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Box Office Rundown: Update

By Paul Anthony

Hello to all of our fans out there and across the globe. I want to say from the bottom of my heart I hope all is well. I know Each week I would run down the numbers from the box office and give my predictions about the upcoming week but here is the problem the government have now started to close places like the theaters and the numbers just won’t be there, so until things pick back up at the box office this series will be on pause but no worries this series will return. Also we haven’t stop writing we will continue on with everything as the best we can do and we hope you enjoy our podcast as well during this rough time! Thank you and remain safe and healthy!

Box Office Rundown 1/21/20

By Paul Anthony

Welcome to a new week and oh wow what a weekend it was, we had Bad Boys for life and Dolittle going head to head. Many people figured this would be a battle to start the year off both films are big budget films and had star power to go with it but what we ended up getting a no contest. Bad Boys for life took the number 1 spot by a landslide and for Dolittle it failed to come even close to Bad Boys. In fact Dolittle came in third behind the war movie 1917 which took the second spot and Dolittle took the third spot and with a budget of 175 million, this film has become the first big bomb of the year. For the winner this blog I am giving it to Bad Boys because it just crushed anyone and the losers for this week was Dolittle and Under Water. Dolittle because it is becoming a flop and Under water because it fell from 7th to 11th an no longer in the top ten.

1.Bad Boys For Life, 62.150 million

2. 1917, 22 million

3. Dolittle, 21.950 million

4. Jumanji: The Next level, 9.680 million

5. Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker, 8.302 million

6. Little Women, 6.350 million

7. Just Mercy, 5.770 million

8. Knives Out, 4.323 million

9. Like a Boss, 4.35 million

10. Frozen 2, 3.918 million.

 

Now here are the prediction for how next week’s top ten should or could look like.

  1. Bad Boys For Life
  2. The Gentlemen
  3. The Turning
  4. Dolittle
  5. Just Mercy
  6. Jumanji: The Next Level
  7. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
  8. Little Women
  9. Like a Boss
  10. Knives Out

Box Office Rundown 1/6/20

By Paul Anthony

Welcome to the second edition of this blog series in the new year and now that the year has kicked off with basically one new film a horror film and a reboot. I predicted to be the number fourth film of the top ten. Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker once again took the number 1 spot but it is starting to lose steam in fact most of the films of last month are now losing steam and this upcoming week, we have 4 new films aiming to make it in the top ten but will they? I predict all four will but Under Water will barely crack the top ten. This week we don’t really have a winner, which someone who moves up a good amount of spots most of the top ten stayed pretty much intact. We do have some losers but barely, both films dropped two spots and that is Frozen 2 who went from 3 to 5 and Cats who went from 8 to 10. Now Let’s look at the top ten shall we?

  1. Star Wars: the Rise of Skywalker, 33.739 million
  2.  Jumanji: The Next Level, 26.500 million
  3. Little Women, 13.575 million
  4.  The Grudge, 11.300 million
  5.  Frozen 2, 11.291 million
  6. Spies in Disguise, 10.081 million
  7.  Knives Out, 9.025 million
  8. Uncut Gems, 7.826 million
  9.  Bombshell, 4.075 million
  10.  Cats, 2.6 million

Here are my predictions!

  1. Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker
  2. Just Mercy
  3.  Like a Boss
  4.  The Grudge
  5. Jumanji: The Next Level
  6.  Frozen 2
  7.  Spies in Disguise
  8.  Under Water
  9. Little Women
  10.  Knives Out

Box office Rundown! 12/23/19

By Paul Anthony

Welcome to this week’s edition and I am super excited to give out the numbers and the reason why is because it is Star Wars week, yes that is right the release of episode 9 A.K.A Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker which as predicted debuted at number 1 which was a no brainer but we had another wide release in the movie called Cats that just looked horrible. Cats had a 95 million dollar budget and opening weekend in the states where it made just a little over 6 million and just think it will only get worse and it forced the studio to do reshoots while the film is in it’s opening week. Now I am predicting it to fall to number 10 next week and it even do worse then that. Here are the numbers for the current top 10 domestic movies.

  1. Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker, 175.500 million
  2.  Jumanji: The next Level, 26.126 million
  3.  Frozen 2, 12.3 million
  4.  Cats, 6.5 million
  5.  Knives Out, 6.125 million
  6.  Bombshell, 5.075 million
  7.  Richard Jewell, 2.565 million
  8.  Queen and Slim, 1.850 million
  9.  Black Christmas, 1.800 million
  10.  Ford V Ferrari, 1.800 million

Now the biggest winning in the sense of moving up spots goes to Bombshell which was at number 19 and moved to number 6. The Biggest losers dropped each four spots and that was Black Christmas and Ford V Ferrari. Now we have 4 shows coming this weekend, none that I think will take the number 1 spot. We have Uncut Gems, Little Women, Spies in Disguise and I don’t know why but 4 episodes of friends titled Friendsgiving Day 2. So here what I am predicting for the next box office weekend!

  1. Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker
  2.  Jumanji: The next level
  3.  Frozen 2
  4.  Spies in Disguise
  5.  Uncut Gems
  6. Little Women
  7.  Knives Out
  8.  Richard Jewell
  9.  Knives Out
  10.  Cats

Box Office Rundown 11/18/19

By Paul Anthony

This past week we saw the release of three new films. The Good Liar, Charlie’s Angels and Ford v Ferrari and of the three who took number one? It was no other then Ford v Ferrari which made over 31 million, last week surprised number 1 fell to number 2 beating out newcomer Charlie’s Angels but the totals from number 2 and 3 couldn’t reach our number 1 film. We do have some movies that took a fall and lets go with Terminator: Dark Fate took the biggest fall at 6 spots and in fact it fell out of the top 10 already. Last weeks big name Dr. Sleep took the second biggest fall when it fell from number 2 to number 6 this and with what is opening this week its going to be tough for anyone to make money. Our first R rated billion dollar film Joker still is holding strong and remains in the top ten, this time it is number 8. Now this week once again we have three new films opening this week, Frozen 2, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, 21 Bridges. This week gives us a little of everything.

  1. Ford V Ferrari, 31 million
  2. Midway, 8.750 million
  3.  Charlie’s Angels, 8.600 million
  4. Playing With Fire, 8.550 million
  5.  Last Christmas, 6.7 million
  6. Dr. Sleep, 6.181 million
  7.  The Good Liar, 5.656 million
  8.  Joker, 5.635 million
  9. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, 5.247 million
  10.  Harriet, 4.780 million

Now here is my predictions for this upcoming week, now this will be a tricky week but I am giving it a shot.

  1. Frozen 2
  2.  A Beautiful Day in the neighborhood
  3. Ford V Ferrari
  4.  21 bridges
  5.  Midway
  6.  Playing With Fire
  7.  Last Christmas
  8.  The Good Liar
  9. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
  10.  Joker

Box Office rundown 11/11/19

By Paul Anthony

It has been a few weeks to be able to say this but now it is true that we do have a whole new top 4 and all the movies that open this past weekend all reach the top 4 spots. However Dr. Sleep was predicted to be number 1 and once again another big time film with the budget of 50 million failing to make it’s budget back in it’s opening weekend. Now this week’s number 1 was a film that was barely promoted and that film was Midway, however with it being Veterans day it would make sense that people would flock to see a world war two movie. Playing with Fire starring John Cena and Last Christmas rounded out the bottom 4, Last Christmas gave me a shock to see it that high because many critics were not enjoying, so let’s take a look at the rest of the top ten.

  1. Midway, 17.5 million
  2. Dr. Sleep, 14.1 million
  3.  Playing With Fire,  12.8 million
  4.  Last Christmas, 12.6 million
  5. Terminator: Dark Fate, 10.8 million
  6. Joker, 9.2 million
  7.  Maleficent 2, 8 million
  8. Harriet, 7.23 million
  9.  Zombieland: Double tap, 4.315 million
  10. The Addams family, 4.2 million

Now I have to guess this might be the week that the Joker film gets knocked out of the top ten but barely. this week we see three new films enter the mix and they are Ford v Ferrari, Charlie’s Angels and The Good Liar. Here are the predictions for this upcoming week!

  1. Ford v Ferrari
  2.  Charlie’s Angels
  3. DR. Sleep
  4.  The Good Liar
  5. Playing With Fire
  6.  Terminator: Dark fate
  7.  Last Christmas
  8.  Maleficent 2
  9.  Midway
  10.  Zombieland: Double tap

Box office Rundown for November 4th

By Paul Anthony

Here we are in another week of looking at the numbers and as predicted Terminator: Dark Fate came in as number 1 but the numbers are way below what everyone was expecting and worldwide totals it still fell way below its 180 million dollar budget, coming in around 120 million with most of that coming from the foreign market. Joker remains in it’s spot at number and Harriet came in at number 4, one higher then I predicted.

  1. Terminator: Dark Fate, 29 million
  2. Joker, 13.9 million
  3. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, 12.2 million
  4. Harriet, 12 million
  5. The Addams family, 8.5 million
  6. ZombieLand: Double Tap, 7.6 million
  7. Countdown, 5.9 million
  8. Black and Blue, 4.1 million
  9. Motherless Brooklyn, 3.7 million
  10.  Arctic Dogs, 3.1 million

We are now entering the period of the month where more competition is coming and one of the first big releases this month and that is DR. Sleep which is the sequel to The Shinning, but that isn’t the only movie opening this up coming weekend. You got Playing With Fire which is a family comedy, Midway starring Patrick Wilson and Last Christmas starring Emilia Clarke. Now Let’s see how my predictions go this week. Number 1 should be without a question DR. Sleep.

  1. Dr. Sleep
  2. Terminator: Dark Fate
  3. Joker
  4. Last Christmas
  5. Harriet
  6. Maleficent: Mistress of evil
  7. Countdown
  8. The Addams family
  9. Black and Blue
  10. ZombieLand: Double Tap

Now, with the new comers this top ten might not even look close to my predictions. So we will see how close I get this week!

Box Office Rundown!10/28/19

By Paul Anthony

Welcome to another week of looking at the numbers over the weekend and once again we have new number 1 film and once again it is the R rated film Joker which is still going strong with many people believing this could be the first R rated film to reach a billion, the verdict is still out on that because the next few weeks the road gets a lot tougher. Disney’s movie Maleficent 2 is barely trending water and this could be a lost for the Mouse in the long run so let’s look at the rest of the top ten!

  1. Joker , 18.9 million
  2. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, 18.5 million
  3. the Addams Family,  11.7 million
  4. Zombieland: Double Tap, 11.6 million
  5. Countdown, 9 million
  6. Black and Blue , 8.3 million
  7. Gemini man, 4 million
  8. The Lighthouse, 3 millon
  9. The Current War: Director’s Cut , 2.7 million
  10. Abominable, 2 million

Let’s give the biggest jump to The Lighthouse which was number 15th last week and jumped all the way up to 8th and the biggest fall goes to Abominable which fell from 6th to 10th. How will the current top ten deal. There are going to be 7 movies released next week with 4 of them being wide releases and including Terminator: Dark Fate.

  1. Terminator: Dark fate
  2. Joker
  3. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
  4. Zombieland: Double Tap
  5. Harriet
  6. Countdown
  7. Black and Blue
  8. Gemini Man
  9. The Lighthouse
  10. The Current Was: the Directors Cut.

I am not sold on my number 5 and 6 but I am pretty sure Terminator should take number 1.

What Is Cinema?

By Paul Anthony

When you on on top of the world and you are making the most money and you keep producing hit after hit you will have your haters and now Disney and Marvel is facing that from some pretty big names but who is bashing the machine that marvel has become? Some of those people well the biggest names is Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola.

Here is the thing that bothers me the most with those two speaking out against Marvel and don’t get me wrong they have every right to do so but Scorsese said that Marvel films aren’t cinema but my question is what is cinema? We know there are several genres of film and the best description of the word is art of motion picture. Now through the years we can say its a film that tells a good story and deliver all the elements of literature and most of all it entertains us and keeps us hooked. I have watched many movies of Martin Scorsese and I do enjoy his work and many of his films I do own. But Is he right for calling a genre trash?

Scorsese and Coppola were some of the directors that started the new wave in Hollywood and changed the game, Some of Scorsese’s films include gang violence of the mafia or just gangs outright but they always had a little of everything but yet many people don’t like them as well but no one called it trash.

See it doesn’t make sense to me for him to call it trash, maybe it’s sour grapes or something because of the money Marvel. Scorsese highest grossing film was Wolf of Wall Street which grossed 392 million dollars and is a great movie to watch. When you look Marvel Studios movies that number would rank on the low end of list, still once again no need to trash something and it’s not like these films are poorly reviewed either so a lot of people don’t think this type of films are trash. Now I know a bunch of actors have came out and said hey they can say whatever they want to say and indeed they can, take nothing away they are legends but even legends can be wrong and in this case I have to say they are wrong but have the right to say that.

Now maybe behind the scenes Scorsese is feeling the pressure to make a mega hit like avengers type of gross and it’s not his style. In the end Marvel films are very much cinema, it is a modern art and they do get a lot more praise for their films then most other comic book films do. I am sure a lot of people are feeling the pressure to maybe put up Marvel like numbers for their studio but money isn’t everything. Maybe one day Scorsese could do a comic book film and with his style it would actually be a great if not the best comic book film ever!

Monday Numbers! 10/21/19

By Paul Anthony

After a week off to move the office to a new location, I am back at the blogs and like any other Monday, I am back looking at the numbers. This past weekend we had Zombieland 2 and Maleficent 2 go up against Joker and with 3 big names in the game who would come out on top? Well let’s look at the numbers!

  1. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil at 36 million
  2. Joker at 29.2 million
  3. Zombieland 2 : Double Tap at 26.7 million
  4. The Addams family  at 16 million
  5. Gemini Man at 8.5 million
  6. Abominable at 3.5 million
  7. Downton Abby at 3 million
  8. Judy at 2 million
  9. Hustlers at 2 million
  10. It Chapter 2 at 1.5 million

 

Now I don’t see Fridays’s new opening films really making a impact. The Horror film Countdown could crack the Top 5 at best but here we go

  1. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
  2. ZombieLand: Double tap
  3. Joker
  4. Countdown
  5. The Addams family
  6. Gemini Man
  7. Abominable
  8. Downton Abby
  9. It Chapter 2
  10. Hustlers

 

With it being October I do see It and Countdown keeping the fort down with the horror movies, with this being the final weekend before Halloween, they should get a good boost from the fan base.

 

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