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25/04/2016 Box Office Round-Up

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What a bloody weekend a the box office. The Jungle Book was crowned king of the kingdom, The Huntsman fell on its axe and The Barbershop closed down to a decent amount of customers.

The Jungle Book

Budget: $175 M

Overall Box Office: $528.5 M

Domestic Box Office: $191 M

Weekend Box Office: $60.8 M

Our Prediction: $60 M

Comments: The Jungle Book did just as we expected this weekend and added a lovely $60 million to its domestic toll. A huge commercial and critical success that looks great for the flick’s director, Jon Favreau. It dominated at the box office and caused a lot of embarrassment for other flicks this weekend…

The Huntsman: Winter’s War

Budget: $115 M

Overall Box Office: $100.3 M

Domestic Box Office: $20.1 M

Weekend Box Office: $20.1 M

Our Prediction: $35 M

Comments: Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron are hiding their faces in shame after this lacklustre opening, although it looks particularly bad on Emily Blunt, who was the focal point of a lot of the marketing. Kristen Stewart is smiling somewhere, and Jessica Chastain is regretting her involvement. A woeful domestic opening that is so bad that isn’t saved by a good international debut. Theron, Blunt and Hemsworth were paid more together than the film actually reeled in domestically.

Barbershop: The Next Cut

Budget: $20 M

Overall Box Office: $36 M

Domestic Box Office: $36 M

Weekend Box Office: $10.8 M

Our Prediction: $12 M

Comments: A very decent weekend for Barbershop 3, but still not enough to make Barbershop 3 a success in any way, shape or form. Ice Cube will be picking a sequel to Lets Be Cops over Barbershop 4.

See you on Friday!

 

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11 Comments »

  1. I can’t imagine anyone being that into the first Huntsman movie that they’d desperately want a sequel. Hollywood will take any known property over an original one almost every single time now. Even if that known property is something people care about that much. The tide is changing I think, so it’s going to be fun sitting back to watch the studios lose their minds because they can’t figure out where they went wrong.

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  2. An overall ho-hum weekend at the movies. The only prediction I got was for Barbershop’s $10 mil.

    Aside from the first Thor movie, are there any films Chris Hemsworth has starred in that haven’t flopped? At this point, I’m not sure if it’s that he’s got really bad instincts when it comes to choosing a role or what. He has charisma and is a generally good-looking fella so why the soft fail?

    (This is also the one time I’m not worried about any of the actresses since, despite the dearth of good scripts with female roles in the movie industry, they’re way more established in their movie careers).

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    • He’s a beautiful man but sometimes that isn’t enough. I think Rush did okay, but that’s the only one I can think of. He’s building quite the resume of flops. If he was a woman, his career would be done. Kidman was basically exiled after half as many flops.

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      • Agreed. I was (pleasantly) surprised to see Kidman getting work after the horrifically bad movie that was Grace of Monaco.

        He was good in Rush (though, sadly, not many people saw it). To a certain extent, his contract with Disney/Marvel Studios can help him withstand the brunt of the flops. The flipside of that is that, by getting typecast as Thor, most (if not all) “prestige” roles remain way out of reach for him.

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