Movies & Money with Erik Childress
By Erik Childress
Posted 03/19/12 01:40:32
Every Thursday morning on WCIU-TV's First Business, yours truly joins Angela Miles for the Movies & Money segment where we break down the weekly box office, make predictions and further analyze the trends we are seeing in the marketplace.
Here is a list where you can find us in your market. Otherwise you can check out the program's website or come right here where you can see all of the segments. You can follow Erik Childress on Twitter . @erikthemovieman MOVIES & MONEY SEGMENTS 2017 (NEW!)Nov. 16 - Is Justice League Another DC Failure? Oct. 26 - The Return of Jigsaw and a Lionsgate Halloween Oct. 19 - It's A Tyler Perry Weekend At The Box Office Oct. 12 - Busy Box Office Overshadowed by Harvey Weinstein Oct. 5 - The Long Road of Blade Runner 2049 Sept. 28 - Is American Made a Win for Tom Cruise? Sept. 21- Kingsman vs. Ninjago. Do They Have It? Sept. 14 - Don't Blame Me If You Hate mother! Blame Yourself Sept. 7 - Stephen King's It Set To Break Records Aug, 24 - Winners & Losers of the Summer Box Office Aug, 17 - Steven Soderbergh Returns (To Form?) Aug, 10 - The Dog Days of Summer Are Here! Aug, 3 - The Delayed Plague of The Dark Tower July 27- Blondes, Emojis and Race Riots July 20 - How Good is Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk? July 13 - Can Apes Rule The Box Office Again? June 29 - Gru Will Rule But Hope for Baby Driver June 22 - The Best Big Sick Is Not The Latest Transformers June 15 - Is Third Time a Charm for Cars? June 8 - Wonder Woman Targets The Mummy June 1- So How Good is Wonder Woman, Anyway? May 25- Pirates & Baywatch Face Off on Memorial Day Weekend May 18 - Does the Alien Franchise Still Have Its Fans? May 11 - Does Summer's First Bomb Come Early? May 4 - Guardians Set To Rule Summer Box Office Apr. 27- What Will Win the Summer Box Office? Apr. 20 - Fate Faces No Real Competition Apr. 13 - The Fate of the Furious is Money Apr. 6 - Family Weekend Unlikely To Involve The Smurds Mar. 30 - What Is Paramount Doing With Ghost in the Shell? Mar. 23 - Can Any Film Take Down Beast At Box Office? Mar. 16 - A Report from the 2017 SXSW Film Festival Mar. 9 - Kong To Challenge Logan But Beast Looms? Mar. 2 - Is Logan the Best X-Men Film Ever? Feb. 23- Time for Oscar Predictions? Feb. 16 - Three Newbies May Not Beat Last Week's Newbies? Feb. 9 - It's Sequel Week! Who Comes Out Ahead? Feb. 2 - Weekend of Rings and Questionable Sundance Deals Jan. 26 - Live from Sundance: The Latest Deals Jan. 12 - Six Wide Releases Crowd MLK Weekend Jan. 5 - 2016 Breaks Box Office Record 2016 Dec. 15 - Rogue One Arrives To Rule Holiday Dec. 8 - Should You Attend the Office Christmas Party? Dec. 1 - Jackie & Manchester Make Down Weekend Seem Up Nov. 17- You Can Find Fantastic Beasts At #1 Nov. 10- Loving Is The Movie We Deserve Right Now Nov. 3- Is Doctor Strange Being Underestimated? Oct. 27- Who Won & Lost the Fall Box Office? Oct. 20- Will Jack Reacher Be Booed At Box Office? Oct. 13- Is That Damon or Affleck in The Accountant? Oct. 6- The Girl on the Train & The Birth of a Controversy Sept. 29- Does Disaster Loom for Deepwater Horizon & Lionsgate? Sept. 22- Will the Magnificent Seven Ride? Sept. 15 - Can Blair Witch Continue the Cycle of Horror? Sept. 8- Can Sully Stick the Landing? Sept. 1 - WInners & Losers at the Summer Box Office Aug. 25 - Ben-Hur Puts Spotlight On Bad Year for Paramount Aug. 18 - The Dog Days Of Summer Begin Aug. 11 - One Last Good Week for Summer & Suicide Squad's Future Aug. 4 - Suicide Squad: Who Will Go and Should They? July 28 - Will Bourne Disappoint and Bad Moms Surprise? July 21- Why Does Paramount Have No Faith in Star Trek? July 14 - How Good is Ghostbusters and Will It Be Good For Sony? July 7 - Pets' Secret Lives & Spielberg's "Brand" June 30 - Will Dory's Dominance Hurt Other Family Films This Summer? June 23 - Is The Summer Box Office Really Slumping? June 16 - Can Finding Dory Get Box Office Back On Track? June 9 - The Declining Summer Box Office of 2016 June 2 - Will a Weak Summer Continue With the Turtles? May 26 - Are Alice and the X-Men Worth Your Money? May 19 - Can Neighbors, Angry Birds & Nice Guys Take Down the Civil War? May 12 - Civil War is the Only Money Monster That Matters May 5 - Captain America: Civil War & Summer Box Office Predictions Apr. 28 - The Calm Before The Storm At Box Office Apr. 21- The Huntsman Poised For A Letdown? Apr. 14- The Calm Before The Storm At Box Office Mar. 31 - Batman & Superman Make Money But For How Long? Mar. 24 - Batman v Superman: The Dawn of DC Worry? Mar. 17 - The DEfense, Not the DeFENCE of Divergent Mar. 10 - Why Chicago Didn't See This Week's Releases Mar. 3 - Zootopia, London Has Fallen & Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Feb. 25 - Oscar Predictions Feb. 18 - Deadpool's Success And Its Non-Competitors in Weekend Two Feb. 11 - Deadpool, Zoolander 2 & How To Be Single Feb. 4 Jan. 28 Jan. 21 Jan. 14 Jan. 7 2015 Dec. 17 Dec. 10 Dec. 3 Nov. 19 Nov. 12 Nov. 5 Oct. 29 Oct. 22 Oct. 15 Oct. 8 Oct. 1 Sept. 24 VIDEO 2014 December 18, 2014 - Sony and The Interview Hacking December 11, 2014 - Good & Bad News For Exodus + Universal's "Best Year" November 27, 2014 - What Will Moviegoers Be Seeing On Christmas? December 4, 2014 - Sony Gets Hacked & A Disappointing Thanksgiving November 27, 2014 - What Will Moviegoers Be Seeing On Christmas? November 20, 2014 - The Hunger Games Poised To Make History November 13, 2014 - Was Interstellar a Disappointment At Box Office? November 6, 2014 - Warner Bros. Faces Layoffs After Bad 2014 October 30, 2014 - Holiday Box Office Preview & Predictions October 23, 2014 - Did Fury Save Sony's Year in the Box Office Red? October 16, 2014 - The Judge Is Another Failure For WB. Is There Hope for 2014? October 9, 2014 - Why is Adam Sandler Going To Netflix? October 2, 2014 - Netflix & Weinstein Bypassing Theaters For Crouching Tiger Sequel? September 25, 2014 - Fox Studios On A Roll September 18, 2014 - Deals & Oscar Favorites from the Toronto Film Festival September 11, 2014 - Report from the Toronto Film Festival September 4, 2014 - The Winners at the Summer Box Office August 28, 2014 - Studios Being Screwed By Bad Tracking August 21, 2014 - Disney & Dreamworks Stock Grows As Summer Nears End August 14, 2014 - Will Piracy Hurt The Expendables 3? August 7, 2014 - Will Summer Dropoffs Continue With Guardians of the Galaxy? July 31, 2014 - Is Marvel Becoming a Juggernaut? July 24, 2014 - Limited Releases Finding Success This Summer July 17, 2014 - Fox Is Having a Good Summer (and a Good Year!) July 10, 2014 - Summer Box Office Is Down. What Films Can Help? July 3, 2014 - Transformers Numbers Controversy + Life Itself June 27, 2014 - Did Legends of Oz Bilk Investors? June 26, 2014 - Summer Box Office Winners & Losers (So Far) June 19, 2014 - What Is Wrong With Dreamworks? June 12, 2014 - Is Tom Cruise In Trouble + The Biggest Film of the Summer? June 5, 2014 - Warner Bros. On Edge With Cruise & Jupiter May 29, 2014 - Finding Optimism in 2014's Numbers May 22, 2014 - Will Big X-Men Opening Be Big Enough? May 15, 2014 - Sony Posts Big Losses After String of Bombs May 8, 2014 - Longterm Prospects For Amazing Spider-Man 2 Begins To End This Weekend May 1, 2014 - Spider-Man & Predictions For The Top 10 Movies of the Summer April 24, 2014 - Search for God has Mixed Results at Box Office April 17, 2014 - What Is Behind The Final Divergent Split? April 10, 2014 - Three New Releases This Week No Match For Captain America April 3, 2014 - Studios Not Having A Good Year, But Captain America Is Here March 27, 2014 - Why Was Paramount Hiding Noah From Film Critics? March 20, 2014 - How Much Does Summit Have Riding On Divergent? March 13, 2014 - SXSW, Veronica Mars & Trouble For Dreamworks Animation March 6, 2014 - Oscar Recap + Tough Weekend To Call At Box Office February 27, 2014 - Who Will Win The Oscars? February 20, 2014 - Good News/Bad News For Sony + Lego Movie Headed for $300 Million? February 13, 2014 - Legos, '80s Remake Week & Lionsgate Goes Franchise February 6, 2014 - Lego Movie Poised To Rule February While Monuments Men Will Not January 30, 2014 - The Big Deals At Sundance January 23, 2014 - January the Garbage Month. Let's Look To February. January 16, 2014 - Oscar Nominations & Big MLK Weekend January 9, 2014 - The Big Winners & Losers of 2013 January 1, 2014 - Previewing the Potential Big Hits of 2014 2013 December 19, 2013 - How Good is Anchorman 2 & Other Major Holiday Releases? December 12, 2013 - Big Big Success For Tyler Perry, AMC Stock & Paul Walker December 5, 2013 - Big Holiday Records Warmup For Big December? November 28, 2013 - A Loaded Christmas at the Cinema November 21, 2013 - Success of The Best Man Holiday and The Hunger Games November 14, 2013 - Could The Best Man Holiday Challenge Thor? November 7, 2013 - A Bad Marvel Film Set To Rule Box Office For Two Weeks October 31, 2013 - Picking The Top Grossers of November October 24, 2013 - Gravity Slated To Fall, But Not As Far As Sony October 17, 2013 - Can Gravity Be Challenged In Its Third Weekend? October 10, 2013 - Gravity Sets October Record & Captain Phillips Controversy October 3, 2013 - What Will Be The Big Movies This October? September 26, 2013 - Should Disney Have Parted Ways with Jerry Bruckheimer? September 18, 2013 - Insidious & Big Sales At Toronto Film Festival September 11, 2013 - Toronto & Telluride Giving Big Buzz To Titles September 4, 2013 - Films Proving Big For Specific Demographics August 28, 2013 - Can The Butler Win Labor Day and Will Big Budget Flops Implode Hollywood? August 21, 2013 - The Butler and the Successes of the Summer August 14, 2013 - Thoughts on Jobs, Butler Prospects and a Summer Record? (NEW!)August 7, 2013 - Is Sony In Trouble with Daniel Loeb? July 31, 2013 - Potential Winners at the Box Office for August July 24, 2013 - Another Big Hollywood Bomb + Wolverine Expectations July 17, 2013 - My Favorite & Least Films of Summer + Weinstein & Fruitvale Station July 10, 2013 - Big Success & Big Failure Over July 4th July 3, 2013 - Holiday Hopes For Big Numbers & Sony's Bad Summer June 26, 2013 - World War Z's Moral Victory & Two New Comedies Opening June 19, 2013 - Paramount Sweats World War Z & Man of Steel's Potential June 12, 2013 - The Purge's Success and the Truth About Man of Steel June 5, 2013 - Google, The Internship & Sony's Potentially Iffy Summer May 30, 2013 - Big Memorial Weekend & What To Avoid The Week After May 23, 2013 - Star Trek's Darkness & Universal's Bright Summer May 16, 2013 - Why Did Gatsby Do So Great & Summer Box Office Preview (Fox) May 9, 2013 - Summer Box Office Preview (Bad for Paramount) May 2, 2013 - Summer Box Office Preview (Warner Bros.) April 25, 2013 - Summer Box Office Preview (Disney) April 18, 2013 - Warner Bros. Has a Hit & Impending Oblivion April 11, 2013 - Croods Boosting Dreamworks & Crazy Rich Movie Lovers April 4, 2013 - G.I. Joe Looks Good For Paramount. How do Evil Dead & Jurassic Park 3-D Look? March 28, 2013 - How Important Is the International Box Office? March 21, 2013 - WB Posts Fifth Straight Loser and How Big a Hit is Oz? March 14, 2013 - After Oz, What Will Be The Next Big Hit? March 7, 2013 - Bad 2013 for Warner Bros. Is There Hope? February 28, 2013 - Warner Bros. Sweating Jack the Giant Slayer February 21, 2013 - Special Oscar Show with Predictions February 14, 2013 - A Look At Valentine's Day Box Office for Ladies and For Guys February 7, 2013 - Dreamworks Layoffs & a Big Stallone Bomb January 31, 2013 - What Were The Big Deals At Sundance? January 24, 2013 - Nothing Screened For Critics + February Preview January 17, 2013 - Oscar Box Office Bump & Zero Dark Thirty Light? January 10, 2013 - Oscar Predix & Zero Dark Thirty Controversy January 3, 2013 - Blockbuster Predictions for 2013 & Oscar Balloting Thoughts 2012 December 27, 2012 - How Was Christmas Day at the Box Office? December 25, 2012 - A Look At This Year's Christmas Releases December 24, 2012 - The Biggest Hits & Flops of the Year vs. Budgets December 20, 2012 - The Hobbit Breaks Record But May Still Finish Last December 13, 2012 - The Awards Lead and Thoughts on The Hobbit December 6, 2012 - Can A Record Month Lead to a Record Year? November 29, 2012 - Why Did Rise of the Guardians Fall? November 22, 2012 - A Christmas Box Office Preview November 15, 2012 - Big Skyfall Numbers & Thanksgiving Preview November 8, 2012 - Skyfall and the Great Numbers of Flight November 1, 2012 - Disney Buys Lucasfilm and Poised to Finish #1 This Weekend October 25, 2012 - Pre-Halloween Weekend and a Pre-Flight Preview October 18, 2012 - The Future of Argo & The History of Paranormal Activity October 11, 2012 - A Near October Record and Will Argo Come Out On Top October 4, 2012 - A Big September Finish and A Big October Start? September 27, 2012 - Summing Up a Weak September, But Maybe a Strong Finish? September 20, 2012 - How Impressive Was The Master's Opening & Will Eastwood Fill Chairs This Weekend? September 13, 2012 - 3-D Re-releases, Financial Movies and the Finance of Resident Evil September 6, 2012 - The Winners & Losers of Summer 2012 August 30, 2012 - Talking & Not Talking About 2016: Obama's America August 23, 2012 - Family Films & Anti-Obama In August August 16, 2012 - Will the Box Office Sparkle This Weekend or Did It Last Weekend? August 9, 2012 - Universal's Summer Hits & Misses, Plus Meryl Streep & Will Ferrell Track Records August 2, 2012 - Another Fox Disappointment, but a Disappointing Summer? July 26, 2012 - Discussing the Colorado Tragedy July 19, 2012 - How Good Is The Dark Knight Rises & How Well Will It Do? July 12, 2012 - Spider-Man Numbers & Films Outdoing Their Budgets July 5, 2012 - "R"-rated Leaders & Spider-Man Prospects June 28, 2012 - What Is Brave's Fate This Weekend? June 21, 2012 - Why Isn't Anyone Talking About Warner Bros. Bad Year? June 14, 2012 - Rock of Ages vs. That's My Boy vs. Madagascar? June 7, 2012 - Was the Snow White opening good news for Universal? May 31, 2012 - Were the MIB3 #'s That Impressive? May 24, 2012 - Can Universal Recover From Battleship This Summer? May 17, 2012 - Dark Shadows Disappoints & 3 New Films To (Not) Challenge The Avengers May 10, 2012 - The Avengers Huge Numbers & Dark Shadows Prospects May 3, 2012 - Will The Avengers Have Biggest Opening of the Year? April 26, 2012 - A Little Preview of Cinemacon April 19, 2012 - Can a film unseat The Hunger Games this week? April 12, 2012 - The Hunger Games company, Re-release ceilings and Bully April 5, 2012 - This Week's Box Office Logjam + Wrath of the Titans Outlook March 29, 2012 - The Hunger Games Numbers & Previewing the Wrath March 22, 2012 - The Hunger Games Success & John Carter Failure March 15, 2012 - Big numbers coming for The Hunger Games? 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