Weekend Report October 11-13, 2013

 
October 11-13, 2013
   
 
Select a studio’s button to see that studio’s 2013 Report Card
GRAVITY Stays Aloft a Second Weekend
GRAVITY continues to surprise with a strong showing in its second weekend. CAPTAIN PHILLIPS came is a strong second. CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 came in third and appears to be on its way to $100 million. Thankfully MACHETE KILLS came in way under expectations in fourth place. RUNNER, RUNNER finished out the top five.   GRACE UNPLUGGED is still in theaters and deserves a greater audience. It’s a wonderful story of rebellion and repentance – the prodigal daughter. It contains valuable insight for both children and parents on how to maintain faith in God.
The rest of October looks dismal but November will offer some interesting Christmas season releases.
 
Color codes
+4
Exemplary
+3
Moral
+2
Good
+1
Worthwhile
-1
Caution
-2
Exreme Caution
-3
Excessive
-4
Abhorrent
 
Gravity   4star
-1
   $44,265,000
Captain Phillips   4star
-1
   $26,000,000
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2   4star
+2
   $14,200,000
Machete Kills   0star      $3,797,000
Runner Runner   3star
-3
   $3,725,000
Prisoners   3star
-2
   $3,665,000
Insidious Chapter 2   2star
-3
   $2,650,000
Rush   4star
-3
   $2,364,300
Don Jon   3star
-3
   $2,340,000
Baggage Claim   4star
-2
   $2,075,000
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%
$216,684,274
Paramount
20% 40% 40%
$131,793,696
Universal
9% 9% 18% 64%
$105,684,913
Warner Bros.
13% 27% 60%
$90,914,152
Fox
30% 10% 10% 50%
$87,323,879
Sony
17% 17% 8% 58%
$63,671,316
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%
$216,684,274
Paramount
40% 60%
$131,793,696
Universal
64% 36%
$105,684,913
Warner Bros.
7% 73% 20%
$90,914,152
Fox
30% 40% 30%
$87,323,879
Sony
8% 25% 25% 42%
$63,671,316
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
Aug 30 One Direction: This is Us -1
   $17,000,000
Sep 06 Riddick -3
   $18,673,070
Sep 13 Insidious Chapter 2 -3
   $41,050,000
Sep 20 Prisoners -2
   $21,430,000
Sep 27 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 +2
   $35,000,000
Oct 04 Gravity -1
   $55,550,000
Oct 11 Gravity -1
   $44,265,000