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March 26 2017

The Movies of 2017 – 2nd Quarter Analysis

We’ve taken a look at each of the films of the 2nd quarter of 2017, but how is each month going to break down? Who will we be singing the praises of, and which films will be leading to studio executives packing up their offices?

Lets take a look, but overall it is a rather uninspiring run of films to say the least.

April

April 7

April 14

April 21

April 28

April is not going to set the box office on fire. Of course Fate of the Furious will be huge, but other than it looks as though the month is just going to be… comfortable. Nothing looks like a surprise hit here.

May

May 5

May 12

May 19

May 26

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will print money.

Alien: Covenant will be good for a few hundred million, but it isn’t going to be gigantic. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword I think will flop, it’s just a question to what degree. Baywatch will make most of its money out of the country as will Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

June

June 2

June 9

June 16

June 23

June 30

Wonder Woman will open strong, but how it does long term will depend on how strong the script is. The Mummy may do some business overseas, but I don’t see it doing much in the U.S. Cars 3… really no clue how it will do. Transformers: The Last Knight will again be an overseas hit, but not much of one in the U.S. Despicable Me 3 will close out the month on a win.

Overall

The second quarter feels odd to me. There are a few surefire winners and then a lot of  “We hope…” moments. Horror seems to be picking up some speed, and several mid-range comedies. It’s going to be interesting to see how it all plays out.

I still don’t have a good grasp on how the overall year is going to do, but with the year starting this quiet it’s going to be an uphill battle to try to match 2016.



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