|Sep 13, 2002||Barbershop||$12,000,000||$20,627,433||$75,781,642||$77,063,461|
|Feb 6, 2004||Barbershop 2: Back in Business||$18,000,000||$24,241,612||$65,070,412||$65,842,412|
|Apr 15, 2016||Barbershop: The Next Cut||$20,000,000||$20,242,415||$54,030,051||$54,404,202||Play|
Box Office History for Barbershop Movies
|Jul 26, 2016||Barbershop: The Next Cut||$3,163,589||$1,339,564||$4,503,153|
July 27th, 2016
It’s a rather shallow week on the home market with the biggest release being Batman: The Killing Joke, which is a hot mess. More on that below. As for the best new release of the week, there are a handful of releases that were contenders for Pick of the Week, including Barbershop: The Next Cut, Deadline U.S.A., and Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XXXVI. In the end, I picked Sing Street on Blu-ray for that title.
April 18th, 2016
Wow. As expected, The Jungle Book easily won first place on the box office chart, but did so with a much, much better than anticipated result of $103.26 million during its opening weekend. This is more than the rest of the box office earned. Barbershop: The Next Cut did well as counter-programming earning $20.24 million. On the other hand, Criminal missed the top five and barely managed to avoid the Mendoza Line. The overall box office was $176 million, which was 68% more than last weekend and 47% more than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2016 has earned $3.19 billion at the box office, which is 9.2% / $270 million more than last year's pace. I didn't think 2016 had a chance to top 2015, but I'm really getting optimistic now.
April 15th, 2016
Hollywood's attempt to redefine the start of summer as "some time in April" continue this week with the release of The Jungle Book. This film is expected to dominate the box office this weekend and possibly next weekend as well. Barbershop: The Next Cut is also expected to do well, perhaps earning the biggest opening in the franchise, not taking into account inflation. Finally there's Criminal, which should just be happy with a spot in the top five. This weekend last year, Furious 7 led the way, but Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 and Unfriended were close behind. Fortunately, it looks like The Jungle Book will earn more than those three made combined. 2016 should have a good week on the year-over-year comparison.
April 1st, 2016
March was a really good month, for the most part. There were a few bombs, but the two biggest films, Zootopia and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, both beat expectations by significant margins, so overall the box office was better than expected. Unfortunately, April is a mess, which makes prognosticating really tough. Every single week has at least one film that either moved, switched from wide to limited release, or disappeared entirely. The Jungle Book appears to be the biggest film of the year, but The Huntsman: Winter's War could also be a $100 million hit. Sadly, last April was led by Furious 7, which earned more than $350 million at the box office. That's very likely more than both The Jungle Book and The Huntsman: Winter's War will make combined. Worse still, there were only four weekends in April last year, meaning the month ends by going head-to-head with The Avengers: Age of Ultron. By the time the month ends, 2016's lead over 2015 might be gone. Let's hope it is not that bad.
Note: This list contains actors which appear in at least 2 movies of the franchise.
|Cedric the Entertainer||3||Eddie||$197,310,075||$4,374,122,191||4.5%|
|Sean Patrick Thomas||3||Jimmy||$197,310,075||$882,858,446||22.3%|
|Michael Ealy||2||Ricky Nash||$142,905,873||$1,317,364,844||10.8%|
|Tom Wright||2||Detective Williams||$142,905,873||$690,116,419||20.7%|
Note: This list contains people who contributed to at least 2 movies of the franchise.