Category Archives: Wrap Session

Cocktails and Movies’ Wrap Session – 3/17/14

BY TIM BARLEY AND MIKE REYES

Mr. Peabody and Sherman is top dog!

mr-peabody

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Mixers! We hope that your festivities have been and continue to be fun but safe. May you see more green than you can count but less red and blue than you like. (aka TAKE A CAB!!!) By the numbers though, we have seen what you didn’t see… and that’s movies. We’re back to lower end numbers, and that kind of upsets us… especially with a movie like Need For Speed coming out of the gate this weekend. Here’s the estimated box office takes for this weekend.

Cocktails and Movies’ Wrap Session – 3/10/14

BY TIM BARLEY AND MIKE REYES

Newcomers take the box office by storm! Nonstop stops at third place

300 rise of an empireIt was a big weekend for a big movie. Monday might be a dirty word for most of you Mixers out there, but for the studios it can go either way. In the case of this weekend, Warner Brothers and Fox are allowed to breathe a sigh of relieve. The former is just continuing its fairly formidable stride, where as the latter finally scored a hit with the family audience they’ve been pandering to pretty hard.

Cocktails and Movies Wrap Session: Feb 28th – Mar 2

BY TIM BARLEY AND MIKE REYES

The Oscars have their best showing quite a while as Liam Neeson flies Nonstop

oscar-selfie-retweet-recordLast night’s Oscars had a little bit for everyone, (if you followed our Twitter-athon, you know Mike’s feelings on the whole night, while Tim anonymously just fired off snark when not sipping from his cocktail in the West Coast offices…), including some stirring speeches, pizza, some great musical performances and a very confused John Travolta. Gravity’s influence wasn’t quite enough to garner every award as 12 Years a Slave walked away with the Best Picture win to the former’s 7 wins, mostly for technical awards, director and cinematography. We’d love to hear your thoughts on last night’s broadcast on Facebook or Twitter…

As for the weekend wrap, well here we are, Monday. We’ve got a hangover and good news for Liam Neeson who’s been doing well for himself at 61…

So without any further delay, let’s take a look at this weekend’s Box Office results:

Weekend Box Office Estimates 2/28 – 3/2 (courtesy of Box Office Mojo)

1. Nonstop: $28.9 mil. (C&M Estimate – Place: $33 mil. – 1st Place)
2. Son of GodActual: $25.6 mil. (C&M Estimate – Placing: $15 mil. – 4th Place)
3. The LEGO MovieActual: $20.8 mil. (C&M Estimate – Placing: $25 mil. – 2nd Place)
4.  3 Days to Kill:  Actual: $4.9 mil. (C&M Estimate – Placing: nr – nr)
5. The Monuments Men$4.9 mil. (C&M Estimate – Placing: $5 mil. – 5th Place)
6. Robocop (2014): $4.5 mil.
7. Pompeii$4.3 mil.
8. Frozen$3.6 mil.
9. About Last Night (2014): $3.3 mil. 
10. Ride Along$3.0 mil.

Overlord Tim did not have much faith in the Lord. (Get it?). But, movie goers flocked to see Jesus in all his glory! A lot of church groups went as a whole and televangelist Joel Osteen even gave it a shout out during his Thursday telecast. It’s nice to have that built in audience. Still, it will be nothing short of a miracle if this stays in the top five for more than another week. Other than the Robocop/3 Days to Kill switch up, the boss did a pretty solid job of picking the movies from last weekend.

What we didn’t see was the huge drop off from the top three to the rest of the pack. Pompeii looks like it’s going to get buried (hahaha, get it again?) under even more competition while Monuments Men is still hanging around…

That’s it for a shortened Monday, everyone. Remember to tell your friends about us on Twitter and Facebook and we’ll keep providing you with more and more items about cocktails and movies  every day!

Cocktails and Movies’ Wrap Session – Feb. 21st – 23rd

BY TIM BARLEY AND MIKE REYES

The LEGO Movie builds into a bona fide hit, while Monday shocks us with bad news

Egon-Spengler with twinkieSorry we’re late today, everyone. As you are no doubt aware already, very sad news has hit Hollywood today. The man who gave us some of the funniest movies, either as a writer, director, producer or actor such as Meatballs, Stripes, Animal House, Caddyshack, Groundhog Day, Ghostbusters, Vacation and more, Harold Ramis, died today at the age of 69. Most remember him as Egon Spengler in Ghostbusters and his scientific description of the supernatural energy in NYC vis-a-vis a Twinkie. He was a brilliant writer/director and actor and we all dare you to say you haven’t seen a movie that Harold Ramis was attached to. So, pour out a bit of your cocktail, people. Harold Ramis, you will be missed…

As for the weekend wrap, we’ve got some good news and bad news for you, Mixers.

Cocktails and Movies Weekend Wrap Session – 2/18/14

BY TIM BARLEY AND MIKE REYES

The LEGO Movie builds on its first weekend, while three remakes place in the top five

cocktails and movies flicks to pick The Lego MovieHello again, Mixers! We hope your President’s Day and your February 14th were filled with fun and libations! However, it’s Tuesday now, and the harsh light of productivity has reared its head once more. Fear not, as we’ve returned to entertain you during your virtual “coffee breaks.” Speaking of coffee, let’s see what made it through the filter at this weekend’s box office:

Weekend Box Office Estimates 2/14 – 2/17 (courtesy of Box Office Mojo)

1. The LEGO Movie: $63.5 mil. ($35 mil – 1st place)
2. About Last Night (2014): $28.5 mil. ($32 mil – 2nd place)
3. Robocop (2o14):  $25.6 mil. ($25 mil – 3rd place)
4. The Monuments Men: $18 mil. ($22 mil – 5th place)
5. Endless Love (2014): $15.1 mil. ($18 mil – 4th place)
6. Ride Along: $10 mil.
7. Winter’s Tale: $8.10 mil.
8. Frozen: $8.07 mil.
9. Lone Survivor: $4.7 mil.
10. That Awkward Moment: $3.9 mil.