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Mockingjay Flies High-ish – Biff Bam Pop’s Weekend Box Office Wrap-Up Report

It was a big weekend at the box office, but not quite as big as thought it would be. Here’s what went down.

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
debut in theatres this weekend and, as expected, rocketed to the top, with an impressive $123 million. It’s not a number to sneeze at, but it is actually below the opening gross for both the first Hunger Games, and its follow-up, Catching Fire, which debut with $152 million and $158 million, respectively. I’d chalk this lower number up to the fact that the film finale is still a year away; splitting things in two takes a bit of excitement away, excitement that will surely return next year at this time when Mockingjay Part 2 is released.

As for the rest of the top five, Big Hero 6 was in second place with $20 million. Interstellar grabbed third with $15 million, while Dumb and Dumber To fell to fourth place with $13.8 million. Gone Girl closed things out in fifth with $2.8 million.

So, to recap, here were our predictions:

1) The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 – $155 million
2) Big Hero 6 – $21 million
3) Interstellar – $19 million
4) Dumb and Dumber To – $17 million
5) Gone Girl – $3 million

And here’s how the weekend went down:

1) The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 – $123 million
2) Big Hero 6 – $20 million
3) Interstellar – $15 million
4) Dumb and Dumber To – $13.8 million
5) Gone Girl – $2.8 million

Next weekend sees the release of Horrible Bosses 2 and Penguins of Madagascar. Be sure to check back on Friday to see our predictions!

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The Mockingjay Will Soar – Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Predictions

Let’s be quick and to the point – we know The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 is going to top the box office with oodles of cash this weekend. How much will it bring is the only question. Here’s our prediction:

newmockingjay_largeBoth of the previous installments in the Jennifer Lawrence staring series of films have done gangbusters their opening weekends and Mockingjay should no doubt do the same. Look for a first place debut with $155 million, for the biggest opening of the year.

As for the rest of the top five, Big Hero 6 will be in second place with $21 million. Interstellar will be close behind with $19 million, with Dumb and Dumber To following in fourth place with $17 million. Gone Girl will close things out in fifth with $3 million.

So, to recap, here are our predictions:

1) The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 – $155 million
2) Big Hero 6 – $21 million
3) Interstellar – $19 million
4) Dumb and Dumber To – $17 million
5) Gone Girl – $3 million

Be sure to check back on Sunday to see how the weekend turns our!

Dumb And Dumber To To The Top – Biff Bam Pop’s Weekend Box Office Wrap-Up Report

It was an extremely tight race at the the box office this weekend, and things may shift slightly once the final numbers come in on Monday, but as of Sunday afternoon, the big new release managed to hit the top. Here’s what went down:

dumb-and-dumber-2-trailer-photos-2Despite a poor reaction from critics (not that it would matter with a film like this), Dumb and Dumber To had a strong debut, bringing in $38 million to claim the number one spot this weekend. It’s Jim Carrey’s biggest opening in over a decade, and proof that sometimes revisiting an old favourite can turn out financially well. I’m skeptical that the film will have legs, but it should manage to make close to $100 million before it ends its theatrical run.

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Dumb and Dumber To Arrives – Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Predictions

You’d have to be pretty dumb to think that the reunion of Jeff Daniels and Jim Carrey won’t find an audience this weekend; how well will the long-awaited sequel to a comedy classic perform? Here’s our prediction:

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Dumb and Dumber To only took twenty years to make it to the big screen, and in the ensuing years, both Daniels and Carrey’s have seen their peaks and valleys. It’s been over a decade since Carrey’s opened a film to big box office, why Daniels’ greatest success has come via HBO’s The Newsroom. Long waits between sequels are a definite crapshoot, and Dumb and Dumber To is receiving some seriously scathing reviews, which won’t help its cause. However, except some goodwill for the film this weekend from nostalgic moviegoers. Look for a second place opening with $34 million.

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Big Hero 6 for the win! Biff Bam Pop’s Weekend Box Office Wrap-Up Report

It was an absolutely huge weekend at the box office, as the two top performing films combined to gross more than $100 million, a welcome number a after a lacklustre few months in theatres. Here’s what went down:

box1Big Hero 6, the new animated feature from Disney/Marvel had an outstanding debut, opening with $56 million to claim the number one spot this weekend. The family film has garnered rave reviews and has immediately captured the imagination of kids. Once again, Disney delivers big time.

Debuting in second place not far behind with $50 million is the new Christopher Nolan film, Interstellar. Reviews have been strong, big name actors like Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway star and Nolan is an admired visionary, so it’s no surprise audiences responded in kind. Nolan’s last few films have been summer blockbusters, so it will be interesting to see how Interstellar holds up over the coming weeks.

As for the rest of the top five, Gone Girl was in third place with $6.1 million. Ouija followed in fourth with $6 million, while St. Vincent closed things out in fifth with $5.7 million.

So, to recap, here were our predictions:

1) Big Hero 6 – $42 million
2) Interstellar – $41 million
3) Ouija – $8 million
4) Fury – $7 million
5) Nightcrawler – $5 million

And here’s how the weekend turned out:

1) Big Hero 6 – $56 million
2) Interstellar – $50 million
3) Gone Girl – $6.1 million
4) Ouija – $ million
5) St. Vincent – $5.7 million

Next week sees the release of Dumb and Dumber To. Be sure to check back on Friday to see our predictions!

Interstellar Vs. Big Hero 6 – Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Predictions

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This weekend has the release of two highly anticipated films this year. One is a computer-animated Disney family adventure based on a fairly obscure Marvel Comics property, and the other a serious science fiction odyssey starring Matthew McConaughey and directed by Christopher Nolan, definitely something for two different fantasy audiences. It’s a scifi superhero showdown this week at movie theaters. Meet me after the jump for our predictions.

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Oujia and Nightcrawler Do Battle – Biff Bam Pop’s Weekend Box Office Wrap-Up Report

It was a fairly uneventful weekend at the box office, as this week’s only notable new release really didn’t interest too many. Here’s what went down:

Ouija_2014_posterNightcrawler, the new thriller with Jake Gyllenhaal, debut with a lacklustre $10.909 million to hit the number on spot. Those decimal points are significant though, as Ouija was right behind it with $10.9 million. Things could change come Monday morning, but it’s clear that even with the good notices, Nightcrawler couldn’t get bums into seats this weekend.

As for the rest of the top five, Fury was in third place with $9.1 million. Gone Girl was in fourth place with $8.8 million, while The Book of Life closed things out in fifth place with $8.3 million.

So, to recap, here were our predictions:

1) Nightcrawler – $13 million
2) John Wick – $8.5 million
3) Fury – $7 million
4) Ouija – $6 million
5) Gone Girl – $5 million

And here’s how the weekend turned out:

1) Nightcrawler – $10.909 million
2) Ouija – $10.9 million
3) Fury – $9.1 million
4) Gone Girl – $8.8 million
5) The Book of Life – $8.3 million

Gyllenhaal’s Nightcrawler should win the weekend – Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Predictions

It’s Halloween weekend, but to me, it’s slim pickings for scares. Does anyone else miss the days of Paranormal Activity or Saw offering up yet another sequel? What about bringing back the legendary Robert Englund to the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise for another go? I bet there’s at least one or two current or former goths dreaming of a sequel to Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. Oh Halloween movies, why have you foresaken us?  On that note, what can you see in theaters this weekend? There is a new one from Jake Gyllenhaal that might do alright. Here’s our prediction:

NightcrawlerfilmNightcrawler is the story of,  according to the Wikipedia entry, “the story of a driven young man who stumbles upon the underground world of Los Angeles freelance crime journalism.” The movie has been getting rave reviews so far, and Gyllenhaal is a popular, if not highly bankable star. That means Nightcrawler should open decently, but not on par with other seasonal offerings from the past. Look for a first place debut with $13 million.

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