Category Archives: Box Office Numbers

Box Office Numbers: June 24-26

FSoJ MP.jpg5.Free State of Jones, $7.7 Million

Some might say that an R-rated civil war flick with a $50 million budget isn’t the smartest idea, but with a great cast maybe something can come of it. With only a $7.7 million opening the studio can only hope that the film has legs and can make its money back. The real problem here is timing, in the middle of blockbuster season you shouldn’t release a civil war drama even if it has a star studded cast. With weak critical scores it doesn’t look good for McConaughey and Free State of Jones.

 

The Shallows MP.jpg4.The Shallows, $16.7 Million

A Shark and Ryan Reynolds baby mama, Blake Lively, are the stars of this film. With only 200 yards to the shore and a great white shark between her and safety. Not with great critical acclaim but a modest budget of $17 million can make this little movie profitable for them. Only in its first weekend of domestic release and it’s almost made all of their production budget back, and in the middle of summer they’re probably banking on the fact that moviegoers want to go see a shark flick right before they head to the beach.

 

CI mp.jpg3.Central Intelligence, $18.3 million

Now in its second week of release, this buddy spy comedy has brought in a worldwide total of $83.4 million, with a pretty hefty budget for a comedy of $50 million. Only dropping 48% from its first week which is relatively good for a comedy, and hopefully this can roll over into next week with The Purge: Election Year, The legend of Tarzan, and The BFG (Big Friendly giant, which is directed by Steven Spielberg and brought to you by Disney, the first time the two work together) being the only heavy hitters coming out next week, with a lack of a raunchy comedy this should give them a little more cash than they anticipated.

 

IDR MP2.Independence Day: Resurgence, $41.6 Million

20 years have gone by since the aliens first attacked the earth, and it isn’t a fun ride this time around. With Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman reprising their roles as David Levinson and President Whitmore, they must ban together to stop another alien invasion from consuming the earth again. Only making $41.6 Million opening weekend and on a $165 million production budget and that doesn’t include the marketing for the film, and there was a heavy marketing push for this film. There is light at the end of the tunnel for them with the foreign market bringing in $99.5 million overseas, with a worldwide total to $140.5 million.

 

Finding Dory MP.jpg1.Finding Dory, $72.9 million

The sequel to Pixar’s Finding nemo, which broke opening weekend records for an animated film last week with a $135 million opening and a big name to live up to in Finding Nemo which cameout almost 13 years ago. Have no fear Disney and Pixar are at it again in their money making ways with $286 million haul in domestically in just two weeks and almost $400 million worldwide, but with the BFG coming out next weekend, can Dory keep her spot at number 1 animated film in the box office right now?

Box Office Numbers: 5/20 – 5/22

This is where we give a little insight on what’s flopping and what’s breaking records.

5.The Jungle Book, $11 million JB.jpg

Now in its 6th week of release still holding out strong, bringing in a domestic total of $327.5 million and a worldwide total of $858.4 million. Disney has to be happy with their work on bringing their old animated features to life again, but these beautiful masterpieces come with a heavy price $175 million to be exact. With the vision of Jon Favreau and Justin Marks this movie did a phenomenal job bringing the old classic to a new generation of moviegoers, and the great voice acting of Idris Elba as Shere Khan, Ben Kingsley as Bagheera, and Bill Murray as Baloo.

 

4.The Nice Guys, $11.2 million nice-guys-movie-poster-2016.jpg

This Shane Black directed private investigator flick starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling probably didn’t hit as hard as they wanted to, but in such a heavy summer season it isn’t easy to make the money your film deserves. In only its opening week at only $11.2 million and Civil War dropping so low you would think The Nice Guys would of stood a chance against it but The Angry Birds movie came in and made out like a bandit this past weekend.

 

3.Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, $21.7 million sorority rising.jpg

The sequel to the 2014 hit Neighbors, Sorority Rising brings back the comedy team of Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, and Zac Efron. With a much softer opening than its predecessor which had a $49 million opening and it happened to propel Efron’s comedic career and put him back on the big screen. Not tracking as well as the first with only a 38 on Metacritic, and such a shitty opening weekend hopefully it can hold out strong with Fox’s X-men Apocalypse coming out this weekend.

 

2.Captain America: Civil War, $33.1 million civil war.jpg

Only in its in its third week of release and its already the highest grossing Captain America flick yet. Marvel and Disney have to be happy with this one making $347 Million domestically and $1 billion worldwide in just three weekends, but a ridiculous budget of $250 million you have to wonder where all that money is going when Deadpool was a measly $58 million production budget and made over $700 million, proving that truck loads of money can be made even on a smaller budget.

 

1.The Angry Birds Movie, $38.1 million angry-birds-movie-poster.jpg

In its first weekend out, the mobile game brought to the big screen, with a decent sized $70 million budget, Angry Birds takes first place this weekend stealing it from Civil War. The big Marvel movie dethroned in only its third week and it’s probably going to continue to drop with the release of X-Men Apocalypse this weekend (even with its mediocre reviews).