The Dark Knight Rises Rules Again, The Watch and Step Up Revolution Bomb – Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Wrap-Up Report, Weekend of July 27th, 2012
The Watch vs Step Up Revolution vs The Dark Knight Rises – Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Predictions, Weekend Of July 27th 2012
This weekend The Dark Knight Rises looks to add to it’s already healthy take so far, while two new releases hope they’ll be able to make some sort of impact. Not likely. Find out how we think the weekend will turn out after jump!
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The Dark Knight Rises To The Top – Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Wrap-Up Report, Weekend of July 20th, 2012
In light of the horrific incident in Colorado Thursday night/Friday morning, Warner Brothers is refraining from reporting the weekend box office numbers for The Dark Knight Rises until Monday. However, estimates have come through via Deadline.com which we are going to post below. For this week, Biff Bam Pop is going to not spend any time even attempting any sort of box office analysis. It’s just not right. Instead, you can see the numbers below. And if there’s anything I can say about the events in Colorado, it’s simply this: don’t let the actions of a lunatic hurt anybody else. Go to the movies. Remember the folks whose lives were lost, but keep living your own.
Here were our predictions:
1) The Dark Knight Rises – $200.5 million
2) Ice Age: Continental Drift – $22 million
3) The Amazing Spider-Man – $18 million
4) Ted – $13 million
5) Magic Mike – $7 million
Here are the estimates (things may change come Monday):
1) The Dark Knight Rises – $161.1 million
2) Ice Age: Continental Drift – $20.2 million
3) The Amazing Spider-Man – $10.7 million
4) Ted – $10.2 million
5) Brave – $5.9 million
Finally we have a trilogy that not only maintains the same director for all its iterations, but that also maintains and exceeds the quality of each subsequent film.
Congrats, Christopher Nolan. For this fan, The Dark Knight Rises is my favourite entry in your Dark Knight trilogy.
Find out why I feel this way after the jump.
The Dark Knight Rises At Movie Theatres – Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Predictions, Weekend of July 20th, 2012
The big question this weekend isn’t “will The Dark Knight Rises top the box office?” No, the only question worth asking is simply, “how much money will The Dark Knight Rises make this weekend?” Find out our prediction after the jump!
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A new trailer for The Dark Knight Rises has hit, one that gives an even greater look at what Bane (Tom Hardy) has up his sleeve. There’s interesting talk that that the film is combining elements of both Knightfall and The Dark Knight Returns – you can see a few hints of the latter in here, if you look close. Check the trailer our after the jump and let us know if you’re excited for The Dark Knight Rises?
Well, here’s something to look forward to this coming December.
The trailer for the (musical) film version of Les Misérables has just hit the web and if you’re a fan of the stage production, it’s got everything you could hope for including: sweeping visuals, a story full of heart and soul and, of course, that powerful music. Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech) directs the adaptation of the Victor Hugo novel with a star-studded and diverse cast: Hugh Jackman (Jean Valjean), Russell Crowe (Inspector Javert), Anne Hathaway (Fantine), Amanda Seyfried (Cosette), Sacha Baron Cohen (Thenardier) and Helena Bonham Carter (Madame Thenardier) among many others.
What do you think? Can the singing voices of Jackman, Hathaway and Crowe pull this off? Is Les Misérables just another big budget Hollywood musical doomed to underachieve? Or will it be something special and sit in our hearts right next to that timeless and magical stage production?
Yesterday, former Biff Bam Pop box office expert Scotty G returned to the site to run down what films will be hitting theatres this May and June. Up next, what’s to come in July and August along with Scotty’s final thoughts on which films will be the winners and losers of the summer of 2012.
July 3rd – The Amazing Spider-Man
This is another highly anticipated film, and it is also another re-boot of a franchise. Andrew Garfield takes over from Tobey Maguire as the title character and we once again get a film about the origins of Peter Parker and Spider-Man. When the trailer first got released, co-workers of mine did not like the dark tone that was on display, and thought it was trying too hard to be like Christopher Nolan’s take on the Batman character. I disagree as I think this is a smart move by director Marc Webb (best known for directing 500 Days of Summer). Distance yourself from the original trilogy as much as possible. Make something that is unique and your own. How this film does will be of interest to me, and I have my doubts about it attaining the levels of the original trilogy. The first Spider-Man was a once-in-a-lifetime film, and it was for my generation a film that was awe-inspiring. We believed a man could fly in the 70’s when Superman hit theatres, and in 2002, we believed a man could swing from buildings with his spider webs. The second film was the best reviewed film in the franchise, scoring a 93% positive rating at Rotten Tomatoes, and was considered to be an improvement on the original, even if it did not gross as much. The third film had a ton of hype going into it, but the last hour of the film alienated fans, causing Spider-Man 3 to have the lowest box office total in the trilogy. See below:
2002 – Spider-Man - $403.7 million domestic gross
2004 – Spider-Man 2 - $373.5 million domestic gross
2007 – Spider-Man 3 - $336.5 million domestic gross
Average Domestic Gross – $371.2 million
I hold Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy in very high regard, but I think it was the right decision to inject new life into the character by rebooting it. The question I have is how to get audiences interested in the character again? Well for one, the casting has me interested. On paper, the producers have assembled a great cast lead by Andrew Garfield as well as Emma Stone, Denis Leary, Martin Sheen, Rhys Ifans, Sally Field and Campbell Scott. They have also changed the back story of Peter Parker to be a little different than the one that is used in the Raimi trilogy. The plot of The Amazing Spider-Man revolves around Peter Parker teaming up with his father’s old partner, Dr. Curt Connors, which leads to secrets about Peter’s past as well as the birth of a new enemy. The release date for the film shows how much faith the studio has in it, and I think The Amazing Spider-Man will rule the multiplexes for a couple of weeks, until The Dark Knight Rises is released. I think the film will be third highest grossing film of the summer, and with any luck, it will gross around what Spider-Man 3 had.