Box Office Battle Conclusion April 21st

The weekend has come to an end and with that comes the results from this weekend’s Box Office Battle. Let’s see how this weekend went!

5. Smurfs: The Lost Village

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Taking fifth this weekend is Smurfs: The Lost Village with $4.88 million. This movie has still made only a bit more than half its budget back and this is its third week. This really goes to show what happens when you make two less than satisfactory adaptations of a beloved IP. I’m not saying the Smurfs brand is ruined forever, but for the foreseeable future Smurfs should stay out of theaters

4. Going in Style

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In fourth place we have Going in Style at $4.91 million in its third week. The movie has made its money back, so that’s good. As a big fan of the director Zach Braff (JD from Scrubs), it’s nice that this movie isn’t a complete bust. Granted they didn’t do as well as one would hope, but they’re doing okay. So yay for him.

3. Beauty and the Beast

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Taking the bronze this weekend is (unsurprisingly) Beauty and the Beast with $9.66 million. This movie just further strengthens Disney’s belief in the live action remake of an animated classic. I haven’t yet been completely convinced of this whole formula. I won’t call it lazy, but do we really need Lion King with realistic lions? Or creepy looking furniture that talks? But anyway, good for BANB for making hella money.

2. The Boss Baby

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Second place this weekend is The Boss Baby with $12.71 million in its fourth weekend. For a movie I didn’t expect much of, this movie is doing extremely well. As of right now, its total gross is $138 million which is great. The fact that April was empty as hell probably really helped this movie. It’s always a success to see an animated film that is not Disney or Pixar that still manages to make the big bucks. So, despite my reluctance, rock on Boss Baby!

1. The Fate of the Furious

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And taking the gold this weekend is none other than The Fate of the Furious with $38.41 million in its second weekend. It’s not a surprise that FOTF is on top, but the fact that it dropped so much is interesting. Now, a 61% drop isn’t horrible for these big budget movies because with these films people aren’t waiting around to see what the critics are saying. The majority of people have already decided if they would see it, so the people coming in week two are more so those who aren’t as interested in the franchise or those who are coming back for seconds. Looking back at the record breaking Furious 7, one can see that that film dropped around the same percent between week 1 and week 2. So all in all this movie seems to be doing A-Okay, although it won’t be making Furious 7 money.

Honorable Mentions

6. Born in China

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So close and yet so far. Coming sixth this weekend is Disney nature’s Born in China with $4.79 million in its opening weekend. Honestly this isn’t super surprising. The Disney nature films, though enjoyable, never seem to make much in the theaters. But I’m happy Disney keeps making them. So yay for Born in China for almost making it in the top five!

Is this the line-up you expected? Do you like the Disney Nature films? Talk about it in the comments and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more Box Office Battles and other things in the world of movies.

Source: http://www.boxofficemojo.com/weekend/chart/?yr=2017&wknd=16&p=.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Box Office Battle Conclusion April 14th

This weekend did not have any shocking surprises, but we’ll go over the winners anyway.

5. Going in Style

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Going in Style, the story of three old dudes who rob a bank after getting screwed out of their pensions, takes fifth this weekend with $6.29 million in its second week. That brings its domestic total up to $23.32 million, so this movie will surely make back its $25 million budget. With lukewarm reception and a rotten tomatoes score of 46%, this isn’t an unexpected turn of events. On a good weekend this movie wouldn’t even make it into the top five, so I think they’re just happy to be sticking around.

4. Smurfs: The Lost Village

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Now for a more devastating number we have Smurfs: The Lost Village with a measly $6.71 million in its second weekend. It’s numbers like that that hurt the soul. This movie has a $60 million budget. In the two weeks it has been out, the movie has made $24.95 million. And the numbers will only get worse. This is a well known property that was beloved and cherished by so many, so what happened? Well, the simple and answer is The Smurfs and the Smurfs 2. I mean, I love Neil Patrick Harris as much as the next guy, but those movies were just not that good. The first movie opened at $35 million and the second at half that ($17 million) and this one opened at a scary disappointing $13 million. I’m not saying the smurf brand is dead, but give is a rest Sony. You’ve done enough already.

3. Beauty and the Beast (2017)

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Now for some happy news, we have Beauty and the Beast with $13.71 million in its fifth week. This movie has a total gross of $454 million and with the nothing that’s coming out this weekend I doubt it’s gonna be losing too much money. This movie is everything Disney hoped it could be and then some. While I have yet to see this movie, practically every review is positive even despite some of the film’s flaws. However, come April 28th I think this tale as old as time will finally waltz its way out of the top five. At least it’ll be pushed out by another Emma Watson flick (The Circle), so not too big of a loss.

2. Boss Baby

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Taking the silver this weekend is Boss Baby at $16.01 million in its third week. Now this movie has been the second biggest surprises of April (the first being the box office breaking Beauty and the Beast). I didn’t expect much of this movie, but it’s done pretty well for itself. With a total gross of $117 million in just three weeks, this movie, while not doing Pixar money, is doing quite alright. The fact that there is not much out this month is surely helping that. Since when did April become such a week month? But anyway rock on Boss Baby, you earned this with a loveable story and good timing.

1. The Fate of the Furious

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And to no one’s surprise, The Fate of the Furious is taking the gold this weekend with a whooping $98.78 million domestic, but that’s not the big story. Not that making that much opening weekend in the US is anything to frown at, but the big story that this movie made $433 million dollars internationally. That means that this movie made over $531 million globally in its opening weekend. Now I recently learned that this means everything and nothing, and ,being the good Samaritan I am, I am here to explain why. Not every movie opens in every market a the same time. The best way to show this is to look at the data. With this opening The Fate of the Furious has now replaced Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens as the highest global opening weekend box office. HOWEVER, when The Force Awakens debuted it had not yet opened in China. Because The Fate of the Furious did open in China, this can’t be accurate. Because every market doesn’t have every movie out when it’s out here, this number doesn’t really mean anything. But like I said, this means everything and nothing. Here’s the everything: This movie has still for a fact doubled it’s budget. And when its run is finally over that will be added up with all the other millions of dollars it makes here and internationally, and it’s gonna make something massive. If it stays on this path it could even reach a billion come the end of its run. However, going back to domestic, this movie did not make what it’s predecessor did. It actually made almost $50 million less. Granted Paul Walker’s untimely death surely had an affect on Furious 7‘s box office, but not an affect of $50 million. Perhaps there’s a bit of Furious fatigue? I’ve never been into the films, so on that front I can’t really say much.

Honorable Mentions

6. Gifted

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Not quite making it into the top five but definitely catching my eye is Gifted. It made only $3.08 million this weekend, but this movie just looks so nice. Chris Evans in a sweet movie with a cute prodigy child and Octavia Spencer. What’s not to love?

So what do you think of FOTF‘s big opening? Have you seen any of the movies mentioned here? Talk about them in the comments, and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more Box Office Battles and other things in the world of movies.

Source: http://www.boxofficemojo.com/weekend/chart/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What’s Out? St. Patrick’s Day Edition

Happy St. Pattie’s day! I hope your Friday is filled will lots of Guinness, green, and pinching! But on to the movies coming out this weekend!

Beauty and The Beast (2017) – Bill Condon

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For the biggest movie coming out this weekend, we have the live action remake of the animated classic Beauty and the Beast. Starring Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast, this movie seems to be something nice to go to on a Saturday afternoon. From all the ads I’ve seem, I can only assume that this movie is essentially a shot-for-shot remake of the Best Picture nominated Disney movie (yes I did say BEST PICTURE. The first animated movie to be nominated for Best Picture, to be exact.), which I don’t know if I mind. I do have some things off the bat that makes me wary, the biggest thing being that the CGI furniture look creepy as hell, but nothing too massive that my movie experience would be ruined. I am intrigued by this whole Lefou gay thing. I still find it weird that this is the character that had to be the first openly gay character in a Disney movie. It’s like, he was never relevant enough to get his own song in the original, let along a sexuality. He was just Gaston’s short sidekick. Apparently he has some kinda gay scene, which is a big reason why I want to  see this movie to be honest. I want to know what was so perfect for this movie that Lefou had to be so openly gay. It’ll be interesting, to say the least.

 

The Belko Experiment – James Gunn

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Now something for the adults, we have The Belko Experiment. A gory story of 80 American businesspeople who are locked in a building and told to fight to the death to survive. I’m sure you’ve heard many jokes about this movie and the cutthroat world of business, so I will refrain from using them. This movie has had my eye since January and with James Gunn behind the camera you know it’s gonna be something cool. And there are a bunch of random famous-ish people in this that make me happy. Dr. Cox from Scrubs, the President from Scandal, and Sean Gunn cause it seems James Gunn can’t make a movie without throwing his baby bro into the picture as well. This movie is gonna be bloody and entertaining, so keep the kiddies at home and go out to see this Saturday night.

So what are you seeing this weekend? I’m finally seeing Get Out tonight, so that’s cool. How do you feel about Lefou being gay and just getting a bigger role in general? Why do you think James Gunn always puts his bro in his films? Talk about it in the comments and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more news on what’s out and other things in the world of movie news.