It was a weekend of surprises at the box office, as a new release managed to take down this season’s biggest hit. Here’s what went down:
Surprising virtually all pundits, The Boss Baby managed to unseat Beauty and the Beast from the top of the box office. The Alec Baldwin-voiced film from DreamWorks Animation brought in an estimated $51.6 million, an outstanding debut. Baldwin is certainly part of the current cultural zeitgeist thanks to his Saturday Night Live appearances, which made the film even more appealing for adults with children, even if reviews have been less than favourable.
It was another outstanding weekend for Disney’s latest remake, while a new reboot actually managed to deliver as well. Here’s what went down:
Beauty and the Beast had an incredible second weekend, bringing in an estimated $89.7 million, raising its two week total to close to $320 million. The filmed barely dropped 50% week to week, and it is clearly on its way to making more than $400 million. Could $500 million be in its grasp? Quite possibly.
The word of the weekend is huge, as Disney’s latest live action adaptation of an animated classic made all the money. Here’s what went down:
Beauty and the Beast was an absolute monster at the box office, debuting at number one with an astounding estimate of $174 million. That’s the biggest March opening in history, breaking the record set last March by Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’s $166 million. Reviews have been strong, hype has been in overdrive and there’s a lack of family films in theatres at the moment – all factors that have clearly made this film a hit. It should definitely have legs over the coming weeks, so it will be interesting to see how high Beauty and the Beast will climb during its theatrical run.
It’s going to be a beautiful weekend for one big new release at the box office, while all other films are going to have to take a back seat. Want to see our predictions? Be our guest:
Beauty and the Beast is the live-action adaptation of the classic Disney animated film. Emma Watson stars as Belle, while Dan Stevens takes on the role of the Beast. Hype has been in overdrive for this film, so even though reviews haven’t been great, families are definitely going to come out in abundance for this theatrical experience. Look for a huge debut for Beauty and the Beast, with $150 million and an obvious first place showing.
“Ninety percent of everything is crud.” – Theodore Sturgeon
Happy 2017 and welcome to another installment of “The Ten Percent,” a regular column – well, last year it was more of a semi-regular column, but we’re resolved to change that, now that one gigantic project is wrapping up. Ahem. Let’s start again . . .
Where you as surprised as I was to see how pitiful and disheveled the Governor looked on last week’s episode? I sure as hell was. What was more interesting was how a child brought him back. Last week’s episode showed us the apocalyptic version of Beauty and the Beast. Yep, just like the fairy tales of old, Megan (Meyrick Murphy) with her innocence still, somewhat intact, reached out and touched the Governor’s heart. But now that his men have returned, will the Governor revert back to the beast or will he keep his promise to Megan? Only time will tell, my little zombie snacks. Meet me after the jump.
It’s finally here folks! Biff Bam Pop’s full Fall TV Schedule.
There is only one good thing about summer ending and that is the Fall TV Schedule. I hope none of you made any plans for September and October, because your evenings are going to be full. Not only with the return of your TV favourites, but there are also some very strong series debuting this Fall that you may need to add to your line up. So get your remotes and your PVRs ready!
Below is a full list of all the premieres, finales and specials happening in September and October. Anything in bold is a new show and you can click the links to view the trailers. I have also added notes beside each new series that I will be watching and would recommend you do as well. I have also created a downloadable calendar for each month that you can print out and post on your fridge to make things easier.
If you see any errors or omissions on the calendar or list below, please let us know in the comments.
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Mark Wahlberg Vs The Beast Vs…Dolly Parton? – Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Predictions, Weekend of January 13th, 2012
Three films hit wide release at the box office this weekend – two brand new offerings, and a heritage animated film that’s been transformed into a 3D extravaganza. Can Mark Wahlberg take down Belle and the Beast, or will the classic Disney love story claim the top spot? Here’s our predictions: