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Mania Box Office Report: Monsters Rule!

The Heat debuts strong

By Robert T. Trate     July 01, 2013
Source: Box Office Mojo

Once again, Monsters University rules the box office weekend. Monsters University took 46 million over the last weekend in June. A small dip in percentage, but strong enough to repeat a victory at the box office. The Heat debuted strong at 40 million, pushing World War Z to number 3. 

So how did Channing Tatum and Roland Emmerich do last weekend? Ray Subers of Box Office Mojo had this to report: “At 3,222 theaters, White House Down got off to a slow $25.7 million start. In comparison, similar movie Olympus Has Fallen opened to $30.4 million with less star power and cheaper effects. It's also way off from star Channing Tatum's 2012 trifecta (The Vow/Magic Mike/21 Jump Street), all of which opened to at least $36 million”. So perhaps the ladies were more interested in The Heat (making just shy of 3 million of it’s budget) then watching Tatum in shoot 'em up film. 


 
Rank
 
Movie
 
Weekend
 
Theaters
 
Average
 
Total
 
Budget
1
Monsters University
 
$46,180,000
4,004
$11,533
$171,006,000
-
2
The Heat
 
$40,000,000
3,181
$12,575
$40,000,000
$43
3
World War Z
 
$29,800,000
3,607
$8,262
$123,722,000
$190
4
White House Down
 
$25,700,000
3,222
$7,976
$25,700,000
$150
5
Man of Steel
 
$20,820,000
4,131
$5,040
$248,660,000
$225
6
This is the End
 
$8,700,000
2,710
$3,210
$74,681,000
$32
7
Now You See Me
 
$5,500,000
2,564
$2,145
$104,681,000
$75
8
Fast & Furious 6
 
$2,410,000
1,550
$1,555
$233,313,000
$160
9
Star Trek Into Darkness
 
$2,040,000
1,035
$1,971
$220,501,000
$190
10
The Internship
 
$1,425,000
1,008
$1,414
$41,705,000
$58


This holiday week/ extended weekend we will have The Lone Ranger to discover. Check out Mania’s review here. We will also have a second helping of Despicable Me.
 

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millean 7/1/2013 8:42:55 AM

I still want to go see Now You See Me.  Doesn't look like Man Of Steel is going to be able to make it to $300M.

And FF6 has made more bank than Star Trek?  I would have never called that.  The Fast & Furious films is another property I never have particularly enjoyed, but more power to 'em.  IM3 & FF6 look like a better combo as far as box office receipts, but MoS & STID are easily my two favorite movies so far this year.  As long as the movies I like do well enough to merit more fims, I don't care how it performs at the box office.  :)

 

DarthBob 7/1/2013 8:47:00 AM

MOShite isn't going to break $300 million domestically and is tracking at $650 - $750 million total (a tad more than half what IM3 brought in); that's not even going to beat The Amazing Spiderman which totaled $752 million. You all just keep drinking the kool-aid and believing this is the greatest CBM movie of all time. An excellent Superman movie does $1.5 billion at the box office easy. That’s what you get when you ask ZS to take the helm, all style and no substance (along with a stupid ending). It made money, but in the end it didn’t make anywhere near the revenue that a good Supes movie should generate.

flyinroo 7/1/2013 9:01:06 AM

 I agree with millean, MoS and STID are my favorites this summer by a mile, with STID being much better than MoS, which was a very good movie. This goes with saying that I have not seen WWZ yet. 

nemesis1_57 7/1/2013 9:02:13 AM

Warner Bros missed out on another opportunity when they moved the opening date of Man of Steel from Dec. 2012 to June 2013. Nothing was worth watching back then.  They could have made a killing in the box office and in merchandising being around Christmas time and all.

mellowdoux 7/1/2013 9:34:58 AM

 I caught "World War Z".

What looked like it might be an unmitigated disaster actually turned out to be pretty damn awesome!

Congratulations to all involved. Sterling job!

Wiseguy 7/1/2013 9:58:44 AM

2 weeks in a row without going to the movies.....I feel strange. So use to going every week. Lots of catching up to do.

DarthBob after multiple viewing of MOS I feel more and more like you. Still liked the film but as the novelty wears off my opinion of it decreases. But still glad it'll kick off the whole DCCU

DarthBob 7/1/2013 10:54:46 AM

 

DC needs to cut the chord with Nolan; he is taking all of the fun out of CBMs. None of the comic books that I read as a kid were grounded in "reality.” That's why they were so much fun to read.

 

WB/DC remind me of old banks; a bunch of stogy old rich guys sitting around a long mahogany board room table laughing at their customer's desire for better service as they sit back and count their money while resting on their laurels.

MOShite was a valiant effort, but just not nearly as good as it could have been. Great cast, excellent visuals and awesome score; and what did we get, trite dialogue for the first half, aliens punching each other for the second half and a ridiculous deus ex machina ending. Let’s see, Supes and Zod have been punching the sh!t out of each other for the past 15 minutes and I have no way to end this movie now; boom, copout and there you have it.

I whole heartedly believe that the villain for MOS2 will be Lex Luthor; they don’t know any better and are too scared to bring in a new villain for Supes. The last time they tried to steer away from Luthor or Zod we got a bastardized version of Braniac and a crappy Sentry/Black Adam/insert your character knock off Nuclear Man.

monkeyfoot 7/1/2013 11:31:40 AM

Darth, you just have permanent mad-on for WB/DC. I enjoyed MoS. It isn't perfect but I can gladly live with this version of Superman.

Why on Earth (or Krypton) would DC need to sever their relationship with Nolan? His work for them has brought them nothing but huge B.O. Despite comic fans having some problems with his Batman and Superman they have big audience approval.

Could a different interpretation have gotten more critical acclaim and more box office numbers? There really is no guarantee. If you had been in charge and made exactly the Superman movie you wanted to see there is no way of knowing it would cross the $1billion dollar level. You may have liked it. I may have liked it. But wojuld the public?

How many movies do you love and thought were perfect and should have been blockbusters but weren't? The one factor out of control in movies is timing. Your version could open the same day as this one and be a John Carter or it could premiere a year later and be the biggest hit.

DarthBob 7/1/2013 12:11:01 PM

@monkey...nope, I liked Batman Begins and TDK. IMO TDKR and MOS sucked. I don't want every WB/DC CBM to look like a Nolan "grounded in reality" cookie cutter cutout. I'm looking for a fun, enjoyable CBM rather than everything looking like Inception starring (insert the DC CBM character du jour here).

monkeyfoot 7/1/2013 1:06:02 PM

Hey, that's how you know its deady serious and Oscar worthy!!!

I can't wait for Toyman in MoS2. He'll be a gritty, urban manufacturer of deadly tinkertoys! :-)

 

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