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The Box Office Report – November 30-December 2

Last week, in Box Office…

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 won the weekend, to no one’s surprise. It made $43.6 million over the weekend and $64.4 million Wednesday-Sunday. They’ve made $230 million after two weekends. Yawn.

Skyfall (fuck yeah, Skyfall!) finished second, making $35.5 million over the weekend and $50.5 million Wednesday-Sunday. They’ve made $220 million after three weekends. (Yes! I love when a Bond film makes a domestic profit.)

Lincoln finished third (I’m so proud of this film. This movie is so talky that I assumed America wouldn’t give a shit. I’m so happy they’re going to see it), making $25.7 million over the weekend and $34.8 million Wednesday-Sunday. They’ve almost made their $65 million budget back domestically and will probably end up in profit on this. Good for them.

Rise of the Guardians opened to fourth, which has to be considered a disappointment, and $23.8 million for the weekend and $32.3 million Wednesday-Sunday. Decent, but I bet they were expecting more. (more…)

The Box Office Report – November 23-25

Last week, in Box Office…

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 made a shit ton of money, to nobody’s surprise. $141.1 million. Right in line with expectations. Moving on.

Skyfall fell 53.5%, which is pretty good, to second place. It made another $41.1 million. Of a $200 million budget, they’ve made $160 million domestically and about $500 million more worldwide. I think they’re doing pretty well here.

Lincoln, in expanding to about 1,800 theaters, made — holy shit — $21.1 million. All right. Go Spielberg. Good for you. I didn’t think America would give a shit about this, but I was wrong. And for that, I’m happy.

Wreck-It Ralph fell about 44% and made $18.6 million in third place. This has made $120 million after three weeks, domestically. Good for them. I’m excited to see it.

Flight fell to fourth place and $8.8 million. Which is right around where it was expected to fall. They’ve made double their budget on this one, so that’s good.

Nothing else made above $4 million. (more…)

The Box Office Report – November 16-18

Last week, in Box Office…

Skyfall. Oh man oh man oh man, Skyfall. It made $88.4 million domestically, on top of the $569 million it has internationally so far, and is just making me insanely happy and almost making me forget all the bad shit the country goes to see for most of the year.

Wreck-It Ralph finished second, only dropping bout 33% and making $33 million. They’re at almost $100 million after two weeks and are looking real good here so far.

Flight held really well too. Only a 40% drop, and $14.8 million in third place. Man, I love November and December. Quality shit makes money.

Argo finished fourth and made $6.6 million. It’s still making money. Almost $86 million for them as of Monday. They probably won’t crack $100 million, but they’ve already doubled their budget, so good for them.

Nothing else made $5 million (only Taken 2 scratched the $4 million threshold… barely). Which means we move on to bigger (and not necessarily better) things… (more…)

The Box Office Report – November 9-11


I’m sorry, I have to pretend to give a shit about what happened last week. Let’s get that out of the way first.

Last week, in Box Office…

Wreck-it Ralph riggity wrecked the competition with $49 million. I expected this. And I hear it’s great, so, good for them. More power to them. I need to see this.

Flight opened to a really strong $24.9 million. I hear this is great too, so, good for them. Wanna see this too.

Argo held really well and made $10.2 million They’ve made $76 million here, and Affleck has a real nice hit streak going at the box office. It was also really solid. So that’s good.

The Man with the Iron Fists opened to $7.9 million, which is not surprising at all. This is a DVD movie. People will see this on DVD and VOD. Plus they only spent $15 million to make it, so I wouldn’t be too worried about its future. This will be a cult film soon enough. (more…)

The Box Office Report – November 2-4

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Argo wins the weekend (yes) by holding to only a 26.5% drop and making $12.1 million. That’s great for the film, they’ve made about $61 million so far, only, the biggest thing it winning said was about the other films.

Cloud Atlas opened to a weak second place and only $9.6 million. This was about what I expected, though slightly lower than I’d hoped. I figured $10-11 million. But it got off light compared to the other releases. (Though not really, since this was the only new release with a $100 million budget.)

Hotel Transylvania fell 27% and made $9.4 million in third place. They’ve made $130 million on this one.

Paranormal Activity 4 — ouch — fell 70% into fourth place and made $8.5 million. Still, they’ve made 8x their budget back in theaters after two weeks. I think they’ll be fine.

Silent Hill Revelation 3D — remember when people were saying this was gonna win the weekend? — made $8 million and opened to a weak fifth place. That makes sense to me. I didn’t buy that people were magically gonna go see this just because it was a wide release on Halloween. Unless it’s the summer, people need a reason to go to the movies. This is not it. (more…)

The Box Office Report – October 26-28

Last week, in Box Office…

I completely forgot about this article. I’m totally tuned out to whatever’s out until Skyfall. It’s really bad.

Paranormal Activity 4 opened to $29 million. That’s encouraging. They had to have expected 35-40, right? So I’m happy. They only spend $5 million on these movies anyway, so it’s not like they’re hurting for profit.

Argo, on the other hand, dropped only — wait for it — 15.5%! — and made $16.4 million. They’ve made their budget back on this one in theaters, and I couldn’t be happier. (Still haven’t seen it yet, though.)

Taken 2 dropped 40% and made another $13 million, which makes sense. They’ve made $100 million here off a $45 million budget, so good for them.

Hotel Transylvania made an even $13 million for the weekend. 25% drop. They’ve made $118 million here as of Monday, and honestly, good for them. The film wasn’t terrible, even though it wasn’t particularly great. (Too much of that modern animation bullshit. Pop culture references that won’t hold up past 2013.)

Alex Cross only opened to $11.4 million, which is a shame. But I haven’t seen it yet, so maybe it’s terrible. But they only spent $35 million on it, so maybe they’ll pull out a profit on it. I root for these movies that have smaller budgets, even if they end up not being very good. (more…)

The Box Office Report – October 19-21

Last week, in Box Office…

Taken 2 wins the weekend again, to nobody’s surprise,  with $21.9 million. This was a 56% drop, which seems exactly in line with what normally happens with these movies.

Argo opened to $19.5 million, which is pretty strong, even though I’d have really liked to have seen a 2 in front of the number. So good for them. Here’s hoping it holds well.

Sinister opened to a pretty strong $18 million, and honestly, I don’t feel bad about that. Good for them.

Hotel Transylvania dropped 36% and made another $17.2 million. They just crossed $100 million.

Here Comes the Boom opened to — ready? — $11.8 million. (Slightly more than Rod Tidwell.) I’m so happy this didn’t make a lot of money. Now I can only dislike it because it’s a bad movie.

Pitch Perfect made $9.3 million. They’ve more than doubled their budget, so good for them.

Frankenweenie made $7.1 million. They’re actually doing okay with this one. (more…)