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2019 At The Box Office

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Tino, Dec 23, 2018.

  1. steve jaros

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    The Lion King remake just rang the $500m DOM bell. Not bad for a film that allegedly had a "scary" second week drop, LOL.

    I was not impressed with TLK artistically, to me it is markedly inferior to its beloved predecessor. But $500m DOM and soon to be $1.5B WW box office is no joke.
     
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    A number of people on this forum weren't impressed by TLK 2019, but evidently that's not case for many other people as it keeps bringing in the box office receipts.
     
  3. Message #863 of 948 Aug 24, 2019
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    Jake Lipson

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    Rant coming on:

    The "musicals" chart on Box Office Mojo says it is for live-action films only (1974-present, due to the unreliability of earlier box office data.)

    However, they have decided to include the new remake of The Lion King on the chart. Because it just passed Beauty and the Beast's final gross, it is #1 on there.

    This is not about my opinion of the film. It is not a live-action film; it is animated in a photorealistic style with fancy computer animation. There is not a single live actor anywhere in that film. Even Jon Favreau admits that the only shot in the entire movie that is not digitally created is the very first shot of the movie.

    The remakes of Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin are on there too, but those are valid inclusions because they are live-action movies. The Lion King qualifies as a musical, but it does not qualify as a live-action film. Therefore, its inclusion on the chart invalidates the chart, because it makes every other title on there underneath it one position below where they actually should be if you're talking about live-action musicals.

    They also have the new Lion King on their "Animation" and "Animation - Computer" charts, which is valid because it is animated. But it's ridiculous to have the same movie on charts for animated movies and on a designated live-action only chart and underlines their hypocrisy in including it.

    I have written to them about this (my email politely worded, and very complimentary about their site overall), but they are ignoring my logical advice and continuing to keep TLK on the chart, which is clearly against their own guidelines laid out on the page.

    https://www.boxofficemojo.com/genres/chart/?id=musical.htm

    If they want to widen the scope of the chart to include animated musicals, that would be fine, and in that case the new Lion King would absolutely qualify. But if you want to do that, they would have to include all the animated musicals from the '80s and '90s, as well as more recent ones like Tangled, Frozen and Moana. They've not done that. So, having The Lion King on there is ridiculous and makes the chart less useful due to its inaccuracy.

    I'm not sure why this bothers me so much, but it does.

    Other notes about the chart: it says, "This chart is for musicals -- movies where people break out into song with no on or off-screen source of music or in settings other than concert venues or recording studios. That's distinctly different from concerts or movies about the music industry a la A Star is Born, The Jazz Singer or Glitter." This summer's Elton John biopic Rocketman is included in spite of the "movies about the music industry" disclaimer, but its inclusion is valid because it includes several musical numbers that are performed as numbers with the characters singing for no reason, rather than solely performance numbers.

    However, they also include Jersey Boys, which is inconsistent with their rules. Although Jersey Boys is based on a Broadway musical, all of the singing in it (even onstage) is performance-based, in concert or in the recording studio, and not for its own sake. So that one should not be included either, despite its Broadway origins.

    Rant over. Thanks for listening.
     
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    The Lion King (2019) has just become ....

    the 9th film to earn $1.5B WW.

    the 9th film to earn $1B Internationally.

    the 8th film to do both*.

    Not bad for a movie that had a "frightening" second-week drop, LOL.



    * The Avengers (2012) is in the $1.5B WW club but not the $1B International club. The Fate of the Furious is in the $1B International club but not the $1.5B WW club.
     
  5. Tino

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    Top 20

    1 N Angel has Fallen LGF $21,250,000 - 3,286 - $6,467 $21,250,000 $40 1
    2 1 Good Boys Uni. $11,750,000 -45.1% 3,353 +149 $3,504 $42,057,505 $20 2
    3 N Overcomer Affirm $8,200,000 - 1,723 - $4,759 $8,200,000 $5 1
    4 3 The Lion King (2019) BV $8,150,000 -33.9% 3,300 -260 $2,470 $510,635,735 - 6
    5 2 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw Uni. $8,140,000 -42.6% 3,312 -445 $2,458 $147,701,255 $200 4
    6 N Ready or Not FoxS $7,550,000 - 2,855 - $2,644 $10,578,148 - 1
    7 4 The Angry Birds Movie 2 Sony $6,365,000 -38.5% 3,869 - $1,645 $27,091,263 $65 2
    8 5 Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark LGF $6,000,000 -40.0% 2,927 -208 $2,050 $50,489,202 $25 3
    9 6 Dora and the Lost City of Gold Par. $5,200,000 -39.3% 2,843 -892 $1,829 $43,099,953 $49 3
    10 8 Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Sony $5,000,000 -34.9% 2,209 -295 $2,263 $123,187,467 $90 5
    11 7 47 Meters Down: Uncaged ENTMP $4,000,000 -52.5% 2,883 +30 $1,387 $15,415,947 $12 2
    12 20 The Peanut Butter Falcon RAtt. $3,008,940 +945.8% 991 +942 $3,036 $3,728,289 - 3
    13 10 Blinded By the Light WB $2,100,000 -51.5% 2,307 - $910 $8,221,406 - 2
    14 9 The Art of Racing in the Rain Fox $2,071,000 -54.7% 2,040 -725 $1,015 $21,451,327 - 3
    15 12 Spider-Man: Far from Home Sony $1,665,000 -40.6% 1,008 -507 $1,652 $379,734,007 $160 8
    16 11 Where'd You Go, Bernadette UAR $1,404,300 -59.4% 2,306 -98 $609 $6,589,860 - 2
    17 14 Toy Story 4 BV $1,259,000 -41.5% 820 -425 $1,535 $426,762,256 - 10
    18 15 The Farewell A24 $944,482 -36.4% 816 -45 $1,157 $14,474,395 - 7
    19 16 Mission Mangal FIP $653,000 -52.2% 263 - $2,483 $2,711,211 - 2
    20 18 Yesterday Uni. $410,000 -28.0% 438 -64 $936 $72,402,160 $26 9
     
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    Not bad for a film that some after seeing it, question why it was even made by Disney.;) It will pass The Avengers and Furious 7 and probably end up at #7 worldwide.
     
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    Big debut in China for Hobbs & Shaw, from BO Mojo:

     
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    China has gone nutso for the FF franchise, at least the last few times out. It was a big reason Furious 7 and Fate of the Furious did such stupendous foreign business.

    China seems to be the first big market where HS is playing like the full-fledged FF franchise movie that Universal surely hoped it would be received as.
     
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    THIS WEEKEND With the box office suffering its usual end-of-summer slowdown, the top ten sank below $100M for the first time since before the launch of Endgame. It was another action sequel which took over the top spot as Gerard Butler's latest offering Angel Has Fallen debuted on top with an estimated $21.3M. Lionsgate enjoyed a good $6,467 average from 3,286 theaters.

    The debut was just a hair below the $21.6M bow of the last film in the series, London Has Fallenfrom March 2016. Given the franchise fatigue we have seen for so many sequels, this one delivered a solid performance. Audience data showed the crowd to be 51% male and 58% over 30. Reviews were lackluster, but paying moviegoers are enjoying it.

    Last week's number one film Good Boys fared well in its second weekend declining by 45% to an estimated $11.8M for Universal. The R-rated pic has collected $42.1M to date and may be headed for a $70M finish. That's a terrific number these days for an original movie.

    The faith-based film Overcomer scored a solid opening weekend grossing an estimated $8.2M from 1,723 locations for a good $4,759 average. Sony's new release earned a rare A+ grade from audiences polled by CinemaScore and with its low budget, hopes to use the final summer weeks to become a nice little moneymaker.

    Big budget franchise films followed with nearly identical weekend grosses. Final rankings will be decided on Monday. The Lion King eased only 34% in its sixth weekend to an estimated $8.15M. Disney's incredible numbers are now $510.6M domestic (#13 all-time passing Beauty and the Beast), $997.9M international, and $1.51 billion global (#9 all-time).

    Universal, which has had a great summer in this Disney-dominated world, continued to do well with Hobbs and Shaw which grossed an estimated $8.14M this weekend, off 43%. Domestic is up to $147.7M. The spin-off worked like gangbusters in China this weekend as its opening there scored a scorching $101.8M pushing overseas to $441.2M and global to $588.9M. Finishing at over $800M is a possibility which would make it the third biggest hit in the Fast and Furious franchise behind parts 7 and 8. The entire nine-film series has grossed an amazing $5.7 billion to date with more installments coming.

    www.boxofficeguru.com
     
  10. Jake Lipson

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    Charting with Dan for this week:

     
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    I've only seen Hobbs & Shaw and didn't think much of that. Fortunately I have a good collection of favourites on disc to fall back on.
     
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    Screen Junkies did their summer movie season wrap-up:

     
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    Top 20 3Day Estimates

    1 1 Angel has Fallen LGF $11,575,000 -45.9% 3,336 +50 $3,470 $40,689,221 $40 2
    2 2 Good Boys Uni. $9,190,000 -21.0% 3,458 +105 $2,658 $56,197,965 $20 3
    3 5 The Lion King (2019) BV $6,708,000 -16.8% 3,190 -110 $2,103 $520,937,294 $260 7
    4 4 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw Uni. $6,280,000 -22.2% 2,972 -340 $2,113 $157,092,350 $200 5
    5 3 Overcomer Affirm $5,700,000 -30.0% 1,827 +104 $3,120 $17,246,629 $5 2
    6 6 Ready or Not FoxS $5,616,000 -29.9% 2,998 +143 $1,873 $20,092,573 $6 2
    7 8 Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark LGF $5,000,000 -14.8% 2,747 -80 $1,820 $57,620,246 $25 4
    8 15 Spider-Man: Far from Home Sony $4,260,000 +153.2% 3,162 +2,154 $1,347 $384,712,588 $160 9
    9 9 Dora and the Lost City of Gold Par. $4,140,000 -22.3% 2,477 -366 $1,671 $49,597,691 $49 4
    10 7 The Angry Birds Movie 2 Sony $4,115,000 -35.5% 3,311 -558 $1,243 $33,905,108 $65 3
    11 10 Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Sony $4,035,000 -19.4% 1,993 -216 $2,025 $129,657,549 $90 6
    12 12 The Peanut Butter Falcon RAtt. $2,921,448 -1.8% 1,249 +253 $2,339 $7,907,745 - 4
    13 11 47 Meters Down: Uncaged ENTMP $2,500,000 -36.2% 2,234 -649 $1,119 $19,248,977 $12 3
    14 N Don't Let Go OTL $2,440,000 - 922 - $2,646 $2,440,000 $5 1
    15 17 Toy Story 4 BV $2,304,000 +87.2% 2,715 +1,895 $849 $429,649,899 - 11
    16 13 The Art of Racing in the Rain Fox $1,285,000 -39.0% 1,475 -565 $871 $23,862,298 - 4
    17 14 Blinded By the Light WB $1,210,000 -39.0% 1,673 -634 $723 $10,198,872 - 3
    18 N [email protected] Caen PNT $1,080,000 - 371 - $2,911 $1,080,000 - 1
    19 18 The Farewell A24 $829,165 -6.1% 891 +75 $931 $15,720,462 - 8
    20 39 Midsommar A24 $650,170 +1,217.4% 676 +632 $962 $26,715,021 - 9
     
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    That's a decent bump for Far From Home with the extended cut re-release. It won't get the movie to $400 million, but it got it higher than it otherwise would have topped out at.
     
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    Midsommar also had an extended re-release and hand a 1,217% bump.
     
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    4-Day Estimates

    1 1 Angel has Fallen LGF $14,800,000 -30.8% 3,336 +50 $4,436 $43,914,221 $40 2
    2 2 Good Boys Uni. $12,100,000 +4.0% 3,458 +105 $3,499 $59,107,965 $20 3
    3 5 The Lion King (2019) BV $9,320,000 +15.6% 3,190 -110 $2,922 $523,549,294 $260 7
    4 4 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw Uni. $8,210,000 +1.8% 2,972 -340 $2,762 $159,022,350 $200 5
    5 3 Overcomer Affirm $7,775,000 -4.6% 1,827 +104 $4,256 $19,321,629 $5 2
    6 6 Ready or Not FoxS $6,995,000 -12.7% 2,998 +143 $2,333 $21,471,573 $6 2
    7 8 Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark LGF $6,250,000 +6.5% 2,747 -80 $2,275 $58,870,246 $25 4
    8 9 Dora and the Lost City of Gold Par. $5,700,000 +6.9% 2,477 -366 $2,301 $51,157,691 $49 4
    9 7 The Angry Birds Movie 2 Sony $5,600,000 -12.3% 3,311 -558 $1,691 $35,390,108 $65 3
    10 15 Spider-Man: Far from Home Sony $5,505,000 +227.2% 3,162 +2,154 $1,741 $385,957,588 $160 9
    11 10 Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Sony $5,400,000 +7.9% 1,993 -216 $2,709 $131,022,549 $90 6
    12 12 The Peanut Butter Falcon RAtt. $3,954,856 +33.0% 1,249 +253 $3,166 $8,941,153 - 4
    13 17 Toy Story 4 BV $3,112,000 +152.8% 2,715 +1,895 $1,146 $430,457,899 - 11
    14 11 47 Meters Down: Uncaged ENTMP $3,055,000 -22.1% 2,234 -649 $1,368 $19,803,977 $12 3
    15 N Don't Let Go OTL $3,040,000 - 922 - $3,297 $3,040,000 $5 1
    16 13 The Art of Racing in the Rain Fox $1,676,000 -20.4% 1,475 -565 $1,136 $24,253,298 - 4
    17 14 Blinded By the Light WB $1,585,000 -20.0% 1,673 -634 $947 $10,573,872 - 3
    18 N [email protected] Caen PNT $1,375,000 - 371 - $3,706 $1,375,000 - 1
    19 18 The Farewell A24 $1,055,145 +19.5% 891 +75 $1,184 $15,946,442 - 8
    20 39 Midsommar A24 $810,783 +1,542.8% 676 +632 $1,199 $26,875,634 - 9
     
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    THIS WEEKEND As is sometimes the case over the long Labor Day holiday weekend, the entire top ten was full of holdovers as studios avoided opening anything worthwhile on the final frame of summer. That allowed the Gerard Butler threequel Angel Has Fallen to remain on top for a second time as the Lionsgate pic grossed an estimated $14.8M over the four-day Friday-to-Monday span. The total is $43.9M after 11 days which is up 10% from what its predecessor London Has Fallen did back in March 2016. Franchise fatigue has not hit this one.

    Also staying put was Good Boys which again ranked second for the weekend and collected an estimated $11.6M for Universal. Cume to date is $58.6M. Disney's megahit The Lion King followed with an estimated $9.3M in its seventh weekend propelling its domestic haul to $523.5M for number 13 all-time. With $1.04 billion from overseas markets, the Simba smash upped its global box office to a sensational $1.57 billion. Both of those figures rank as number seven all-time.

    Moviegoers were also catching up on Hobbs and Shaw which took in an estimated $8.1M over the long weekend pushing the Universal total up to $158.9M from North America. In only its second weekend of play, China surpassed the North American total with a stellar $166M to date. That raised the international cume to $525.3M and the worldwide tally to $684.2M on its way to over $750M.

    Sony's faith-based film Overcomer followed with an estimated $7.8M for $19.3M overall. The horror title Ready or Not dropped to an estimated $7M giving Fox Searchlight $21.5M to date.

    Another scary movie followed with Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark grossing an estimated $6.3M with a solid $58.9M cume for CBS and Lionsgate. Paramount captured an estimated $5.7M for Dora and the Lost City of Gold for $51.2M overall.

    Sony rounded out the top ten with a pair of summer sequels. The Angry Birds Movie 2 slipped to an estimated $5.6M giving the studio a modest $35.4M so far. Spider-Man: Far From Home jumped back into the top ten thanks to a new extended cut that brought back Marvel fans - and a screen count that tripled from last week. The webslinger did an estimated $5.5M lifting the cume to $386M (number 39 all-time).
     
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    I was delighted to see The Peanut Butter Falcon dong so well. Looking forward to watching that soon.
     
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    Was going back thru this thread looking at early predictions. My domestic prediction for Endgame from January 6;)

    Totals.


    Total Lifetime Grosses
    Domestic: $858,354,001 30.7%
    + Foreign: $1,937,901,401 69.3%
    = Worldwide: $2,796,255,402
     
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    I haven't been able to get out to a movie for the past few weeks, so I had a list piling up of movies I needed to see. I made up for it by seeing four movies over the past three days, all of which were at my big multiplex: Where'd You Go, Bernadette; the extended cut of Spider-Man; Good Boys; and The Peanut Butter Falcon, which going into it felt like it might have been a better fit for my arthouse instead.

    To my pleasant shock, Peanut Butter was more crowded this afternoon than all the other three movies from this weekend combined and practically sold out except for the very front couple rows. My theater almost never sells anything completely out except for opening nights of huge stuff like Avengers and Star Wars, so this was a really big and great surprise. Fortunately, it's very well-deserved too -- the movie is absolutely sensational and one of the best movies of the year.
     
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