Box Office Predictions (26-28th July) Results
Okay so right off the bat I was way off with my Prediction, way off! And with that whimpering weekend total the summer blockbuster season has ended. So with that in mind these predictions will become less frequent, for example nothing interesting is coming out next weekend but I will be posting my predictions for 9-11th August. Go watch some movies!
Box Office Predictions (5-7th July) Results
Sorry about the late post guys, my Dad’s in hospital and so it’s going to be a little slower around my blog. Rest assured I’ll still be reviewing Pacific Rim sometime next week. Back to the weekend’s releases and I was pretty close, in that The Lone Ranger bombed and Despicable Me 2 did great. My numbers were off by $42M over the top ten. What I didn’t expect this weekend was strong returning box office numbers, carry on reading to see what I mean. Go watch some movies and let’s look at the breakdowns.
Box Office Predictions (5-7th July)
YES!!! This is the weekend I have wanted to get into since I started doing the Box Office Predictions, get ready for an epic win and an epic fail. The two new releases, first is Despicable Me 2 an animated children’s film following a massively successful first instalment with mass family appeal and big tracking numbers, and the second release is The Lone Ranger which haha should be fun to watch (not for Disney) so how will this unbelievably bloated excuse for a blockbuster do? The returning films The Heat and White House Down won’t be bothered too much this weekend but how much lower can they go and Monsters University should take whopping drop with the release of its biggest Competition Despicable Me 2. Will I get the numbers spot on? Will your predictions beat mine? Well the only way to find out is to read this prediction post and the results on Monday and go watch some movies, now to the breakdowns.
Box Office Predictions (28-30th June) Results
I was so close this weekend, most of my predictions where pretty close but no White House Down had to crash and burn and throw off my numbers. My numbers were off by $25.2M over the top ten. But other than WHD the new releases did well and all returning films did some good numbers. So other than WHD the films this weekend did as expected. Go watch some movies and let’s look at the breakdowns.
Box Office Predictions (28-30th June)
We got some interesting films coming out this weekend and a lot of heavy hitters returning from last weekend. The two new releases, first is The Heat a comedy film from the director of Bridesmaids and big comedy draws Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, and the second release is White House Down directed by Emmerich and staring Fox, Tatum and Woods but it isn’t looking healthy. The returning film World War Z and Monsters University should take decent positions this weekend with MU narrowly keeping its top spot. Can I redeem myself from my awful predictions last weekend? Well there’s only one way to find out, read this prediction post and they the results on Monday and go watch some movies, now to the breakdowns. Also Rorschach Reviews will be doing a similar feature so I have some more competitions.
Box Office Predictions (21-23rd June) Results
Wow I was so off this week, my predictions were terrible. However it’s been a great weekend for the studios, cinema profits in decline my ass. Monsters University took the weekend with a stellar taking over the weekend. However Pixar’s take wasn’t shocking at all, what was shocking is Brad Pitts War on Zombies which took an unbelievable second place. Man of Steel failed to fly above the new comers but hardly bombed with a respectable take in third place. Go watch some movies and let’s look at the breakdowns.
World War Z (2013) Review
World War Z is nothing special but it’s alright and whilst I won’t be seeing it again I don’t regret seeing it today. The story is the weakest part but the characters and acting was pretty good, some moments even made me laugh, sadly this was not on purpose and I nearly cried of laughter. Some warnings going into this film are that this isn’t a horror film nor is it an outbreak film, it feels more like an action thriller that happens to feature Zombie esq people (They shouldn’t run or climb). Anyway this review will not be a happy ordeal and I plan to put a few spoilers around the place so watch out for them.
“Every human being we save is one less we have to fight.”
Box Office Predictions (21-23rd June)
Another week of new releases and these won’t be any easier, let’s hope I get lucky and make some good predictions. This weekend we have two releases, first is Monsters University a highly anticipated sequel and second is World War Z a new Zombie film starring Brad Pitt. But we also have Man of Steel fighting to keep his high flying position at number one. Will Pixar take the win? Will World War Z shock us all or will Man of Steel keep the high ground? Go watch some movies and let’s look at the breakdowns.
World War Z (Trailer #1) Review
It’s a big budget zombie apocalypse film so regardless of how the trailer goes I am going to be in a cinema watching this. The trailer starts off pretty good with a nice little family in the car and all that then all hell breaks loose on the streets. However it uses every action trailer does now which is the Inception BWOOOOONNNGG, seriously stop using that noise on every trailer. Carrying on, the next few flashing shots show the global effects of the zombies and that this is very wide spread, well so I am with the film so far. Then about one minute and 19 seconds into the trailer you see the zombies and well it’s not good, when I say not good I actually mean awful. At some point in the production of this film one of production team said to the other “how much CGI should we use” and gets a reply “All of it, all of the CGI”. I just can’t believe the sprinting hoard of CGI zombies that somebody being paid too much said was okay got into this film.
What’s Tim Looking Forward To?
Believe it or not I couldn’t think of a better title, at least it will stand out of the crowd (Like an ugly person). This is a list of films I am most looking forward too in 2013. First off the list will only go to July because I don’t judge a film until I have at least seen a trailer and no films past there have had one yet. Second it’s not a list of what I think will be impressive to all but rather a list of films I think will be very fun. Films are entertainment, that’s how I watch them and that’s how I judge them. For a more comprehensive list I have a page for new releases, these are UK release dates.