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‘The Fate of the Furious’ becomes the 30th film in history to cross over US$ 1 billion in worldwide box office.

Posted in Explosive News and Results with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 1, 2017 by vincentloy

‘The Fate of the Furious’ is now officially the 30th film in history to gross over US$ 1 billion in worldwide box office. It is the second film in the ‘Fast and Furious’ film series to accomplish the milestone. The other film is  ‘Furious 7’ that has grossed a total of US$ 1.516 billion worldwide in 2015 which placed it as the world’s 6th highest grossing film. Gaining over US 1 billion in worldwide box office is a no easy feat. A movie has to be a super massive hit in theatres worldwide to join the billion dollar club. It is incredible to see that there are now a total of 30 films that have done that.

As of today, ‘The Fate of the Furious’ has earned US$ 193 million in domestic box office (North America) and US$ 868 million in foreign box office for a total of slightly over US$ 1 billion. Well, this is not the final box office intake yet at the movie is still in its wide release period. Hence, this movie is expected to earn about US$ 1.3 billion in the end. It will be slightly lower than the amount ‘Furious 7’ achieved due to the latter’s extreme popularity back in 2015 after the death of one of its main cast, Paul Walker. Anyway, it is still a huge box office success for this latest 8th installment of the film series. It is doing exceptionally well oversea. You can read my review of this movie in my previous blog post too. It is a good movie (has some crazy stunts as expected) but it is not as fantastic as ‘Furious 7’. I also read news that this film series will end with 10 films. Hence, two more to go. Would you believe it? I think after the 10th film, Hollywood will just replace all the cast and do some sort of spin-off or remake again, not in a single film but setting off another franchise again. Typical Hollywood pattern.

‘The Fate of the Furious’ is also the second movie this year to cross the milestone after ‘Beauty and the Beast’, the live-action remake of the animated classic of the same name in 1991. ‘Beauty and the Beast’ has now gained over US$ 1.1 billion and its box office intake is still not ending yet. Which movie do you think will be the next film of the year that will cross the 1-billion mark? I think ‘Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume II’ has the potential to achieve that. It has already been released here in Australia but I don’t have the time and opportunity to watch it yet. Other potential films released later this year that will have a shot on 1-billion box office are Spiderman: Homecoming, Justice League, Transformers: The Last Knight, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Despicable Me 3 and Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Unlike last year of which animated movies are doing exceptionally strong in worldwide box office (with 2 animated films grossing over 1 billion respectively), it is likely not the same case for this year. The only animated movie predicted to cross that mark is Despicable Me 3. This year, superhero movies are going to dominate cinemas worldwide. And of course, topping the chart for this year’s movies will be the Star Wars: The Last Jedi. It is almost a 100% confirmation that it will cross 1-billion mark and will go as far as above US$1.5 billion too. However, it is projected to be earning not as much as the Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015 which has earned US$ 2.068 billion.

That’s it for my box office analysis in this post.

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The expected and unexpected: ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ passes US$ 1 billion worldwide in grossing.

Posted in Explosive News and Results with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 17, 2015 by vincentloy

‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ is now the 21st film in history to cross the US$ 1 billion mark in worldwide grossing, doing so in its 24th day of global play. I knew it would achieve that milestone easily, but didn’t expect it to accomplish that slower than ‘Fast and Furious 7’ (only took 17 days this year). I thought it has more power and buzz than ‘Furious 7’ to attract moviegoers. Anyway, it is never that easy to join the exclusive 1 billion club, but that accomplishment seems to be quite frequently observed in recent years when there are more moviegoers and that China has opened up its movie market to become among the world’s largest. I also contribute a lot to this movie as I went to cinema twice just for this one movie. The first time I watched it; it was too fast. Had to go for second round to enjoy every details of it.

tumblr_nn8b9qVe8g1qjnwlso1_1280 The domestic intake (in US) for the ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ up until 15th May 2015 is about 343 million dollars, making it the film with the highest domestic intake so far. Its box office intake in all other countries (worldwide) now stands at 657 million dollars. Add the two figures up and you get exactly 1 billion! But its grossing would not just stop there as it is predicted that the movie will continue its momentum in US, and that the movie had just opened for several days in China only. And it is not even opened yet at Japan, another main contributor to worldwide grossing. billion So how much do I expect for the final grossing of this Avengers sequel? I guess somewhere near 1.4 billion, just falls short from the first ‘The Avengers’ film back in 2012 that made 1.518 billion. Slightly lesser amount but still a huge ton of cash for the movie. It performed slightly below the first Avengers in box office, perhaps because of two reasons; this sequel didn’t receive the feedbacks as good as its predecessor, and that some people may just enjoy the hype from the original first film while not being interested in (tired for) its follow-up sequel.

Let’s compare this with ‘Fast and Furious 7’. The latter had earned approximately US$ 1.47 billion worldwide to everyone’s surprise and is now the fourth highest grossing film of all time. Before its release, not many are expecting that it would gain this much in the box office. People keep going for the movie because of its over-the-top and breathtaking stunts, and most importantly, to see Paul Walker in his last film as he died in a car accident in 2013 when the filming was still taking place. Currently, Furious 7 is the highest grossing film of the year and can ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ top that amount? Chance is there but a bit low. Don’t forger that ‘Furious 7’ is still playing in theatres worldwide. It may even catch up to the first Avengers movie by reaching 1.5 billion. furious-7-one-last-ride-121611 So far, this year (not even mid-year yet), and there are already two films that crossed 1 billion milestone. It’s like becoming easier to pass 1 billion to become a historic major blockbuster, while other movies see it as a pressure for themselves getting disappointed by their own box office figure. Watch up for upcoming films by the end of the year that will most probably accomplish the achievement too, particularly ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’.

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10 highest grossing films in 2013, and ‘Iron Man 3’ topped the list.

Posted in Explosive News and Results with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 26, 2014 by vincentloy

I think there are few more movies last year that I wished to watch before moving on with many anticipated films to be released this year. Now, let us see which movies of 2013 gained the most in box-office.

‘Iron Man 3’ which is said could be the last instalment in ‘Iron Man’ stand-alone superhero film franchise generated massive popularity, and hence pulling in 1.215 billion dollar, making it the highest grossing film of the year 2013, and overall, the 5th highest grossing film of all-time. This is not surprising, as superhero movies recently proven to be very successful and appealing to movie-goers. It is also the 16th film to pass the 1-billion dollar mark, and it is the only film released in 2013 that successfully reached the milestone. But I don’t really like this movie that much compared to some other notable superhero movies. Anyway, congratulation to ‘Iron Man 3’ for becoming the champion in box-office last year.

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Here below is the complete list of the…

Top 10 highest grossing films in 2013:

1. Iron Man 3 – 1.215 billion.

2. Despicable Me 2 – 0.954 billion.

3. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – 0.854 billion. *

4. The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug – 0.835 billion. *

5. Fast And Furious 6 – 0.788 billion.

6. Frozen – 0.767 billion. * (reached 1.112 billion as of April 2014, jumped to second place)

7. Monsters University – 0.743 billion.

8. Gravity – 0.677 billion.

9. Man Of Steel – 0.668 billion.

10. Thor: The Dark World – 0.632 billion.

(Note: The film with the star indication in the end indicates that it is still running in theatres worldwide and its total gross will increase.)

Ahh, I watched all the movies in this top 10 list. Looking from this list, it appears that superhero movies remain the favourites (3 is in top 10). Animated movies are also highly popular last year with 3 making the list too. Last but not least, we saw also that sequels (which are usually produced due to the success of their predecessors) effectively gained interest of movie-goers again as 7 in this top 10 list are sequels. As of now, the top 6 films in this list made it to the top 50 grossing films of all-time. And out of these top 10 films, the one that had my highest rating would be ‘Gravity’ starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney which is also the hot favourite in the upcoming BAFTA and Academy Awards where it received huge number of nominations. On the other hand, the original 1993’s ‘Jurassic Park’ is re-released in 3D last year in conjunction with its 20th anniversary, and that made it to become the 17th film to cross the 1-billion mark with final grossing of 1.029 billion. Couldn’t believe this classic movie has been 20 years old already.

For 2014, movies that I think could stand a high chance to enter this top 10 list for its year are ‘The Lego Movie’, ‘Robocop’, ‘300: Rise Of An Empire’, ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’, ‘Rio 2’, ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’, ‘Godzilla’, ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’, ‘Maleficent’, ‘How To Train Your Dragon 2’, ‘Transformers: Age Of Extinction’, ‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’, ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’, ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’, ‘The Hobbit: There And Back Again’. I already listed 15 potential movies that will score big in box office this year and these are also the ones that I’m looking forward to watch this year.

The Avengers is now the third highest grossing film worldwide, sending Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 to fourth placing

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 4, 2012 by vincentloy

Marvel’s The Avengers, a single film assembling a group of Marvel’s superheroes successfully climbed to the top three placing in the list of worldwide’s highest grossing films recently. The movie is now on 3rd place with grossing of over 1.355 billion, crossing over the previous film in the 3rd place; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. Harry Potter’s final film did extremely well last year with grossing of over 1.328 billion, ending the famous franchise of our generation with favourable reviews and huge box office income. However, it is still no match compared to this year’s The Avengers. So now, Harry Potter’s final film jumped to 4th place while Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon remained at fifth place in total grossing of over 1.123 billion. The Avengers became one of the only twelve films in history that crossed over 1 billion mark in grossing.

The Avengers is still now in theatres worldwide and its grossing would only stops probably months later. There are still plenty of time for this movie to gain even more, hoping that people would go for it again and again in the cinema. It has already broken several records like having the biggest grossing on opening weekend, fastest film to reach 100 million, 200 million, and so on. It even ties with Avatar and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 inthe record of 19 days as the fastest to reach 1 billion in revenue. That is an impressive record, and I bet people that are involved in the movie would be very proud and happy over that outcome and it seems that their target has been reached, not only in total grossing, but also in reception by the public which is mostly positive.

But there’s a catch, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 and Avatar both opened internationally and in the US on the same week while that wasn’t the case with The Avengers. This superhero film had been out in the US for just 10 days when $1 billion was reached. So while technically The Avengers has to share the title for fastest to hit $1 billion with the other two, its performance was more impressive. Anyway, with The Avengers hitting $1 billion, it’s the 5th film to do so for Disney. Now consider this, no other studio has more than two billion grossers (Fox and Warner Bros.). Marvel Studio is now planning for a sequel to The Avengers, after looking at the much hype and success of a movie like this can deliver. I’m looking forward to that. Hope it will come very soon.

So looking its box office performance  now, what do you think would be the final grossing figure of The Avengers? Now it stands at a whopping 1.355 billion, only behind two films, Avatar and Titanic on which both are directed by James Cameron and had grossed over 2 billion respectively. That seems to be a figure almost impossible to be defeated. Now, Titanic is back on the big screen in 3D and its grossing is once again increasing. But that wouldn’t be a lot. But still it grossed an extra few hundred million as of current that brings the movie beyond 2 billion mark, making the Avatar not alone in the 2 billion’s club anymore.

Could The Avengers gets into 2 billion of grossing also? It seems a bit unlikely and I think it will end most probably with 1.5 billion with maximum of 1.6 billion, as a lot of people have had watched the film already. Movie-goers now would then go for other new interesting releases like Snow White and the Huntsman, Madagascar 3, Prometheus, and some others soon. But still, The Avengers did a very fantastic job in box office and it’s a good movie. I think it would remains the highest grossing film for this year. Being in top 3 is an awesome accomplishment already. Congratz to the movie for having such successful achievement.