11/04/2016 Box Office Round-Up

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It’s been a mega weekend with an absolutely huge opening and several examples of good counter-scheduling. You can see our predictions for the weekend here.

The Boss

Budget: $29 M

Overall Box Office: $24.5 M

Domestic Box Office: $24.5 M

Weekend Box Office: $24.5 M

Our Prediction: $20 M

Comments: The Boss pulled off a great upset this weekend, when it usurped the big budgeted, superhero flick Batman v Superman and exceeded expectations by pulling in almost $5 million more than we expected. A great weekend for Melissa McCarthy.

Batman v Superman

Budget: $250 M

Overall Box Office: $785 M

Domestic Box Office: $296 M

Weekend Box Office: $23.14 M

Our Prediction: $22.5 M

Comments:Batman v Superman met our expectations, but still tumbled to second place to Melissa McCarthy’s The Boss. When it rains it pours, nowhere but down for the caper now.

Hardcore Henry

Budget: $10 M

Overall Box Office: $7.2 M

Domestic Box Office: $5 M

Weekend Box Office: $5 M

Our Prediction: $10 M

Comments: Ouch. A very bad weekend for Hardcore Henry, which failed to get anywhere near its target gross. What The Boss over earned this weekend, Hardcore Henry lost.

08/04/2016 Box Office Predictions

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It’s Friday, Friday! Gotta get down on Friday! Time for our box office predictions going into the week-end. We have Melissa McCarthy’s The Boss debuting, as-well as the interesting case of Batman v Superman.

Batman v Superman

Budget: $250 M

Rotten Tomatoes: 29%

Current Box Office: $720 M

Domestic Box Office: $270 M

Weekend Box Office: $51 M

Box Office Prediction: $22.59 M

Comments: Batman v Superman had an awful drop-off last weekend, losing almost 70% of it’s debut week-end, a clear sign that audiences disliked the movie. We expect Batman v Superman to continue to drop, but it’ll still have enough the tank to reign supreme.

The Boss

Budget: $29 M

Rotten Tomatoes: 18%

Overall Box Office: N/A

Domestic Box Office: N/A

Weekend Box Office: N/A

Box Office Prediction: $20 M

Comments:It’s the debut weekend for Melissa McCarthy’s latest awful comedy film, in which, of course, she stars as an obese woman with 90% of the jokes aimed against her weight. It’ll take about $20 million as McCarthy’s star continues to fade. Decent, but the studio will want more, despite what they may say.

Hardcore Henry

Budget: $10 M

Rotten Tomatoes: 49%

Overall Box Office: N/A

Domestic Box Office: N/A

Weekend Box Office: N/A

Box Office Prediction: $10 M

Comments: Hardcore Henry is the most interesting prospect at the box office this weekend. I only expect the science-fiction action to pull in about $10 M, but that’ll cover its budget and mean Sharlto Copley won’t be too embarrassed by his participation. I expect it to resonate with a young male audience, which could mean it has a future as a cult flick, but based on the mixed reviews, I doubt it.

See you on Monday for the round-up!