Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Box Office Review of 2011

1. Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Pt.2 - $381M - $947M - $1.3B
2. Transformers: Dark of the Moon - $352M - $770M - $1.1B
3. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt.1 - $266M - $381M - $647M
4. The Hangover: Part 2 - $254M - $327M - $581M
5. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides - $241M - $802M - $1.043B
6. Fast Five - $209M - $416M - $626M
7. Cars 2 - $191M -$360M - $551M
8. Thor - $181M - $267M - $448M
9. Rise of the Planet of the Apes - $176.6M - $304M - $481M
10. Captain America: The First Avenger - $176.6M - $191M - $368M


Domestic Position - Film Title - Domestic Take - International Take - Total Global Take

As 2011 comes to a close, it's time to look back on the year's US box office, both domestically and internationally. We've had the expected hits, the surprising flops and more than a hint that the 3D dream is coming to an end. As witnessed in previous years, the international market continues to play a major part in a film's success, even when all seems lost in North America. Sequels were back with a vengeance, but they were joined by a number of original properties - though based on existing characters or stories. Animation also returned, but perhaps not quite as strongly as in previous years, at least not on the domestic market. On top of all that, we had the usual sleepers and more than a few disappointments, some quite costly. So, without further ado, the 2011 Box Office Review.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

U.S Box Office Report - 16th - 18th December 2011

1. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows - $40M - $40M
2. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked - $23.5M - $23.5M
3. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol - $13M - $13M
4. New Year's Eve - $7.4M - $24.8M
5. The Sitter - $4.4M - $17.7M
6. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 - $4.3M - $266.4M
7. Young Adult - $3.6M - $4M
8. Hugo - $3.6M - $39M
9. Arthur Christmas - $3.6M - $38.5M
10. The Muppets - $3.5M - $70.9M
(11. The Descendants $3.3M - $28.7M)

A slightly shorter report again this week I'm afraid, due to family and work commitments. Hopefully things will get back on track after the new year. On to this weekend - and it's once again a busy one on a number of levels. We have two wide opening major releases, with an expansion to a 1,000 locations for Young Adult, and the Imax release of Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (Which will expand onto normal screens next week, along with The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo). And next weekend is busier still...

U.S Box Office Report - 9th - 11th December 2011

1. New Year's Eve - $13.7M - $13.7M
2. The Sitter - $10M - $10M
3. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 - $7.9M - $259.4M
4. The Muppets - $7M - $65.8M
5. Arthur Christmas - $6.6M - $33.4M
6 . Hugo - $6.1M - $33.4M
7. The Descendants - $4.3M - $23.6M
8. Happy Feet Two - $3.7M - $56.8M
9. Jack and Jill - $3.2M - $68.6M
10. Immortals - $2.4M - $79.8M

A shorter box office report this weekend due to family commitments. After the quiet frame last weekend, we've got two new releases in the guise of R-rated comedy The Sitter and ensemble comedy drama New Year's Eve. We'll also see if films like The Muppets can recover from their disappointing second frames.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

U.S Box Office Report - 1st - 3rd December 2011

1. Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1 - $16.9M - $247.2M
2. The Muppets - $11.2M - $56.4M
3. Hugo - $7.6M - $25.1M
4. Arthur Christmas - $7.3M - $25.2M
5. Happy Feet Two - $6M - $51.7M
6. Jack and Jill $5.5M - $64.3M
7. The Descendants - $5.2M - $18.1M
8. Puss in Boots $3M - $139.5M
9. Immortals - $4.3M - $75.5M
10. Tower Heist - $4.1M - $70.7M

A rare weekend in the box office calendar - no new major releases. After a busy Thanksgiving everyone gets a breather before the onslaught begins again next weekend with the release of The Sitter and New Years Eve. They'll be followed up by M:I: Ghost Protocol, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, War Horse and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, amongst others. This frame sees Hugo and The Descendants expand further, while The Muppets will be hoping to take the top spot from Breaking Dawn.