Monday, 6 February 2017

Movie Money: Episode 12

No this is not a review. Nor is it an article. This is the podcast I've been doing for the past few months, which has reached a nice groove where I think it's worth exposing to people. Basically, the podcast is a discussion of the weekly box office. Every week me, and Shawna, the other voice you're hearing, discuss the movies that made the most money. Why are we doing this? Because sometimes it's fun when a movie that costs $180 million dollars, makes $20. Not $20 million. Just $20. That hasn't happened yet. But when it does, we'll be there.

 So without further ado, here's the rundown for this week's episode:

Last week the Top 5 consisted of 'La La Land', 'Hidden Figures', 'Split', and 'A Dog's Purpose' took the top 5 along with 'Resident Evil..I'm gonna say 7?' Anyway, this week was pretty much exactly the same, with Split holding the #1 spot, 'La La Land' cling on for dear life at #5, and 'Hidden Figures' and 'A Dog's Purpose' only dropping one notch down, making room for 'Rings' at #2. Not a bad weekend for the horror threequel, but it's definitely not going to have the run that 'Split' is having. Especially since 'Rings' costs a whopping $25m, to 'Split's mere $9m.

Oscar contenders are doing particularly well this year with La La Land and Hidden Figures. But the real surprise this week comes in 'A Dog's Purpose'. Seems like it's the little movie that could and has resonated somewhat with an audience. It's more than made back its budget, despite not being received favourably by critics. Then again, its success may just be a result of a lack of competition, which is no doubt going to change with 'Lego Batman', '50 Shades Darker' and 'John Wick Chapter 2' on the horizon.

You can listen to the breakdown by Shawna and myself here:
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