‘Boo 2!’ Should Lead In Crowded Weekend

for a second weekend in a row, a low-budget movie will take out an exorbitantly-budgeted one for the top spot. Lionsgate’s Tyler Perry’s boo 2! the sequel to last autumn’s surprise hit, is expected to make $20 million-$25 million in a crowded weekend that includes such wide entries as Warner Bros/Skydance Media’s $120M-plus disaster film geostorm, universal’s the snowman…

‘Happy Death Day’ Scares Off Competition With $26M

Universal and Blumhouse score yet again, this time with Happy Death Day. The horror film easily topped the weekend box office, adding to the production house’s impressive stable of original horror films including the likes of The Visit, Split and Get Out. At the same time, Blade Runner 2049 dropped over 50% in its second weekend, STX’s The Foreigner topped the weekend forecast, Open Road’s Marshall delivered on…

‘Blade Runner 2049’ Wins A Hollow Weekend

Blade Runner 2049 won the weekend with a debut of $32.8m in north america but was much lower than industry estimates and my prediction at around $45-55m. however remember this, the original was also a box office flop and though this may also be the case for this film, it has been highly acclaimed and…

‘Blade Runner 2049’ To Kick October Off With A Bang

Blade Runner 2049 got things started last night with $4 million from Thursday night previews, $800k of which came from IMAX screenings. For comparison, The Martian delivered $2.5 million from preview screenings and Gravity brought in $1.4 million before both films went on to open with over $54 million each. Another comp that carries weight is Mad Max: Fury Road, which brought in…

‘American Made’ To Challenge ‘Kingsman 2’ For The Top Spot

As of the end of the day Wednesday, the month-to-date gross is less than $6 million shy of becoming the largest September ever. Much of the month’s $620+ million is thanks to the record performance from ‘It’, which has grossed over $272 million domestically and $500 million globally. The month should become the largest September ever by…

‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Wins Disappointing Weekend

kingsman: the golden circle headed the pack this weekend with an estimated $39m, slightly below than expected but still beating it’s predecessor. ‘it’ continued it’s amazing performance dropping 50.1% to take another $30m to take its domestic cume past $265m heading for the magical $300m mark. Topping the box office was Fox’s Kingsman: The Golden Circle,…

High Stakes Weekend Ahead Pitting Three Major Films Against Each Other

As ‘it’ wrecks the north american and international box office, two new major releases come into the equation. fox’s epic kingsman: the golden circle has building momentum for months and will explode this weekend worldwide. however it will be up against the lego ninjago film and the holdover ‘it’. this weekend promises to be interesting…

‘It’ Continues It’s Dominance As ‘American Assassin’ Opens Well

with the weekend estimates in, stephen king’s it stood at the no.1 spot for the second weekend in a row taking a strong $60m dropping just 51.4% as it’s domestic cume stands at $218m in just ten days of release. behind it is michael keaton’s new cold war drama american assassin which performed better than expected…

‘It’ To Continue Dominance Smothering Newcomers

well, it was quite a surprise last weekend. we were all expecting an opening of around $65m for stephen king’s latest adaption, but we wouldn’t have thought it would nearly be double to industry expectations at over $123m. this weekend it will take the no.1 spot easily against jennifer lawrence’s new horror film mother! and…

Summer 2017 Comes To A Close With Worst Weekend For Decades

It has been 25 years since Labor Day weekend has not seen a new film debut in over 1,000 theatres. The largest “new” release over Labor Day weekend 2017 is Sony’s re-release of Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind, which will be ushered into 901 locations followed by The Weinstein Co.’s Tulip Fever,…