Bloody hell! Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 just keeps breaking records! It now holds the crown for the biggest opening weekend in box office history! It nabbed $92M in it’s opening day alone (including the $43M midnight grosses), and is set to become the highest grossing movie of the 10-year-old franchise. Gosh, it’s so fun to report these numbers!
The only thing we need to do right now is wait and see whether the estimates were actually exaggerated. That $10M lead HP has over The Dark Knight could still disappear!
Number One Movie Predicted Correctly: 7 Weeks in a Row (yeah baby!)
Number of Times I Nailed the Top 7: 5
1.) HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 2 – It’s arguably the best film of the series. The 3D was perfectly converted and it looked fantastic on IMAX. I’ll be watching this movie over and over again because on my opinion, this one’s the most re-playable (and the least dull). Still, no matter how high this film could go in it’s opening weekend, it will suffer a BIG drop next week and it’ll be inevitable. Captain America: The First Avenger could even steal the number 1 spot!
Predicted Outcome: Rank 1, $160.0M
Actual Gross: $168.5M
Total Gross: $168.5M
2.) Transformers: Dark Of The Moon – This one fell 55% in its third weekend. Usually people consider this as a sub-par result. This week is an exception though.
Predicted Outcome: Rank 2, $20.5M
Actual Gross: $21.2M
Total Gross: $302.8M
3.) Horrible Bosses – Oh, I forgot to tell you! Transformers 3 is the first movie to reach $300M this year! Bad news is that it took 7 months before a film actually crossed that line this year. In other relevant news, Horrible Bosses had a very nice 38% drop this week. Not bad for a dark comedy.
Predicted Outcome: Rank 3, $15.1M
Actual Gross: $17.6M
Total Gross: $60.0M
4.) Zookeeper – People still don’t listen to critics, do they? Only a 39% drop from last week! Good thing it won’t reach $100M.
Predicted Outcome: Rank 5, $10.2M
Actual Gross: $12.3M
Total Gross: $42.3M
5.) Cars 2 – I guess not a lot of people remember Winnie The Pooh these days. It’s under-performance managed to let this 4-week old Pixar flick sneak to 5th place.
Predicted Outcome: Rank 6, $7.8M
Actual Gross: $8.3M
Total Gross: $165.3M
6.) Winnie The Pooh – Harry Potter 7 Part 2 earned 20 times more money than Winnie The Pooh this week. Just sayin’
Predicted Outcome: Rank 1, $11.5M
Actual Gross: $8.0M
Total Gross: $8.0M
7.) Bad Teacher – I was a hundred thousand dollars away from nailing this movie.
Predicted Outcome: Rank 7, $5.1M
Actual Gross: $5.2M
Total Gross: $88.0M
TOTAL SCORE: 4 out of 7, with a variance of $2.557142857M per prediction