Sunday, 29 July 2012

U.S Box Office Report - 27th - 29th July 2012

1. The Dark Knight Rises - $64M - $289M
2. Ice Age: Continental Drift - $13.3M - $114.8M
3. The Watch - $13M - $13M
4. Step Up: Revolution - $11.8M - $11.8M
5. Ted - $7.4M - $193.6M
6. The Amazing Spider-Man - $6.8M - $242M
7. Brave - $4.2M - $217.2M
8. Magic Mike - $2.5M - $107.5M
9. Savages - $1.8M - $43.9M
10. Moonrise Kingdom - $1.3M - $38.3M

Something of a shorter report than last weekend's epic Batman-themed one. Two new films joined the fray on Friday, but all eyes were on the second frame of The Dark Knight Rises. Events in Colorado left many wondering how it would affect the film's debut and opinions were mixed, though few could deny that its $160M start wasn't impressive on a number of levels. Looking ahead to next week, we have the costly Total Recall remake, followed seven days later by The Bourne Legacy, and then we're all but done with summer blockbuster season - unless a last minute sleeper turns up like The Help did back in August of 2011.

Sunday, 22 July 2012

U.S Box Office Report - 20th - 22nd July 2012

The vast majority of this report was completed prior to the terrible events that took place in Colorado on Friday morning. My thoughts and sympathies are with those involved and affected by what occurred there. As a mark of respect, Warner Bros. opted not to issue weekend figures for The Dark Knight Rises, and they were joined in this by Rentrak, the industry-standard box office tracker, who announced they too, would not be issuing any box office figures until Monday.

This is now the full, updated report.

1. The Dark Knight Rises - $160.8M - $160.8M
2. Ice Age: Continental Drift - $20.4M - $88.8M
3. The Amazing Spider-Man - $10.8M - $228.6M
4. Ted - $10M - $180.4M
5. Brave - $6M - $208.7M
6. Magic Mike - $4.2M - $101.9M
7. Savages - $3.3M - $40M
8. Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection - $2.2M - $60.2M
9. Moonrise Kingdom - $1.8M - $36M
10. To Rome With Love - $1.4M - $11.1M

This report contains a history of Batman's journey on the screen, starting with his first appearance in 1943 and ending with the The Dark Knight Rises. Should you wish to skip this part of the article, please scroll down to the ---------------------. Thank You.

The Avengers aside, this is the weekend that cinemagoers have been waiting for since 2008, as Christopher Nolan returns with the final part of his Dark Knight trilogy. Studios know better than to risk a release up against it, and for those films already in theatres, the best they can do is hold on and hope for the best. The Dark Knight Rises was set to open incredibly wide and would be looking to surpass the $158M opening made by its prequel, while also hoping to take The Avenger's amazing three day record. Elsewhere, Ice Age: Continental Drift would be hoping to play as solid alternate programming, aiming to recover somewhat from its disappointing last frame, but ultimately, this weekend was all about the Batman.

Sunday, 15 July 2012

U.S Box Office Report - 13th - 15th July 2012

1. Ice Age: Continental Drift - $46M - $46M
2. The Amazing Spider-Man - $35M - $200.8M
3. Ted - $22.1M - $158.9M
4. Brave - $10.7M - $195
5. Magic Mike - $9M - $91.8M
6. Savages - $8.7M - $31.4M
7. Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection - $5.6M -$55.6M
8. Katy Perry: Part of Me - $3.7M - $18.5M
9. Moonrise Kingdom - $3.6M - $32.4M
10. Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted - $3.5M - $203.7M

Just the one new release this frame, in the guise of family film Ice Age: Continental Drift. While the sequel is expected to perform well, most eyes will be on The Amazing Spider-Man and how well it handles its second frame. Its opening few days were the source of much debate last week as to whether $137M was a great, or simply good start. Time is limited as we're now just four short days away from what is sure to be one of the biggest films of 2012, and certainly the most eagerly awaited - The Dark Knight Rises. Beyond that, we only have a few weeks of major releases before we hit the studio dumping ground of Mid-August.

Sunday, 8 July 2012

U.S Box Office Report - 6th - 8th July 2012

1. The Amazing Spider-Man - $65M - $140M
2. Ted - $32.5M - $120.2M
3. Brave - $20.1M - $174.5M
4. Savages - $16.1M - $16.1M
5. Magic Mike - $15.6M - $72.7M
6. Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection - $10.2M - $45.8M
7. Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted - $7.7M - $196M
8. Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D - $7.1M - $10.2M
9. Moonrise Kingdom - $4.6M - $26.9M
10. To Rome With Love - $3.5M - $5.2M

[This week's report contains an extended history on Spider-Man's journey to the screen. Should you wish to skip this part, please scroll down to the --------- line. Thank you]

After a surprising weekend last frame, with both Ted and Magic Mike wildly over-performing, all eyes have been on the Amazing Spider-Man since Tuesday. Arguably the second of the three biggest summer films (The Avengers being the first, Dark Knight Rises being the last), Sony had a lot riding on Marc Webb's reboot of the already hugely successful franchise. Elsewhere we had the Katy Perry concert movie, Part of Me, and a violent thriller from Oliver Stone in the guise of Savages. All that, and the second frames for last weekend's big openers.

Sunday, 1 July 2012

U.S Box Office Report - 29th June - 1st July 2012

1. Ted - $54.1M - $54.1M
2. Magic Mike - $39.1M - $39.1M
3. Brave - $34M - $131.6M
4. Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection - $26.4M - $26.4M
5. Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted - $11.8M - $180M
6. Abramham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - $6M - $29M
7. Prometheus - $4.92M - $118.2M
8. Moonrise Kingdom - $4.8M - $18.4M
9. Snow White and the Huntsman - $4.4M - $145.5M
10. People Like Us - $4.3M - $4.3M

After comfortably sliding into the top spot last frame, Brave will planning on staying there, at least for a few more days. It finds itself in mixed company this weekend in the guise of the R-rated Magic Mike and Ted. Joining those is the drama People Like Us and a return for Tyler Perry's Madea, in Madea's Witness Protection. Both old and new releases know they've only got until Tuesday to make as much money as possible before Sony unleash The Amazing Spider-Man, which will impact everything in the top ten, until the release of The Dark Knight Rises on July 20th. But back to this week, with Brave hoping to make it two for two...