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


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!