Daily Archives: April 3, 2016
Based on one of the greatest adventures of Earth’s mightiest heroes, this episode of “Marvel’s Avengers: Ultron Revolution” follows Baron Zemo and the Masters of Evil as they attack our heroes in their own headquarters. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on “Under Siege.”
The bloom is off the rose for one of the most anticipated films of the year, as bad reviews and word of mouth definitely took a toll this week at the box office. Here’s what went down:
After an outstanding, albeit frontloaded debut weekend, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice dropped severely in its second week in release. How bad is bad? A 69% week-to-week drop bad, on bar with the critically reviled X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The film brought in $50.7 million, raising its two week total in North America to a respectable $259.8 million. The problem is, when you’ve got horrible reviews, you don’t have any real competition AND you need to make a rumoured $1 billion worldwide to be profitable, respectable just isn’t good enough. It’s doubtful that BVS can even reach Deadpool numbers in North America, and that is going to be a tough pill to swallow for all involved.
As for the rest of the top five, Zootopia continued its winning ways in second place with $20.7 million. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 was in third place with $11.2 million, with just a 37% drop week-to-week for comparison. God’s Not Dead 2 debut in fourth place with $8.3 million, while Miracles From Heaven closed things out in fifth with $7.5 million.
So, to recap, here were our predictions:
1) Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice – $60 million
2) Zootopia – $18 million
3) God’s Not Dead 2 – $16 million
4) My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 – $11 million
5) The Divergent Series: Allegiant – $8 million
And here’s how the weekend turned out:
1) Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice – $50.7 million
2) Zootopia – $20.7 million
3) My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 – $11.2 million
4) God’s Not Dead 2 – $8.3 million
5) Miracles From Heaven – $7.5 million
Next weekend sees the release of The Boss and Hardcore Henry. Be sure to check back on Friday to see our prediction!