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6/27/2016 – Box Office Breakdown

Three new movies in the top five yet NONE OF THEM were able to take down the blue fish known as Dory.

Geek for E_Box Office Breakdown

  1. Finding Dory – just keeps swimming in the top spot for the second week.
  2. Independence Day: Resurgence (New) – twenty years after the original, ID:R is back to show that the aliens were always going to come back.
  3. Central Intelligence – The Rock and Kevin Hart are staying strong against stiff competition.
  4. The Shallows (New) – a surfer and a shark meet at a rock and no one cares.
  5. Free State of Jones (New) – went the Civil War route on this one but forgot one thing…the only “Civil War” people wanted to see had Captain America and Iron Man.

News and Notes:

  • Sequels are the remaining top 10 movies: The Conjuring 2 (6th), Now You See Me 2 (7th), X-Men: Apocalypse (8th), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (9th), Alice Through the Looking Glass (10th). This has bee a summer of sequels up till now.

6/20/2016 – Box Office Breakdown

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson with Kevin Hart vs an animated blue fish voiced by Ellen Degeneres. A heavy weight battle of Strength, Wit, and Comedy. One made over $136 MILLION dollars and the other….not so much.  The winner and by a lot of money…Finding Dory took the top spot with the Johnson/Hart comedy coming in second by $100 million dollars. Lots of other recent flicks dropped in the charts.

  1. Finding Dory (new): Disney’s long awaited sequel to Finding Nemo launched to a $126,183,170 MILLION dollar opening weekend. I think Disney may have made some money on this one. Read our review!
  2. Central Intelligence (new): Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Kevin Hart couldn’t compete against an animated fish. Look for word of mouth to propel this movie forward in sales and to keep it in the top five for the next few weeks. Read our review!
  3. The Conjuring 2 (last week was the 1st spot): I’m betting WB is soooo glad they released this last week.
  4. Now you See Me 2 (last week in the 3rd spot): Three weeks out and still holding it’s own.
  5. Warcraft (last week in the 2nd spot): Dropped 73% in ticket sales but is doing amazing over seas. Look for the sequel in three years.

News and Notes:

Welcome to the first day of Summer and the outlook ahead for Summer Movie Fun is shining bright.

  • Independence Day: Resurgence drops on Friday June 24th
  • The Secret Life of Pets drops on Friday July 8th
  • Ghostbusters (2016) flies at you on Friday July 15th
  • Star Trek Beyond continues the five year voyage on Friday July 22nd
  • July ends with Jason Bourne making his return on Friday July 29th

Stay tuned in July for the August outlook.

6/13/2016 – Box Office Breakdown

The top three are all brand new! I think that shows that people were out to the movies this past weekend. Minus one movie, the remaining four of the top five are all sequels.

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Let’s begin:

  1. The Conjuring 2 (new) – Magically took the top spot and nearly doubled the next two in ticket sales.
  2. Warcraft (new) – Based on the very large interactive online game. Didn’t do as bad as some predicted it would.
  3. Now You See Me 2 (new) – Got a great review at Geek for E.
  4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows – Horrible return on investment in week number two; dropped almost 60% in ticket sales.
  5. X-Men: Apocalypse – It is what it is….not much else to say.

News and notes:

  • The Jungle Book (2016 live version) is still in the top 10 and has been out for nine weeks. I think it has some longevity there.
  • Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising and The Nice Guys are both four weeks in release and four weeks of dropping returns in sales.  The same is true of Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping after two weeks of release. I think we can say that all three are a bust at the box office.

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