Weekend Report August 23-25, 2013


August 23-25, 2013
   
 
Select a studio’s button to see that studio’s 2013 Report Card
THE BUTLER serves up another winning weekend
With a meager $17 million THE BUTLER won a back-to-school weekend. IRON MAN 3’s opening weekend was ten times as large back in May. In second was the vile WE’RE THE MILLERS followed by two newcomers THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES and THE WORLD’S END. Bringing up the rear in slot five was Disney’s PLANES.   Fall is frequently loaded with adult and horror fare, frequently R-rated. Two bright spots might be CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 in late September and on October 4 the top-notch Christian movie, GRACE UNPLUGGED.
 
Color codes
+4
Exemplary
+3
Moral
+2
Good
+1
Worthwhile
-1
Caution
-2
Exreme Caution
-3
Excessive
-4
Abhorrent
 
Lee Daniels’ The Butler   0star
-2
   $17,018,000
We’re the Millers   2star
-4
   $13,500,000
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones   4star
4
   $9,300,000
The World’s End   3star
-4
   $8,942,307
Disney Planes   3star
+2
   $8,567,000
Elysium   3star
-2
   $7,100,000
You’re Next   2star
-4
   $7,050,000
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters   3star
-2
   $5,200,000
Blue Jasmine   4star
-2
   $4,300,119
Kick-Ass 2   4star
-3
   $4,270,250
Language Compared to Studio Box Office 2013
     No L – No obscenities and profanities
     L – Few obscenities and profanities (1-9)
     LL – Several obscenities and profanities (10-25)
     LLL – Numerous obscenities and profanities (more than 25)
Disney, is winning the box office average without any LLL movies while Warner Bros and Sony bring up the rear with ample foul language.
Studio
Language Code Percent Box Office Avg.
Disney
40% 20% 40%
$206,599,366
Paramount
20% 40% 40%
$130,658,828
Universal
11% 11% 22% 56%
$116,537,115
Fox
25% 13% 13% 50%
$92,321,139
Warner Bros.
17% 25% 58%
$90,885,043
Sony
13% 13% 75%
$71,187,945
Violence Compared to Studio Box Office 2013
     No V – No violence
     V – Brief or action violence
     VV – Moderate violence (may include some blood)
     VVV – Very strong, extreme or graphic violence
The major studios appear to be on a violence binge. In an era when many are calling for gun control, Hollywood appears to be out of control in its love for guns and explosions.
Disney
60% 40%
$206,599,366
Paramount
40% 60%
$130,658,828
Universal
78% 22%
$116,537,115
Fox
25% 38% 38%
$92,321,139
Warner Bros.
8% 75% 17%
$90,885,043
Sony
13% 25% 63%
$71,187,945
2013 Weekend Box Office Winners
Jan 04 Texas Chainsaw 3D -4
   $21,744,470
Jan 11 Zero Dark Thirty -2
   $24,438,936
Jan 18 Mama -3
   $28,402,310
Jan 25 Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters -3
   $19,690,956
Feb 01 Warm Bodies -2
   $20,353,967
Feb 08 Identity Thief -2
   $36,592,650
Feb 15 A Good Day to Die Hard -2
   $24,834,845
Feb 22 Identity Thief -2
   $14,017,085
Mar 01 Jack the Giant Slayer +1
   $27,202,226
Mar 08 Oz the Great and Powerful +1
   $79,110,453
Mar 15 Oz the Great and Powerful +1
   $41,252,702
Mar 22 The Croods +1
   $43,639,736
Mar 29 G.I. Joe: Retaliation -1
   $40,501,814
Apr 05 Evil Dead -4
   $25,775,847
Apr 12 42 -2
   $27,487,144
Apr 19 Oblivion -2
   $37,054,485
Apr 26 Pain & Gain -4
   $20,244,505
May 03 Iron Man 3 -1
   $174,144,585
May 10 Iron Man 3 -1
   $72,525,615
May 17 Star Trek Into Darkness -2
   $70,165,559
May 24 Fast and Furious 6 -2
   $97,375,245
May 31 Fast and Furious 6 -2
   $34,537,820
Jun 07 The Purge -3
   $36,378,920
Jun 14 Man of Steel -1
   $113,080,000
Jun 21 Monsters University +2
   $82,000,000
Jun 28 Monsters University +2
   $46,180,000
Jul 05 Despicable Me 2 +2
   $82,518,065
Jul 12 Despicable Me 2 +2
   $44,753,540
Jul 19 The Conjuring -2
   $41,530,000
Jul 26 The Wolverine -2
   $55,000,000
Aug 02 2 Guns -3
   $27,361,125
Aug 09 Elysium -2
   $30,500,000
Aug 16 The Butler -2
   $25,010,000
Aug 23 Lee Daniels’ The Butler -2
   $17,018,000

 

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