It was another Fast and Furious weekend at the box office, as the latest from Vin Diesel and his family drove over the competition. Here’s what went down:
The Fate of the Furious remained in the top spot for the second weekend in a row, bringing in an estimated $38 million, raising its total to $163 million. Though this is not a bad number at all, the film did drop a huge 63%, which means that this instalment in the franchise will likely not have serious legs. Not that that is really anything to worry about, consider The Fate of the Furious still managed to score the biggest global opening weekend of all time when it debuted. Nobody is crying here, that’s for sure.
It’s been a successful, but not HUGELY successful weekend for this week’s big new release. Here’s what went down:
Though we were optimistic and thought The Fate of the Furious would only drop slightly from the massive opening Furious 7 delivered a few years back, the latest instalment was definitely off from F7‘s $147 million. While The Fate of the Furious debuted in number one, as expected, it was with an estimated $100.1 million. To be fair, this is still a great number, and the film is tracking to also perform incredibly well overseas. It just appears that this time out, the family couldn’t quite capture the zeitgeist in North America the way it had a few years back.
This weekend, it’s a Furious world, and we’re just living in it. What will be the fate for the eighth instalment in a venerable franchise? Here’s our prediction:
Against all odds and expectations, the Furious franchise continues to bring in incredible numbers with each new movie. Last time, 2015’s Fast and the Furious 7 arrived with $147 million for it’s opening weekend. That’s a huge haul, and one that The Fate of the Furious might have a hard time reaching. However, even if it does come in under that number just a bit, we should be looking at an incredible debut weekend. Look for a first place showing for The Fate of the Furious with $135 million.
It was a record-breaking weekend at the box office, as the latest Disney-Pixar extravaganza took the top spot. Here’s what went down:
Finding Dory, the sequel to the classic 2003 film Finding Nemo, was the clear pick for audience across North America this weekend, as it debut in first place with an estimated $134.9 million. That’s the largest opening for an animated film in history, trumping Shrek The Third’s $121 million back in 2007. Finding Dory could wind up being the biggest movie the summer, and will give Disney yet another massive hit on their hands. Read the rest of this entry
There’s definitely something fishy going on at the box office this weekend, and it’s looking to have a huge opening. How much will this new release find? Here’s our prediction:
Finding Dory is the long-awaited sequel to Pixar’s 2003 massive hit Finding Nemo, which grossed $930 million worldwide some 13 years ago. This second instalment has been generating great reviews, and awareness is huge with families. This is going to be one of the biggest movies of the summes and it should have a huge debut to along with it. Look for a first place arrival for Finding Dory with $136 million.
Can you smell what The Rock is cookin’? If all goes according to Dwayne Johnson’s plan, you will be this weekend, as his latest big budget film enters the summer race. How will it do? Here’s our prediction:
San Andreas is The Rock’s answer to blockbuster disaster flicks like The Day After Tomorrow, Deep Impact and 2012. I don’t know about you, but those movies both engross me and freak me out. We all know the world is going to hell in a bucket, but at least I’m enjoying the ride when I see it on the big screen. That’s what I’m expecting out of this film – the horror of a world destroying itself, with innocent people helping one another out along the way. It’s a good formula, though not necessarily the stuff of a good movie. Reviews are 52% rotten over at Rotten Tomatoes, but audiences looking for spectacle are likely going to be satisfied. Look for a first place showing for San Andreas with $48 million.
Lucy debut at the top of the box office with an outstanding $46 million. The unique concept combined with Johansson’s post-Marvel star power helped bring this sci-fi action flick to a wide audience. While it certainly won’t hold onto the top spot come next weekend, Lucy certainly has achieved worthwhile bragging rights for the moment.
The other new movie to debut in the top five, Hercules simply did ok, bringing in $30 million to place second. I can’t say I’m surprised – as mentioned on Friday, mythological flicks don’t tend to perform particularly well at the box office. Even the power of The Rock couldn’t raise this movie to blockbuster heights.
As for the rest of the top five, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes hit third place with $16.5 million, The Purge: Anarchy was in fourth place with $10 million, Planes: Fire and Rescue closed things out in fifth with $9.5 million.
So, to recap, here were our predictions:
1) Hercules – $35 million
2) Lucy – $32 million
3) Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – $20 million
4) Planes: Fire and Rescue – $12 million
5) The Purge: Anarchy – $10 million
And here’s how the weekend turned out:
1) Lucy – $46 million
2) Hercules – $30 million
3) Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – $16.5 million
4) The Purge: Anarchy – $10 million
5) Planes: Fire and Rescue – $9.5 million
Next weekend sees the release of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Check back on Friday to see our predictions!
To of the biggest names in Hollywood are gunning for the top spot at the box office this weekend, but as we know, only one will come out on top. Who will it be? Here’s our prediction:
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is arguably the biggest male action star in the world today, and this weekend he takes on the role of the legendary Hercules in the movie of the same title. The Rock knows how to engage his audience via social media, and he’s been hyping this film for months now. The problem is, historical/mythical characters just haven’t been big bucks in the action genre lately, and I think that could have a detrimental effect on Hercules this weekend. I’m going to predict Hercules will come out on top with $35 million.
Fast & Furious 6 Speeds To The Top While The Hangover Part III Flops – Biff Bam Pop’s Weekend Box Office Wrap-Up Report
It’s the Memorial Day long weekend in the U S of A, so the big numbers will be in the four day totals. However, for our purposes, the early Friday-Saturday numbers are out and show Fast & Furious 6 as the big winner of the weekend. Here’s what went down:
The sixth instalment in the now venerable Fast & Furious franchise had a simply stellar debut weekend, bringing in $98 million (as predicted), the biggest opening in the series history. Not only did the flick appeal to longtime fans, but the trailers definitely helped bring in a new audience as well. With Fast & Furious 7 already in the works, the franchise is in it for the long haul and has the numbers to show for it.
Find out how the rest of the weekend turned out after the jump: Read the rest of this entry