Monday, 29 July 2013

U.S Box Office Report - 26th - 28th July 2013

1. The Wolverine - $55M - $55M
2. The Conjuring - $22.1M - $83.8M
3. Despicable Me 2 - $16M - $306.4M
4. Turbo - $13.3M - $55.7M
5. Grown Ups 2 - $11.5M - $101.6M
6. Red 2 - $9.4M - $35M
7. Pacific Rim - $7.5M - $84M
8. The Heat - $5.8M - $24.3M
9. R.I.P.D - $5.9M - $24.4M
10. Fruitvale Station - $4.6M - $6.3M

Something of a calm before the storm moment this weekend, as only one new movie sees a wide release. The Wolverine brings back Hugh Jackman as the titular hero, hoping to serve as a successful stop-gap between X-Men movies. Last weekend's surprise hit, The Conjuring was expected to hold much stronger than the usual horror fare, while Turbo and Red 2 would be hoping there was still room for them after their lacklustre opening frames. Ahead and Wednesday brings us The Smurfs 2, followed on Friday by the action comedy, 2 Guns.

Monday, 22 July 2013

U.S Box Office Report - 20th - 22nd July 2013

1. The Conjuring - $41.5M - $41.5M
2. Despicable Me 2 - $25M - $276.1M
3. Turbo - $21.5M - $31.2M
4. Grown Ups 2 - $20M - $79.5M
5. Red 2 - $18.5M - $18.5M
6. Pacific Rim - $15.9M - $68.2M
7. R.I.P.D - $12.7M - $12.7M
8. The Heat - $9.3M - $129.2M
9. World War Z - $5.2M - $186.9M
10. Monsters University - $5M - $248.9M

One of the busiest weekends of the summer sees four new wide opening releases set to do battle with each other, and the rest of the top ten. Studios looked to cover all the bases - the family market, the horror crowd and the action comedy fans. Last weekend saw Grown Ups 2 narrowly miss out on the top spot, while the well received Pacific Rim ended up making a solid, if slightly underwhelming debut. Oddly, after the four major releases this frame, there is only The Wolverine next weekend.

Monday, 15 July 2013

U.S Box Office Report - 12th - 14th July 2013

1. Despicable Me 2 - $44.7M - $229.2M
2. Grown Ups 2 - $42.5M - $42.5M
3. Pacific Rim - $38.3M - $38.3M
4. The Heat - $14M - $112.3M
5. The Lone Ranger - $11.1M - $71.1M
6. Monsters University - $10.6M - $237.7M
7. World War Z - $9.4M - $177M
8. White House Down $6.1M - $62.9M
9. Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain - $5M - $26.3M
10. Man of Steel - $4.8M $280.9M

This weekend sees the return of Adam Sandler in the comedy sequel, Grown Ups 2. He was set to take on both monsters and robots in Guillermo Del Toro's Pacific Rim, a huge risk that Warner Brothers were hoping would pay off. After a spectacular opening last frame, Universal were ready to see Despicable Me 2 cross the $200M point while the critical and financial disappointment The Lone Ranger would be hoping for any interest it could get. Next weekend looks to be a busy one with the release of Red 2, R.I.P.D and The Conjuring, all joining Turbo, which opens on Wednesday.

Monday, 8 July 2013

U.S Box Office Report - 5th - 7th July 2013

1. Despicable Me 2 - $82.5M - $142M
2. The Lone Ranger - $29.4M - $48.9M
3. The Heat - $25M - $86.3M
4. Monsters University - $19.5M - $216.1M
5. World War Z - $18.2M - $158.7M
6. White House Down $13.5M - $50.4M
7. Man of Steel - $11.4M $271.2M
8. Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain - $10.1M - $17.4M
9. This Is The End - $5.8M - $85.5M
10. Now You See Me - $2.7M - $110.4M

The lucrative July 4th Weekend in North America is the perfect set up for the summer blockbuster. With the new releases opening on the 3rd and many Americans taking the 4th and 5th off work, the box office was set to do some serious business. Despicable Me 2 was hoping for an easy win over Disney's risky (and costly) Lone Ranger. But they wouldn't have it all to themselves, with strong shows from Monsters University and The Heat also expected. Next weekend promises more risk as Warner Brother's Pacific Rim faces off against the Adam Sandler sequel, Grown Ups 2.

Monday, 1 July 2013

U.S Box Office Report - 28th - 30th June 2013

1. Monsters University  - $46.8M - $171M
2. The Heat - $40M - $40M
3. World War Z - $29.8M - $123.7M
4. White House Down - $25.7M - $25.7M
5. Man of Steel - $20.8M - $248.6M
6. This Is The End -  $8.7M - $74.6M
7. Now You See Me - $5.5M - $104.6M
8. Fast & Furious Six - $2.4M - $233.3M
9. Star Trek Into Darkness- $2M - $220.5M
10. The Internship - $1.4M - $41.7M

Two news releases face off this week, both skewing slightly different demographics. In the one corner we have The Heat, a comedy featuring Sandra Bullock and star-of-the-moment, Melissa McCarthy. In the other, the second Capital invasion flick of the year, White House Down. Monsters University was expected to win the frame, leaving the two new releases to battle it out with World War Z and Man of Steel. Next weekend should prove to be an interesting one too, with the Despicable Me sequel up against Disney's costly (and risky) Lone Ranger movie.