The Monday Morning Hangover Report for Monday, June 20th, 2016

by Tim Barley

Dory finds a HUGE chest of gold

Finding Dory Monday Morning Hangover Report Cocktails and Movies

It looks like Disney/Pixar has a monster hit on their hands again. No hangovers there. And were it not for a huge movie coming out this coming weekend, Finding Dory might run right through the competition for weeks to come. But, the movie about a forgetful fish trying to find her family racked up a HUGE opening at $136 million, breaking the all time opening record for an animated film.

I wasn’t too far off (only $26 million) on my guess. AND, I want to pat myself on the back and by myself a cocktail for correctly guessing the top five this week within a $1 million each of their openings. If you don’t take into account that Central Intelligence opened less than I predicted. And Warcraft and Now You See Me 2 flip flopped. But, other than that, I apparently wasn’t too inebriated when I took a guess about the weekend box office.

So, grab a bloody mary, let’s see what happened this weekend and which studios might want to add an aspirin or two into the mix as we look at the Monday Morning Hangover Report.

Once again, the following estimates are from Box Office Mojo, and are fresh as of Sunday afternoon. Be aware that these numbers could change when the actuals finally come out later this week (blue are new movies this last weekend):

  1. Finding Dory – $136,183,000
  2. Central Intelligence – $34,500,000
  3. The Conjuring 2 – $15,550,000
  4. Now You See Me 2 – $9,650,000
  5.  Warcraft – $6,520,000
  6. X-Men: Apocalypse – $5,210,000
  7. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 – $5,200,000
  8. Me Before You – $4,155,000
  9. Alice: Through The Looking Glass – $3,615,000
  10. Captain America: Civil War – $2,296,000

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But, onto last weekend. Congrats to everyone at Disney/Pixar. You should be pouring yourself mimosas and having a great Monday! Actually, so should the folks at Warner Brothers who had three of the top 10 films this week, including the second and third spot with Central Intelligence and The Conjuring 2. Sifting through the rest of the top 10, X-Men: Apocalypse slowly nears it’s production break even point, but it’s unsure if it will make its money back. And while it looks like Alice Through the Looking Glass will be the albatross at Disney this year, which is the antithesis of Captain America: Civil War which cleared the $400 million mark!

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