It’s Sunday which must mean it’s time for another Weekend Box Office Breakdown! As always let’s start off with the weekend estimates from Box Office Mojo!
- Annabelle: Creation – $35,040,000 – New Release
- Dunkirk – $11,405,000 – 33.4% Drop
- The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature – $8,934,748 – New Release
- The Dark Tower – $7,875,000 – 58.9% Drop
- The Emoji Movie – $6,605,000 – 45.0%
Well there was definitely a clear winner this weekend and that was Annabelle: Creation. Now, I am pretty far away from being a horror fan as I just can’t take the scares and my wife is the same way – she even had to close her eyes when we saw Girls Trip and the trailer for Annabelle: Creation played in front of it. But, I do know that there are a bunch of mildly insane people out there that love getting the bejeezus scared out of them and it looks like a lot of those folks went out and saw Annabelle: Creation this weekend. I did watch the trailer and even though I have no interest in seeing the film, it looked like a solid horror movie and with making a whopping $71 million globally in it’s opening weekend on a $15 million production budget, it’s safe to say this creepy ass film is a hit.
I feel like I’m running out of things to say about Dunkirk’s spot in the weekend box office. It took 1st place in it’s first and second weekends and then fell to second in it’s third week, getting displaced by The Dark Tower, and managed to stay at second in it’s fourth week. Kudos to Christopher Nolan and Co. It seems they made a winner and timed the release right as there hasn’t been much competition for a film like Dunkirk in the last month. Goes to show how important a release date can really be.
I had no idea that The Nut Job was a movie that existed until I ran across a trailer for The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature. Clearly I have less than zero interest in seeing this movie and I’m not alone in that as this movie has a scathing 12% on the Tomatoemeter and even the Audience score is a less than impressive 56%. Seems like even those that did go see this movie didn’t really care for it.
And then there’s The Dark Tower…. A 58.9% drop is not at all what this movie needed. I think by now I’ve made my views on this film clear – I love the property but the movie didn’t have the time it needed to properly develop the characters and the world in which they live. I really want this movie to get the money it needs to justify a sequel along with the continued plans for a related TV show. The world of Roland Deschain, Jake Chambers, and The Man in Black is far too good for this to be the only thing we ever see of them on screen.
I still don’t know who is pay real money to see The Emoji Movie.
Until next time, Thank You for reading and…
SEE YOU AT THE CINEMA!