Monday 24 June 2013

U.S Box Office Report - 21st - 23rd June 2013

1. Monsters University  - $82M - $82M
2. World War Z - $66M - $66M
3. Man of Steel - $41.2M - $210M
4. This Is The End -  $13M - $57.7M
5. Now You See Me - $7.8M - $94.4M
6. Fast & Furious Six - $4.7M - $228.4M
7. The Internship - $3.4M - $38.3M
8. The Purge - $3.4M - $59.4M
9. Star Trek Into Darkness - $3M - $216.6M
10. Iron Man 3 - $2.1M - $403M

Two new films join the fray this weekend, both featuring monsters of one kind or another. Paramount and Brad Pitt were hoping to shake off the production problems that hindered their zombie epic, World War Z. Meanwhile Mike and Sully return in Pixar's first prequel, Monsters University. Elsewhere, Warner Bros. would be hoping that Man of Steel would remain buoyant after its $128M opening, adding further weight to its planned Justice League movie. Next weekend brings us mismatched cop comedy The Heat, and action thriller White House Down.

Sunday 16 June 2013

U.S Box Office Report - 15th - 17th June 2013

1. Man of Steel - $113M - $125M
2. This Is The End -  $20.5M - $32.8M
3. Now You See Me - $10.3M - $80M
4. Fast & Furious Six - $9.4M - $219.6M
5. The Purge - $8.2M - $51.8M
6. The Internship - $7M - $30.9M
7. Epic - $6M - $95.4M
8. Star Trek Into Darkness - $5.6M - $210.4M
9. After Earth - $3.7M - $54.2M
10. Iron Man 3 - $2.9M - $399.6M

Welcome back to the weekly U.S box office report. This weekend brings the release of one of the most anticipated films of 2013, Zack Snyder's Man of Steel. Would it be able to shake off the ghost of Superman Returns? Elsewhere, Seth Rogen & Co. faced the apocalypse in This Is The End, while The Purge hoped to build further on its impressive start. Ahead to next weekend, we have Pixar's first prequel, Monsters University, and the Brad Pitt zombie epic, World War Z.

Sunday 9 June 2013

U.S Box Office Report - January - May 2013

1. Iron Man 3 - $390M
2. Oz, The Great and Powerful - $233M
3. Star Trek Into Darkness - $191M
4. Fast & Furious 6 - $189M
5. The Croods - $180M
6. Identity Thief - $134M
7. The Great Gatsby - $133M
8. G.I Joe: Retaliation - $121M
9. Olympus Has Fallen - $97.9M
10. The Hangover Part 3 - $97.3M

All figures taken as of today, June 9th 2013.

Where were we?

May generally signifies the start of the summer blockbuster season, though in the last few years, the last week in April has crept into play. The May of 2013 showed little sign of breaking tradition, with the third Iron Man flick, the Star Trek sequel and what was said to be the finale to the Hangover series, all making their bow. But before we discuss the successes and failures of the month, let's take a look at the state of the box office in the months leading up to May.