|Avengers: Age of Ultron (Buena Vista-Disney)||250 Million||1.4 Billion||Ensemble cast/Superheroes (7.6)||Action,Adventure, Fantasy|
|Pitch Perfect 2 (Universal)||29 Million||287.1 Million||Ensemble female cast.(6.6)||Musical,Comedy|
|Far From the Maddening Crowd (Fox Searchlight)||NA||30.2 Million||Romantic Period Piece (7.1)||Drama|
|Mad Max: Fury Road (Warner Brothers)||150 Million||375.8 Million||Mad Max Movie/Charlize Theron, Tom Hardy (8.2)||Action,Adventure|
|Hot Pursuit (New Line)||35 Million||51.4 Million||Sofia Vergara, Reese Witherspoon (5.0)||Comedy|
|Tomorrowland (Buena Vista- Disney)||190 Million||209 Million||George Clooney (6.5)||Adventure/Sci-fi|
|Spy (Fox)||65 Million||235.6 Million||Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham (7.1)||Comedy|
|Irrational Man (Sony Classics)||NA||4 Million||Woody Allen film.
Emma Stone (6.8)
|Poltergeist (Fox)||35 Million||95.4 Million||Remake of Horror classic (5.0)||Horror|
What we learned
1- Marvel has the winning formula still. Sure, it made slightly less than the original, but nearly one and a half billion dollars is something I’m sure Marvel and Disney would take every single time.
2- People love a carefree comedy with a cast of talented female actors (Pitch Perfect two)
3 A well-made period piece can still make money.
4 For all the advancement in CGI, practical effects still look the best and earn the most respect.
5 Even a poorly made comedy with two powerful female personalities (Vergara and Witherspoon) can be enough to make money for a studio.
6 Audiences will watch something new and refreshing, but you can’t tack on a cheap, overly preachy ending that spoils the movie (Tomorrowland).
7- Melissa McCarthy and Paul Feig are at their best when working together. They should do it as much as possible for the benfit of everyone involved. (Audiences included.)
8 A cheap horror movie with nothing but cliché jump scares can make money if you give it a PG-13 rating.
|Aloha (Sony/Columbia)||37 Million||26.2 Million||Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Bill Murray (5.5)||Comedy, Romance|
1 Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone can do many things great, but they lacked chemistry and this movie just felt awkward from the start.
*Made 750 Million or more
|Buena Vista (Disney)||Avengers: Age of Ultron*||Tomorrowland|
|Universal||Pitch Perfect 2|
|Fox||Spy||Far From the Maddening Crowd
|Warner Brothers||Mad Max|
|New Line||Hot Pursuit|
|Studio||Movie One (Andrew’s Grade)||Movie Two||Movie Three||Movie Four|
|Buena Vista (Disney)||Avengers: Age of Ultron (A-)||Tomorrowland (D+)|
|Universal||Pitch Perfect 2 (C)|
|Fox (Searchlight)||Far From the Maddening Crowd (B)||Spy (B)||Poltergeist (F)|
|Warner Brothers||Mad Max: Fury Road (A)|
|New Line||Hot Pursuit (D)|
|Sony (Classic)||Irrational Man (C)||Aloha (F)|
Movie Studio Grades
Warner Brothers- A
Buena Vista (Disney)-C+
New Line Cinema- D