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6/6/2016 – Box Office Breakdown

Back for another week, the event that all have been asking for, I bring you the Box Office Breakdown!

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  1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (new) – The Turtles are back….along with April and Casey Jones! Not a bad performance in the box office to take the number one spot this week.
  2. X-Men: Apocalypse – The X-Men are back….along with Magneto and Apocalypse (now with less Ivan Ooze). Second week out and had a giant drop in sales by 66% from last week.
  3. Me Before You (new) – So…um…..anyone know what this one is about and why it’s even here? Out for a week and made the third spot, it will drop fast over the next week.
  4. Alice Through the Looking Glass – Alice may want to stop visiting Wonderland as this movie is dropping faster then a brick off of a building. Time for Disney to put a fork in this franchise because it is DONE!
  5. The Angry Birds Movie – Hey, its still hanging in there so three weeks out and still top five is a good sign. The box office drop….not so much.

News and notes:

  • Andy Sandberg and the Lonely Island Boys have a movie out there called Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping and it premiered in the eighth spot. Maybe these spoof movies are only good on HBO or in short-spots on SNL because the full length movie business isn’t working out.
  • Zootopia will be out on on Blu-Ray and Digital Media soon so says the commercial I saw this morning. Still making money 14 weeks since release date.

5/31/2016 – Box Office Breakdown

Welcome back to the new (and hopefully back every week) “Box Office Breakdown” where I’ll give you the top five movies of the weekend as well some some tip-ins now and then.

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  1. X-Men: Apocalypse (new) – First week out and took the top spot over the holiday weekend. FOX getting the win with their Marvel owned characters.
  2. Alice Through the Looking Glass (new) – First week out and considered a BUST by industry standards. First question is who asked for this sequel as Alice in Wonderland wasn’t universally received? Next is has no one noticed that Johnny Depp’s star is slowly sinking?
  3. The Angry Birds Movie – Dropped from first to third because let’s be honest, Rovio is milking this franchise for all its’ worth and the target audience went last week to see it. Count on this to keep sliding down the charts faster then Sony wants.
  4. Captain America: Civil War – Dropped from second to fourth but it is still making money.
  5. Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising – Dropped from third to fifth in it’s second week out. Neighbors was a funny movie but it was also a complete movie, there was no need for a sequel.

Honorable mentions: Zootopia has been out for 13 weeks and is still in the top 10. How’s that for some Disney longevity?

Trailer News – The Angry Birds Movie

Sony Pictures and Rovio the makers behind the Angry Birds mobile application franchise drop the first trailer for the Summer 2016 release of the long awaited movie – The Angry Birds Movie!!

See the story that started the whole Pig -vs- Bird battle that spanned many a game.


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