Weekend Report August 9-11, 2013


August 9-11, 2013
   
 
Select a studio’s button to see that studio’s 2013 Report Card
ELYSIUM tops a busy weekend
Sony’s ELYSIUM topped a weekend with four newcomers taking the top for spots. Warner Bros rauncy WE’RE THE MILLERS came in second followed by DISNEY PLANES (a straight to video turned theatrical release). Rounding out the top five were PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS and 2 GUNS.   DISNEY PLANES is a lower budget animation follow up to Pixar’s Cars. It was a very similar story told with planes. The lower budget showed and the August release is not ideal for family movies. PLANES might sell more toys than tickets. With a budget not much larger than PLANES, DESPICABLE ME 2 managed a 9th place finish in its fifth week and a grand total to date of $338 million (very nice).
 
Color codes
+4
Exemplary
+3
Moral
+2
Good
+1
Worthwhile
-1
Caution
-2
Exreme Caution
-3
Excessive
-4
Abhorrent
 
Elysium   3star
-2
   $30,500,000
We’re the Millers   2star
-4
   $26,555,000
Disney Planes   3star
+2
   $22,525,000
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters   3star
-2
   $14,600,000
2 Guns   2star
-3
   $11,127,900
The Smurfs 2   3star
+1
   $9,500,000
The Wolverine   3star
-2
   $8,000,000
The Conjuring   4star
-2
   $6,700,000
Despicable Me 2   4star
+2
   $5,748,000
Grown Ups 2   2star
-3
   $3,700,000
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%
$201,826,366
Paramount
20% 40% 40%
$130,412,428
Universal
13% 13% 25% 50%
$127,032,609
Fox
25% 13% 13% 50%
$89,099,355
Warner Bros.
17% 25% 58%
$87,533,543
Sony
13% 13% 75%
$66,267,820
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%
$201,826,366
Paramount
40% 60%
$130,412,428
Universal
88% 13%
$127,032,609
Fox
25% 38% 38%
$89,099,355
Warner Bros.
8% 75% 17%
$87,533,543
Sony
13% 25% 63%
$66,267,820
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

 

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