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Mockingjay Breaks $100 million in Debut Weekend

mockingjaypostersmallThe Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 topped the box office with an estimated $101 million. That’s the fifth movie to open above $100 million this year. The film opened $20 million below the first part though. Of course people are calling the film a flop due to that lower opening, even though it was still above $100 million. There’s much debate as to the reason for the “lowish” opening.

Worldwide the film earned $247 million, which is $27.8 million behind Part 1’s $273.8 million. It is a bit apples and oranges comparison due to the film opening in different territories.

Spectre continued to earn, coming in second this weekend and bringing in an estimated $14.6 million. It has earned $153.7 million domestically in the three weeks its been open.

The Peanuts Movie came in third and brought in an estimated $12.8 million to bring its total to $98.9 million in three weeks.

Two new films were fourth and fifth. The Night Before was fourth bringing in an estimated $10.1 million, and fifth was The Secret in their Eyes which earned $6.6 million.

In other geeky films, Minions added $111,930 after 20 weeks.

Domestic

  1. Jurassic World – $652.2 million
  2. Avengers: Age of Ultron – $459.01 million
  3. Inside Out – $356.16 million
  4. Furious 7 – $352.79 million
  5. Minions – $335.63 million

Worldwide

  1. Jurassic World – $1.6689 billion
  2. Furious 7 – $1.5148 billion
  3. Avengers: Age of Ultron – $1.4050 billion
  4. Minions – $1.1569 billion
  5. Inside Out – $851.3 million

Spectre Stays on Top and Crosses $500 million Worldwide

Spectre PosterSpectre remained at the top spot at the box office as it faced little competition in new films this week. The latest Bond film earned $35.4 million over the weekend bringing its domestic total to $130.7 million in its second week. The film is dominating overseas. It earned an estimated $48 million in China, and if true, that’s the largest opening weekend and largest opening over three days of all time for any 2D US film. Skyfall earned $49 million for its entire China run. All together the film is close to $550 million worldwide at this point.

The Peanuts were second for the weekend adding $24.2 million to its total bringing the film to a total of $82.5 million domestically after two weeks.

As far as new films, Love the Coopers did best bringing in $8.4 million and coming in third. The 33 was fifth, earning $5.85 million. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo debuted in eighth and brought in $2.4 million. And finally, My All American was twelfth and earned $1.392 million.

In geek related films Minions added $151,410 to its total after 19 weeks at the box office. Jurassic World added $75,210 to its impressive total.

Here’s the top totals for the year to date.

Domestic

  1. Jurassic World – $652.18 million
  2. Avengers: Age of Ultron – $459.01 million
  3. Inside Out – $356 million
  4. Furious 7 – $352.79 million
  5. Minions – $335.48 million

Worldwide

  1. Jurassic World – $1.6689 billion
  2. Furious 7 – $1.5148 billion
  3. Avengers: Age of Ultron – $1.4050 billion
  4. Minions – $1.1567 billion
  5. Inside Out – $851.2 million

Box Office Bounces Back with Bond and Peanuts

Spectre PosterAfter two disappointing weeks in a row, the weekend box office rebounded with a strong weekend due to two films in particular. The weekend was led by SPECTRE which earned an estimated $73 million in its first week. It was followed by The Peanuts Movie which earned an estimated $45 million.

That helped boost the weekend by 6% compared to the same weekend last year, and a 148% increase from last weekend.

SPECTRE was the second highest opening for a Bond film. 2012’s Skyfall was the top one and earned $15.3 million more. So far, the film has earned $296.1 million worldwide.

The Martian dropped to third, and earned $9.3 million, and Goosebumps moved to fourth and earned $7 million.

In other geeky movies, Minions earned $190,680 and Ant-Man added $185,000 to its total. Jurassic World is out in Blu-ray, but still added $112,590.

Domestic

  1. Jurassic World – $652.05 million
  2. Avengers: Age of Ultron – $459.01 million
  3. Inside Out – $355.92 million
  4. Furious 7 – $352.79 million
  5. Minions – $335.24 million

Worldwide

  1. Jurassic World – $1.6661 billion
  2. Furious 7 – $1.5148 billion
  3. Avengers: Age of Ultron – $1.4028 billion
  4. Minions – $1.1565 billion
  5. Inside Out – $850.2 million

Box-Office Sees Two Flop Weekends in a Row

The MartianLast weekend saw a string of new releases under perform in a very weak weekend, and this past weekend’s box-office is not much better. Only one debuting film wound up in the top five and two debuting films were in the top ten. All of this added up for the worst weekend of 2015 so far.

The Martian topped the box office again in its fifth week earning an additional $11.4 million at the domestic box-office. Goosebumps was second with $10.2 million and Bridge of Spies was third with $8.1 million.

In new films, Burnt earned just $5 million and Our Brand Is Crisis earned $3.4 million. Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse earned $1.8 million. The other three releases were in very limited releases with a total of 45 theaters between the three of them.

In other geeky news, Jem and the Holograms continues to tank adding just $290,000 in its second week. Inside Out earned $155,000 as it nears the end of its run. Ant-Man also added $148,000 in its sixteenth week.

In a little bit better news, the latest James Bond film, Spectre, opened in six territories and earned $80.4 million so far. That includes record-breaking numbers in the UK, Netherlands, Finland, Norway, Denmark, and on IMAX screens.

Domestic

  1. Jurassic World – $651.77 million
  2. Avengers: Age of Ultron – $459.01 million
  3. Inside Out – $355.56 million
  4. Furious 7 – $352.79 million
  5. Minions – $334.85 million

Worldwide

  1. Jurassic World – $1.6658 billion
  2. Furious 7 – $1.5148 billion
  3. Avengers: Age of Ultron – $1.4028 billion
  4. Minions – $1.1544 billion
  5. Inside Out – $842.5 million

A Weekend Flop at the Box Office

Jem-and-the-holograms-movie-cast-550x850It was a brutal weekend at the box office with four new films barely mustering $20 million between them and none breaking in to the top three spots. With that, The Martian regained the top spot in its fourth week earning an estimated $15.9 million and bringing its domestic total to $166.4 million. The film bumped the previous week’s leader Goosebumps into second place. That film earned $15.5 million to bring its domestic total to $43.7 million after two weeks. In third was Bridge of Spies which earned $11.4 million to bring its domestic total to $32.6 million after two weeks.

Now, on to the stinkers from the weekend.

The Last Witch Hunter showed that actor Vin Diesel may have issues drawing an audience when cars aren’t involved. The film came in fourth and earned just $10.8 million. A disappointment no matter how it’s spun. The Paranormal Activity franchise opened a new film that earned $8.2 million. Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension is the sixth film in the series and while the first film opened to much less, the newest film opened with over a $10 million difference between it and the other films of the franchise. Now, it also opened in half the theaters because the film will go to video on demand sooner than other films in a deal set up, and with a budget in the teens for millions, the film easily make its money back. Rock the Kasbah was brutalized in reviews with some of the lowest percentages of the year on Rotten Tomatoes. The film earned just $1.5 million at the box office which comes to $750 per theater.

That $750 per theater isn’t the worst performance though. Jem and the Holograms earned just $1.32 million which comes out to $547 per theater. The film has a reported budget of just $5 million, so it will likely make a profit, but that’s a brutal opening for what I’m sure was hoped to be a franchise. I had noticed advertising for the film was rather weak building up to it, which led me to believe that confidence wasn’t there. The film has the fourth worst opening in very wide releases, and 15th in per-theater averages adjusted. It was the worst opening for a film opening in more than 2,400 theaters. Still with a $5 million budget, it’s not all that bad and can easily be spun. The most likely scenario is decision makers will walk away with the wrong lessons from the film’s performance.

In other geeky films, Inside Out continues to earn adding $270,000 to its total, Ant-Man also earned $230,000.

Domestic

  1. Jurassic World – $651.52 million
  2. Avengers: Age of Ultron – $459.01 million
  3. Inside Out – $355.32 million
  4. Furious 7 – $351.03 million
  5. Minions – $334.60 million

Worldwide

  1. Jurassic World – $1.6655 billion
  2. Furious 7 – $1.5117 billion
  3. Avengers: Age of Ultron – $1.4028 billion
  4. Minions – $1.1540 billion
  5. Inside Out – $842.2 million

Goosebumps, bumps The Martian out of First

GoosebumpsGoosebumps did just enough to take first place this past weekend at the box-office earning an estimated $23.5 million. The previous champ of the past two weekends, The Martian, was in second adding an estimated $21.5 million.

Other new films, Bridge of Spies and Crimson Peak were third and fourth for the weekend earning an estimated $15.4 million and $12.9 million.

In other geek films Inside Out added $375,000 and Ant-Man added $73,000.

Here’s the year totals so far.

Domestic

  1. Jurassic World – $651.22 million
  2. Avengers: Age of Ultron – $459.01 million
  3. Inside Out – $354.95 million
  4. Furious 7 – $351.03 million
  5. Minions – $334.30 million

Worldwide

  1. Jurassic World – $1.6651 billion
  2. Furious 7 – $1.5117 billion
  3. Avengers: Age of Ultron – $1.4028 billion
  4. Minions – $1.1527 billion
  5. Inside Out – $831.6 million

Pan Peters Out, Martian Holds On

pan-film-posters-full-celebrity-watchdog-insertPan, the latest spin on the Peter Pan story, tanked this weekend as the film estimated to have earned just $15.5 million over the weekend.

The Martian repeated the weekend earning an estimated $37 million to bring its domestic total to $108.7 million. Hotel Transylvania 2 added $20.3 million to its total.

In other geeky news, Inside Out earned $440,000, Minions added $239,000 to its total, Jurassic World added $208,000, and Ant-Man earned $92,000.

Domestic

  1. Jurassic World – $651.12 million
  2. Avengers: Age of Ultron – $459 million
  3. Inside Out – $354.36 million
  4. Furious 7 – $351.03 million
  5. Minions – $334.21 million

Worldwide

  1. Jurassic World – $1.6651 billion
  2. Furious 7 – $1.5117 billion
  3. Avengers: Age of Ultron – $1.4028 billion
  4. Minions – $1.1510 billion
  5. Inside Out – $818.8 million

The Martian Takes the Top Spot

The MartianThe Martian took the top spot at the box-office, earning $55 million. That’s just shy of the record for October which was $55.7 million. The film also earned an “A” CinemaScore, which means the film should do well for some time.

The Martian also opened in 49 international markets. There it earned $45.2 million, and that brings its total to $100.2 million. The film’s full international schedule doesn’t have it opening up in all markets until February 2016.

The other big opening was The Walk which earned $1.55 million. but that was in IMAX theaters and other premium large screens. This hasn’t really been done before, so… I guess it was good?

Last week’s box-office champ Hotel Transylvania 2 came in second and earned $33 million. Sicario came in third in its third week adding $12.1 million to its domestic total.

In other geeky movie news, Minions came in 17th and added $310,000; Jurassic World added $281,000; Inside Out added $240,000; Ant-Man added $132,000 to their totals.

Here’s the 2015 top five grosses for the year so far:

Domestic

  1. Jurassic World – $650.82 million
  2. Avengers: Age of Ultron – $458.95 million
  3. Inside Out – $353.85 million
  4. Furious 7 – $351.03 million
  5. Minions – $333.91 million

Worldwide

  1. Jurassic World – $1.6638 billion
  2. Furious 7 – $1.5117 billion
  3. Avengers: Age of Ultron – $1.4028 billion
  4. Minions – $1.1453 billion
  5. Inside Out – $792.3 million

Hotel Transylvania 2 Tops the Box-Office with a Record

Hotel Transylvania 2Hotel Transylvania 2 has broken a September record and earned an estimated $47.5 million this past weekend. The first film opened two years ago, and was the previous record holder. This one beat that by $5 million.

The Intern opened in second place with $18.225 million and The Green Inferno also debuted and came in ninth with $3.494 million.

The previous weekend winner Mazer Runner: The Scorch Trials dropped to third bringing in an estimated $14 million.

In other geek film news, Minions added $444,000 to its total; Jurassic World added $387,000 to its total, Inside Out added $382,000 to its total; and Ant-Man added $360,000 to its total.

Here’s the 2015 top five grosses for the year so far:

Domestic

  1. Jurassic World – $650.44 million
  2. Avengers: Age of Ultron – $458.83 million
  3. Inside Out – $353.51 million
  4. Furious 7 – $351.03 million
  5. Minions – $333.52 million

Worldwide

  1. Jurassic World – $1.6599 billion
  2. Furious 7 – $1.5117 billion
  3. Avengers: Age of Ultron – $1.4026 billion
  4. Minions – $1.1194 billion
  5. Inside Out – $774.5 million

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Tops the Box Office

maze runner the scorch trialsThe Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials won this past weekend’s box-office, earning an estimated $30.3 million. That’s really close to the first film’s opening weekend. This film earned a “B+” CinemaScore, while the first film earned an “A-“.

Other films opening this week include Black Mass which earned $23.36 million and came in second place. Everest was fifth and earned $7.56 million. Captive was eleventh and earned $1.4 million. Everest was impressive as it was just in 545 theaters and hasn’t gone wide yet.

In other geeky film earnings…. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation was in eighth and earned $2.25 million, Inside Out added $964,000, Ant-Man earned $936,000, Minions earned $890,000, Jurassic World earned $621,000, and Fantastic Four earned $222,000.

Here’s the 2015 top five grosses for the year so far:

Domestic

  1. Jurassic World – $649.845 million
  2. Avengers: Age of Ultron – $458.651 million
  3. Inside Out – $348.2 million
  4. Furious 7 – $351.032 million
  5. Minions – $332.753 million

Worldwide

  1. Jurassic World – $1.6568 billion
  2. Furious 7 – $1.5117 billion
  3. Avengers: Age of Ultron – $1.4025 billion
  4. Minions – $1.0813 billion
  5. Inside Out – $761.7 million
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