Tuesday, June 5, 2012

US box office June 1-3 weekend

TWLWTitle (click to view)StudioWeekend Gross% ChangeTheater Count /ChangeAverageTotal GrossBudget*Week #
1NSnow White and the HuntsmanUni.$56,217,700-3,773-$14,900$56,217,700$1701
21MIB 3Sony$28,075,210-48.6%4,248-$6,609$111,078,763$2252
32Marvel's The AvengersBV$20,486,418-44.2%3,670-248$5,582$552,950,398$2205
54The DictatorPar.$4,702,004-49.3%2,649-365$1,775$50,812,364$653
68The Best Exotic Marigold HotelFoxS$4,483,083-29.8%1,294+61$3,465$25,379,688-5
77What to Expect When You're ExpectingLGF$4,408,741-38.1%2,907-114$1,517$30,702,100-3
86Dark ShadowsWB$3,703,205-50.7%3,002-402$1,234$70,677,046$1504
95Chernobyl DiariesWB$3,127,107-60.7%2,433-$1,285$14,498,221-2
10NFor Greater GloryArcEnt$1,885,608-757-$2,491$1,885,608-1
  Snow White and the Huntsman unexpectedly opened at the top spot this weekend. MiB3 shows an approximately 50% decrease just in its 2nd week. Last weekend it had an opening of an opening of about $55m. The film has grossed less than its predecessors in the opening week. The movie has 68% on Rotten Tomatoes and my fav. critic Roger Ebert gave the film 3 out of 4 stars (which is a big deal). Will Smith garners his 10th flick to gross over $100m in a row at the international circuit.
  Snow White and the Huntsman stars Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron (her first starring live-action role after 2 years), and Chris Hemsworth. The directors is Rupert Sanders (on debut) with one out of the 3 screenwriters being the famous Oscar-winner Hossein Amini (only Iranian screenwriter to win Oscar for Adapted Screenplay). 3.5/4 from Ebert (too impressive). The trailer is entertaining - I know I'm talking about a film based on Snow White but I still think it beats every part of Twilight - sorry Stewart. Check it out:
  As predicted, The Hunger Games and Think Like a Man finally leave the top 10 chart. Another new entry at no.1 is the English-language Mexican epic For Greater Glory. It stars well-known veteran Andy Garcia along with Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria. Director Dean Wright is in with his debut - he was the visual effects supervisor on the last two parts of Lord of the Rings.
  The Avengers is still grossing at $20m in its 5th on the US chart. It is the highest grossing film of 2012 and The Dark Knight Rises is very unlikely to beat it.
  Overseas, MiB 3 has the top rank. Charlize Theron's 2nd big-budget film Prometheus grosses $35m. Next weekend I expect it to go straight on to number one and that means two films of her will be at the most above spots. Prometheus has a strong opening as the production budget is $120-130m. It is likely to gross $65-$70m in its US opening on June 8. It is releasing in 2-D, 3-D and IMAX respectively. SW and the Huntsman has started with above $55m off $170m domestically and above $90m globally. It is likely to end up with $250-$280m worldwide at the end of its theatrical run.
  Battleship fails to score in the US with only $55m on a mega-budget of $200m. Taylor Kitsch's both high production-valued action flicks John Carter and the former have grossed well below expectations. He will star next in a main role in the crime thriller Savages that has an ensemble cast of H-wood superstars. Hope they save it for him. But if Liam Neeson and Rihanna couldn't stop Battleship from sinking, this is gonna be a long shot.
  The only horror film on the high 10 box is Chernobyl Diaries which falls drastically to the 9th spot in its latter week. It's been a long time since a mainstream scary feature released, and this one is unlikely to be remembered.
  Next Tuesday, BoxOffice101 will meet you with more actual figures and forecasts. Au revoir.

(Chart by Box Office Mojo)


AJaye2009 said...

Will Smith shows incredible international box office drawing power. I wonder when this run first started - ID4 perhaps? That was over 10 years ago which is reminiscent of Burt Reynolds in the 70s. Smith is savvy enough to choose better than the oblivious Reynolds but Tom Cruise was savvy too. And look what happened to him.

I haven't seen MIB3 nor do I plan to. I haven't read any of the reviews but I know of no one gushing to planet earth to go out and see this flick. The public will hold this film against Smith soon enough. Then Hollywood will have to look for a new golden boy to sell their rusty scraps.

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Rashid Malik said...

bullox .. MIB3 deserves more than snow shit !

NisarMasoom said...

Well, both themes are different so comparison is irrelevant.

NisarMasoom said...

I agree.
  W. Smith's time is about to come to an end. Cruise is a great example of this. May be his next film will score above $100m but how much above it? Nowadays, the audience is demanding $1b grosses to get motivated in seeing a film.