Tuesday, June 25, 2019

"TOY STORY 4" IS #1 AT THE WORLDWIDE BOX OFFICE...AND NO DISAPPOINTMENT

Showbiz Sandbox is the only one that looks at the worldwide box office for the ENTIRE week. That can tell a very different story from everyone else -- they're comparing new movies to current releases and compare four days of box office from new movies to THREE days of box office from movies that are already out. Huh? We compare the TOTAL box office from the entire week.

That means Aladdin was the #1 movie worldwide for four weeks in a row. Now it has been dethroned by another Disney movie, Toy Story 4.



And anyone who suggests Toy Story 4 is a disappointment is bonkers. They're comparing the flawed tracking that shows what they THINK a movie might make to its actual opening and then  comparing that to prior Pixar releases over a holiday weekend. Nonsense. All that matters is a movie's budget and how much it grosses when all is said and done. Toy Story 4 cost a reported $200m and will almost certainly gross $800m worldwide. In what universe is that a disappointment? Check out the exclusive Showbiz Sandbox figures for the week.

WEEK OF JUNE 23 SHOWBIZ SANDBOX WORLDWIDE BOX OFFICE CHARTS FOR THE PREVIOUS SEVEN DAYS


  1. TOY STORY 4 ($200mb) -- $238m (opening week)
  2. ALADDIN ($180mb) -- $  85m/ $810m (last seven days/worldwide )
  3. MEN IN BLACK INTERNATIONAL ($110mb) - $  80m/ $182m
  4. SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 ($80mb) -- $  39m/ $194m
  5. SPIRITED AWAY ($19mb) -- $  28m/ $ 51m? ($290m?)
  6. DARK PHOENIX ($200mb) -- $  28m/ $233m
  7. ROCKETMAN ($40mb) -- $  20m/ $153m
  8. CHILD’S PLAY ($10mb) -- $  17m (opening week)
  9. JOHN WICK 3 ($75m + $40 p&a) -- $  13m/ $289m
  10. GODZILLA KING MONSTERS ($170mb) -- $  12m/ $352m (?)
  11. MY BEST SUMMER (Chi rom drama) -- $    9m/ $54m
  12. PARASITE (K Palme d’Or) -- $     8m/ $70m
  13. SHAFT ($30mb) -- $     8m/ $16m
  14. AVENGERS: ENDGAME ($360mb) -- $     7m/ $2.749b (needs $39m)
  15. GOING VERTICAL (Russian; $11mb) $     6m/ $62m
  16. LATE NIGHT ($13mb pickup Amazon) -- $     5m/ $10m
  17. LONG LIVE THE KING -- $     4m (opening week)
18. ANNA (Luc Besson; $30mb) -- $     4m (opening week)

Monday, June 17, 2019

"ALADDIN" #1 AT WORLDWIDE BOX OFFICE FOR FOURTH WEEK IN A ROW

Hey kids,

Just because Sperling is playing in Europe doesn't mean you shouldn't get an update on the worldwide box office. Here are the biggest films of the week ending June 16. Remember, we are talking about the worldwide box office. And unlike everyone else, we don't just look at the grosses from the last four days for new movies (which usually open on Thursday) or the grosses from the last three days for movies that have been out for a week or more. We add up all the grosses for the ENTIRE week. And that tells a surprisingly different story.



If you listen to everyone else, the #1 movie at the box office worldwide has changed every single week for the past four weeks. They've been:

Week ending May 26, 2019 -- ALADDIN
Week ending June 2, 2019 --  GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS
Week ending June 9, 2019 --  DARK PHOENIX
Week ending June 16, 2019 -- MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL

But if you look at the total box office for the entire week (and remember, this is summer time when weekday box office is especially robust), if you add up the money made Monday through Sunday rather than just the money made over the weekend, here's what you find....



Week ending May 26, 2019 -- ALADDIN!
Week ending June 2, 2019 --   ALADDIN!!
Week ending June 9, 2019 --   ALADDIN!!!
Week ending June 16, 2019 -- ALADDIN!!!!

Yes, Aladdin has been the most popular movie in the world for the past four weeks. That's going to change next week when Toy Story 4 jumps to the top of the charts. But Aladdin's dominance is notable and it's a story you hear ONLY from Showbiz Sandbox. Here is our chart listing the top grossing movies worldwide for the ENTIRE week ending June 16. Enjoy! And we'll see you next week!

WEEK OF JUNE 16 SHOWBIZ SANDBOX WORLDWIDE BOX OFFICE CHARTS FOR THE PREVIOUS SEVEN DAYS


  1. ALADDIN ($180mb) (Fourth week in a row) -- $120m/ $725m (week/total)  
  2. MEN IN BLACK INTERNATIONAL ($110mb -- $102m (opening week)
  3. DARK PHOENIX ($200mb) -- $ 60m/ $204m
  4. SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 ($80mb) -- $ 57m/ $155m
  5. GODZILLA KING MONSTERS ($170mb) -- $ 47m/ $340m
  6. ROCKETMAN ($40mb) -- $ 31m/ $133m
  7. JOHN WICK 3 ($75m + $40m p&a) -- $ 24m/ $276m
  8. MY BEST SUMMER (Chi rom dram) -- $ 19m/ $45m
  9. PARASITE (K Palme d’Or winner) -- $ 16m/ $62m
  10. AVENGERS: ENDGAME ($360mb) -- $ 12m/ $2.742b (needs $46m)
  11. MA ($5mb) -- $ 11m/ $52m
  12. POKEMON DET PICACHU ($150mb) -- $ 10m/ $420m
  13. CHASING THE DRAGON 2 (Chi action) -- $ 10m/ $40m
  14. SHAFT $30mb) $  8m/ $8m
  15. LATE NIGHT ($13m Amazon pickup) -- $  5.4m/ $5.7m
  16. A CITY CALLED MACAU (Chi gambling drama) $  4m/ $4m (opening week)
  17. WHISPER OF SILENT BODY (Chi med mys) $  3m/ $3m (opening week)
  18. THE DEAD DON’T DIE (Jarmusch zombie) $  3m/ $5.4m
  19. GOING VERTICAL ($11m; Russian basketball) $  2m/ $56m (highest grossing Russian film in nation’s history)

https://www.comscore.com/Insights/Rankings