Weekend Report September 13-15, 2013

 
September 13-15, 2013
   
 
Select a studio’s button to see that studio’s 2013 Report Card
INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 2 haunts a fall doldrums weekend
Making more than twice the box office of last weekend’s winner INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 2 captured this September weekend. It was followed by the vile newcomer THE FAMILY then by RIDDICK, THE BUTLER and WE’RE THE MILLERS. That’s three -3 (excessive) movies, one -4 (abhorrent) and one -2 (extreme caution).   The fall doldrums is a slow period at the box office in part because theaters get filled with movies Movieguide® rates with -2 (extreme caution) or worse.
On the bright side, Christian audiences can look forward to the October 4 release of GRACE UNPLUGGED, a truly outstanding movie.
 
Color codes
+4
Exemplary
+3
Moral
+2
Good
+1
Worthwhile
-1
Caution
-2
Exreme Caution
-3
Excessive
-4
Abhorrent
 
Insidious Chapter 2   2star
-3
   $41,050,000
The Family   4star
-3
   $14,500,000
Riddick   3star
-3
   $7,013,250
Lee Daniels’ The Butler   0star
-2
   $5,582,000
We’re the Millers   2star
-4
   $5,415,000
Instructions Not Included   3star
-2
   $4,250,000
Disney Planes   3star
+2
   $3,066,000
One Direction: This is Us   3star
-1
   $2,400,000
Elysium   3star
-2
   $2,050,000
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters   3star
-2
   $1,825,000
Language Compared to Studio Box Office 2013
<table >      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%
$215,272,366
Paramount
20% 40% 40%
$131,688,228
Universal
10% 10% 20% 60%
$112,361,579
Fox
33% 11% 11% 44%
$94,785,568
Warner Bros.
15% 23% 62%
$90,134,116
Sony
11% 22% 67%
$71,834,840
Violence Compared to Studio Box Office 2013
<table >      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%
$215,272,366
Paramount
40% 60%
$131,688,228
Universal
70% 30%
$112,361,579
Fox
33% 33% 33%
$94,785,568
Warner Bros.
8% 77% 15%
$90,134,116
Sony
11% 11% 22% 56%
$71,834,840
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