We are now in the second week of the Fantasy Movie Draft, and things are starting to get rolling. Check out how the box office went over the weekend, and get your entries in to our Summer Fantasy Movie Draft Giveaway!
What Happened in Week 2?
This was the second week of release for Batman v Superman, which was suspected of having a fairly big drop off box office-wise, however, this drop off turned out to be much larger than expected. Batman v Superman opened to $166 million last weekend, and this weekend it only made $52 million. Violet had purchased this movie in the draft for $30, which seemed like a steal, but with such a huge drop off in its second weekend domestically, it might not be as valuable as initially thought.
Meanwhile, Josh, who owns My Big, Fat Greek Wedding 2, made an additional $11 million for this movie, which had a less than 50% drop off, making $18 million in its first weekend. Not bad numbers, but the cost versus overall value of the movie has yet to be determined. The longevity of this movie in the box office is still in limbo given the much maligned reviews it has received.
As far as new releases, we have God’s Not Dead 2 recently released, a faith-based film starring Melissa Joan Hart, which struggles with the plight of public schools and religious discussions. Tamara is the owner of this movie, which was purchased for $5, and currently has made $7.6 million. Religious movies tend to have some “legs” in terms of their box office draw, so we will have to see how this movie does long term.
The final new wide release this week was the comedy Meet the Blacks. This movie stars Mike Epps and Mike Tyson, and is about a African-American family moving to Beverly Hills. Michelle bought this movie at a mere $4. It opened to $4 million this week, opening in 1,015 theaters. Again, this is another movie we will have to wait and see how it does long term.
Here are how our current players are looking in week 2:
|My Big, Fat Greek Wedding 2||$13||$36.5 M|
|Ratchet and Clank||$6||–|
|X-Men: Age of Apocalypse||$37||–|
|TMNT: Out of the Shadows||$14||–|
|Now You See Me 2||$9||–|
|Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice||$30||$261.5 M|
|A Hologram for the King||$1||–|
|Captain America: Civil War||$42||–|
|God’s Not Dead 2||$5||$8.1 M|
|The Secret Life of Pets||$21||–|
|The Purge: Election Year||$5||–|
|Ice Age: Collision Course||$19||–|
|The Angry Birds Movie||$16||–|
|The Nice Guys||$9||–|
|Huntsman: Winter’s War||$20||–|
|Alice Through the Looking Glass||$35||–|
|Free State of Jones||$9||–|
|Independence Day: Resurgence||$25||–|
|Meet the Blacks||$4||$4.1 M|
|Before I Wake||$1||–|
|Barbershop 2: The Next Cut||$9||–|
|Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising||$20||–|
|The Conjuring 2||$7||–|
|The Legend of Tarzan||$7||–|
|Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates||$6||–|
|Star Trek Beyond||$19||–|
Opening This Week
As for the coming week, there are a few more films coming out. We have Hardcore Henry, the “First Person Shooter” movie, solely filmed from the perspective of the protagonist. This is a big question mark as to how it will do. David owns this movie and is hoping for a hit! Another Melissa McCarthy film is also coming out, titled The Boss. Are people fatigued of Melissa McCarthy? Michelle is certainly hoping not! Michelle is hoping for a modest box office from the movie Before I Wake, a horror movie from the UK staring Kate Bogsworth.
Now how can you get involved? We are hosting a giveaway, so check out the detailed rules here!
But what we are looking for readers to do is pick what movie they think will have the highest domestic box office this coming weekend.
Simply respond in the comments below with what movie you think will take number one for this upcoming weekend, and you will receive an entry towards the drawing. Just make sure you head over to our Summer Movie Draft 2016 Giveaway page to claim your entry on our Rafflecopter form! Those that get the correct answer will be awarded additional entries! You will also find other entry options, such as following us on social media.