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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.

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  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.

6/13/2016 – 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.

I hope you all have a great week. Remember to leave a comment either here on the site or on our Facebook page.

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?