crime biopic "Black Mass" managed a $62 million total last fall, but "Mordecai" and "Transcendence" flopped among his lead role films in recent years. So whether the tried-and-true route, so often successful in summers full of sequels, works once again is the key question this weekend for both films.
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Re: The Official Box Office Thread

Postby TheBaxter on Tue May 31, 2016 4:04 pm

question: did johnny depp marital abuse allegations doom Alice in Wonderland 2 on opening weekend?

answer: no

those allegations had as much to do with this film flopping as sexism will have to do with GB3 flopping. the real answer is, the movie wasn't very good, it was a sequel to a movie that wasn't very good either (but people didn't know it yet so it still made money), and burton/depp is played out. burton used to be one of the most creative directors in hollywood, now he just keeps making the same goofy movie with the same goofy actor (Depp) in some kind of goofy makeup. i loved burton's earlier movies, but with each movie he's become less of a director and more of a glorified production designer. every movie has gotten progressively more like a parody of the one before it. he needs to start over and do something fresh. his schtick is old. it's time for a reinvention.
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Re: The Official Box Office Thread

Postby TheButcher on Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:04 pm

Box Office: ‘Ninja Turtles 2’ Heading for Drab $30 Million Opening Weekend in U.S.
The sequel, which opens in 40 international markets, need to perform strongly outside the U.S. in order to compensate for its $135 million budget.
Dave McNary wrote:“Out of the Shadows” earned $2 million during Thursday night preview screenings — less than half the preview take from the original “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and a strong indication that the premise of wise-cracking pizza-loving terrapins battling to save the Earth may be wearing out its welcome. The original film earned $4.6 million in previews on its way to a $195 million domestic gross and $493.2 million worldwide.
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Postby TheButcher on Sat Jun 11, 2016 2:39 am

‘Jungle Book’ Roars to $900 Million at Worldwide Box Office
Dave McNary wrote:“The Jungle Book” is crossing the $900 million mark, making it the third Disney movie to do so this year after “Captain America: Civil War” and “Zootopia.”

The studio said that the family comedy-adventure had reached $349.9 million domestically and $549.9 million internationally as of Thursday.
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Postby TheButcher on Sun Jul 03, 2016 2:58 am

Friday Box Office: ‘The Purge’ and ‘Legend of Tarzan’ Outpace Expectations
MATT GOLDBERG wrote:The Legend of Tarzan is also impressing at the box office. The movie made $14 million on Friday and is now looking at a four-day weekend that could come in as high as $45 million. That’s not bad considering the lackluster reviews or that Alexander Skarsgard isn’t exactly a household name. It also received an A- CinemaScore. However, the $45 million opening isn’t much when you look at $180 million price tag, so the film will definitely need some overseas help.



Collider News: Scarlett Johansson Is the Highest-Grossing Actress at the Box Office
All thanks to 'The Avengers,' 'Winter Soldier,' 'Age of Ultron' and 'Civil War.'
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Postby TheButcher on Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:11 pm

'Monster Trucks' Leads Viacom to Take $115M Write-Down
The company is taking the write-down months before the big-budget film opens in cinemas.
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Re: The Official Box Office Thread

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Weekend Box Office: 'Inferno' Flames Out in U.S. With $15M-$16M Halloween Bow
The movie is finding itself in an all-too-close race with holdover 'Boo! A Madea Halloween'
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Postby TheButcher on Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:12 pm

‘Ben-Hur’ Leads to $48 Million Write-Down at MGM
“Ben-Hur” was one of the summer’s biggest box office flops and the failure of the religious epic depressed profits at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer during the third quarter. The action-drama about a chariot
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Postby TheButcher on Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:25 pm

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Top 10 Grossing Domestic Japanese, Foreign Films of 2016 Listed
your name., Shin Godzilla, Detective Conan top list of domestic films in Japan

Top 10 Highest-Grossing Domestic Films in Japan in 2016


    your name. (21.32 billion yen, about US$182.2 million)

    Shin Godzilla (8.11 billion yen, about US$69.30 million)

    Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare (6.33 billion yen, about US$54.09 million)

    Eiga Yo-kai Watch: Enma Daioh to Itsutsu no Monogatari da Nyan! (5.53 billion yen, about US$47.25 million)

    One Piece Film Gold (5.2 billion yen, about US$44.43 million)

    Nobunaga Concerto (4.61 billion yen, about US$39.39 million)

    Doraemon Shin Nobita no Nihon Tanjō (4.12 billion yen, about US$35.21 million)

    Ansatsu Kyōshitsu: Sotsugyō-hen (3.52 billion yen, about US$30.08 million)

    Orange (3.25 billion yen, about US$27.77 million)

    Girls und Panzer (2.4 billion yen, about US$20.51 million)
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Re: The Official Box Office Thread

Postby TheButcher on Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:21 am

Deadline:
Another Holiday Weekend Where Holdovers Reign & New Studio Releases Tank: Presidents’ Day B.O. – Friday Night Update
Anthony D'Alessandro wrote:Uni is experiencing a ying-yang situation this weekend. With great riches from Fifty Shades Darker and fantastic holds from Split (-26%) and A Dog’s Purpose (-18%), comes a great low from the Matt Damon Legendary fantasy epic The Great Wall which is expecting to crash stateside with a projected $16.3M over FSS and $19M over four. The movie was chiefly built for China’s great moviegoing population as well as other foreign territories that are dazzled by such flashy action epics. The financiers and producers knew they weren’t going to win the United States over with this $150M epic (which carries an estimated $110M-$120M P&A), hence the reason why they opened in China and other territories first where the movie has already amassed $225M.

When the first trailer dropped last fall, some U.S. media outlets griped over the pic’s whitewashing in lead actor Damon, who they believed appeared as a savior type to the Chinese. But that’s not how the film plays out plotwise. Furthermore, Middle Kingdom moviegoers embraced this Zhang Yimou pic so much, they spent $171M to see it. Yimou and the cast made a point to emphasize at their New York Comic-Con panel The Great Wall‘s multi-cultural efforts and attributes in front and behind the camera in addition to the powerful portrayal of women.

So, why aren’t Americans watching?

Essentially, moviegoers here haven’t gotten their heads around these new expensive East-West collaborations like Warcraft and Great Wall. Plus, as critics observed, Great Wall sacrifices great story for great action. The Wall Street Journal‘s Joe Morgenstern exclaimed, “(It) isn’t a bad idea for a fantasy, but the computer-generated monsters, like the film as a whole, are numbingly repetitive, and devoid of any power to move, scare or stir us” while New York Times’ Manohla Dargis points out, “The whole thing plays out as if it had been thought up by someone who, while watching Game of Thrones and smoking a bowl, started riffing on walls, China and production money.” Audiences who dared to shell out for Great Wall gave it a B CinemaScore, which is under the B+ that Warcraft received. Even though Great Wall isn’t based on a videogame, production-wise, it’s the closest B.O. comp.

Does The Great Wall turn a profit? Regarding the news about The Great Wall‘s sour fortunes a few weeks ago, Wanda in a statement said “the failure is fictitious.” We’ll have to wait until Uni reports their overseas ticket sales for an additional 21 territories this weekend including Australia, Korea, Russia and the UK. Rival distributors have severe doubts that the film in its entirety will be in the black. Uni limited its exposure to a reported 25% while the rest is broken up between Legendary, China Film Group and Le Vision Pictures. Distribution partners in the PROC are CFG, Le Vision, Wanda and Legendary East. Because it’s a new type of Chinese co-production with the U.S., 40% of that $171M B.O. can be brought back to the U.S. versus the usual 25%-28% rental that many Hollywood films count from PROC. But one financier tells us there’s no money in Chinese video or TV for U.S. productions. We’ll be watching this one closely. The Great Wall has been seen as a potential financial model for future China-U.S. co-productions.

Essentially, moviegoers here haven’t gotten their heads around these new expensive East-West collaborations like Warcraft and Great Wall. Plus, as critics observed, Great Wall sacrifices great story for great action. The Wall Street Journal‘s Joe Morgenstern exclaimed, “(It) isn’t a bad idea for a fantasy, but the computer-generated monsters, like the film as a whole, are numbingly repetitive, and devoid of any power to move, scare or stir us” while New York Times’ Manohla Dargis points out, “The whole thing plays out as if it had been thought up by someone who, while watching Game of Thrones and smoking a bowl, started riffing on walls, China and production money.” Audiences who dared to shell out for Great Wall gave it a B CinemaScore, which is under the B+ that Warcraft received. Even though Great Wall isn’t based on a videogame, production-wise, it’s the closest B.O. comp.

Does The Great Wall turn a profit? Regarding the news about The Great Wall‘s sour fortunes a few weeks ago, Wanda in a statement said “the failure is fictitious.” We’ll have to wait until Uni reports their overseas ticket sales for an additional 21 territories this weekend including Australia, Korea, Russia and the UK. Rival distributors have severe doubts that the film in its entirety will be in the black. Uni limited its exposure to a reported 25% while the rest is broken up between Legendary, China Film Group and Le Vision Pictures. Distribution partners in the PROC are CFG, Le Vision, Wanda and Legendary East. Because it’s a new type of Chinese co-production with the U.S., 40% of that $171M B.O. can be brought back to the U.S. versus the usual 25%-28% rental that many Hollywood films count from PROC. But one financier tells us there’s no money in Chinese video or TV for U.S. productions. We’ll be watching this one closely. The Great Wall has been seen as a potential financial model for future China-U.S. co-productions.

RelishMix noticed a divide in the social conversation for Fist Fight. Some felt in this environment of anti-bullying and teachers education issues, Fist Fight “took place in the wrong environment. To these comments, other fans are reigning down with harsh criticism, saying this looks like the funniest comedy in years. This contingent loves the R-rating, the red band trailer – and the cast. It’s just a true notable to see such impassioned discussion happening for a rated-R comedy.” Heading into the weekend, Fist Fight had its best promoters in Ice Cube (25M+ followers across Instagram, Twitter, Facebook) as well as Tracy Morgan’s 4.3M. However, viral video views of the trailer according to Relish Mix have been at an awful 5:1 –that’s the rate at which trailers for Bad Santa 2 and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot were being spread around, and those titles bit the dust at the B.O. We hear despite this snafu, New Line likes Fist Fight director Richie Keen and have already signed him to helm the action comedy Partners.
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Re: The Official Box Office Thread

Postby TheBaxter on Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:12 am

Beauty and the Beast opens with over $170+ million

wow, i never realized so many people were interested in how Melania hooked up with Trump.

$170+ million from 4,210 theaters sounds like a lot... but just imagine how much more they would've made if that one homophobic theater hadn't refused to show the film? i'm sure the film's producers are really kicking themselves about that right now.
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Re: The Official Box Office Thread

Postby Peven on Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:00 am

the general public is really lame
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Re: The Official Box Office Thread

Postby Cpt Kirks 2pay on Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:59 pm

Peven wrote:the general public is really lame


And don't use Tinder and Bumble enough.
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