Sunday, 26 February 2012

U.S Box Office Report - 24th - 26th February 2012

1. Act of Valor - $24.7M - $24.7M
2. Good Deeds - $16M - $16M
3. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island - $13.4M - $76.7M
4. Safe House - $11.3M - $98M
5. The Vow - $10M - $103M
6. Ghost Rider: Sprit of Vengeance - $8.8M - $37.8M
7. This Means War - $8.5M - $33.5M
8. Wanderlust - $6.6M - $6.6M
9. Gone - $5M - $5M
10. The Secret World of Arrietty - $4.5M - $14.6M

Despite there being four new releases this frame, only one of them, Act of Valor, is out at more than 2,200 locations. Joining that film is a new comedy from the director of Role Models, a thriller starring Amanda Seyfried and the return of Tyler Perry. These new releases take their place along side last weekend's disappointing new movies and the still dangerous Safe House and The Vow, the former performing that rare act last frame of moving up into the top spot.

Sunday, 19 February 2012

U.S Box Office Report - 17th - 19th February 2012

1. Safe House - $23.9M - $78.2M
2. The Vow - $23.6M - $85.5M
3. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance - $22M - $22M
4. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island - $20M - $53.2M
5. This Means War - $17.5M - $19.1M
6. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace - $7.8M - $33.7M
7. Chronicle - $7.5M - $50.9M
8. The Woman in Black - $6.6M - $45.2M
9. The Secret World of Arietty - $6.4M - $6.4M
10. The Grey - $3M - $47.9M

After last weekend's huge box office, Hollywood would be hoping for more of the same a week later. Two major releases join a well received Studio Ghibli release, as they battle with The Vow, Safe House and Journey 2, three films that opened incredibly strong last frame. Next frame is just as busy, with four releases, though only one of them is at more than 2,000 locations.

Sunday, 12 February 2012

U.S Box Office Report - 10th - 12th February 2012

1. The Vow - $41.7M - $41.7M
2. Safe House - $39.3M - $39.3M
3. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island - $27.5M - $27.5M
4. Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace - $23M - $23M
5. Chronicle - $12.3M - $40.1M
6. The Woman in Black - $10.3M - $35.4M
7. The Grey - Awaiting Figures
8. Big Miracle - $3.8M - $13.1M
9. The Descendants - $3.5M - $70.7M
10. Underworld Awakenings - $2.5M - $58.9M

Given it is essentially Valentine's Weekend, it's certainly a busy one filmwise. Hollywood have decided to go with "Throw everything at the public, something will stick" release pattern as we've got a rom-com, a 3D re-release, an action thriller and a family adventure (also in 3D). That's before we get to the second frames for Chronicle and The Woman in Black. One thing was evident by Saturday afternoon - this was going to be a big weekend, with all four of the new releases debuting to more than $20M.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

U.S Box Office Report - 3rd - 5th February 2012

1.     Chronicle -    $22M - $22M
2.     The Woman in Black -    $21M - $21M
3.     The Grey -    $8.1M - $34.7M
4.     Big Miracle -    $8.4M - $8.4M
5.     Underworld: Awakening - $5.6M - $54.3M
6.     One for the Money -    $5.2M - $19.6M
7.     Red Tails -    $5M - $41.3M
8.     The Descendents -    $4.6M - $65.5M
9.     Man on a Ledge -    $4.5M - $14.7M
10.     Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close -    $3.9M - $26.7M

A mixed bag for Superbowl weekend. We've got a found-footage superhero flick, a Gothic horror marking Daniel Radcliffe's first major role since Harry Potter, and a true life drama featuring Drew Barymore attempting to save trapped whales in Alaska. We've also got the second frame for The Grey, which opened in the top spot to the tune of $19.6M.