Box Office Results July 8-10, 2011

TF3 becomes the third movie of 2011 to remain at the top spot for two consecutive weeks! But that’s not the only good news for this movie. It is now the highest-grossing movie of the year after only 10 days of release! It just passed The Hangover Part II this weekend and is likely to stay at the top spot…at least for now. There are still a few people that could eclipse the Autobots’ record, including a guy named Harry Potter.

Oh, and BTW, I nailed all 7 this week!

Number One Movie Predicted Correctly: 6 Weeks in a Row

Number of Times I Nailed the Top 7: 5

1.) Transformers: Dark of the Moon – Yep, this is the third time a Transformers movie has been at number one in back-to-back weeks, so they’re 3 for 3. Dark of the Moon actually held well this week, only dropping by 51%. That’s a good number, especially when you talk about big blockbusters. The last film to do that was Iron Man (2008).

Predicted Outcome: Rank 1, $44.5M

Actual Gross: $47.0M

Total Gross: $261.0M


2. HORRIBLE BOSSES – See, I told you good marketing can bolster ticket sales! Well, that and good reviews. This film has a 73% Fresh rating at Rotten Tomatoes, so I guess moviegoers finally know the difference between a good and an awful film just by looking at the posters.

Predicted Outcome: Rank 2, $27.0M

Actual Gross: $28.1M

Total Gross: $28.1M


3.) ZOOKEEPER – I take back what I wrote just a while ago. Since more than 3 million people still chose to catch this film, I guess Horrible Bosses really is at number 2 because of good marketing!

Predicted Outcome: Rank 3, $22.0M

Actual Gross: $21.0M

Total Gross: $21.0M


4.) Cars 2 – Pixar is lucky there aren’t any animated movies out for the next few weeks. This temporary monopoly could even help Cars 2 beat the odds and reach $200M. But I doubt it.

Predicted Outcome: Rank 4, $13.5M

Actual Gross: $15.2M

Total Gross: $148.8M


5.) Bad Teacher – Oh yeah! I’m five for five and the biggest difference between my prediction and the actual results so far is only $2.5M. So unless the actual results are far from the estimates, expect my performance this week to be my all-time best. Wow, what a confidence booster!

Predicted Outcome: Rank 5, $7.5M

Actual Gross: $9.0M

Total Gross: $78.7M


6.) Larry Crowne – One more week and I’ll finally say goodbye to Larry Crowne.

Predicted Outcome: Rank 6, $6.7M

Actual Gross: $6.3M

Total Gross: $26.5M


7.) Super 8 – One more week and I’ll finally say hello to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.

Predicted Outcome: Rank 7, $5.1M

Actual Gross: $4.8M

Total Gross: $118.0M


TOTAL SCORE: 7 out of 7 (BAZINGGA!, with a variance of $1.2142857M per prediction (all-time best baybeh!)


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