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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Fate” Wins Again, but “Latin Lover” & “Baahubali 2″” Solid; “The Circle” Flattens

Posted April 29, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS (Universal) will win its third consecutive box office weekend, but in the US it continues to run with considerably less than vroom-vroom momentum.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, it fell 54% from last Friday to $5.1M, and is heading for a $18M weekend.  It’s now clear that Fate […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 4.23.2017

Posted April 23, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  Note:  Holdover titles tended to decline less than usual because comparisons include last week’s Easter Sunday. OPENINGS:  BORN IN CHINA (Disney) was at the top of an unimpressive group of debuts this weekend with $5.1M, narrowly ahead of the $4.6M for Monkey Kingdom, the last in the studio’s “Disneynature” series of Earth Day wildlife […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 4.23.2017

Posted April 23, 2017 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Here is an updated look at the 2017 film slates by studio. YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2017 to date is now +11% above last year and now +20% above the average for this point the past four years ($2.762 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed over $9.5 […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Fate” Slows But Outraces “Unforgettable,” “The Promise,” and the Rest

Posted April 22, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  Considering the almost laughably low level of the competition it faced, THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS (Universal) didn’t hold up well on its 2d Friday.  Preliminary numbers at Deadline have the day at $11.4M, down 75% from last week’s opening day.  That’s worse than the 72% Friday-to-Friday drop for Furious 7 (which was coming […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 4.16.2017

Posted April 16, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  We’ll find out tomorrow if the studio’s $100.2M US weekend estimate for THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS (Universal), which counts on an influx of post-church Easter Sunday Christians, will slip into double figures.  But even if the number holds, it’s down 32% from the Furious 7 opening.  If Universal’s hypothesis that this decline […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 4.16.2017

Posted April 16, 2017 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Here is an updated look at the 2017 film slates by studio. YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2017 to date is still +12% above last year and still +21% above the average for this point the past four years ($2.624 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed over $8.9 […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Fate of the Furious” Loses Speed But Zooms Past Competition

Posted April 15, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  How big is big enough?  It’s a question that comes up on giant franchise installments, and the latest is THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS (Universal), the 8th in its series.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, its opening day earned $45.5M (including $10.4M from Thursday night), a huge number, but down 33% from Furious […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 4.9.2017

Posted April 9, 2017 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Here is an updated look at the 2017 film slates by studio.   YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2017 to date is still +12% above last year and now +21% above the average for this point the past four years ($2.460 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed […]

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