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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 9.24.2017

Posted September 24, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS: KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE (MARV/20th) took the weekend, but at $39M it was below Fox’s minimal target number of $40M.  Since sequels burn out faster than initial films in a series, Golden Circle will probably end up around $100-120M in the US, compared to $128M for The Secret Service, and that’s on higher […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 9.24.2017

Posted September 24, 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 down -1% from last year and now +3% above the average for this point the past four years ($7.443 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Kingsman” Crowned, “LEGO Ninjago” Dim, “Stronger” Quiet

Posted September 23, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  The phenomenon of It having had its day, weekend box office is starting to look more familiar, which is to say subdued.  KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE (MARV/20th) will take the weekend, but hardly in impressive fashion.  Preliminary numbers at Deadline have opening day at $15.7M, which includes $3.4M from Thursday night.  2 years ago, […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 9.17.2017

Posted September 17, 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 down -2% from last year and still +2% above the average for this point the past four years ($7.310 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 9.10.2017

Posted September 10, 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 down -2% from last year and now +2% above the average for this point the past four years ($7.197 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 9.3.2017

Posted September 3, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  Hollywood’s barely-breathing Labor Day weekend didn’t get any healthier on Saturday.  The CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (Columbia/Sony) re-release had a 35% Saturday bump, and like everything else in the market, it will hold nearly steady on this holiday Sunday, then have a Sunday-type decline on Monday.  (The exception is that children’s […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 9.3.2017

Posted September 3, 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 down -3% from last year and still +1% above the average for this point the past four years ($7.076 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: The End of Summer

Posted September 2, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  All this summer’s box office needed for burial was a shovel, and Hollywood provided that with a Labor Day line-up devoid of any genuinely wide new releases.  The result is going to be ugly, except for a few hardy holdovers. The widest release of the weekend isn’t new at all:  it’s the one-week 901-theatre […]

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