40, 80, 1, 2, 3
It’s always kind of fun to watch the movie box office. Of course, some movies cost more to make than others…much, much more. There’s also a complicating factor this year, since people pay a few dollars more for 3-D movies. It would be nice to have actual admissions shown, but we don’t get that.
Also, of course, movies do make more the longer they’ve been in release (especially if there is a re-release, but that’s a different story).
I used to figure that it took twenty million dollars to get on the radar, but I’ve updated that. I now figure the break point is forty million dollars. I hit the points after that as eighty million, one hundred million, two hundred million, and three hundred million (almost nothing gets past four).
This is how it is looking right now for the 2010 releases.
|The Bounty Hunter|
|Diary of a Wimpy Kid|
|Why Did I Get Married Too?|
|The Last Song|
|Hot Tub Time Machine|
|Edge of Darkness|
|The Book of Eli|
|Perry Jackson & The Olympians|
|How to Train Your Dragon|
|Clash of the Titans|
|Alice in Wonderland|
Within the categories, these are also in order.
Any surprises for you?
How about Dear John being higher than Date Night? Surprised The Book of Eli is that far up there?
By the way, How to Train Your Dragon is likely to make it to $200 million, I’d say…it’s sustaining quite well.
Of course, there are a lot of heavy hitters yet to come this year…
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle blog.