Box Office Thoughts for the Weekend of July 31, 2009

As Funny People topped the box office, an IMAX release did nothing to boost Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’s box office earnings. Even with the added screens, the box office earning dropped around another 40% proving that IMAX only really provides a box office boost during opening weekend. That, Harry Potter is still safely […]

Box Office Thoughts for the Weekend of July 24, 2009

The big new this week is not so much that the family film G-Force topped the Box Office, it’s the fact that Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince dropped by over 60% in it’s second weekend. However, an interesting point to make is that Harry Potter’s IMAX run begins on Wednesday. As such, it will […]

Box Office Thoughts for the Weekend of July 10, 2009

The box office estimates were not the photo finish they were last week, so it can be safe to assume that BrĂ¼no will remain at the top when the final figures are announced. However, reports are saying that the box office receipts will probably be less than what Borat made (in fewer theatres). Transformers: Revenge […]

Box Office Thoughts for the Weekend of July 3, 2009

As the estimates were released for this weekend, both Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen were tied for first with an estimated gross of $42.5M on the dot. I knew that it was too inconceivable for BOTH movies to truly have such a round number as their gross, as […]

Box Office Thoughts for the Weekend of June 26, 2009

Since I’ve noticed that all I do in this column is reiterate the box office numbers (with little to no actual thoughts), I thought I shall change things around this week by only centering on the top film. So, this week the BIG winner at the box office was Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen which […]

Box Office Thoughts for the Weekend of June 19, 2009

The romantic comedy The Proposal was the top film for the weekend with a gross of $33.6M. This knocks The Hangover down from its two week perch at the top. The other new film of the week Year One, also a comedy, didn’t fare as well, opening at fourth place with a gross of $19.6M. […]

Box Office Thoughts – Update

Even though the estimates suggested Up was on top, the final numbers provided a different story as it is The Hangover that ended up being the true box office winner with a gross of $45M, compared to Up’s $44.1M. Land of the Lost also made a little more than expected with a gross of $18.8. […]

Box Office Thoughts for the Weekend of June 5, 2009

Up topped the box office for the second week with an estimated gross of $44.2M. The Hangover was close behind with an estimated gross of $43.3M. Land of the Lost opened in third place with an estimated $19.5M, which probably hints that Will Ferrell should stick with his familiar territory. And that’s the box office […]

Box Office Thoughts for the Weekend of May 22, 2009

Further proof that family-friendly films equal box-office gold, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian ($53.5M) beat Terminator: Salvation ($43M) by an estimated $10.5M. Last week’s top film, Angels and Demons, dropped to forth place with an estimated $21.4M. The other new release for the week, Dance Flick, opened in fifth place with an […]

Box Office Thoughts for the Weekend of May 8, 2009

Star Trek boldly went where no film in the series has gone before with an estimated opening gross of $72.5M, topping the weekend box office. This is the highest opening gross ever for a Star Trek film, with the next closest being the $30.7M Star Trek: First Contact opened with in 1996. The film is […]