Weekend Report July 12-14, 2013

 
July 12-14, 2013
   
 
Select a studio’s button to see that studio’s 2013 Report Card
DESPICABLE ME carries a second weekend
Universal’s adorable family comedy DESPICABLE ME 2 withstood the release of GROWN UPS 2 and PACIFIC RIM to take the top spot for a second weekend. It is within days of becoming the most popular animated movie of the year having crossed the $200 million mark. It has serious hope of crossing the $300 million mark and even becoming the second-highest grossing movie of 2013.   THE HEAT and THE LONE RANGER rounded out the top five. This Summer has seen some big hits and some big flops. Among the flops have been AFTER EARTH, WHITE HOUSE DOWN and THE LONE RANGER. PACIFIC RIM will be challenged as well to make a profit. While a pretty good movie, audiences may be getting tired of the string of massive cinematic assaults on the planet this Summer.
 
Color codes
+4
Exemplary
+3
Moral
+2
Good
+1
Worthwhile
-1
Caution
-2
Exreme Caution
-3
Excessive
-4
Abhorrent
 
Despicable Me 2   4star
+2
   $44,753,540
Grown Ups 2   2star
-3
   $42,500,000
Pacific Rim   4star
-2
   $38,300,000
The Heat   4star
-3
   $14,000,000
The Lone Ranger   4star
-2
   $11,140,000
Monsters University   4star
+2
   $10,621,000
World War Z   4star
-2
   $9,430,000
White House Down   1star
-4
   $6,150,000
Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain   0star
-4
   $5,000,000
Man of Steel   4star
-1
   $4,825,000
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, far and away wins 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
25% 25% 50%
$236,991,958
Universal
17% 17% 33% 33%
$137,384,381
Paramount
20% 40% 40%
$125,499,028
Fox
33% 67%
$88,847,929
Warner Bros.
10% 30% 60%
$82,732,051
Sony
17% 83%
$60,021,927
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
50% 50%
$236,991,958
Universal
83% 17%
$137,384,381
Paramount
40% 60%
$125,499,028
Fox
33% 33% 33%
$88,847,929
Warner Bros.
10% 70% 20%
$82,732,051
Sony
33% 67%
$60,021,927
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