Summer Box Office 2014 Results
Am Back! And you didn’t even know I left. Sorry for being away from the blog for a while and I may have also neglected some of the blogs I follow. Sorry about that. However I just realised I forgot to review Guardians of the Galaxy and as a result also haven’t read anyone’s reviews. However they are all bookmarked so when my review is out expect some comments.
So to this post, who won the box office this summer, the time of the blockbuster! Some upsets, some shockers and some we easily predicted. Read the rest of the post after the break and leave me a comment.
#10: 22 Jump Street
Always one comedy win of the summer but this one really conquered all the others. Neighbours sadly didn’t make the list but it also did very well.
Box Office Prediction: $260M
Actual Box Office: $308M
#9: Edge of Tomorrow
Well that certainly wasn’t expected. This film didn’t even make my list before summer and to be honest I didn’t think much about the film before I saw it. Then I saw it, loved it and glad it did well in the box office. Not super great but slightly profitable.
Box Office Prediction: N/A
Actual Box Office: $363M
This may have been a slight disappointment for some of us but it was still a good film and I am glad it’s been making money. Didn’t make as much as I thought but if there were more monster fights and Bryan Cranston then am sure it would have made more.
Box Office Prediction: $520M
Actual Box Office: $507M
#7: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Great film, one of the best this year and deserves every penny.
Box Office Prediction: $590M
Actual Box Office: $554M
#6: Guardians of the Galaxy
This film did much better than anyone expected. Had an excellent opening and just kept making money. It’s actually still making money so the final number below will be an educated guess as to where it will finish.
Box Office Prediction: $400M
Actual Box Office: $580M
#5: How To Train Your Dragon 2
I was way off with this one. The reviews where great but the hype before release was non-existent and sadly this effected the opening weekend. Still made a butt load and more than the first so the third will be out in a few years.
Box Office Prediction: $850M
Actual Box Office: $580M
#4: The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Me and five other people liked this film but sadly most did not and it did hit Sony the profit section. Hardly a bad total but still taking in less money with each Spiderman film. Not a trend Sony wants to see.
Box Office Prediction: $780M
Actual Box Office: $708M
#3: X-Men: Days of Future Past
Good film, set of the summer season. Did a little better than I said but not far off.
Box Office Prediction: $720M
Actual Box Office: $744M
Originally being Number 8 Maleficent did unbelievably well this summer to be the second biggest release of the summer. I mean this live action Disney film set from the villain side of the story somehow beat out every superhero film this year. Definitely an unexpected result this year.
Box Office Prediction: $380M
Actual Box Office: $747M
#1: Transformers: Age of Extinction
Well at least I didn’t add to that total. Over $1 Billion! That’s insane. What is wrong with the Asian Market? It made $300M+ in China alone. Clearly love their robots but pick some better films.
Box Office Prediction: $900M
Actual Box Office: $1B! ($1,065M)