Category Archives: Star Wars
Apologies from the delay on the box office results this week, gang. Christmas Eve Day got seriously busy, while today, after some early morning presents with the Princess and her mom, I was off to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi again with my mother, who absolutely loved it. Honestly, I’m surprised by all the hardcore hate for this film that’s out there. The performances are all strong in my opinion, especially Mark Hamill, and I like where I think the franchise could go with The Force (see “Chosen”, the final episode of Buffy The Vampire Slayer for reference).
With that explanation, and noting that Star Wars: The Last Jedi did in fact remain in the top spot for the second week in a row, here’s a quick look at the three-day numbers we predicted, and the three-day/four day finals:
Here were our three-day predictions:
1) Star Wars: The Last Jedi – $100 million
2) Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – $32 million
3) Pitch Perfect 3 – $29 million
4) The Great Showman – $12 million
5) Ferdinand – $11 million
And here are the three-day/four-day estimates:
1) Star Wars: The Last Jedi – $71.7 million/$103.1 million
2) Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – $36.5 million/$53.8 million
3) Pitch Perfect 3 – $19.9 million/$26 million
4) The Greatest Showman – $8.8 million/$14 million
5) Ferdinand – $7.3 million/$9.67 million
Star Wars: The Last Jedi will cross the $400 million marks within a matter of hours, and should end its runs upwards of $600 million. Some will say that number will be a rejection of the film, but there’s simply no way that, after decades of waiting for the Skywalker story to continue, could The Last Jedi measure up to the pent of desire that The Force Awakens was met with.
This upcoming weekend has no major new releases, but check back on Friday to see our predictions!
Being a pop-culture geek, I have a pretty deep bench when it comes to heroes. There’s Mick Foley a.k.a. Mankind/Cactus Jack, the guy that taught me no matter how hard and far you fall, you get back up and finish the damn match. There’s Cannonball from The New Mutants, the awkward kid with the clumsy power that became the leader his friends needed. Then we have the big guns, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Nightwing, Stone Cold Steve Austin… like I said, the bench is deep. But, if I were to draft an all-personal hero team and I had the first pick overall, I would draft Luke Skywalker.
It was, as expected, an absolutely massive weekend at the box office, as Episode VIII made its presence felt in theatres. Here’s what went down:
Well, we nailed our prediction for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which dominated the box office with the second biggest weekend in history. The film debut on top with a staggering $220 million, down just 11% from The Force Awakens‘ 2015 debut. While some fans have been critical of various storylines, which manages to surprise and break away from the entertaining predictability of The Force Awakens, overall the quality of The Last Jedi has been matched by the quantity of audiences who have paid money to see it opening weekend. It will be interesting to see how the film holds up over the coming weeks, and where its final tally will fall.
It’s a massive weekend at the box office, as audiences are set for the next installment in the Star Wars saga. Just how much will this movie make? Here’s our prediction:
Star Wars: The Last Jedi returns us to the world of Luke, Leia, Rey and Kylo Ren, though this time its in the hands of director Rian Johnson. Word is the film is outstanding, an Empire Strikes Back for the next generation. 2015’s The Force Awakens debut with $247 million, but that was ten years after the end of the prequel trilogy and pent up desire for more films, so don’t expect The Last Jedi to reach that lofty number. It will do great business, though, there’s no question about that. Look for a first place debut with $220 million.
We’re days, just days away, from the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. How are you spending your own personal countdown?
I’m thinking about our predictions for the how well the film is going to do when it officially hits theaters on Friday ($200 million is a gimme, in my mind, but how much higher can it go?)
And I’m also perusing a few outstanding Star Wars books that have come my way from the folks at DK.
The latest trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi has arrived, offering up more story and a potential team-up between two opposing forces. Take a look below:
Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theatres December 15th, 2017.
It’s May the 4th, which means any self-respecting geek is celebrating Star Wars in some way, shape or form.
This year, as like so many in the past, my Princess and I will be perusing the latest Star Wars hardcover book that our friends from DK sent my way – Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary.
And here it is: the first trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and boy, does it feel ominous.
One of the things we love here at Biff Bam Pop! is books, probably because we’re all writers as well as readers. Therefore I’d like to suggest some books here that folks who regularly read our website might also enjoy reading, perhaps because some are by us, and some by friends, and some we just really dig. Meet me after the jump for the Gift of Reading.
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