Here is a look at 2016 in February. One clear winner emerged from this list.
|Name (IMDb)||Studio||Budget||Domestic Box Office||Worldwide Total||Andrew’s Score|
|The Choice (6.5)||Lionsgate||NA||18.7 Million||NONE||NA- Romance- not my film|
|Hail, Caesar (6.3)||Universal||22 Million||30 Million||63.2 Million||C|
|Pride Prejudice and Zombies (5.8)||Sony/ Screen Gems||28 Million||10.9 Million||16.3 Million||D-|
|Deadpool (8.1)||Fox||58 Million||363 Million||782.6 Million||A-|
|How to Be Single (6.1)||Warner Brothers/ New Line||38 Million||46.8 Million||112.3 Million||D|
|Zoolander 2||Paramount||NA||28.8 Million||55.9 Million||D|
|Triple 9 (6.3)||Open Road Films||NA||12.6 Million||23.1 Million||C-|
|Race (7.1)||Focus Features||NA||19.1 Million||24.9 Million||B-|
|Risen (6.3)||Sony/Colombia||20 Million||36.8 Million||46 Million||Did Not See|
|Grimsby (6.2)||Sony/ Colombia||NA||6.8 Million||25.1 Million||D|
|Gods of Egypt (5.5)||Lionsgate/Summit||140 Million||31.1 Million||150.6 Million||F|
|Eddie the Eagle (7.4)||Fox||23 Million||15.7 Million||46.1 Million||B-|
Despite a disappointing release, the possibility of a Zoolander 3 is very real.
Deadpool 2 currently has a March 2nd, 2018 release date. T.J. Miller has sadly gave up directing this film. However, as of now many of the writers have remained on board. John Wick (2014) director David Leitch is now attached to direct.
Winners and Losers
Fox Studios and Deadpool were clearly the big winners in February. Fox found another franchise which id desperately needed to keep their comic book film reputation afloat. Deadpool will get at least one more movie (likely two) and Ryan Reynolds is expected to get a mighty big paycheck one imagines.
We also benefit from most openings for rated R comic book films. Starting with Logan (2017).
Pride, Prejudice, and Zombies did not do well. It may have taken the axe to future ideas of like minded crossovers.
Lower Budget Biographical and Historical films still make money. Expect plenty more like Eddie the Eagle and Race to come down the pipe.
We lose because there will likely be comic book movies which are rated R and will falter badly because not all studios will understand or respect why Deadpool (2016) was so popular.
Gods of Egypt may have earned back it’s budget (barely). It can seen as a massive early disappointment this year.