Box Office Predictions (23-25th Aug) Results

This weekend did not go as I predicted at all, a lot of shocking numbers, but mostly low. Returning films did very well but most of the new releases bombed. Or did they? Go watch some movies!


Returning Films

The Butler won AGAIN barely dropping 30% to bring in $17. Kick-Ass 2 on the other hand dropped a whopping 68% to $4M. Jobs and Paranoia dropped out of the top ten in their second week as I predicted.

New Films

You’re Next



Compared to other horror films this summer you could say this film bombed but I think its budget is really tiny so it’s probably already in the black with this weekend’s haul. I think for an essential indie film making over $7M in one weekend is good business. And the film has Isaacs’s approval so that’s good enough for me.

The Mortal Instruments



I was actually pretty spot on with this film. I am afraid the film suffered from an overcrowded genre at this current time, not my cup of tea but my cousin really likes the books and is going to see it soon. I said $9M and it made $9.3M.

The World’s End



Again I made a pretty damn good prediction. With only 1000 screens making $8.9M isn’t too bad, they may even expand to more screens in the coming week.

My Prediction

  1. You’re Next:   -$16M
  2. The Butler:   -$13M
  3. We’re the Millers:   -$11M
  4. The Mortal Instruments:   -$9M
  5. The World’s End:   -$9M
  6. Planes:   -$8M
  7. Elysium:   -$7M
  8. Kick-Ass 2:   -$6M
  9. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters:   -$4M
  10. 2 Guns:   -$3M

Actual Results

  1. The Butler:   -$17M (+4M)
  2. We’re the Millers:   -$13.5M (+2.5M)
  3. The Mortal Instruments:   -$9.3M (+0.3M)
  4. The Worlds End:   -$8.9M (-0.1)
  5. Planes:   -$8.5M (+0.5M)
  6. Elysium:   -$7.1M (+0.1M)
  7. You’re Next:   -$7M (-9M)
  8. Percy Jackson:   -$5.2M (+1.2M)
  9. Blue Jasmine:   -$4.3M (N/A)
  10. Kick-Ass 2:   -$4.2M (-1.7M)

Well that’s my views. Now what do you think about this weekend and its new releases?

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14 responses to “Box Office Predictions (23-25th Aug) Results”

  1. atothewr says :

    Good job with the predicting, boggles the mind to even think about doing that. Surprised The Butler is so strong, looks good, but it doesn’t look like a box office leader.


  2. The Focused Filmographer says :

    Some pretty solid predictions there, Tim. I still don’t dare trying to guess. I like, though, coming over here and seeing just how close you come! It’s harder, I think, in the “off-season” of films so, good job this week to you.


    • Tim The Film Guy says :

      Yeah am amazing 😀

      You should make the predictions anyway, its fun. Am only doing them intermittently after summer. Mainly because I am going to University soon and the films are less interesting 😀


  3. sidekickreviews says :

    Good prediction on Mortal. I would have never have guessed it 9 mill.


  4. ruth says :

    Wow, The Butler is still on top! I guess it’s well-served by moviegoers 😉


  5. lukebbtt says :

    It goes to show you – You’re Next made a modest amount, but thanks to a small budget it is a profit, whereas the blockbusters that do amazingly well still lose money. I have nothing against big summer movies, but I think we should promote Indie films as well.


  6. theipc says :

    Thanks for the shout out!


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