The Hollywood Reporter is saying today that Daniel Craig’s Mikael Blomkvist may not appear if a sequel to The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is to be made. The original, which made close to $300 million worldwide, wasn’t the break-out success the studio was hoping for, so reports are that they’re looking to make The Girl Who Played With Fire for much less than the $90 million the original cost. Problem is, Daniel Craig wants a raise. If the studio and the actor can’t come to an agreement, there’s talk that Craig’s Blomkvist will be written out and the focus will solely be on Rooney Mara’s Lisbeth Salander. On that note, take our poll and let us know what you think of the possibilities!
There’s Nothing Scary About The Devil Inside’s Debut – Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Wrap-Up Report, Weekend Of January 6th, 2012
An interesting and surprising weekend at the box office, as the one new debut of the weekend managed to surprise everyone by taking the top spot at theatres. Apart form being way off on that particular film, our predictions this weekend were not bad. Here’s how the weekend turned out.
The Devil Inside managed a spectacular January opening, one of the best ever, pulling in an awesome $34 million (I had predicted a third place showing with only $13 million, so I’m eating crow). Considering the budget for this one was roughly $1 million, I’m fairly certain we’ll be seeing a sequel at some point, as this has franchise written all over it. Critics weren’t enamoured with The Devil Inside, but audiences clearly responded to the creepy trailers and commercials that were running. While I don’t expect to see The Devil Inside hold onto the top spot next weekend, since horror flicks usual have massive drops after opening weekend, I don’t think it matters, as this weekend exceeded all expectations.
The Devil Inside Takes On Tom Cruise – Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Predictions, Weekend of January 6th, 2011
A film more suited for Halloween than January is our one and only new release this weekend, which means Tom Cruise stands a stellar chance of topping the box office once again, while the top 5 should remain fairly static. Here’s how the weekend should turn out:
The Devil Inside is our one and only new release for the weekend and is another in the long line of “true” exorcism films that we’ve seen the last few years. The film has some genuinely scary trailers and television commercials that should appeal to those looking for a scare, and with a budget of less than $1 million, it should make its money back opening weekend. However, I doubt that it will have a particularly strong weekend; certainly not enough to take the top spot at the box office. Look for The Devil Inside to debut in third place with $13 million.
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol has become the film to see over the last few weeks, bringing in steady audiences and strong word of mouth (the Queen and I liked it ourselves, though it was maybe 20 minutes too long). Look for it to hold onto the top spot, bringing in $18 million.
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows has also managed to hold steady after a disappointing debut. It should land at number two this weekend with $15 million. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked will hit fourth with $12.5 million, while the underperforming The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo will close out the top five with $10 million.
So, to recap, here are our predictions:
1) Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol – $18 million
2) Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows – $15 million
3) The Devil Inside – $13 million
4) Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked – $12.5 million
5) The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – $10 million
Be sure to check back here on Sunday to see how the weekend turns out1
Mission Possible For Another Week – Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Wrap-Up Report, Weekend of December 30th, 2011
This weekend, call me the Four Million Dollar Man. Why? Because that’s how much my predictions were off by for virtually every film in this weekend’s box office top five. Here’s how the weekend turned out:
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol took firs spot as predicted, bringing in a stellar $31 million, $4 million more than I predicted. The film had made nearly #134 million domestic, and could just squeak up the $200 million when its run is all said and done.
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows was once again second, bringing in $22 million, once again $4 million more than I predicted. The film has grossed $132 million which, while not a bad showing at all, is still far off from the $200 + the original made back in 2009.
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked grossed a solid $18 million to nail down the third spot this weekend, one spot higher and $4 million more than I had predicted. Steven Spielberg’s War Horse rocked into the top five with 16.9 million to land at number four, one spot higher and nearly $4 million more than predicted, while The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo rounded things off at number five with $16.3 million, one million less than I thought it would.
So, to recap, here were our predictions:
1) Mission:Impossible – Ghost Protocol – $27 million
2) Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows – $18 million
3) The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – $15 million
4) Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked – $14 million
5) War Horse – $13.5 million
And here’s how the weekend turned out:
1) Mission:Impossible – Ghost Protocol – $31 million
2) Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows – $22 million
3) Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked– $18 million
4) War Horse– $16.9 million
5) The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – $16 million
Next weekend sees the release of horror flick The Devil Inside. Find out where we think it will land on Friday!
Can Mission:Impossible Hang On To Number 1 To Close Out The Year? Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Predictions, Weekend of December 30th, 2011
No new openings this weekend, which means the heavy hitters from last weekend are looking to due battle once again for bragging rights. Lisbeth Salander vs Ethan Hunt vs Sherlock Holmes, which some chipmunks and horses thrown in for good measure. Here’s how I predict the weekend will turn out:
Mission: Impossible Debuts Well In Wide Release, Dragon Tattoo Stumbles – Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Wrap-Up Report, Weekend Of December 23rd
Well I won’t be bragging about my box office predictions this weekend, as virtually every film that I made predictions on underperformed, with the only exception arguably the flick that topped the chart this weekend. Here’s how the weekend turned out:
Dragon Tattoo, Tintin and Zoo – Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Predictions, Weekend of December 23rd, 2011
Will a girl with a dragon tattoo manage to hold off a Hollywood icon from the top of the heap this weekend, or will it literally be Mission: Impossible? And where will The Adventures of Tintin fit in? Find out how I think the box office will turn out this Christmas weekend after the jump.