New Movies of the Week 14/2/19-20/2/2019

After almost 16 years, James Cameron finally gets his ‘Alita‘ film released and it is as expected a CGI action fest. It virtually has no competition in its way, but difficult to tell if it will be a grand hit of the likes of ‘Avatar‘ or it will just be categorized as another hollow, eye candy sci-fi film..

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Weekend U.S. Box Office February 8-10, 2019

The box office is up and running again (naturally not in full gear) with some films people actually want to see. The same though couldn’t be exactly said for the new Liam Neeson film ‘Cold Pursuit’ that indicates people are either tired of the ‘Taken’ formula or something in the news didn’t help them see this film over the weekend.

Weekend U.S. Box Office of February 8-10, 2019

1. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

Weekend: $34.4M Total: $34.4M Weeks: 1

2. What Men Want

Weekend: $19.0M Total: $19.0M Weeks: 1

3. Cold Pursuit

Weekend: $10.8M Total: $10.8M Weeks: 1

4. The Upside

Weekend: $7.2M Total: $85.8M Weeks: 5

5. Glass

Weekend: $6.4M Total: $98.5M Weeks: 4

6. The Prodigy

Weekend: $6.0M Total: $6.0M Weeks: 1

7. Green Book

Weekend: $3.6M Total: $61.5M Weeks: 13

8. Aquaman

Weekend: $3.3M Total: $328.5M Weeks: 8

9. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Weekend: $3.0M Total: $179.8M Weeks: 9

10. Miss Bala

Weekend: $2.9M Total: $11.9M Weeks: 2

Please note: All figures are in USD and have been rounded.

Weekend U.S. Box Office February 1-3, 2019

Lowest box office weekend so far this year and lowest Superbowl box office weekend as well (source) shouldn’t surprise anyone. Despite of it, ‘Miss Bala‘ managed to get into third place as the only new release in the top ten and ‘Glass‘ is still trying to scratch through to reach the 100 million mark.

Weekend U.S. Box Office of February 1-3, 2019

1. Glass
Weekend: $9.5M Total: $88.7M Weeks: 3

2. The Upside

Weekend: $8.7M Total: $75.4M Weeks: 4

3. Miss Bala

Weekend: $6.9M Total: $6.9M Weeks: 1

4. Aquaman

Weekend: $4.9M Total: $323.6M Weeks: 7

5. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Weekend: $4.5M Total: $175.4M Weeks: 8

6. Green Book

Weekend: $4.3M Total: $55.9M Weeks: 12

7. The Kid Who Would Be King

Weekend: $4.2M Total: $13.2M Weeks: 2

8. A Dog's Way Home

Weekend: $3.6M Total: $36.0M Weeks: 4

9. Escape Room

Weekend: $2.9M Total: $52.1M Weeks: 5

10. They Shall Not Grow Old

Weekend: $2.4M Total: $10.8M Weeks: 7

Please note: All figures are in USD and have been rounded.

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Trailer - The Rock & Jason Statham Movie

At first the F&F series started as a fun and serious action film, then it became standard sequel fare for a couple of films, till it suddenly took a turn for the serious in F&F 5, to later only change again towards the ludicrous (no pun intended) with F&F 6 & 7 and then finally became utter trash with F&F 8.

Now, a spin-off of the characters of those films will be a reality with ‘Hobbs & Shaw‘ and the direction they decided to take was of ‘GI Joe 1’ and ‘Kingsman’ nature and level of insanity in death defying acts and stunts, while also human abilities. Which is quite interesting to see that the production thinks that this direction will work based on the series prior history, but time will tell if audiences will eat this up or make into one of biggest box office bombs in history.

director: David Leitch

starring: Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham and Idris Elba

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release dates: 1 August 2019 (Australia & Germany), 2 August 2019 (USA)

New Movies of the Week 31/1/19-6/2/2019

Heading into February this week is a diverse array of films being released that will find some adequately satisfied, but most will be wondering where the blockbusters are at? Not to mention where is also the star power content to leave their homes for the big screen.

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Weekend U.S. Box Office January 25-27, 2019

Another dull U.S. box office weekend, despite some good films still being out there new and old. In addition, ‘Aquaman‘ may not have made ‘Black Panther’ money in the U.S. box office throughout its run, but on a global scale its a whole another story. (source)

Weekend U.S. Box Office of January 25-27, 2019

1. Glass
Weekend: $19.0M Total: $73.6M Weeks: 2

2. The Upside

Weekend: $12.2M Total: $63.1M Weeks: 3

3. Aquaman

Weekend: $7.4M Total: $316.6M Weeks: 6

4. The Kid Who Would Be King

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

5. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Weekend: $6.2M Total: $169.0M Weeks: 7

6. Green Book

Weekend: $5.4M Total: $49.0M Weeks: 11

7. A Dog's Way Home

Weekend: $5.2M Total: $30.8M Weeks: 3

8. Serenity

Weekend: $4.8M Total: $4.8M Weeks: 1

9. Escape Room

Weekend: $4.3M Total: $47.9M Weeks: 4

10. Doragon bôru chô: Burorî - Dragon Ball Super: Broly

Weekend: $3.6M Total: $29.0M Weeks: 2

Please note: All numbers are in USD

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Weekend U.S. Box Office January 18-20, 2019

To much excitement and hype ‘Glass‘ finally came out and conquered the lackluster January box office this past weekend. More interesting though is that a ‘Dragon Ball’ film landed in the top ten out of nowhere and that ‘Aquaman’ passed the 300 million mark surpassing ‘Man of Steel’ and potentially also ‘Suicide Squad’ in the upcoming week (source).

Weekend U.S. Box Office of January 18-20, 2019

1. Glass
Weekend: $40.3M Total: $40.3M Weeks: 1

2. The Upside

Weekend: $15.0M Total: $43.3M Weeks: 2

3. Aquaman

Weekend: $10.2M Total: $304.2M Weeks: 5

4. Doragon bôru chô: Burorî - Dragon Ball Super: Broly

Weekend: $9.8M Total: $20.2M Weeks: 1

5. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Weekend: $7.6M Total: $158.6M Weeks: 6

6. A Dog's Way Home

Weekend: $7.2M Total: $21.4M Weeks: 2

7. Escape Room

Weekend: $5.6M Total: $41.0M Weeks: 3

8. Mary Poppins Returns

Weekend: $5.2M Total: $158.7M Weeks: 5

9. Bumblebee

Weekend: $4.8M Total: $116.0M Weeks: 5

10. On the Basis of Sex

Weekend: $3.9M Total: $16.8M Weeks: 4

Please note: All numbers are in USD