“The Conjuring” scares a big audience, Snails and Retired Spies do okay, “R.I.P.D.” bombs hard

New releases from the weekend that are still on my watchlist: The Conjuring, R.I.P.D., Red 2, Turbo. So, all of them! I've realized that I haven't been a good box office analyst. I've been posting my predictions, but neglecting to report the results. This weekend, I'll change that. At the beginning of 2013, it was looking like this [...]

Box Office Predictions: November 30 – December 2

  The sequel to 2009's The Collector. This sort of has a similar atmosphere to the Saw serial, without all the moral dilemmas, and just more torture porn. The Collector opened to $3.5 million, and grossed $7.7 million. That was well-appreciated by audience members, so I anticipate this to gross more than the first. People [...]

November 23-25 Box Office Predictions

Plot: A love story between influential filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock and wife Alma Reville during the filming of Psycho in 1959. Hitchcock is the much anticipated biopic of Alfred Hitchcock that depicts his relationship with his wife during the making of 1960's Psycho. Anthony Hopkins seems quite fitting and chilling in the role. It's hitting sixteen [...]