Weekend Report July 26-28, 2013


July 26-28, 2013
   
 
Select a studio’s button to see that studio’s 2013 Report Card
THE WOLVERINE tops the weekend
20th Century Fox’s THE WOLVERINE took the top spot but with less than anticipated. It was followed by THE CONJURING, DESPICABLE ME 2, TURBO and GROWN UPS 2.

DESPICABLE ME 2 became only the second movie in 2013 to top $300 million. TURBO will struggle to make it to $100 million.

  Here are 2013’s animated movies:
DESPICABLE ME . . . . . . . . . . . . . $306,412,945
MONSTERS UNIVERSITY . . . . . . . $255,345,000
THE CROODS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $186,390,796
EPIC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $106,188,590
ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH . . . $57,012,977
TURBO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $55,767,998
 
Color codes
+4
Exemplary
+3
Moral
+2
Good
+1
Worthwhile
-1
Caution
-2
Exreme Caution
-3
Excessive
-4
Abhorrent
 
The Wolverine   3star
-2
   $55,000,000
The Conjuring   4star
-2
   $22,130,000
Despicable Me 2   4star
+2
   $16,024,360
Turbo   4star
+3
   $13,325,000
Grown Ups 2   2star
-3
   $11,500,000
RED 2   4star
-2
   $9,400,000
Pacific Rim   4star
-2
   $7,540,000
The Heat   4star
-3
   $6,850,000
R.I.P.D.   0star
-2
   $5,856,750
Fruitvale Station   3star
-3
   $4,657,000
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
25% 25% 50%
$244,931,708
Universal
14% 14% 29% 43%
$132,482,471
Paramount
20% 40% 40%
$129,195,828
Fox
29% 14% 57%
$88,438,615
Warner Bros.
18% 27% 55%
$87,521,501
Sony
17% 83%
$71,817,760
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%
$244,931,708
Universal
86% 14%
$132,482,471
Paramount
40% 60%
$129,195,828
Fox
29% 29% 43%
$88,438,615
Warner Bros.
9% 73% 18%
$87,521,501
Sony
33% 67%
$71,817,760
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

 

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