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By David Poland poland@moviecitynews.com

Box Office Missing

Sorry… having some e-mail problems this morning and there is no box office chart… so far…

If it makes you feel better, the weekend sucks. Happens. Next weekend will be all about the girl. I wish Cinderella was actually a good movie. It’s not. But it does hit the iconic heart strings. More on that later.

I avoided Chappie. Too sad.

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel took a shot at a wide release and it seems to have paid off…

And here we are…

Friday Estimates 2015-03-07 at 10.37.38 AM

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6 Responses to “Box Office Missing”

  1. EtGuild2 says:

    Jesus, the disaster zone extends to indies also. “Faults” and “Heineken” are available on VOD, but “Buzzard” and “Merchants of Doubt” aren’t, with awful results all around.

  2. dinovelvet says:

    2015 is starting to look like one big disaster zone (of course I say this when American Sniper and 50 shades are huge). But remember when it was being hyped up as the biggest box office year ever? Yet we’re seeing a ton of high profile duds :

    Blackhat
    Mortdecai
    Strange Magic (“from the mind of George Lucas” 😀 )
    Jupiter Ascending
    Seventh Son
    Hot tub time machine 2 (er, ok not exactly a big deal, but still…)
    and now Unfinished business.

  3. jbritt says:

    I didn’t find Chappie to be all that bad. It was entertaining and better than Elysium. I think people have been overly harsh on the criticism. I’m sure he will do just fine with the Alien franchise. It couldn’t be any worse than some of the others.

  4. David Poland says:

    “High profile” is an interesting tag, dino.

    Blackhat and Strange Music were dumps.

    Jupiter Ascending was marketed… but dumped into the dead zone.

    Mortdecai was a car wreck from a mile away.

    There is nothing in this group of flops that I actually find surprising in the least. Chappie either.

    Meanwhile, Spongebob and Kingsman have both outperformed expectations. Fofty Shades is over $500m worldwide.

  5. dinovelvet says:

    Well I mean “high profile” in that they all had a major name, either actor or director attached. I mean nobody sane would expect a Kellan Lutz Hercules movie or I, Frankenstein to be hits, but most of these projects were something, at some point.

  6. Bulldog68 says:

    “2015 is starting to look like one big disaster zone (of course I say this when American Sniper and 50 shades are huge).But remember when it was being hyped up as the biggest box office year ever?”

    So according to Mojo, it’s the biggest box office thus far through March 8th, since 2010. Not enough for ya?

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