Tuesday, July 17, 2012

US box office July 13-15 weekend

1NIce Age: Continental DriftFox$46,629,259-3,881-$12,015$46,629,259-1
21The Amazing Spider-ManSony$34,628,104-44.2%4,318-$8,019$200,500,351$2302
54Savages (2012)Uni.$9,393,840-41.4%2,635+7$3,565$32,125,290$452
65Magic MikeWB$9,021,123-42.3%3,090-30$2,919$91,841,198$73
76Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness ProtectionLGF$5,584,027-45.1%2,004-157$2,786$55,611,721$203
88Katy Perry: Part of MePar.$3,800,607-46.8%2,732+2$1,391$18,653,544$122
99Moonrise KingdomFocus$3,704,507-18.0%924+40$4,009$32,483,002$168
107Madagascar 3: Europe's Most WantedP/DW$3,669,675-51.2%2,285-576$1,606$203,901,397$1456
Ice Age: Continental Drift had its opening out of the states last week and reached number one worldwide. Now even though it's the fourth installment it doesn't melt as it tops the US chart. So I guess the producers are already eyeing a fifth.
 Ice Age 4 stars the same 3 main voices of Ray Romano, John Leguizamo and Dennis Leary. Along with a tongue-ful of others like Queen Latifa, Sean W. Scott (who plays Stifler in the theatrically-released American Pie films), and also singers such as Jennifer Lopez and the dreadful Nicki Minaj. This is the first film in the series to not be directed by the same filmmaker Carlos Saldanha. 
  Ice Age 3 is the fourth-highest grossing animated feature of all time with $887m to boast. Let's see where this picks up. I myself have only seen one part and that is the first Ice Age and that was hilarious if you were below teenage at that time.
  The Amazing Spider-Man started with $62m in the States and that amount falls to $34m this weekend. Budgeted at $230m the film has grossed $200m in USA and will reach and estimated $300m from BO101 predictions. It has grossed over $500m worldwide and the greatest debut being in the UK with $18.1m. That's not surprising as the actor who plays Spider-man in this reboot is himself English (Andrew Garfield). And a pretty fine thespian if you've seen The Social Network. Spidey has also boasted high ticket sales in Asia where it was also heavily marketed in my home country, Pakistan.
  Two of the three animated ventures have grossed above their budget in the States: Brave and Madagascar 3. It is safe to say that animated features will probably never flop and that families would prefer to watch PG-rated fun instead of R-rated flicks.
  Savages (2012) is a crime thriller directed by famed filmmaker Oliver Stone. The film stars mainly Taylor Kitsch and Blake Lively. The former who has starred in box-office disappointments John Carter and Battleship. But fortune has appeared in his favour this time as this thrill-machine will gross above its semi-budget of $45m (after DVD/Blu-Ray sales, of course).
  American singer Katy Perry released a 3D concert documentary last week in the States and given the competition it has still managed to surpass its $12m budget with $18m. Worldwide, the total is $22m and its is the tenth-highest grossing documentary of all time. The UAE release date is Sept. 7. And critics of Rotten Tomatoes have given it a 76% fresh rating.
  So that's all for this weekend. Catch the Savages trailer and I'll hook up with more facts and estimates next Tuesday. For now, cheers!

(Chart by Box Office Mojo)


AJaye2009 said...

Animated films are the kiddie/family market and while they may well be the most cinematic of genres they do not correlate to adult genres. The reason is of course their potential market. Thus one adult can take his and the neighbours kids to see Ice Age 4 no one is going to take anyone to see Savages.

Box Office is compiled by totals but box office per genre would be a more pertinent way at looking at how each film performs in ontext.

Hassan Faheem said...

Nice !!

Hassan Faheem said...

Savages also looks good =D

Nisar Mustafa said...

Totally agreed and horror films are also failing by box office standards, Especially due to the lack of fine directors, and Ti West failing to get a mega-budget horror venture.

Nisar Mustafa said...

Yeah also given the variety of fine actors.

Rashid Malik said...

it (spiderman) din't do so well because it was a remake of the first one, nothing new, not something innovative, just crappy old shit. 

NisarMasoom said...

Absolutely true mate!