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Monday Morning Shower Report: Box Office 12/11-12/13 or the Weekend Before Star Wars Breaks Records

Good morning Bleary-Eyed fans!  We’ve got a quick recap of last weekend’s box office results, but first we have to continue to show you that 20th Century Fox is on a roll with the trailers.  Last week we brought you the X-Men: Apocalypse trailer, and yesterday they dropped another bomb on us: Independence Day: Resurgence trailer.  Check it out:

Now I don’t know about you, but they teased out just a little bit and it really felt good to see a few familiar faces popping up.  And the poster work was done really well and extremely simple:

Nothing flashy, which is odd for Roland Emmerich
Nothing flashy, which is odd for Roland Emmerich
That's more like it!
That’s more like it!

At any rate, I really enjoyed the trailer.  It had a great feel and of course the lesser Hemsworth brother is always welcome in my action movies. Just glad he’s not fighting with a crossbow this time.  Missing however is Will Smith.  I know we all knew he wasn’t doing this film early on, but come up Fresh Prince, you did a third Men in Black movie, would this paycheck had been so hard to cash?  Eh, I saw one or two black dudes in the trailer, so maybe one of them will be Smith’s character’s step-son. Let the speculation begin!  Oh, also of particular excitement was the famous Bill Pullman’s “Independence Day” speech from the first film playing over the end of the trailer, well done trailer editors.

dawson_crying
I don’t care who you are, if you don’t tear up during that speech you’re either one of the aliens who got their ass handed to them or really unpatriotic

Anyway, now that we’re all tearing up, erh, got soap in our eyes, let’s rinse off and get on with the Box Office Countdown from last week!

1)  The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2- $11.3M ($244.5M Total)

Again, surprising only those with anterograde amnesia, the last Hunger Games film dominated the top spot for the last time.  Four weeks in a row at number one wasn’t a bad run, but I don’t believe Hemsworths, Sutherlands, or Jennifer Lawrence will stop anything from a “Galaxy far far away”.

Although, that smile will be with me...always
Although, that smile will be with me…always

2) In the Heart of the Sea- $11.0M

The better Hemsworth brother did his best to best the Girl on Fire, but sadly this Ron Howard film didn’t really have the same punch of Apollo 13 or one of the Da Vinci Code movies (which is saying something).  I also had a few people tell me they were not going to see the film based on the nature of whaling in general.  I totally agree that we shouldn’t make a species extinct, but isn’t this film about one taking revenge?  Oh well, I didn’t make an effort to see it, instead I watch Tom Hardy play gangster brothers.  I imagine Legend was much better.  Still disappointed, this film had not only The Scarecrow but the new Spider-Man in it and it came out just “meh”. All I’ll say is that Netflix needs to put Ron Howard back to work as the Arrested Development narrator.

Again, I just can't get over these beautiful people and their smile's.
Again, I just can’t get over these beautiful people and their smiles. Sorry Ben, Thor is just really doing it for me right now.

3) The Good Dinosaur- $10.5M ($89.7M Total)

Pixar’s latest film continued to plod along after a lackluster opening and will only be a slight cushion to the enormous butt that Star Wars will have.  Maybe that was Disney’s plan: release a sub-par Pixar film for the kids that might get scared during Star Wars.

Haven't even seen the film and this guy creeps me out
Haven’t even seen the film and this guy creeps me out

Perhaps Disney will allow Pixar to go back to releasing a movie just once a year.  I know the brilliant Inside Out was the only Pixar movie I needed this year.  I think the 2016 slate looks better.  Going back to ocean isn’t going to hurt anyone.

Man, the smiles in these films just really make my day
Man, the smiles in these films just really make my day

4) Creed- $10.1M ($79.3M Total)

Continuing to impress, the spiritual successor to the Rocky franchise is holding its own in the ring (see what I did there?)  A couple sources put the production value at only $35M, so New Line, MGM, and Warner Bros’ are going to make a pretty tidy profit on this one.  Pretty likely to see a sequel to this film.  If they get the whole group back together, who I gushed over, then I’m all for it.  I also don’t see any other boxing movies or the lesser sport, UFC, coming down the pipeline, so any Creed sequel won’t have any stiff competition and I welcome the continued story.

Just something about these guys look ready to take on all competition
Just something about these guys make them look ready to take on all competitors

5) Krampus- $8.0M ($28.2M Total)

I have been debating on seeing this film since it came out.  My original intent was to go see it immediately, but I ended up seeing Mockingjay Part 2 again (see #1 box office position above).  From what I’ve heard, it’s not much more than a Christmas-y type horror/comedy.  I’ve heard some pretty bold comparisons, so I may just have to break down and see this film for myself sometime this week.  Maybe on Thursday, the crowds won’t be that bad, right?

No smiles here...
No smiles here…sorry

Thus we have another morning shower while discussing last week’s box office.  Of course make sure to thank Bill Pullman for putting soap in our eyes.  Oh, and how could we forget the amazing Jeff Goldblum for saving us once again.  Perhaps this time he’ll use an iPad.  Funny how Steve Jobs inadvertently saved the Earth.

Watch out
Watch out aliens, I’m armed with an iPhone 6S Plus with iOS 9.2…and my sexy abs. 

-Darkmovienight

Monday Morning Shower Report: Thanksgiving Edition

Good Morning Bleary-Eyed fans, hopefully you’ve recovered from your food comas’ and the inevitable Black Friday wounds.  Don’t forget Cyber Monday deals can also be just as dangerous and painful, just think of the Carpul Tunnel Syndrome.   The surgery you have to have looks like it is straight out of some horror B-Movie special effects.

Want to know how I got these scars?
Want to know how I got these scars?  Amazon, ’15, so many deals, just couldn’t stop…

While we are all gingerly tending to our wounds and over-sized stomachs, your fellow Bleary-Eyed fans will take care of those “hard to reach” places…like belly buttons and behind the ears.  Onto the Top 5 movies everyone watched during their glutton fest!  (Note: this is only counting the Friday to Sunday numbers as Wednesday releases are calculated from opening to Thursday).

1) The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2- $51.6M ($198.3M Total)

Have to admit I am a little surprised here since a Pixar film released this week, but I’ll go ahead and give the franchise its due, it can certainly make money.  Maybe it doesn’t completely tell a coherent story, but it’s entertaining enough to get our seals of approval.  People will keep seeing this and I think it’ll have a long run in the Top 5.  Kinda like that aunt who came to stay for Thanksgiving, but decided she might as well stay till Christmas.  After all, Southwest doesn’t charge for changing flights!

Hell, she might solve a murder or two while she's there
Hell, she might solve a murder or two while she’s there, you do own a typewriter, right?

2) The Good Dinosaur ($55.6M Total)

The Good Dinosaur was the second worst opening of a Pixar film and the worst you might ask?  Toy Story– the first film by an untested studio even though it was attached to Disney (note, if you look it up Toy Story 2 and A Bug’s Life’s opening weekend gross, you’ll notice severely low numbers due to them only releasing in one theater their opening weekend, the following weekend would be the true opening and follows what is seen regarding about The Good Dinosaur’s opening.)  This is a bit odd as there really isn’t another cartoon other than The Peanuts Movie out and that doesn’t appeal to “today’s children”.  Thankfully it was still an entertaining film and those that went likely enjoyed it.  I have a feeling it might see a reasonable run at the box office, especially as schools start to let out.

Perhaps it's because they forgot to add Chris Pratt and motorcycles
Perhaps it’s because they forgot to add Chris Pratt and motorcycles.  Key miss Pixar.

3) Creed ($42.6M Total)

I’ll do my best to get a review out there soon, but believe me when I say, this film is good.  If you’ve ever enjoyed a sports film (Remember the Titans, Hoosiers, or The Mighty Ducks) then you will fall completely head over heels for this film that passes the torch from the Rocky franchise to a new and younger generation.

Seriously, do yourself a favor and enjoy this as soon as you can.
Seriously, do yourself a favor and enjoy this film as soon as you can.

4) Spectre- $12.8M ($176.1M Total)

007 and Blofeld continue to rake in a few million over the past few weekends.  Spectre still lags behind Skyfall especially with inflation, but it does continue to weigh our action lust until The Force Awakens releases.  Then Bond can retire for another three to five years.

Hell, I wouldn't mind retiring with an Aston Martin
Hell, I wouldn’t mind retiring with an Aston Martin.  It would have to have all the weapons still in tact, I have MAJOR road rage and want to be able to take care of some annoying traffic

5) The Peanuts Movie- $9.7M ($116.8M Total)

On the plus side, The Peanuts Movie has made back it’s $99M budget so far, but they still have to make back the marketing and such they did in the US.  Also, it does have a place in the Top 10 of “G-Rated Film Grosses”.  Depending upon when it finishes its theatrical run, that ranking will likely go up.  One thing I’m sure Fox is watching closely is to see if they can engage new viewership and create new specials.  I don’t know if that’ll work, but if it gives them a lift on the Halloween and Christmas Special sales, then it’ll have been worth it.

That's right little baby, it is all about the Benjamins
That’s right little baby, it is all about the Benjamins.  So no pooping on them.

That’s it for our Top 5.  My hope is that a lot more people will Creed a chance in the next few weeks.  I doubt Miss Katniss Everdeen will give up her hold on the top spot for another week or two, but in less than 18 days, the most anticipated movie this year will blow our minds out the back of our skulls.

I could have shown real brain matter blown all over the place, but I figured since we all just got cleaned up in the shower, I’ll spare you look at that type of horror and just show the first amazing Captain America: Civil War trailer instead.  It’ll likely play before Star Wars.

Hope to have a detailed Creed review to you all tomorrow and we’ve got some great surprises for Wednesday Wars, just pay attention, or actually read this site.

-Darkmovienight

Monday Morning Shower Report: Box Office 11/6-11/8

Good morning you fine Bleary-Eyed fans.  It’s Monday morning and it’s time to look back at the weekend and determine which films slugged it out for the top spot in the Box Office Battle Royale.  As you might recall, my money was on Spectre for a $60-$80M debut.  Check out the number One on our list.  Now that we’re all in the shower together…can you now see my powers of insight?  Do they make you tremble?  Will you fear my mind?

Or just
Or can you just clean my perfectly sculpted butt?

Cleanliness aside, let’s find out the Top 5 from last weekend:

1) Spectre- $73.0M

Ah ha!  I told you all where the gross would be, did you listen?  No.  Did you attempt to make guesses of your own?  No.  What does this tell me? No one is reading this stuff… Oh well, my hurt feelings aside, congrats to 007 for another great performance at the Box Office.  While Skyfall still holds the record for the largest opening of any Bond film with $87.8M in 2012, Spectre did well enough to overthrow The Martian from it’s six week reign at the Number One spot or near it.

Take that Damon! Oh, cute bag too
Take that Damon!  Your pink bag is no match for Daniel Craig’s dreamy eyes

We’ll have our official review for Spectre later today, so we can talk more about Craig’s fourth outing as the Spy Supreme and if we believe he should continue.

2) The Peanuts Movie – $45.0M

As predicted, Charles Schultz’s legacy on display in modern animation took the second spot this week.  Sadly, the nostalgia wasn’t strong enough to get The Peanuts Movie even remotely close to the largest animated opening of 2015 (Minions @ $115.7M in July).  It’s a shame that more people were not interested in the Schultz toon, but from what others have said, it stayed close to the source material and respected the fans and legacy.  It may not make much money, but the film adds another notch on the belt for a successful and beloved franchise.

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 30: Meredith Vieira, Willie Geist, Carson Daly, Natalie Morales, Tamron Hall, Al Roker, Savannah Guthrie, Matt Lauer, Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford attend NBC's "Today": Spooktacular Costume Party at Rockefeller Plaza on October 30, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
Sadly we got this nightmare fuel from “The Today Show” that might have put off a few potential viewers…

3) The Martian- $9.3M ($197.1M Total)

Continuing in the Top 5 for its sixth week, The Martian continues to thrill audiences and take their money like a mugger in New York.  The total above represents the Domestic Box Office, but to truly give you a “wow” statistic, the Worldwide gross to date is an excellent $458.5M.  Now, that doesn’t hold much of a candle to Jurassic World’s Worldwide total of $1.7B, but for it not being a sequel, a remake, or Superhero film, The Martian is doing just fine.

Unless you're this
Unless you’re this Martian, he’s still waiting for Space Jam 2…

Matt Damon and the Red Planet continue to delight and we at I Watch Too Many Movies couldn’t be happier as it will hopefully reignite the love for space and exploration.  Maybe we’ll get to Mars a little faster due to this film’s popularity.

4) Goosebumps- $7.0M ($66.4M Total)

The nostalgia machine Goosebumps continues to plod along, but with it being November, it doesn’t look like it’ll be going too much farther.  In general we enjoyed what we saw, and despite our earlier concerns, they actually came up with a creative way to bring the books of our childhood to life.  Check it out when it comes out video or streaming, but don’t expect anything other than a comedy that the family can enjoy. You never know, it might be a great excuse to get your kids reading the beloved books from your past.

Only disappointment was leaving my favorite book out of the film
Only disappointment was leaving my favorite book out of the film

5) Bridge of Spies- $6.1M ($55.0M Total)

Rounding out the Top 5 this weekend was Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies.  The film wasn’t built to be a blockbuster success, but give a little bit of history and allow Tom Hanks to stretch acting legs before he’s forced to pick up the role of Robert Langdon in Ron Howard’s Inferno.

Yeah, we're a little surprised you keep coming back too
Yeah, we’re a little surprised you keep coming back too this series as well, does Dan Brown have something on you Tom?

What Bridge of Spies does do is give us a stark contrast from the action/adventure/heroics of Spectre.  Ask most people though, and they’ll take 007 over anything close to reality.

That rolls up our Top 5 from last weekend’s Box Office.  I don’t foresee too much shakeup in the Box Office until November 20th when we get the conclusion of The Hunger Games, some crazy hijinks with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen,  and a biographical film featuring Tom Hardy portraying identical twin gangsters.  I’ve got 5 to 1 odds that we’ll be seeing some big numbers in the next few weeks.

When The Hunger Games ends, you have my permission to make money
When The Hunger Games is over, you have my permission to see my film

Enjoy the week and remember not to get too much soap in your eyes, because this crowded shower isn’t good about sharing the water.

-Darkmovienight

Monday Morning Shower Report: Box Office 10/30-11/1

Good Monday our Bleary-Eyed Fans.  I know it’s been a little while since we have updated the Top 5 Box Office Results, but frankly, you don’t pay attention anyway, so why should we spend time on you?  I recall we asked for adoration and love last time, but we only received a few dollars through Paypal.  They were soggy and crusty too.  How do you make internet currency soggy?

Photo illustration of dirty money in the Tribune Studio on Wednesday, 11 Jan 2012 for the features section. (Bill Hogan/ Chicago Tribune) B581814461Z.1 ....OUTSIDE TRIBUNE CO.- NO MAGS, NO SALES, NO INTERNET, NO TV, NEW YORK TIMES OUT, CHICAGO OUT, NO DIGITAL MANIPULATION...
Perhaps it is best we not accept money from p0rna11thetimez@juicylover.com.

Soiled Paypal funds aside, let us all hop in the shower for last weekend’s Top 5 Box Office Films:

1) The Martian- $11.4M ($182.8M Total)

This is a glorious time to be alive.  Not only does this film perfectly do justice to the novel, but it is feeding a space love for the populace I have not seen since Ron Howard’s Apollo 13.  You can read our review here.  Also, just a note, if you have an AMC Theater near you, they are doing a special IMAX 3D screening this week only, so that’ll give it another boost and you should go see it a second time with this superior format.  In conjunction with all of the Mars and Pluto news, I hope and believe we can get these kids that are in High School or College more interested in space again.    There is a lot of it and it keeps getting better.  Or they could always explore the ocean.

Or we could leave the Oceans to Aquaman and he'll handle the "Dragonfish" (as pants soiling seen above)
Or we could leave the Oceans to Aquaman and he’ll handle the “Dragonfish” (seen above plotting your demise)

2) Goosebumps- $10.2M ($57.1M Total)

Just saw this film last night and I have to say it deserves the money that is coming its way.  Not only did it give a good injection of nostalgia, but it was a good “Coming of Age/Fish Out of Water” film.  I really enjoyed the special effects and Jack Black seemed fairly grounded in his role as the titular R.L. Stine.  I would definitely recommend this for families, but since it is post Halloween, I see a steep drop in this film’s theatrical run, so go soon or wait for the release on some sort of Home/Mobile device.

3) Bridge of Spies- $8.1M ($45.2M Total)

It’s been three years since we saw the last Steven Spielberg film (Lincoln, 2012) and almost ten years since he and Tom Hanks joined together to form MegaHanksBerg (The Terminal, 2004).  MegaHanksBerg is obviously a giant mech that fights monsters.  Just wanted to make that clear to everyone.  We saw this one, but didn’t believe it warranted a review, mainly due to just a common theme, Tom Hanks makes us watch him pee, and a simple drama from MegaHanksBerg.  Just a film you will be happy to catch on the FX channel or rent from Redbox.

4) Hotel Transylvania 2- $5.8M ($156.0M Total)

The Peanuts Movie comes to town this weekend and most likely puts a stake in the heart of this film in the Top 5.  Again, another one we didn’t review, but the quick notes on it is that it is more or less the same as the first film but with less substance and just a slightly different message. The animation was gorgeous (which I’ve come to expect from Sony Pictures Animation) colorful, and lush, but they need to put more effort in their next slate of films.  Sadly, the next thing they have coming is a way outdated license, The Angry Birds Movie.   It’s a shame, why can’t we just have a third Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs?

5) Burnt- $5.0M

The only new addition to the Top 5 and releasing in 3k theaters, you would expect a better outcome.  Perhaps the studios were banking too heavily on Bradley Cooper’s star power.  I could have told them if he’s not paired with Jennifer Lawrence, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, or voicing the most violent and badass raccoon in the Galaxy, he just doesn’t carry a film.  Well, Limitless was pretty good, but they sneaked Robert di Niro in there, so maybe that might be the reason for its success.  I plan on consuming this film this week and serving up a review out before the main dishes of Spectre and The Peanuts Movie are out of the oven.  Everyone see what I did there?  Food jokes in a paragraph about a food movie…  I know, I’ll see myself out.

Hopefully everyone is looking for a big debut for Daniel Craig’s 007 in Spectre. I’m anticipating an opening release gross of somewhere in the neighborhood of $60-$80M.  We still have not given out anything for a contest and this would be a good time.  All Bleary-Eyed fans: make a prediction of the Domestic Opening gross for Spectre, and the person who is closest (Price is Right rules), will win a copy of The Martian when it comes out on DVD/Blu-Ray.  Please leave your guesses below or on our Facebook page for this post.  Good luck everyone and make sure to clean really well behind your ears, they’re more filthy than usual.

Photo illustration of dirty money in the Tribune Studio on Wednesday, 11 Jan 2012 for the features section. (Bill Hogan/ Chicago Tribune) B581814461Z.1 ....OUTSIDE TRIBUNE CO.- NO MAGS, NO SALES, NO INTERNET, NO TV, NEW YORK TIMES OUT, CHICAGO OUT, NO DIGITAL MANIPULATION...
Still not as bad as some things…

Monday Morning Shower Report: Box Office 9/25-9/27

Good morning Bleary-Eyed Fans, we at I Watch too Many Movies sincerely hope you had a great weekend and that a were-badger didn’t bite your face and now you’re going to turn into a badger every other Tuesday, but not on Holidays.  Let’s take a look at this weekend’s box office haul:

1) Hotel Transylvania 2- $47.5M

Is anyone really surprised about this?  I mean, we haven’t had a good family/animated film since what, Minions?  This was way overdue.  Not sure why they did a sequel other than Adam Sandler hasn’t collected every demographics money yet.  I really enjoyed the first one, so I can’t imagine this one was too far off the mark.  Just hope they tossed in more adult humor this time around.  Even for a Sandler flick, the first one was pretty tame.  I can’t imagine they took it to new heights, but the trailer looked good and I can imagine you could take your kids to more inappropriate movies (don’t click that link unless you’re okay with cannibalism….)

2) The Intern- $18.2M

Not surprised this one was in second place, but I expected a little more money out of it.  I found the movie charming enough to warrant a recommendation for a date movie or a family film with slightly older kids.  You can check out our review here.  Or you know, just scroll down some.

3) The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials- $14.0M ($51.7M Total)

Last week’s number 1 movie dropped a couple spots with a measly $14.0 M this weekend.  You know what I realized,  they had to put “The Maze Runner” in the title or no one would have even known what this film was.  That’s how far they’re reaching for dystopian young adult novels to make movies from.   It’s also the trick HBO’s “Game of Thrones” uses (that’s only the name of the first book).  There are apparently 5 books in this series, so hopefully they won’t have to do the last movie split thing in order to make their money.  Well, maybe they will if it continues its lackluster performance through its run.

4) Everest- $13.1M ($23.1M Total)

Maybe I was wrong about this film, staying in IMAX 3D or 3D in general isn’t killing it too badly.  It actually moved up in the countdown (count-up?  We started from #1, what do you call that?  It’s like, what do you say when someone coughs?  “Shut the hell up!”?)  At any rate, at least a few people showed up to see Terminator John Conner climb a mountain.

Yeah, we didn't get it either...
Yeah, we didn’t get it either.  And don’t call “Spoiler”, it was in the freaking trailer!
5) Black Mass- $11.5M ($42.6M Total)

We were really hoping more “word of mouth” advertising would have made this film a lot more successful.  Seriously, we expected the millions (5) of people who read our reviews would have come in droves to see this Johnny Depp winner.  Oh well, it was made on the cheap and will likely earn some Academy Awards as well as a tiny bit of profit.  Even though he only played a supporting role, I wouldn’t be surprised if Benedict Cumberbatch didn’t just stare into the eyes of the producers and take all the money.  Seriously, have you seen that guy’s gaze?

You can't tell me you didn't just Paypal him your entire paycheck
You can’t tell me you didn’t just Paypal him your entire paycheck

That wraps up our Monday morning report.  Hopefully you’re out of the shower now and learned your lesson about taking tablets and phones into the shower in the first place (seriously, just read this while you eat breakfast).

This week we’ve got some special treats for you.  I’ll be taking in the terrific animated film The Iron Giant  on Wednesday.  It’s a special event, so I highly recommend you try and catch it if it’s showing in a theater nearby.  I’ll try to be less terrible and review it for our Throwback Thursday post and get people psyched about the inevitable Blu-Ray release.  Our Wednesday Wars post will showcase another talented individual and his Star Wars related creation.  Then finally, we’re going to do a lesser giveaway on our Facebook page for the first two people who comment on this post on the actual page.  You’ll have your choice between a Black Widow or Hydra charm bead that you can enjoy or give to anyone you’d like.  And I swear, if someone puts “First”, I will find you and stab you.

Also, I guess no one wants a free copy of Age of Ultron since we’re still 21 people away from getting to a 100 “Likes” on our Facebook page.  It doesn’t take much, after all, it’s just a pyramid scam, and those are totally easy to execute.

Until next time,

-Darkmovienight