Sunday, 30 September 2012

U.S Box Office Report - 28th - 30th September 2012

1. Hotel Transylvania - $43M - $43M
2. Looper - $21.2M - $21.2M
3. End of Watch - $8M - $26.2M
4. Trouble with the Curve - $7.3M - $23.7M
5. House at the End of the Street - $7.1M - $22.2M
6. Pitch Perfect - $5.2M - $5.2M
7. Finding Nemo 3D - $4M - $4M
8. Resident Evil: Retribution - $3M - $38.7M
9. The Master - $2.74M - $9.6M
10. Won't Back Down - $2.7M - $2.7M

After the photo finish last frame, things looked to be a bit more clear cut this week, with three new wide releases vying for attention. The family market gets another spooky entry in the guise of Hotel Transylvania while time travel flick Looper was hoping there was still an audience willing to take a chance on a complex, genre bending thriller. There was space for drama too, in the form of Won't Back Down. All three would be up against End of Watch, which finished up on top last weekend. However a limited release would make more than a few headlines.

Sunday, 23 September 2012

U.S Box Office Report - 21st - 23rd September 2012

1. House at the End of the Street - $13M - $13M
1. End of Watch - $13M - $13M
3. Trouble with the Curve - $12.7M - $12.7M
4. Finding Nemo 3D - $9.4M - $29.9M
5. Resident Evil 5 - $6.7M - $33.4M
6. Dredd - $6.3M - $6.3M
7. The Master - $5M - $6M
8. The Possession - $2.6M - $45.2M
9. Lawless - $2.3M - $34.9M
10. ParaNorman - $2.2M - $52.5M

A busy weekend at the box office, with four major releases battling it out. They were joined by The Master, which expanded into 788 locations after a stunning debut last week and the second frame for Resident Evil: Retribution. Next week is almost as busy, with the much-anticipated Looper, CGI family film Hotel Transylvania and drama Won't Back Down all entering the fray. But back to this week, and the three way battle for the top spot, which was so close it won't actually be settled until tomorrow, when the 'actual' weekend figures are issued.

Sunday, 16 September 2012

U.S Box Office Report - 14th - 16th September 2012

1. Resident Evil: Retribution - $21.1M - $21.1M
2. Finding Nemo (3D) - $17.5M - $17.5M
3. The Possession - $5.8M - $41.2M
4. Lawless - $4.2M - $30.1M
5. ParaNorman - $3M - $49.3M
6. The Expendables 2 - $3M - $80.3M
7. The Words - $2.8M - $9.1M
8. The Bourne Legacy - $2.8M - $107.8M
9. The Odd Life of Timothy Green - $2.5M - $46.2M
10. The Campaign - $2.4M - $82.8M

After the poor showing last weekend, studios are hoping for better results with this week's releases, which include the fifth Resident Evil movie, a 3D re-release of Finding Nemo and the limited roll out of The Master. Four new releases next weekend will also ensure a busier top ten than seen in recent times. Further ahead we have the highly anticipated Looper, followed a week later by the return of Liam Neeson in Taken 2.

Sunday, 9 September 2012

U.S Box Office Report - 7th - 9th September 2012

1. The Possession - $9.5M - $33.3M
2. Lawless - $6M - $23.5M
3. The Words - $5M - $5M
4. The Expendables 2 - $4.7M - $75.4M
5. The Bourne Legacy - $4M - $103.6M
6. ParaNorman - $3.8M - $45M
7. The Odd Life of Timothy Green - $3.6M - $43M
8. The Campaign - $3.5M - $79.4M
9. The Dark Knight Rises - $3.2M - $437.8M
10. 2016: Obama's America - $3.2M - $26M
(13. The Cold Light of Day - $1.8M - $1.8M)

A relatively quiet weekend with just two major releases, only one of which is out to a substantial number of screens. Hollywood is still stuck in the doldrums, though hopes are high box office-wise for next weekend's releases, the fifth Resident Evil film and the 3D re-release of Finding Nemo. But back to this week, and the very real chance that no single film would make $10M, something that hadn't happened since 2008 when Nic Cage's Bangkok Dangerous debuted at no.1 with just $7.7M.

Sunday, 2 September 2012

U.S Box Office Report - 31st Aug - 2nd Sept 2012

1. The Possession -  $17.7M - $17.7M
2. Lawless - $9.7M - $11.8M
3. The Expendables 2 - $8.8M - $66.1M
4. The Bourne Legacy - $7.2M - $96.1M
5. ParaNorman - $6.5M - $38M
6. The Odd Life of Timothy Green - $6M - $35.9M
7. The Dark Knight Rises - $5.8M - $431.1M
8. The Campaign - $5.4M - $73M
9. 2016: Obama's America - $5.1M - $18.2M
10. Hope Springs - $4.7M - $52M
(18. The Oogilives In The Big Balloon Adventure - $448K - $673K)

It's another mixed bag at the cinema this weekend, with serious drama and horror tussling with a brand new family film. Even with Monday being a holiday in the US, this frame was expected to be as equally poor as the last one in terms of box office takings. As we'll see, at least one of the new films became a record breaker - but for the wrong reasons. Next weekend brings us just one wide opening release, the Bradley Cooper flick, The Words, while further ahead we have the fifth Resident Evil film and the Finding Nemo 3D re-release.