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WHATZ BIN HOT...and WHAT WUZ N-O-T in 2013?!?

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Forum Name: B.O. MoJo's ANNUAL BOX OFFICE CHART for 2013
Forum Discription: Since B.O. is a Major Factor in Our Awardz, Here's What Made Big Bux (and What Rilly SUX!) Among 2013's Movies...
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Printed Date: December 22 2014 at 6:17am


Topic: WHATZ BIN HOT...and WHAT WUZ N-O-T in 2013?!?
Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Subject: WHATZ BIN HOT...and WHAT WUZ N-O-T in 2013?!?
Date Posted: June 17 2013 at 6:55am
ONE of OUR MAIN CRITERIA for CHOOSING OUR RAZZIE® CONTENDERS is BOX OFFICE -- and WHAT BETTER WAY to ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THAN with a http://www.boxofficemojo.com/yearly/chart/?yr=2013&p=.htm - to B.O. MoJo's YEARLY CHART of the YEAR's BIGGEST (and BADDEST) BOX OFFICE CHAMPS & CHUMPS?

JUST AFTER NEW YEAR's, 2013's #1 MONEY-MAKER SWITCHED from  http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=ironman3.htm -  to BEING http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=catchingfire.htm - (the ONLY TWO 2013 TITLES to TOP $400 MILLION at the DOMESTIC BOX OFFICE). BUT ONE THING's CERTAIN: ANYTHING THAT OPENS as a BOMB...STAYS a BOMB! 

HERE's THAT http://www.boxofficemojo.com/yearly/chart/?yr=2013&p=.htm - AGAIN to CHECK OUT MoJo's 2013 YEARLY CHART.

WE ALSO WELCOME YOU to POST ANY COMMENTS YOU MAY HAVE BELOW...




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Posted By: oiram
Date Posted: June 17 2013 at 7:00am
I think After Earth is still the biggest bomb, because it cost SO MUCH to make.

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Posted By: Vheid
Date Posted: June 17 2013 at 8:03am
Agreed, but after having seen the trailers for The Lone Ranger (and it's expansive-looking over-the-top special-effects) I think it might take After Earth's place as the biggest bomb of the summer.

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Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Date Posted: June 17 2013 at 8:40am
RESPONSE from Head RAZZberry: I agree with Vheid -- LONE RANGER cost about twice what AFTER EARTH did (estimates run as high as $250 million - http://screenrant.com/lone-ranger-budget-production-problems-sandy-179446/ - ® "winners" (1981's http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082648/awards - http://www.imdb.com/event/ev0000558/2000 - ® pedigree" than EARTH does... 




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Posted By: oiram
Date Posted: June 17 2013 at 11:11am
Didn't you predict Great Gatsby was going to bomb?

RESPONSE from HeadRAZZBerry: Yes, based on industry predictions, I did -- And though it didn't technically "bomb," it still cost a sh*tload to produce and is just now heading into profit (the usual formula is that a movie must make 3x its budget before it even makes back its cost -- GATSBY apparently cost about $105 million to make, and has just broken $300 million worldwide: http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=greatgatsby2012.htm -
But what has GATSBY got to do with this discussion??  






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Posted By: oiram
Date Posted: June 17 2013 at 12:17pm
An example of why you and Vheid might not be exactly right about the Lone Ranger's prospects. I'm not saying I'm right -- I'm saying don't be so sure until the movie actually comes out.





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Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Date Posted: June 17 2013 at 5:55pm
RESPONSE from Head RAZZberry: Actually, when the material culled for a film's trailer -- which obviously ought to be the best material in the film -- is as piss-poor as what Disney has been showing in their promotional materials for LONE RANGER (materials which, alarmingly, call to mind what used to be Will Smith's Biggest B.O. Bomb, WILD WILD WEST) then it's not exactly unreasonable to assume that the film itself is likely to disappoint. 

Add in the fact that my 17-year-old son (who is the film's target audience) has repeatedly told me that "no one" his age even has any idea who "The Lone Ranger" is, and that he and most of his friends have "no interest at all" in seeing the film, and I'd say Vheid's and my dire predictions are, at the berry least, not entirely unfounded... 






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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: June 17 2013 at 6:25pm
Another factor in any film's success is which movies are its box office competition. Especially when more than one is being released in the same week. 




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Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: June 17 2013 at 6:56pm
The Lone Ranger is going up against Despicable Me 2, which is a sequel to a film that grossed over $250 million and is still fondly recalled by many of the children who saw it -- children who are still in the film's demographic. So, I agree with HeadRAZZ and Vheid about The Lone Ranger being a possible bomb.

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Posted By: moviecritic1994
Date Posted: June 17 2013 at 8:54pm
I always predicted that Lone Ranger wouldn't do really well. I'm not sure if it will bomb, but not very many people even know what the hell "Lone Ranger" is. I mean, wasn't it a TV show made like in the late 40's or early 50's?

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Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: June 17 2013 at 9:47pm
Actually, The Lone Ranger started out as a radio show in 1933. The TV show ran from 1949 to 1957.

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Posted By: moviecritic1994
Date Posted: June 17 2013 at 9:53pm
My point proven: I know some things are "timeless," but not everything is. There might've been an audience for Lone Ranger then, but that doesn't mean there's an audience for it now. A great example of this would be "Speed Racer"... 




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Posted By: Kenjifujima
Date Posted: June 18 2013 at 7:07am
Another factor against Lone Ranger that everyone seems to be avoiding is the backlash Johnny Depp is likely to encounter as a "white" man portraying what is supposed to be a Native American character. Intentionally or not, this casting is a "throwback" to "the bad old days" when Caucasian movie stars like Charlton Heston, Rock Hudson, Chuck Connors and others did the same. The fact that Depp's performance is meant to be farcical (which the dead bird on his head makes immediately obvious) will only slightly blunt the avalanche of criticism I expect is coming. It also makes it legitimate to question Depp's even agreeing to participate in the project... 






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Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Date Posted: June 18 2013 at 7:12am
RESPONSE from Head RAZZberry: I was wondering how long it would take for the whole "White Guy Playing a Native American" thing to come up. In fact, one of the entries in my first book EVERYTHING I KNOW I LEARNED AT THE MOVIES addressed this very issue (accompanied by a photo of Heston from THE SAVAGE -- See below).

My sense of the quirky process by which Johnny Depp selects his roles leads me to think the challenge of "pulling off" the casting may have been part of LONE RANGER's appeal to Depp. But unless it's directly (and humorously) addressed in the film, it is arguably yet another negative factor for its box office prospects... 



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Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Date Posted: June 18 2013 at 8:27am
UPDATE from Head RAZZberry: I found the above photo of Heston as a "Native American" so amusing that I decided to Google Rock Hudson in TAZA: SON OF CHOCHISE. Here's one of the images that came up (it looks like he's wearing Morticia's wig from THE ADDAMS FAMILY):





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Posted By: Kenjifujima
Date Posted: June 18 2013 at 8:35am
Okay, HeadRazz, here's an image of the last of the 3 "White Guys Playing Native Americans" I mentioned above -- Chuck Connors in Geronimo... 






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Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Date Posted: June 18 2013 at 8:43am
LAST UPDATE from Head RAZZberry (For Today, Anyway): Just to make the point that it wasn't only "male actors" who donned ridiculous wigs and make-up to play "Indians," here's an image of blonde, blue-eyed Julie Newmar (who graciously accepted Worst Picture for CATWOMAN at our 25th ceremonies) playing a "Native American vixen" who sets her sights on Gregory Peck in http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064615 -




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Posted By: Kenjifujima
Date Posted: June 18 2013 at 9:33am
One last image and then I think we should say we're done -- but this one's a classic: William Shatner as the "Evil Half-Breed Twin Notah" in White Comanche (which is listed in The Official Razzie Movie Guide). 

I think he looks like little Timmy from the Lassie TV series, dressed up as an Indian for Halloween!





Posted By: BlackRose
Date Posted: June 18 2013 at 6:57pm
Don't tell me I got here too late to add an apropos image of my own! Though she's technically not trying to "pass" as Native American, Judy Garland in the "I'm an Indian, Too" number in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN (from which Garland was fired before filming was finished) has an expression below that strikes me as an appropriate reaction to all those "White Folks Going Native" images above: 





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Posted By: JoeBacon
Date Posted: June 18 2013 at 11:11pm
As far as The Lone Ranger goes, I'll just download the TV episodes from the iTunes store. Yes, they are corny kitsch from the 50s, but they're a lot more fun to watch than that awful Klunker with Kilinton Spillsbury. Compared to Klinton, Armie Hammer has nowhere to go but up. But I'm agreeing with the folks in the previous posts. NOBODY under 30 has a clue as to who or what The Lone Ranger is. Which makes me wonder who greenlighted this at Disney...was it the same genius that did John Carter?????

BTW, what ever happened to Klinton Spilsbury??????


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Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Date Posted: June 19 2013 at 6:47am
RESPONSE from Head RAZZberry: The last references I recall hearing about Klinton Spilsbury were that he was a favored "consort" of Andy Warhol's toward the end of the Campbell's Can Painter's life, and a rumor (some time after that) that Klinton was employed as a fry-cook at an L.A. Denny's. Given that he seems to have all but disappeared from the face of the Earth, I'd say Klinton's Worst New Star "win" for LONE RANGER ( http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0818812/awards -



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Posted By: oiram
Date Posted: June 19 2013 at 6:58am
I love how what was supposed to be a discussion about box office quickly changed into talk about white people playing Native Americans. 

I really hope all the talk about Lone Ranger does not overshadow the fact that The Heat and White House Down are coming out a week before it. Those films should not be missed. 



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Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Date Posted: June 19 2013 at 9:07am
RESPONSE from Head RAZZberry: Oiram: Though WHITE HOUSE DOWN may wind up being "one of ours," early industry word on THE HEAT gives every indication it could be one of summer's bigger comedy hits. I'm not sure why you seem fixated on it as a likely RAZZIE® contender??  




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Posted By: oiram
Date Posted: June 19 2013 at 9:31am
Where did you hear that? I have not seen any early reviews. 

I do have a feeling that The Heat has to really prove itself since This Is the End got such a positive reception.

Plus, The Heat was suposed to be released on the same week as The Evil Dead remake, but it got pushed back. That is usually not a good sign.  


RESPONSE from Head RAZZberry: Oiram -- I didn't refer to "early reviews" on THE HEAT, I said "industry word-of-mouth," which is a different animal altogether. Just as "industry word-of-mouth" (the non-public "buzz" among those who work in film and TV) clearly expects LONE RANGER to lose piles of money, word on THE HEAT is that Bullock and McCarthy struck up a true friendship while making the film, and that the positive vibes from that (one of the key ingredients in many hit films) comes across loud and clear in the movie itself. I must say, having seen the trailer and several promo clips, that at this point in time, I personally don't expect HEAT to be a RAZZIE® contender. 




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Posted By: moviecritic1994
Date Posted: June 19 2013 at 11:12am
I have said before "The Heat" looks very cool and funny. Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock seem like they have great chemistry as friends on screen. The story might seem a little goofy, but maybe the goofiness of the film might work. I definitely plan on checking it out.

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Posted By: MR
Date Posted: June 19 2013 at 11:54am
I tend to agree with Headrazz and those who are predicting that The Lone Ranger's box office prospects are looking dire.

The budget is HUGE and yet it doesn't seem to be attracting the amount of buzz that usually surrounds a movie of this magnitude. 

Plus Depp has been on a bit of a downward spiral at the box office with The Rum Diary and Dark Shadows. And even The Pirates movies have depended increasingly on the international box office, but The Lone Ranger is a western, and westerns usually don't do well internationally.


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Posted By: JoeBacon
Date Posted: June 20 2013 at 9:53pm
I come home from work yesterday and there's a sticker on the front of the apartment building indicating that an "Unnamed Michael Mann Project" is shooting on the street. Yes, there are car chases, shooting, helicopter flybys--but that always happens around the hood...

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Posted By: Vheid
Date Posted: June 21 2013 at 7:11am
Joe: Could you sneak on the set, take a couple of photos...and post them on the Forums here?


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Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Date Posted: June 21 2013 at 7:55am
B.O. UPDATE from Head RAZZberry: In the spirit of this discussion, I plan to start posting links to each week's "Movie Projector" column in the L.A. Times. At year's end, it should be fun to look back and see how often they were right...and how often they were dead wrong. 

Today's L.A. Times "Movie Projector" column says Dizz-Knee/Pixar's MONSTER UNIVERSITY (despite a negative review elsewhere in today's Times: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/moviesnow/la-et-mn-monsters-university-20130621,0,6702961.story?track=lat-email-latimesentertainment -
Here's the http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-monsters-university-world-war-z-box-office-20130620,0,7078807.story -




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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: June 21 2013 at 5:38pm
I knew WORLD WAR Z wouldn't reach #1 at the box office, because of its competition. But that doesn't mean it won't be a hit.

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Posted By: moviecritic1994
Date Posted: June 21 2013 at 6:59pm
I think World War Z will succeed in many ways, but really the promotion of the film hasn't been that great. I mean it's not like with Peeples or After Earth where it had little to no commercial spots. In fact, World War Z has great internet promos. But at the same time, I think people who read the book are the only one's who know what "World War Z" is.

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Posted By: JoeBacon
Date Posted: June 22 2013 at 9:19pm
An attempt was made, but 30 LAPD officers formed a ring around the shooting area. Cry 

Originally posted by Vheid

Joe: Could you sneak on the set, take a couple of photos...and post them on the Forums here?


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Posted By: mbh
Date Posted: June 23 2013 at 11:50am
Lone Ranger also was a popular cartoon show during the 80's. And, here's an image of another white man playing an AMerican Indian: Pierre Briece as Winnetou...

http://ais.badische-zeitung.de/piece/00/ab/84/81/11240577.jpg

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Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Date Posted: June 28 2013 at 7:07am
JUNE 28 B.O. UPDATE from Head RAZZberry: Not to rub it in for Oiram and his inexplicable animosity toward THE HEAT, but here's the http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-the-heat-white-house-down-weekend-box-office-20130627,0,6239340.story -  to read the L.A. Times current Movie Projector column, predicting HEAT and WHITE HOUSE DOWN in a neck-and-neck race...for 2nd place. Even with a 50% drop-off (which is historically unlikely) the Times expects 1st place to go to Pixar's MONSTERS UNIVERSITY. 

We'll know by mid-day Sunday how right (or wrong) they were... 




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Posted By: Vheid
Date Posted: June 29 2013 at 11:02am
Joe: At least you tried... Could you describe what you saw and what it seemed the film/scene was about?  

Originally posted by JoeBacon

An attempt was made, but 30 LAPD officers formed a ring around the shooting area. Cry 

Originally posted by Vheid

Joe: Could you sneak on the set, take a couple of photos...and post them on the Forums here?




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Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Date Posted: July 02 2013 at 8:20pm
4th of JULY B.O. UPDATE from Head RAZZberry: The L.A. Times (the "Capitol I Industry's" hometown newspaper of record) has come out with their Movie Projector column covering the coming 4th of July weekend, and they have good news for the makers of DESPICABLE ME, TOO (which they predict will come out #1, easily topping $100 million) and bad news for Dizz-Knee, whose LONE RANGER they tag as a "dud" (with a predicted take of $70 million -- $10 million more than RANGER's own studio is prognosticating). In further bad news for the $225 million remake of a 1981 Worst Picture nominee, as of this posting (late Tuesday night, Idaho time) RANGER was stalled at 25% Positive at Rotten Tomatoes. 

Here's the http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-box-office-lone-ranger-despicable-me-20130702,0,7702336.story -



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Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Date Posted: July 20 2013 at 7:34am
FUN B.O. UPDATE from Head RAZZberry: Today's Los Angeles Times ran a front-page article about a trend that has Hollywood both mystified...and terrified: At more than twice the usual rate, tiny "niche" films are taking on mega-budget "tent-pole" titles and repeatedly taking the box office crown, while their bloated-budget brethren are tanking. In the subscriber/online edition, they even included a chart with examples of both tiny movies that did well (topped by PURGE, which cost less than $4 million and has grossed nearly $65m) and big budget box office bombs (like LONE RANGER, which has barely topped $75 million in grosses and cost about $225m). 

Here's the http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/moviesnow/la-et-mn-b-movie-summer-20130720,0,4285096.story -
STILL YET EVEN MORE FUN: The online L.A. Times also seems to be impatient to declare a certain actor's career to be in crisis -- The other big movie-related article this morning is headlined: RYAN REYNOLDS' BOX OFFICE WEEKEND: BOMBS AWAY! The assumptions and projections it makes are based only on...Friday matinee estimates(!) 

Here's the http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-fi-ct-ryan-reynolds-bombs-20130719,0,1878521.story -



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Posted By: Grounder the Critic
Date Posted: July 20 2013 at 8:51am
Does that include Turbo, the DreamWorks Animation film with the VOICE of Ryan Reynolds? 


RESPONSE from Head RAZZberry: Yes...In fact, the article is illustrated w/an image from TURBO. 




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Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Date Posted: July 25 2013 at 7:31am
FUN B.O. UPDATE from Head RAZZberry: Once again suggesting that Hollywood is both confused and mystified by audiences' response to this summer's slate of "tent-pole" movies, today's L.A. Times has another article trying to decipher why the big budget movies are tanking and the tiny titles are titans at the B.O. 

But they undermine their credibility with their headline -- Here's the http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-horsey-comic-20130725,0,3559646.story -



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Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Date Posted: July 26 2013 at 7:45am
JULY 26th B.O. UPDATE from HeadRAZZberry: This week's L.A. Times "Movie Projector" column is out, and it's hardly news to anyone even vaguely familiar with movie-going trends -- They're touting WOLVERINE as the  weekend's likely #1 movie, with the potential to reach $80 million by end-of-business Sunday. The article also implies that someone over at Fox called the Times with a complaint: An earlier version of the article suggested WOLVERINE cost $200 million to make, and a note has been added by the Times' editors to "clarify" that its budget was more like $120 million. $80 million here, $80 million there...eventually, it adds up to real money!

Here's the http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-box-office-wolverine-jackman-20130725,0,3623491.story -



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Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Date Posted: August 02 2013 at 9:12am
AUGUST 2nd B.O. UPDATE from Head RAZZberry: This week's L.A. Times "Movie Projector" column is predicting that the Denzel Washington/Mark Wahlberg action/comedy 2 GUNS will take the top spot, collecting around $30 million -- and likely leaving our Worst of the Weak selection http://www.razzies.com/forum/foto-funy-for-smurfs-2_topic6235.html - "feeling blue" (the Times' choice of phrase, not ours). 

Here's the http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-box-office-smurfs-2-guns-20130801,0,5843800.story - to read the entire article...




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Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Date Posted: August 09 2013 at 10:10am
AUGUST 9th B.O. UPDATE from Head RAZZberry:  This week's "Movie Projector" column has posted at the L.A. Times' website. They're predicting http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/elysium_2013/ -
Here's the  http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/moviesnow/la-et-ct-box-office-elysium-millers-planes-percy-20130808,0,6990512.story -  to read the entire Times article...




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Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Date Posted: August 13 2013 at 7:31am
UPDATE from Head RAZZberry - SUMMER B.O. SUMMARY: With summer 2013 almost over, Hollywood is scratching its head trying to figure out what "message" movie-goers' utterly unpredictable choices meant to send them. And the L.A. Times is doing its part by trying to decipher the tea leaves: Their latest article on the subject aks what it means that ELYSIUM was last weekend's #1 movie -- but with a piddling $30 million gross when it had been predicted to top $40 million. 

We think the "message" is abundantly clear: With few exceptions, American audiences are finally saying "Enough already!" Predictable pablum and so-called "tent-pole" titles like AFTER EARTH and LONE RANGER collapsed in on themselves weekend after weekend all summer, unexpected low budget hits like THE CONJURING and THE PURGE rang up major ticket sales, and nothing is a sure thing any more. So the Industry is, understandably, terrified. 

Here's the http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/moviesnow/la-et-mn-matt-damon-elysium-20130812,0,788562.story?track=lat-email-latimesentertainment -



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Posted By: moviecritic1994
Date Posted: August 14 2013 at 7:01am
I feel kind of sorry for Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters. Greek Mythology is really interesting, and I liked the cherry picked scenes and info they used in the first film. Now, the 2nd Percy has opened in 4th place at the box office with only 14.4 Million dollars. Even that Disney embarrassment Planes beat it with it's 3rd place finish! 

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Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Date Posted: August 16 2013 at 5:34am
AUGUST 16 B.O. UPDATE from Head RAZZberry: Today's L.A. Times "Movie Projector" column is calling this weekend's B.O. battle between multiple new titles a potential showdown between likely Oscar contender THE BUTLER and potential RAZZIE® contender KICK ASS 2. Each of them is predicted to take in something between $20-$25 million. Their sense of JOBS' potential is less impressive: The Ashton Kutcher biopic of Apple's founder is predicted to come in closer to $10 million. But the B.O. Bomb of the Week dis-stink-tion goes to the movie that could replace GROWN UPS #2 as the Worst Reviewed Movie of the Season at RT: PARANOIA. 

Here's the http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/moviesnow/la-et-ct-box-office-kick-ass-butler-jobs-20130815,0,5124868.story -



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Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Date Posted: August 23 2013 at 8:54am
AUGUST 23 B.O. UPDATE from Head RAZZberry: This week's L.A. Times' "Movie Projector" column is predicting a 2nd weekend atop the B.O. chart for Lee Daniels' THE BUTLER, with the debuting MORTAL INSTRUMENTS film adding bad B.O. to its already poor reviews to rank as another 2013 "disappointment." In fact, they're suggesting MORTAL, the new Simon Pegg pub-crawling comedy WORLD'S END and horror flick YOU'RE NEXT will end up bunched close together to rank second, third and fourth (though they're not saying which title will end up where by Sunday).

Here's the http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-box-office-mortal-instruments-worlds-end-20130822,0,2233991.story - to read the entire Times article...




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Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Date Posted: August 30 2013 at 10:21am
AUGUST 30 B.O. UPDATE from Head RAZZberry: For the last, L-O-N-G Weekend of Summer 2013, the L.A. Times is predicting young girls (rather than the usual teen-aged boys) will rule the box office -- They're predicting ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US will top THE BUTLER and take the B.O. Crown for Labor Day. Much as we hate to admit it, the Bubble Gum Idol Documentary does have surprisingly good numbers at Rotten Tomatoes ( http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/this_is_us/ - ). 

But they're also saying our Worst of the Weak pick http://www.razzies.com/forum/getaway_forum695.html - won't get away with placing any higher than 3rd, and they describe its prospects as "dismal." 

Here's the http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-box-office-one-direction-getaway-gomez-20130829,0,2982561.story - to read the entire Times' Movie Projector article...  




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Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Date Posted: September 03 2013 at 10:05am
B.O. UPDATE from Head RAZZberry: This morning's L.A. Times has an interesting, lengthy article discussing the results of this summer's box office. Surprisingly, given the crappy quality of 2013's summer product, both attendance and grosses were up from last year. The article also offers"five lessons" Hollywood can learn from analyzing the numbers. Unfortunately, most of the biggest grossers were sequels, remakes and the like, so any lessons regardging originality are likely to go unlearned... 

Here's the http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/moviesnow/la-et-mn-summer-box-office-20130903,0,6110768.story?track=lat-email-latimesentertainment -





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Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Date Posted: September 05 2013 at 11:34am
SEPTEMBER 6th B.O. UPDATE from Head RAZZberry: This week's L.A. Times Movie Projector column is predicting that Vin Diesel's third go-round as  http://www.razzies.com/forum/riddick_forum696.html - will come in somewhere between $20 million (Universal's "let's-lower-expectations" guess-timate) and a high-end potential of over $30m. They apparently consider the potential of our top Worst of the Weak pick http://www.razzies.com/forum/winnie-mandela_forum697.html - to be so minimal its wasn't even worth mentioning.

Here's the http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-box-office-riddick-vin-diesel-20130904,0,6979542.story - to read the entire Times article... 




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Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Date Posted: September 12 2013 at 8:41am
END of SUMMER UPDATE from Head RAZZberry: Box Office MoJo (our favorite site for All Things B.O.) has compiled a list of Summer 2013's Winners & Losers. Being the RAZZIES®, we don't give a you-know-what about their list of Winners -- But here's the http://www.boxofficemojo.com/news/?id=3724&p=.htm -



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Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Date Posted: September 13 2013 at 8:02am
SEPT. 13th BOX OFFICE UPDATE from Head RAZZberry: Today's L.A. Times' Movie Projector column suggests that the ploy of opening http://www.razzies.com/forum/insidious-chapter-2_topic6293.html -
Here's the http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-box-office-insidious-family-20130911,0,5050381.story -


Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: September 13 2013 at 9:14am
There has been a lot of talk about INSTRUCTIONS NOT INCLUDED. Despite being a movie in Spanish (and mixed reviews), it's currently #3 at the box office.

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Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Date Posted: September 19 2013 at 12:50pm
SEPT. 20th BOX OFFICE UPDATE from Head RAZZberry: This week's L.A. Times "Movie Projector" column has posted, and they're predicting the Hugh Jackman/Jake Gyllenhall kidnapping thriller PRISONERS ( http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/prisoners_2013/ -
Here's the http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-box-office-prisoners-battle-year-20130919,0,6342513.story -


Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Date Posted: September 27 2013 at 11:54am
SEPT. 27 B.O. UPDATE from Head RAZZberry: This week's L.A. Times / Movie Projector column predicts CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 ( http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/moviesnow/la-et-mn-cloudy-with-a-chance-of-meatballs-2-review,0,7730361.story -
Here's the http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-box-office-rush-don-jon-baggage-cloudy-20130926,0,5607396.story -


Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Date Posted: October 03 2013 at 7:43pm
OCT. 4th B.O. UPDATE from Head RAZZberry: The L.A. Times' Movie Projector column has posted, and their pick for #1 this weekend is no surprise: 2-time Oscar winner George Clooney and Oscar/RAZZIE draling Sandra Bullock in the stranded in space drama GRAVITY (which has a stunning http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/gravity_2013/ - ). They predict it could top $45 million (from what we're hearing, that number may be on the low end). They're also endorsing our choice as Worst of the Weak, suggesting http://www.razzies.com/forum/foto-funny-for-runner-runner_topic6311.html - will take in a "lackluster" $10 million or so. 

Here's the http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/moviesnow/la-et-ct-box-office-gravity-runner-20131003,0,1750627.story - to read the entire Times article... 




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Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Date Posted: October 08 2013 at 6:55am
UPDATE from Head RAZZberry: Today's L.A. Times features an article admitting that the art of "tracking" -- Predicting a film's opening gross before it's been released -- is "broken." In other words, the folks who prognosticate each week's box office results often have no idea whether what they're saying will be accurate or not. And the misfires are usually predictions that are too high rather than too low. Among the 2013 titles they "mis-over-estimated" are potential RAZZIE® nominees LONE RANGER and HANGOVER III.

Here's the http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-fi-ct-movie-tracking-20131008,0,5089944.story -


Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Date Posted: October 11 2013 at 7:07am
OCT. 11th B.O. UPDATE from Head RAZZberry: More bad news for Tom Hanks, whose career has not been smooth sailing of late -- Hanks' debuting high seas/modern pirate drama CAPTAIN PHILLIPS is predicted in the L.A. Times' Movie Projector column to fall short of second weekend grosses for Fall's first monster hit, GRAVITY. Though PHILLIPS' opening numbers are expected to approach a respectable $20 million, momentum and excellent word-of-mouth on the Sandra Bullock/George Clooney stranded-in-space film suggest it could have a minimal a drop-off as low as 20% (meaning it could take in another $40 million or more) and it is thus likely to surpass $100 million by end-of-business Sunday.


Here's the http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-box-office-gravity-captain-phillips-20131010,0,156619.story -



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Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Date Posted: October 17 2013 at 3:08pm
OCT. 18th B.O. UPDATE from Head RAZZberry: This week's L.A. Times Movie Projector column has posted, and they're suggesting the CARRIE remake (which Oiram has been prompting us to start a Forum for) has a shot at dethroning the two-week reign of GRAVITY atop the box office chart. The Times' Amy Kaufman sees GRAVITY taking in something around (and maybe over) $30 million for its third orbit, while industry predictions for CARRIE also see it going as high as $35 (the studio releasing it, however, is hedging its bets by projecting an opening closer to $20m). They're also expecting our Worst of the Weak pick ESCAPE PLAN ( http://www.razzies.com/forum/escape-plan_forum704.html -
Here's the http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-box-office-carrie-escape-plan-20131017,0,2724288.story -


Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Date Posted: November 07 2013 at 7:00pm
NOV. 8th BOX OFFICE UPDATE from Head RAZZberry: This week's L.A. Times Movie Projector column has posted and, to no one's surprise, they've pre-anointed THOR: THE DARK WORLD as the weekend's likely #1 title. Their only question: Will it come in above or below $100 million? Hoping to avoid the embarrassment of falling short of any predicted number, Diz-Knee and Marvel are both down-playing prospects for the $175 million sequel, but word-of-mouth and audience anticipation may overcome the less than ecstatic reviews this second film has gotten at Rotten Tomatoes ( http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/thor_the_dark_world/ -
Here's the http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-box-office-thor-dark-world-20131107,0,7848954.story#axzz2jz74bP00 -


Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Date Posted: November 14 2013 at 4:54pm
NOV. 8th BOX OFFICE UPDATE from Head RAZZberry: This week's L.A. Times Movie Projector column has posted, and they have THOR: THE DARK WORLD going a second round as #1 but, to our surprise, they're predicting our Least Original Movie of the Weak pick BEST MAN HOLIDAY to have a healthy opening weekend, perhaps winding up as high as $23 million (though they point out that the similarly-themed BAGGAGE CLAIM, released in September, made less than $22 million in its entire run). 

Here's the http://latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-box-office-thor-best-man-holiday-20131114,0,7478412.story#axzz2kML5fo3s -


Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Date Posted: November 22 2013 at 5:34am
NOV. 22nd BOX OFFICE UPDATE from Head RAZZberry: Everyone knows the opening numbers on the second HUNGER GAMES movie CATCHING FIRE will be huge...but just how huge? According to the Los Angeles Times' Movie Projector, it should land North of $150 million, and may go as high as $180 (which would put it among 2013's biggest opening weekends). The only other new title going wide this weekend, Vince Vaughn in DELIVERY MAN, isn't expected to catch fire -- It's projected to wind up with about $12-15 million (not bad for a movie getting 2-to-1 negative numbers at Rotten Tomatoes).  

Here's the http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-box-office-hunger-games-catching-fire-delivery-man-thor-20131120,0,3953845.story#axzz2l6RhC0RA -


Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Date Posted: December 06 2013 at 10:39am
DEC. 6th BOX OFFICE UP-DATE from Head RAZZberry: This week's L.A. Times Movie Projector column is predicting a neck-and-neck race for first place between current champion http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=catchingfire.htm -
Here's the http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-box-office-hunger-games-catching-fire-frozen-out-of-the-furnace-20131204,0,6483668.story#axzz2micFEyGL -



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Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Date Posted: December 30 2013 at 6:10am
YEAR-END UPDATE from Head RAZZberry: A front page article in today's L.A. Times claims 2013 was Hollywood's "biggest box office year yet," and that this year's movies got greater critical acclaim than in years past. But if you read below the headline and first paragraph, you'll see that the "biggest box office" margin is a tiny one, and that, despite many an indie release getting critical  praise, far more of the big budget tent-pole movies this year were savaged by critics and abandoned by audiences. But its typical of The Times, which considers itself the "hometown paper of Hollywood," to put such a rosy face on things. 

Here's the http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-fi-ct-box-office-2013-20131230,0,3598457.story#axzz2oy0eGY4i -




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