What happens when Jenny is on special assignment, leaving just Watson and Ryan to record Episode 22? That’s right—WE’RE GEEKING OUT ON BOX OFFICE NUMBERS! This episode, Box Office Bombshells, starts with our GNOW (Geekiest News of the Week) on the record-breaking performance of American Sniper. We both review the movie and couldn’t be farther apart in terms of ratings.
2015 is not going to break records at the box office. 2015 is going to utterly demolish box office records on the heels of two mega-performers and a market that is ready to have some fun in the movie theater again. Especially after this downer of an Oscar season. But what ten movies am I boldly predicting will be the top in the 2015 box office? Before we get to the top ten, let’s see what nine films will miss the cut.
Yikes! I was gabbing with Ryan this week about box office projections (yes…this is what we talk about in real life) and we both scoffed at the lofty box office projections of American Sniper. I thought maybe….maybe, the film could hit the upside of matching Sole Survivor’s $120M. I honestly thought it would finish its run with $80-90M unless it won Best Picture. Ryan even took the Under on that call. Well, I was right about the $90M number….if I predicted that for OPENING WEEKEND!
Oh…my…God! The Oscars are my Superbowl so the day the nominations are announced is like the Conference Championship Games. I also enjoy the Superbowl because, living in Texas, it is a state law that you must love football. It’s anyone’s year but more and more it is looking like the Patriots are going to…wait a minute. I was talking about the Oscar nominations. Sorry. I get distracted sometimes! Ooohhhh… SQUIRREL!
Debuting in the box office wasteland that is January? A film so bad Ryan contemplated filing charges in his review? Facing a competitive NFL Playoff Weekend?
Despite all these things that should have killed it, Taken 3 hit big this weekend.
May God have mercy on all of us.
We’ve talked a lot about the amazing slate of films set for 2015. It should be a record setting year as we Geeks continue our ascendancy!
What are you itching to see?
2014 is behind us, so enough jabber about last year’s movies. 2015 is here.What are the 10 tentpoles movies that pique my curiosity in the New? Let’s take a look.
Gabbing Geek’s first podcast of 2015 is now live and we FINALLY get to talk about Golden Son, the second book in the Red Rising trilogy. If you’ve read the first book, Red Rising, or don’t care about spoilers for the first book, then you’ll absolutely want to listen to this episode–we don’t spoil anything for book 2. But if you want to participate in our Gabbing Geek Book Club in 4 weeks, be sure to read both Red Rising and Golden Son (they’re page turners, you won’t have any problems, Jenny guarantees it!). Continue reading Gabbing Geek 21: Golden Son & Prophecies
A New Year, a new box office report. Hobbit: Five Armies holds the Box Office crown for a third weekend, meaning that all six of the Middle Earth films held the one ring for at least three weekends. Hobbit 3 brought in $21.9M in the first weekend of the New Year and is approaching the magic $750M globally. We assume that now Peter Jackson and team are wondering if they can go There and Back Again…and back another time.