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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Insidious Chapter 3 teaser







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Why Exorcism Movies over saturated Hollywood: Is The Vatican movie a good idea?








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The Lazarus Effect is fading in its opening weekend

The recent movie box office hasn't been too kind to horror movies. Supernatural movie newcomer, The Lazarus Effect, stumbled out of the blocks this weekend. This paranormal horror movie is on pace to earn $9.2 million over the 3-day weekend, not a good sign for horror movies moving forward. Film studios known to release horror movies, definitely missed out on Friday the 13th a few weekends ago.

We assumed The Lazarus Effect had the potential to become a sleeper hit. Beautiful Olivia Wilde, American Horror Story's Evan Peters, and Community's Donald Glover couldn't entice enough of their fans to scare up a decent opening day. Unfortunately, a meager $3.8 Friday opening is positioning this new horror movie to finish in fourth place among one newcomer (Focus), two-time second place finisher (Secret Service: Kingsman) and two-time former chart topper, Fifty Shades of Grey.

The Lazarus Effect recycled Pet Sematary and Flatliners movie themes - bringing back the dead. "It's been done before" is a phrase that keeps repeating itself. Horror movie fans want something different, something new, something original to challenge them. Our mind is a powerful tool with the capability to manipulate people into seeing and hearing things that are not present.

Why not play with the mind? Do we really want to see Oliver Wilde use evil superpowers to kill her colleagues? One minute she is herself, and then the next she is evil. How is this even scary? Maybe execution and/or storytelling is to blame for this lackluster opening weekend.

Hint: play with the mind to scare people - showing less is more powerful. We're not into watching comedy horror movies, unless of course it is Shaun of the Dead. In any case, The Lazarus Effect is playing in movie theaters right now.



Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Weekend Box Office Results: February 20-22, 2015

Weekend Box Office Results: February 20-22, 2015

Top 10 Box Office Movies:

Movie
Box Office Results
Cumalative
Weeks in Release

Fifty Shades of Grey
$22.3 million
$129.2 million
2
Kingsman: The Secret Service
$18.3 million
$67.9 million
2
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water
$16.6 million
$126.2 million
3
McFarland, USA
$11.02 million
$11.02 million
1
The DUFF
$10.8 million
$10.8 million
1
American Sniper
$10.1 million
$320 million
9
Hot Tub Time Machine 2
$5.96 million
$5.96 million
1
Jupiter Ascending
$3.8 million
$39.7 million
3
The Imitation Game
$2.5 million
$83.9 million
13
Paddington
$2.4 million
$67.8 million
6


Source: BoxOffice.com

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 is a Bust

Hot Tub Time Machine 2, the sequel to the cult hit Hot Tub Time Machine, opened up to crickets this weekend at the box office. What a dismal weekend box office performance for this mediocre comedy movie. It is flopping hard to get recognized for its cheap jokes and thrills.

On Friday night, HTTM 2 collected a lousy $2.3 million, projecting its weekend box office results in the $5.8-$6.3 million range. With a $14 million production budget, HTTM 2 better flop harder in the weeks to come. We seriously doubt this dark comedy has any legs to walk on without John Cusack.

HTTM 2 is failing to capture the success of the original, which we believe is attributed to poor quality writing, directing, acting, and most notably, multi-talented John Cusack is absent from this sequel.

Time Machine producers should have left the original alone. What a wasted effort. We can make a list of 100 things to do with $14 million and none of them involve making Hot Tub Time Machine 2. The movie preview of HTTM 2 shown in theaters warned us to stay away.







Friday, February 20, 2015

Weekend Box Office Results: February 13-15

Weekend Box Office Results: February 13-15, 2015

Top 10 Box Office Movies:


Movie
Box Office Results
Cumalative
Weeks in Release


Fifty Shades of Grey
$85.2 million
$85.2 million
1
Kingsman: The Secret Service
$36.2 million
$36.2 million
1
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water
$34.5 million
$94.6 million
2
American Sniper
$16.4 million
$304.1 million
8
Jupiter Ascending
$9.3 million
$32.4 million
2
Seventh Son
$4.2 million
$13.4 million
2
Paddington
$4 million
$62.2 million
5
The Imitation Game
$3.5 million
$79.6 million
12
The Wedding Ringer
$3.3 million
$59.6 million
5
Project Almanac
$2.8 million
$19.6 million
3


Source: BoxOffice.com

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Fifty Shades of Grey box office update

Fifty Shades of Grey scored the largest 1-day box office total in February history. A $30.2 million Friday day opening places this S&M/bondage movie on pace to finish between $80-$95 million during the 4-day President's Day weekend. Fifty Shades has a good shot to reach these totals in the traditional 3-day weekend alone. Stay tuned for Valentine's Day box office results tomorrow.

If Fifty Shades of Grey can somehow break the $90 million barrier without Monday receipts included, this will place this R-rated movie within striking distance of Matrix Reloaded as the top opening R-rated film of all time. Fifty Shades of Grey is making February movie history.

Female moviegoers have something intriguing to talk about this weekend. They have a huge desire to seduce their sexual appetites watching these types of movies. When the lights go out, will these women open up to new experiments? Are women planning to explore their darker, sensual sides? Fifty Shades of Grey novels unlocked these doors and are now showing Christian and Anastasia visually perform those seductive fantasies.

Fifty Shades of Grey is going after the female demographics in a huge way. The novels entertained millions of sexual fantasies, giving S&M a global spotlight to sell 100 million books. Check back soon for Valentine's Day box office updates.