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  1. 17 points
    I'd put Compton at 8.5, MI5 at 3.4, and the Three August Stooges at 5, 3 and 2.1. I should just throw out that American Ultra is better than critics say. Not all of it works but if you like Eisenberg/Stewart this movie is for you.
  2. 14 points
    Hitman is ahead of Sinister but both are below MI5. Ultra's below UNCLE. Too early to tell on Compton, my guess is 8-9.
  3. 13 points
  4. 11 points
    So MM4 is somehow spinned into a failure and TG is a mild success despite the latter being a PG-13 movie featuring its (once) superstar appeal compared to MM4 being a niche R-rated movie reviving/rebooting a franchise whose last installment was released in 1985 not even featuring its star; still managed to be critically acclaimed and receiving great WOM, the exact polar opposite of TG's reception. Terminator franchise has always been more popular than Mad Max but will make less than T3 and T4 Dom. What an achievement indeed...
  5. 10 points
    Difference is reception. Mad Max got an insanely positive response and its legs are approaching 3.5x from opening weekend. Audiences didn't care about Terminator at all. Paramount knows a sixth Terminator would drop even from this one, just as Sony knew an Amazing Spiderman 3 would drop from 2.
  6. 7 points
    It also matters that MMFR did far better domestically where it not only gets a bigger % of the B.O. but much better ancillary revenues.
  7. 6 points
    How many more times does it need to be said that the Hobbit book is written very perfunctory, nothing like the LOTR books that "wasted" pages to describe the greenery. 1 Hobbit page != LOTR page.
  8. 6 points
    1400 compared to two weeks ago. Shaping up a bit JW -30% 4.9-5.3m weekend projection MI5 -40% 2.9-3.2m Min -31% 2.1-2.3m IO -31% 0.9-1.1m
  9. 6 points
    When people claim that they don't want to see battles at the end of suoerhero films, or that they wish such fights wouldn't be included' it makes no sense to me. Almost all action films end with a climactic battle. That is true whether it's a superhero film, a western, a heist film, a crime film, a space opera or what have you. The final fight is part and parcel of the genre. There are CBMs that ignore action conventions, of course, but those tend to be less successful both as films and at the box office. Superman Returns not only had no third act clash of titans, it had no fights whatsoever. Supes got the shit kicked out of him by Luthor, was rescued by heroic James Marsden and flew a big rock into space. That boring climax predictably failed to set the box office afire. Recent flop Fant4stic also lacked action set pieces and a coherent third act battle between the so-called heroes and their aleged arch-nemesis, and it, too, suffered at the global box office. Bottom line: an action movie without action is probably going to flop (not that anything could have saved those two disasters).
  10. 5 points
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  13. 4 points
    I'm not even sure anybody's even calling Mad Max a hit from a worldwide perspective. It did about as well as could be reasonably expected minus China, but there's a reason why people are hoping for a sequel, rather than expecting one. Because it's obvious it didn't set the box office on fire, and it's very much a bubble film, that may or may not even have made money. Domestically, I think it's fair to say that it found a pretty good audience for being a Rated R action blockbuster. I would apply the hit tag to its domestic performance.
  14. 4 points
  15. 4 points
    #ChinaBoxOffice #TerminatorGenisys opens to est. ¥13.1M ($2M) from midnight shows, 4th highest behind #Transformers4 #Avengers2 & #Furious7
  16. 4 points
    I am out in a few minutes (family treats me to a birthday dinner and so on), so here the probably slightly incomplete chart for now Early Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Aug. 21 - Sun, Aug. 23 ← previous Wide (1000+) # Title weekend Locations Avg. Total Wks. Dist. 1 Straight Outta Compton $27,800,000 -54% 3,025 268 $9,190 $112,523,470 2 Universal 2 Sinister 2 $10,500,000 -- 2,766 -- $3,796 $10,500,000 1 Focus / Gramercy 3 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. $7,600,000 -43% 3,673 35 $2,069 $26,816,840 2 Warner Bros. 4 Hitman: Agent 47 $7,500,000 -- 3,261 -- $2,300 $7,500,000 1 Fox 5 American Ultra $5,700,000 -- 2,778 -- $2,052 $5,700,000 1 Lionsgate 6 Ant-Man $4,200,000 -24% 2,016 -290 $2,083 $164,636,370 6 Disney 7 Minions $3,900,000 -24% 2,226 -414 $1,752 $320,155,325 7 Universal 8 Fantastic Four (2015) $3,600,000 -56% 2,581 -1423 $1,395 $49,575,362 3 Fox 9 Ricki and the Flash $3,100,000 -32% 2,013 -51 $1,540 $20,350,170 3 Sony / TriStar 10 Vacation (2015) $3,000,000 -42% 2,302 -786 $1,303 $52,173,256 4 Warner Bros. / New Line 11 Trainwreck $2,500,000 -35% 1,333 -665 $1,875 $102,434,110 6 Universal 12 Pixels $2,000,000 -41% 1,349 -827 $1,483 $68,412,189 5 Sony / Columbia 13 Shaun the Sheep Movie $1,500,000 -48% 1,678 -682 $894 $14,505,452 3 Lionsgate 14 Southpaw $1,200,000 -50% 1,058 -669 $1,134 $48,087,274 5 Weinstein Company Limited (100 — 999) # Title weekend Locations Avg. Total Wks. Dist. 1 Inside Out (2015) $1,700,000 -17% 821 -198 $2,071 $342,458,715 10 Disney 2 Jurassic World $975,000 -21% 574 -164 $1,699 $639,595,980 11 Universal 3 Paper Towns $330,000 -44% 373 -226 $885 $31,093,884 5 Fox 4 Spy (2015) $175,000 -19% 209 -17 $837 $110,143,676 12 Fox Platform (1 — 99) # Title weekend Locations Avg. Total Wks. Dist. 1 Mistress America $220,000 136% 32 28 $6,875 $361,048 2 Fox Searchlight
  17. 4 points
    Saturday Box Office (August 22) (*optimized for the IP board blue format) -Admissions (Total Adm) Daily% Gross (weekly%) [sC] {wk} <Title> 1. 528,138 (8,511,035) +84.8% $3.59M (-36.2%) [904] {Wk3} <Veteran> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2. 188,959 (11,397,433) +82.7% $1.27M (-49.2%) [609] {Wk5} <Assassination> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3. 182,409 (444,896) +53.5% $1.19M (--) [648] {Wk1} <Beauty Inside> NEW --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4. 92,488 (213,210) +67.5% $602K (--) [447] {Wk1} <Fantastic 4> NEW --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5. 52,061 (5,870,653) +65.8% $357K (-70.0%) [354] {Wk4} <Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Total admissions: 1,219,849 Total Gross: $8,164,723 August Total: - Cumulative Gross Mission Impossible-Rogue Nation: $39.22 million Assassination: $74.06 million Veteran: $55.85 million Current presales (Midnight) 01. 40.6% (144,495) Veteran 02. 16.1% (57,452) Assassination 03. 12.2% (43,611) Beauty Inside 04. 5.9% (20,959) Fantastic 4 05. 5.0% (17,756) Minions
  18. 4 points
    Shouldn't be off by more than 5% either way Est Est Est Est Est Est Proj Proj Wknd (m) M (m) T W Th F S Su Wknd %Chg Total Proj Tot JW 7.6 1.75 1.36 1.64 1.19 1.22 2.24 2.73 4.97 -34.6% 47.2 72.0+ MI5 5.2 1.02 0.78 0.96 0.65 0.72 1.52 1.67 3.19 -38.7% 27.3 40.0+ Minions 3.4 1.01 0.77 1.13 0.76 0.66 0.85 1.10 1.95 -42.6% 31.3 41.0+ IO 1.5 0.43 0.34 0.56 0.35 0.30 0.37 0.48 0.85 -43.3% 28.6 32.0+ Not as tight as I hoped but not bad either considering last week bumped across the board. That means they only dropped an average of 18-23% per week from 2 weeks ago. The projected totals are the floor not the target IMO. JW was the best hold from last Saturday, impressive considering it had such large numbers to maintain. WOM is still on. MI5 was a close second from sat to sat. Minions, Monster, Titan and IO in a virtual tie for 3rd for % hold
  19. 4 points
  20. 4 points
  21. 4 points
  22. 4 points
    Impressive for MI5.....only 31% down from last Friday...... it will get close to 12m this weekend. 190m is looking likely now.
  23. 4 points
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  26. 4 points
  27. 4 points
    The weekday slide was steeper than I thought. Had to lower projections a little. The entire market was this way. JW did hold as well or better than the other 3 HLWD from M-F and better than the locals. JW M1.75 - F1.22, -30% MI5 -30% Min -35% IO -30% It only needs 62m for 1B OS. Dropping 50% this weekend and going forward takes it to 60m. This aint china, not happening, no need to worry. 38% drops take it to 68m, could happen. 33% drops, 72.5, likely or better. if this weekend does drop more than 33% its because of a monstrous saturday last week and does not mean it will continue at that pace.
  28. 4 points
    At least the main theme is nifty. Grows on you the more you listen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfUQQkPT-U8
  29. 4 points
  30. 3 points
  31. 3 points
    Saturday August 22 Rank Movie LW TW WKD % chg QD % chg 1 Hitman: Agent 47 -- 18,543 -- +51.1% 2 Inside Out 27,997 18,387 -34.3% +74.9% 3 Pixels -- 15,829 -- +49.5% 4 Wild City -- 10,230 -- +47.7% 5 Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation 20,678 9,843 -52.4% +94.9% 6 Attack on Titan 19,408 4,599 -76.3% +24.4% 7 The Man From U.N.C.L.E. 10,470 4,412 -57.9% +57.9% 8 To the Fore 8,095 4,126 -49.0% +51.4% 9 Paper Towns 5,566 2,818 -49.4% +37.5% 10 Doraemon: Nobita and the Space Heroes 5,672 2,244 -60.4% +72.1% Hitman and Pixels both did what I expected. Inside Out fell short of expectations and is losing steam. Fantastic Four 9,560 602 -93.7% 94% erosion for Fantastic Four. Maybe it leaves theaters after just 3 weeks? Sunday adm. (so far) August 23 Rank Movie LW TW WKD % chg QD % chg 1 Inside Out 14,967 8,728 -41.7% +16.7% 2 Pixels -- 7,713 -- +1.2% 3 Hitman: Agent 47 -- 5,285 -- +11.1% 4 Wild City -- 3,323 -- +6.5% 5 Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation 7,848 3,186 -59.4% +1.0% 6 Doraemon: Nobita and the Space Heroes 4,244 2,024 -52.3% +64.4% 7 To the Fore 3,408 1,846 -45.8% +17.9% 8 The Man From U.N.C.L.E. 3,526 1,580 -55.2% -5.8% 9 Attack on Titan 6,441 1,436 -77.7% -6.9% 10 Paper Towns 1,367 798 -41.6% -3.2% Good increase for Inside Out. Mild increase for Pixels. Solid for Hitman. Weekend Projections August 20 Rank Movie TW % chg Total 1 Pixels $634,500 $634,500 2 Hitman: Agent 47 $585,000 $585,000 3 Inside Out $580,000 -35.6% $7,294,000 4 Wild City $315,000 $315,000 5 Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation $300,000 -54.3% $6,697,000 Good opening for Pixels. Buoyed by IMAX and 3D prices, Pixels has managed to become Adam Sandler's best opener ever together with his first top 3 finish since Grown Ups in 2010 and his first #1 in 7 years since You Don't Mess With the Zohan. Sandler's last movie to gross over $500,000 in HK was 7 years ago with Bedtime Stories. His most recent films that were released in HK did not even cross $300,000 on opening weekend. Hitman posted a solid number even though it's the end of summer. It might be flopping stateside but in HK, it performed quite well especially given the amount of action films released in the past 6 weeks. The HK trailer made it seem like there was going to be lots of action and the action crowd turned up. Rotten reviews from critics are not the case here as most audiences are enjoying the film. What could have been a very disastrous weekend for the openers turned out not to be the case and that impacted Inside Out's 5th weekend. Pixels has been posting solid numbers across Asia and it hampered IO's staying power this weekend. Although it will win Sunday, it won't be enough to catch Pixels but it might be able to slide into 2nd if Hitman falls hard or if it has a resurgence in admissions on Sunday. Whether it passes 8m by next weekend or not, 8m will for sure happen because there will be a holiday on September 3. If it can hold on well next week, it will pull off a very strong holiday performance which would send it beyond 8m. 9 films will come out next week and then 8 more on September 3 but none of them will target IO's audience directly. Wild City was the only local language film to open and it was nowhere to be seen. It might have suffered at the hands of To the Fore which opened poorly but has recovered due to strong word of mouth. Mission Impossible 5 edges closer to 7m which will happen by the following Wednesday after next. Overall, its performance has been pretty good.
  32. 3 points
    Don't put words in my mouth. People on here (and in Hollywood, really) think of domestic box office before international. That's really not a stretch to say. Obviously that's what people will think of first when analyzing performances. Besides, we only really have experience with Western audiences truly, so that's how we conceptualize these runs. Besides, domestic distributors don't often get as much back in their global returns as international returns.
  33. 3 points
    When I saw the OW numbers and factored in the usual Marvel multiplier, I wasn't even sure it could hit 150. Impressive how much better it's held than Captain America and other Marvel films.
  34. 3 points
    I get what your saying Baumer. Thing is to the GA when EW or USA Today or their local paper prints a list of the box office for the end of the year. They're only going to see the domestic totals for both films. Most people aren't like us where they're going to drill down and see there's more there.
  35. 3 points
    For any other studio it would be automatic. But with Marvel's packed schedule it will be a tight fit. Might depend on how the other new franchises perform, if Marvel wants to make more IM, Cap etc and if Marvel moves to a 4 film a year release schedule. Either way Wasp should be in the Infinity Wars.
  36. 3 points
    How about Catwoman? Did you like her in Batman Returns? I still think that Pfeiffer is the best cinematic Selina Kyle (sorry, Miss Hathaway). Sexy, dangerous, a tad disturbed, and full of fire. I truly wish that they had made that proposed Catwoman spin-off with Pfeiffer instead of the horrid Catwoman-in-Name-Only atrocity that they made with Halle Berry. Oh, and I expected so much more from a Nolan-approved Catwoman; what a letdown she was.
  37. 3 points
    Expectations and overall perceptions. The Terminator franchise is seen as a dead horse that Hollywood keeps beating, while Mad Max is not. Also, while Terminator 5 got bad reviews and left no mark in pop culture, MM 4 was one of the summer's most critically acclaimed films and seems to have given birth to a genuine action heroine (which is exactly what happened to T2 back in the day) to add to the silver screen pantheon of iconic ass-kicking women (a list which is, sadly, quite short).
  38. 3 points
    Id be willing to bet that black mass does at least double what you are predicting there. My guess is closer to 20 million
  39. 3 points
    STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON earned an estimated $8.3M on Friday. Domestic total is now $93.0M. #StraightOuttaCompton
  40. 3 points
  41. 3 points
    Do we not have the same kind of... boring, sad,.... BO numbers in certain summer days every year...? Even deadline is seemingly aware about that too.... 1).Straight Outta Compton (UNI), 2,757 theaters / $8.2M-$8.5M Fri. / 3-day cume: $27M-$28M (-54%)/Total cume: $112.7M/ Wk 2 2). Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation (PAR), 3,442 theaters (-258) / $3.35M Fri. (-32%) / 3-day cume: $11.7M-$12M (-31%)/ Total Cume: $158.1/ Wk 4 3).Sinister 2 (Gramercy/Focus), 2,766 theaters / $4.5M Fri.*/ 3-day cume: $11.2M-$11.4M / Wk 1 *includes Thursday previews of $850K. 4).Hitman: Agent 47 (20th Century Fox), 3,261 theaters / $3.25M Fri.**/ 3-day cume: $8.4M-$8.7M / Wk 1 *includes Thursday previews of $600K. 5). Man From U.N.C.L.E (WB), 3,673 theaters (+35) / $2.25M Fri. (-53%)/ 3-day cume: $7.6M (-43%)/Total cume: $26.8M/ Wk 2 6). American Ultra (Lionsgate), 2,778 theaters / $2.2M Fri.+/ 3-day cume: $5.7M-$6M / Wk 1 +includes Thursday previews of $425K. 7/8/9).The Gift (STX), 2,303 theaters (-200) / $1.2M Fri. (-37%) / 3-day cume: $4M –$4.3M(-34%)/ Total Cume: $31.1M /Wk 3 Ant-Man (DIS), 2,016 theaters (-290) / $1.2Fri. (-22%) / 3-day cume: $4.1M-$4.3M(-22%)/Total cume: $164.7M / Wk 6 Minions (UNI), 2,226 theaters (-414)/ $1.1M Fri. (-21%)/ 3-day cume: $4.1M (-21%)/Total Cume: $320.4M / Wk 7 10). Fantastic Four (FOX), 2,581 theaters (-1,423)/ $1.1M Fri. (-55%)/ 3-day cume: $3.6M (-56%)/ Total Cume: $49.7M /Wk 3 . http://deadline.com/2015/08/straight-outta-compton-sinister-2-american-ultra-agent-47-box-office-opening-1201503182/
  42. 3 points
  43. 3 points
    Agreed on the Jamie Bell subplot. Didn't work. As for the CG in the stampede? I don't quite agree. Often times, CG doesn't work not because the technical merits aren't there...but because the directorial vision is just too over the top that no amount of technical knownow can make it work. No matter how photorealistic, those people running through the legs was going to look silly. That's on PJ. If you want to see an entire film devoted to this idea...see Van Helsing. Some great effects work wasted on some really bad visual design. And...as much as I can point out KK 2005 flaws...I still really like it.
  44. 3 points
    Fuuuuuck that. "Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before." I want THIS.
  45. 3 points
  46. 3 points
  47. 3 points
    I honestly won't be surprised if it goes as high as 13m. Lack of any competition is going to give it some killer holds for the next month I think.
  48. 3 points
  49. 2 points
    I've seen some other tweets from him this weekend too. he's decided to go down the "psycho got bad reviews when it came out too!!" path for a reaction. hahahahaha fuck.
  50. 2 points
    MI5 looking at a drop around 30%. Very nice. With Labor Day coming up this should cross $190m by a healthy margin hopefully.


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