Monday, November 11, 2013

Weekend Roundup: Box Office Results for 11/8-11/10

Welcome to the inaugural edition of WEEKEND ROUNDUP, where we discuss the weekends box office results.  The top 3 this week are Thor: The Dark World, Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, and Free Birds.

This weekend was a great one to start on because we get to talk about the newest addition to Marvel's Phase 2, Thor: The Dark World, and how it demolished the box office this weekend.  It's no surprise that this film took the top spot, especially since no other film had a wide release this weekend. A handful of movie had their limited releases, but were only shown in a few theaters across the country.  


Thor: The Dark World left every other movie in the dust, raking in $86.1 million, not quite enough to join the elite club of superhero films to break $100 million on opening weekend (The Avengers, Man of Steel, & Iron Man 3 to name a few), but better than the original, which made $65.7 million back in 2011.  Now, I'm sure a portion of that increase is directly associated with the success of The Avengers, but I'd also like to think that word-of-mouth about how amazing this film is (check out our Fandom Fridays review of Thor: The Dark World) helped garner some extra ticket sales as well.  I believe this is only the beginning of a huge box office draw for this film, and I wouldn't be surprised if it breaks $500 million by the time it's done (the first Thor made just shy of $450 million).


Next on the list for this weekend is Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa with $11.3 million.  Definitely not on the same level as Thor: The Dark World, but not too shabby for a film with only a $15 million production budget.  Three weeks in, Bad Grandpa has already made over $100 million worldwide, and understandably so.  Not being a huge fan of Jackass, I was hesitant to watch this movie, but my brother really wanted to see it, so I went for it.  And I was laughing the entire time.  The combination of Jackass-style, hidden camera shenanigans and movie story-telling was actually an intriguing concept and worked pretty well.  This is not the greatest comedy of the year by any stretch, but it was pretty funny and I definitely had a surprisingly good time watching it.


Finally, we have the Thankgiving-themed animated comedy, Free Birds.  Time-traveling turkeys on a mission to stop the first Thanksgiving?  How could that not do well?  Bringing in just under $11.2 million dollars in its second weekend, Free Birds shows that even original, non-Disney, non-Pixar animated films can do pretty well for themselves (making over $30 million worldwide in just a week and a half).  Although, I have to wonder if it will be able to keep this momentum going once Disney's Frozen releases at the end of the month.  I guess we'll have to wait and find out.

Here's an overview of this weekend's box office draws:

#1 - Thor: The Dark World - $86,109,000

#2 - Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa - $11,300,000

#3 - Free Birds - $11,180,000

Next week is the release of The Best Man Holiday, the sequel to the 1999 romantic comedy-drama, The Best Man.  Will it be able to gain footing against Thor: The Dark World's second week?  Only time will tell.  Join us next week when we give you the scoop on how your favorite movie are doing on WEEKEND ROUNDUP!

Don't forget to check us out on Facebook (Previously Untitled) and on Twitter (@PU_FilmBlog)!

Source credit:

No comments:

Post a Comment