Weekend U.S. Box Office January 11-13, 2019

Top of the box office for ‘The Upside’ in what is maybe the worst month of the year for cinema attendances. With all the films of the week making the bare minimum.

Weekend U.S. Box Office of January 11-13, 2019

1. The Upside

Weekend: $20.4M Total: $20.4M Weeks: 1

2. Aquaman

Weekend: $17.4M Total: $287.9M Weeks: 4

3. A Dog's Way Home

Weekend: $11.3M Total: $11.3M Weeks: 1

4. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Weekend: $9.1M Total: $147.8M Weeks: 5

5. Escape Room

Weekend: $8.9M Total: $32.5M Weeks: 2

6. Mary Poppins Returns

Weekend: $7.7M Total: $151.1M Weeks: 4

7. Bumblebee

Weekend: $7.2M Total: $108.9M Weeks: 4

8. On the Basis of Sex

Weekend: $5.7M Total: $90.7M Weeks: 3

9. The Mule

Weekend: $6.5M Total: $175.7M Weeks: 5

10. Vice

Weekend: $3.2M Total: $35.9M Weeks: 3

Please note: All numbers are in USD

Weekend U.S. Box Office January 4-6, 2019

What was a busy December Box Office has turned into a quiet January as predicted. Only one new film entered into the Top Ten and also did make decent money for a film no one knew about and without any bankable actors also in it.

Weekend U.S. Box Office of January 4-6, 2018

1. Aquaman

Weekend: $31.0M Total: $260.0M Weeks: 3

2. Escape Room

Weekend: $18.2M Total: $18.2M Weeks: 1

3. Mary Poppins Returns  

Weekend: $15.9M Total: $138.8M Weeks: 3

4. Bumblebee

Weekend: $13.2M Total: $97.6M Weeks: 3

5. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Weekend: $13.1M Total: $134.0M Weeks: 4

6. The Mule

Weekend: $9.1M Total: $81.2M Weeks: 4

7. Vice

Weekend: $5.7M Total: $29.7M Weeks: 2

8. Second Act

Weekend: $4.8M Total: $32.8M Weeks: 3

9. Ralph Breaks the Internet

Weekend: $4.7M Total: $187.2M Weeks: 7

10. Holmes & Watson

Weekend: $3.3M Total: $28.3M Weeks: 2

Please note: All numbers are in USD and only estimates.

Weekend U.S. Box Office December 28-30, 2018

‘Aquaman’ continued to dominate the U.S. box office for a second week in a row. In second and third place were again both ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ while also ‘Bumblebee’ having made more in their second weekend run rather than their first. Showing that this holiday week was one that many chose to spend it at the movies and they were willing to see these three films however not at the same time and with ‘Aquaman‘ first in line.

Although, it wasn’t good news for all with the new films of the week ‘Vice’ and ‘Holmes and Watson’ having subpar performances going up the rest of the bunch. Not great for ‘Vice’ in regards to its Golden Globe and Oscar aspirations, while also ‘Holmes and Watson’ that shows a decline in the comedy genre, but also in Will Ferrell’s mass market appeal.

Weekend U.S. Box Office of December 28-30, 2018

1. Aquaman

Weekend: $51.6M Total: $188.8M Weeks: 2

2. Mary Poppins Returns

Weekend: $28.0M Total: $98.9M Weeks: 2

3. Bumblebee

Weekend: $20.5M Total: $66.8M Weeks: 2

4. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Weekend: $18.3M Total: $103.6M Weeks: 3

5. The Mule

Weekend: $11.8M Total: $60.7M Weeks: 3

6. Vice

Weekend: $7.8M Total: $17.7M Weeks: 1

7. Holmes & Watson

Weekend: $7.3M Total: $19.7M Weeks: 1

8. Second Act

Weekend: $7.2M Total: $21.8M Weeks: 2

9. Ralph Breaks the Internet

Weekend: $6.5M Total: $175.7M Weeks: 6

10. The Grinch

Weekend: $4.2M Total: $265.5M Weeks: 8

Please note: All numbers are in USD

Weekend U.S. Box Office December 21-23, 2018

This weekend had quite a few new releases, with three big ones in particular that were duking it out. All of which were vying for the same crowds of families and general audience members that go for whatever is the hippest or closest to their tastes. ‘Aquaman’ was the winner of the three and might not have earned more than most would expect, but for a property still unknown to most, it did quite favorably and especially if you put into account its international box office, which DC Films will be mighty happy about.

The same couldn’t be said for films in position 2 or 3 of the U.S. Box Office, with ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ not being worthy of people returning to the movie theaters for it and the 6th ‘Transformer’ film that is looking to be one of the last, if its international box office doesn’t have anything to say about it.

Weekend U.S. Box Office of December 21-23, 2018

1. Aquaman

Weekend: $67.4M Total: $72.1M Weeks: 1

2. Mary Poppins Returns

Weekend: $22.2M Total: $31.0M Weeks: 1

3. Bumblebee

Weekend: $21.0M Total: $21.0M Weeks: 1

4. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Weekend: $16.7M Total: $64.8M Weeks: 2

5. The Mule

Weekend: $10.0M Total: $35.7M Weeks: 2

6. The Grinch

Weekend: $8.2M Total: $253.2M Weeks: 7

7. Second Act

Weekend: $6.5M Total: $6.5M Weeks: 1

8. Ralph Breaks the Internet

Weekend: $4.6M Total: $162.1M Weeks: 5

9. Welcome to Marwen

Weekend: $2.4M Total: $2.4M Weeks: 1

10. Mary Queen of Scots

Weekend: $2.2M Total: $3.5M Weeks: 3

Please note: All numbers are in USD

Weekend U.S. Box Office December 14-16, 2018

Weekend U.S. Box Office of December 14-16, 2018

1. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Weekend: $35.4M Total: $35.4M Weeks: 1

2. The Mule

Weekend: $17.5M Total: $17.5M Weeks: 1

3. The Grinch

Weekend: $11.8M Total: $239.5M Weeks: 6

4. Ralph Breaks the Internet

Weekend: $9.3M Total: $154.1M Weeks: 4

5. Mortal Engines

Weekend: $7.6M Total: $7.6M Weeks: 1

6. Creed II

Weekend: $5.4M Total: $104.9M Weeks: 4

7. Bohemian Rhapsody

Weekend: $4.3M Total: $180.6M Weeks: 7

8. Instant Family

Weekend: $3.8M Total: $60.3M Weeks: 5

9. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Weekend: $3.8M Total: $151.8M Weeks: 5

10. Green Book

Weekend: $2.8M Total: $24.7M Weeks: 5

Please note: All numbers are in USD

2019 Golden Globes Hosts Announced

With the nominations of the Golden Globes came also the announcement of who the hosts will be and this year they are taking a different route.

Instead of the usual stand comedian sort we had been used to or also the late night show presenters. This time its going to have a more TV feel to it with TV actors hosting the event. Now while this has been done in the past by the Oscars and movie actors with the James Franco and Anne Hathaway debacle, this one might work. The ones chosen are former ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and now ‘Killing Eve’ actress Sandra Oh and the former ‘SNL’ and now ‘Brooklyn Nine Nine’ actor Andy Samberg. Additionally, this won’t be Samberg’s first rodeo, as he did host in the past the 2015 Emmys.

2019 Golden Globes Nominations

Its been a busy entertainment week with the Golden Globes announcing next year’s nominees amongst other things.

The nominations do have some good picks and a few surprises and snubs as most would expect, but naturally these are more evident if one hasn’t seen most of the films or TV’ shows that are out, something of which is difficult even for people in the industry or who are die-hard fans. Not to mention that the Golden Globes nominations have a different view on things compared to the industry focused and more American Oscars. As the Golden Globes is the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. So their tastes and choices will have a different touch to them.

The biggest surprise pick most will notice is the inclusion of ‘Black Panther’ in Best Motion Picture Drama and also ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ in Best Motion Picture Comedy or Musical, especially when more complete films such as ‘Widows’, ‘The Death of Stalin’ and ‘A Quiet Place’ could have been chosen instead.

Interesting enough, the Globes were so keen to nominate ‘Black Panther’ for Best Picture that they forgot Michael B. Jordan to be nominated for best Supporting Actor in his role as the villain of that film. Additionally, there was no love for Toni Collette for her lead role in ‘Hereditary’ or Sam Elliot for his supporting role in “A Star is Born’ amongst many others. It just goes to show that we shouldn’t put a lot of stock in these Award shows as they will eventually get something wrong like it or not.

See the full list of the 76th Annual Golden Globes Nominations below:


Best Motion Picture – Drama

  • “Black Panther”

  • “BlacKkKlansman”

  • “Bohemian Rhapsody”

  • “If Beale Street Could Talk”

  • “A Star Is Born”

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

  • Glenn Close (“The Wife”)

  • Lady Gaga (“A Star Is Born”)

  • Nicole Kidman (“Destroyer”)

  • Melissa McCarthy (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”)

  • Rosamund Pike (“A Private War”)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

  • Bradley Cooper (“A Star Is Born”)

  • Willem Dafoe (“At Eternity’s Gate”)

  • Lucas Hedges (“Boy Erased”)

  • Rami Malek (“Bohemian Rhapsody”)

  • John David Washington (“BlacKkKlansman”)

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

  • “Crazy Rich Asians”

  • “The Favourite”

  • “Green Book”

  • “Mary Poppins Returns”

  • “Vice”

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

  • Emily Blunt (“Mary Poppins Returns”)

  • Olivia Colman (“The Favourite”)

  • Elsie Fisher (“Eighth Grade”)

  • Charlize Theron (“Tully”)

  • Constance Wu (“Crazy Rich Asians”)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

  • Christian Bale (“Vice”)

  • Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Mary Poppins Returns”)

  • Viggo Mortensen (“Green Book”)

  • Robert Redford (“The Old Man & the Gun”)

  • John C. Reilly (“Stan & Ollie”)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture

  • Amy Adams (“Vice”)

  • Claire Foy (“First Man”)

  • Regina King (“If Beale Street Could Talk”)

  • Emma Stone (“The Favourite”)

  • Rachel Weisz (“The Favourite”)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture

  • Mahershala Ali (“Green Book”)

  • Timothee Chalamet (“Beautiful Boy”)

  • Adam Driver (“BlacKkKlansman”)

  • Richard E. Grant (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”)

  • Sam Rockwell (“Vice”)

Best Motion Picture – Animated

  • “Incredibles 2”

  • “Isle of Dogs”

  • “Mirai”

  • “Ralph Breaks the Internet”

  • “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language

  • “Capernaum”

  • “Girl”

  • “Never Look Away”

  • “Roma”

  • “Shoplifters”

Best Director – Motion Picture

  • Bradley Cooper (“A Star Is Born”)

  • Alfonso Cuaron (“Roma”)

  • Peter Farrelly (“Green Book”)

  • Spike Lee (“BlacKkKlansman”)

  • Adam McKay (“Vice”)

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

  • Alfonso Cuaron (“Roma”)

  • Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara (“The Favourite”)

  • Barry Jenkins (“If Beale Street Could Talk”)

  • Adam McKay (“Vice”)

  • Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie (“Green Book”)

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

  • Marco Beltrami (“A Quiet Place”)

  • Alexandre Desplat (“Isle of Dogs”)

  • Ludwig Göransson (“Black Panther”)

  • Justin Hurwitz (“First Man”)

  • Marc Shaiman (“Mary Poppins Returns”)

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

  • “All the Stars” (“Black Panther”)

  • “Girl in the Movies” (“Dumplin’”)

  • “Requiem For a Private War” (“A Private War”)

  • “Revelation’ (“Boy Erased”)

  • “Shallow” (“A Star Is Born”)

Best Television Series – Drama

  • “The Americans”

  • “Bodyguard”

  • “Homecoming”

  • “Killing Eve”

  • “Pose”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama

  • Caitriona Balfe (“Outlander”)

  • Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)

  • Sandra Oh (“Killing Eve”)

  • Julia Roberts (“Homecoming”)

  • Keri Russell (“The Americans”)

 Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama

  • Jason Bateman (“Ozark”)

  • Stephan James (“Homecoming”)

  • Richard Madden (“Bodyguard”)

  • Billy Porter (“Pose”)

  • Matthew Rhys (“The Americans”)

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy

  • “Barry” (HBO)

  • “The Good Place” (NBC)

  • “Kidding” (Showtime)

  • “The Kominsky Method” (Netflix)

  • “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

  • Kristen Bell (“The Good Place”)

  • Candice Bergen (“Murphy Brown”)

  • Alison Brie (“Glow”)

  • Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)

  • Debra Messing (“Will & Grace”)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

  • Sacha Baron Cohen (“Who Is America?”)

  • Jim Carrey (“Kidding”)

  • Michael Douglas (“The Kominsky Method”)

  • Donald Glover (“Atlanta”)

  • Bill Hader (“Barry”)

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • “The Alienist” (TNT)

  • “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (FX)

  • “Escape at Dannemora” (Showtime)

  • “Sharp Objects” (HBO)

  • “A Very English Scandal” (Amazon)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Amy Adams (“Sharp Objects”)

  • Patricia Arquette (“Escape at Dannemora”)

  • Connie Britton (“Dirty John”)

  • Laura Dern (“The Tale”)

  • Regina King (“Seven Seconds”)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Antonio Banderas (“Genius: Picasso”)

  • Daniel Bruhl (“The Alienist”)

  • Darren Criss (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)

  • Benedict Cumberbatch (“Patrick Melrose”)

  • Hugh Grant (“A Very English Scandal”)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Alex Borstein (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)

  • Patricia Clarkson (“Sharp Objects”)

  • Penelope Cruz (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)

  • Thandie Newton (“Westworld”)

  • Yvonne Strahovski (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Alan Arkin (“The Kominsky Method”)

  • Kieran Culkin (“Succession”)

  • Edgar Ramirez (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)

  • Ben Whishaw (“A Very English Scandal”)

  • Henry Winkler (“Barry”)