Sunday, 29 September 2013

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

1. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2  - $35M - $35M
2. Prisoners - $11.2M - $38.9M
3. Rush - $10.3M - $10.5M
4. Baggage Claim - $9.3M -$9.3M
5. Don Jon - $9M -$9M
6. Insidious Chapter 2 - $6.7M - $69.5M
7. The Family - $3.6M - $31.6M
8. Instructions Not Included- $3.3M - $38.5M
9. We're The Millers - $2.8M - $142.4M
10. Lee Miller' The Butler - $2.4M - $110.2M

After a few quieter weeks, it's business as usual at the box office, with four major releases joining the fray. The Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs sequel looked to take on Baggage Claim, Don Jon and an expanding Rush. Prisoners was hoping to build on its impressive start but with the increased competition, it would need to rely on the strong word of mouth it had been accumulating. Next weekend brings the Justin Timberlake/Ben Affleck drama, Runner Runner, plus the long awaited release of Gravity.

Sunday, 22 September 2013

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

1. Prisoners - $21.4M - $21.4M
2. Insidious Chapter 2 - $14.5M - $60.8M
3. The Family - $7M - $25.6M
4. Instructions Not Included- $5.7M - $34.2M
5. Battle of the Year - $5M - $5M
6. We're The Millers - $4.7M - $138.1M
7. The Butler - $4.6M -$106.4M
8. Riddick - $3.6M -$37.2M
9. The Wizard of Oz 3D - $2M - $88.3M
10. Planes - $2.8M - $86.5M

Another slightly shorter box office report this weekend. With two releases, only one of which saw a roll out above 3,000 theatres, there was some breathing space for last weekend's releases, Insidious Chapter 2 and The Family. The horror flick got off to a great start and was hoping to avoid the usual second frame curse. Next weekend already looks set to be dominated by the Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs sequel, while further ahead we have the release of the long-awaited Gravity.

Sunday, 15 September 2013

U.S Box Office Report - 13th - 15th September 2013

1. Insidious Chapter 2 - $41M - $41M
2. The Family - $14.5M - $14.5M
3. Riddick - $7M -$31.3M
4. The Butler - $5.5M -$100M
5. We're The Millers - $5.4M - $131.6M
6. Instructions Not Included- $4.2M - $20.3M
7. Planes - $3M - $82.9M
8. One Direction: This Is Us: Extended Fan Cut - $2.4M - $26.8M
9. Elysium - $2M - $88.3M
10. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters- $1.8M - $62M

Two new movies saw release this weekend, both hoping to shake up a somewhat stagnating box office. The supernatural themed Insidious Chapter 2 took on Robert De Niro & Co. in The Family. Last weekend's winner, Riddick, was hoping for a decent second frame after its $19M start. Holdovers continued to play well thanks to a lack of new blood and with only a few films due for release in the coming weeks, they may be around a while longer yet.

Sunday, 8 September 2013

U.S Box Office Report - 6th - 8th Sept 2013

1. Riddick - $18.6M -$18.6M
2. The Butler - $8.9M -$91.9M
3. Instructions Not Included- $8.1M - $20.3M
4. We're The Millers - $7.9M - $123.8M
5. Planes - $4.2M - $79.2M
6. One Direction: This Is Us - $4.1M - $23.9M
7. Elysium - $3.1M - $85M
8. Blus Jasmine - $2.6M - $25.4M
9. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters- $4.3M - $14.7M
10. The World's End- $4.7M - $16.5M

Another relatively quiet weekend with just one major release, leaving the older pictures to battle it out amongst themselves. The One Direction movie was set to falter in its second frame as a result of heavy front loading over its first three days, while Lionsgate expanded the surprise hit, Instructions Not Included. Next weekend brings horror and comedy, while further ahead is the Hugh Jackman drama, Prisoners, along with Rush, the Ron Howard Formula 1 feature based on the rivalry between James Hunt and Niki Lauda.

Sunday, 1 September 2013

U.S Box Office Report - 30th Aug - 1st Sept 2013

1. One Direction: This Is Us - $17M - $17M
2. The Butler - $14.7M -$74M
3. We're The Millers - $12.6M - $109.5M
4. Planes - $7.7M - $70.8M
5. Instructions Not Included- $7.5M - $7.5M
6. Elysium - $6.3M - $78.4M
7. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones - $5.2M - $22.6M
8. The World's End- $4.7M - $16.5M
9. Getaway - $4.5M - $4.5M
10. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters- $4.3M - $14.7M

A much shorter box office report this week. As August comes to a close, we have a somewhat quiet release frame before we gear up for the likes of Riddick, Prisoners and The Family in the coming weeks. But that doesn't mean no surprises - far from it in fact. The Butler and We're The Millers both continued to play strong, but it was a Spanish language comedy-drama that will be making the headlines over the coming days.