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Will Jason Bourne top the box office this weekend?

Bourne is back, but will he be able to go beyond the current Star Trek movie in release? Here’s our prediction:

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Matt Damon returns to the title character of the latest Jason Bourne film, which brings with it returning director Paul Greengrass, lofty expectations and some lacklustre reviews. Could we be seeing yet another summer sequel that simply won’t cut it with audiences? All signs are pointing to yes. Look for a first place showing with $49 million.

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Star Trek Beyond soars to the top spot at the box office

Two solid debuts at the box office, including one from a venerable science fiction franchise. Here’s what went down.

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Star Trek Beyond debut in first place at the box office this weekend, grossing an estimated $59 million. While that’s a solid number, it’s certainly off from the $70 million that the previous entry in the franchise, Star Trek Into Darkness made upon its release some three years ago. With strong critical reviews, it’s hard to figure out exactly why the number was off, though I’d argue that this summer is particularly crowded with sequels, many of which, as we know, simply aren’t resonating. It would be interesting to see if Paramount considers moving the franchise out of the crowded summer blockbuster season for the fourth instalment, which has already been green lit.  Read the rest of this entry

Will Star Trek Beyond Beam Up An Audience?

It’s a big weekend at the box office, as two more sequels look to duke it out for the top spot. Can either of them take down the reigning animation champion? Here are our predictions:

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Star Trek Beyond is the third film in the rebooted franchise. This one is a stand alone, original story, rather than the pseudo-remake of the original Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan the previous film, Into Darkness acted as. Directed by Fast and Furious helmer Justin Lin, the film currently has solid reviews and decent word of mouth going for it, even in the face of the tragic death of series co-star Anton Yelchin. The question is, following the lacklustre reception to Into Darkness from die hard fans, has Star Trek Beyond lost a piece of its core audience? The secret weapon here is Simon Pegg, who co-wrote the film, along with co-starring as Scotty. Pegg is a geek and knows what the audience wants, and I’d be surprised if this third film doesn’t deliver. Look for a first place showing with $65 million.

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“Ghostbusters” Arrive with a Bit of a Bang

While last week’s number one film held strong for a second weekend, all eyes were on four ladies with proton packs on their backs. How did things turn out at the movies? Here’s what went down:

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The Secret Life of Pets held on to the top spot at the box office for the second week in a row, bringing in an estimated $50.5 million, raising its two week total to an excellent $203 million on a $75 million budget. It looks as though Illumination has a new franchise on its hands.  Read the rest of this entry

Ghostbusters vs. The Secret Life of Pets – The Weekend Battle for the Box Office

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The Ghostbusters might not be afraid of no ghosts, but how do they feel about Pets? The much anticipated, much criticized, and reportedly very funny reboot/remake/reimagining of Ghostbusters comes out this weekend against The Secret Life of Pets, which not only ruled the box office last weekend, it broke records for the year with $103 million. Can the hype beat the heat? We’ll find out after the jump with Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Predictions.

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Everybody Wants to Know about “The Secret Life of Pets” This Weekend

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Glenn Walker here with the Weekend Box Office Wrap-Up Report to see how Biff Bam Pop! Founder and Box Office Guru Andy Burns did with his Predictions from Thursday evening.

Whether it was the clever and early marketing of the film, or the voice talents of Louis CK and Kevin Hart (to name just a couple), or simply the concept of finding out what our pets may be up to while we’re out – The Secret Life of Pets ruled the box office this weekend with over a whopping $100 million in ticket sales. With Tarzan and Dory pulling a distant but respectable second place, this was certainly a pet weekend. Meet me after the jump for a closer look at the box office numbers.

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“The Secret Life of Pets” Looks to Top the Box Office

It’s a good weekend for families looking to hit movie theatres, as a new animated adventure is out and ready for your dollars. How much will this new movie make? Here’s our prediction:

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After a year of previews, Illumination’s The Secret Life of Pets has finally hit theatres, and it has a lot going for it. First, it comes from the same studio that’s behind the Despicable Me/Minions franchise, the last film which made $1 billion worldwide last year. The Secret Life of Pets is also coming a few weeks after the release of Finding Dory, which has made all the money and will likely begin its slow but steady decline. All of this points to a strong debut for these Pets, so look for a first place showing with $75 million.

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“Finding Dory” Stays Strong; “The Purge” Debuts High

It was a fairly decent showing at the box office for some of the new releases this weekend, but as expected, none of them could take down what’s looking to be the biggest film of the year. Here’s what went down:

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Finding Dory held on to the top spot at the box office for the third weekend in a row with a stellar $44.5 million estimated over the three day weekend. The film is well on its way to shooting over the $400 million mark, beating out Captain America: Civil War for the biggest grossing film of 2016 so far. At its current pace, Finding Dory could top out close to $500 million.  Read the rest of this entry

Can The Purge: Election Year move Finding Dory from the top of the box office?

It’s a long weekend in Canada and the U.S.A., which means four days of films duking it out at the box office for your dollars. Will any new release send Finding Dory swimming for second place? Here are our predictions:

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The Purge: Election Year is the third instalment of the profitable and entertaining franchise about a future world where one day a year the old ultra-violence is allowed and murder and mayhem is legal. Considering what’s going on in the world right now, this may hit a little too close to home for some, but The Purge might be one of those series unique enough to still have some life in it. Look for a second place showing with $29 million.

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“Finding Dory” Crushes “Independence Day: Resurgence”

Sequelitis continues to plague movie theatres this weekend, at least in the case of one big new release. Here’s what went down at the box office:

Finding Dory2Finding Dory had an absolutely huge second weekend, bringing in an estimated $77 million, dropping just 43% in its second weekend. Having already made $290 million, it’s looking likely the this Disney-Pixar film is going to be this summer’s big hit film. Read the rest of this entry

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