Weekend Report June 28-30, 2013

 
June 28-30, 2013
   
 
Select a studio’s button to see that studio’s 2013 Report Card
MONSTERS Scares Up a Second Top Weekend
MONSTERS UNIVERSITY held off two big newcomers to take the top box office spot for the second weekend in a row. The ultra vulgar comedy THE HEAT place a strong second with attractive previews without the intense foul language. Don’t be surprised by an early fade because of its crudity. WORLD WAR Z pulled off third while the newcomer WHITE HOUSE DOWN disappointed in fourth. MAN OF STEEL rounded out the top five.   This week Disney unveils THE LONE RANGER and Universal introduced DESPICABLE ME 2. You can expect big box office for both.
MONSTERS UNIVERSITY will sail past THE CROODS this week to become both a $200 million movie and the top animated movie so far this year. DESPICABLE ME 2 could give it a very strong chase – the word is it’s a lot of fun.
 
Color codes
+4
Exemplary
+3
Moral
+2
Good
+1
Worthwhile
-1
Caution
-2
Exreme Caution
-3
Excessive
-4
Abhorrent
 
Monsters University   4star
+2
  $46,180,000
The Heat   4star
-3
  $40,000,000
World War Z   4star
-2
  $29,800,000
White House Down   1star
-4
  $25,700,000
Man of Steel   4star
-1
  $20,820,000
This is the End   2star
-4
  $8,700,000
Now You See Me   3star
-2
  $5,500,000
Fast and Furious 6   4star
-2
  $2,410,250
Star Trek Into Darkness   3star
-2
  $2,040,000
The Internship   3star
-3
  $1,425,000
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
33% 33% 33%
$270,037,611
Universal
20% 40% 40%
$118,171,275
Paramount
20% 40% 40%
$114,313,228
Warner Bros.
11% 33% 56%
$84,076,168
Fox
33% 67%
$76,025,676
Sony
20% 80%
$52,669,912
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
67% 33%
$270,037,611
Universal
80% 20%
$118,171,275
Paramount
40% 60%
$114,313,228
Warner Bros.
11% 67% 22%
$84,076,168
Fox
33% 33% 33%
$76,025,676
Sony
20% 80%
$52,669,912
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