Blade Runner 2049
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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Blade Runner 2049″” Slow, “My Little Pony” & “Mountain Between Us” Moderate

Posted October 7, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  BLADE RUNNER 2049 (Alcon/Sony/Warners) was a high-risk bet, with roughly $300M in production and worldwide marketing wagered on an extremely serious 164-minute sequel to a 35-year old film that only became legendary after it was itself a sizable flop in theatres.  Reportedly, the bulk of that investment rested with Alcon, while Sony (international) and […]

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American Made
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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “American Made,” “Kingsman 2″ & “It” Duel For #1

Posted September 30, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  There’s going to be a crowd at the top of the box office this weekend, but there’s not much good news in it for anyone.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, AMERICAN MADE (Cross Creek/Universal) took Friday with $6M (almost $1M of it from Thursday night), which should give it a $15-16M weekend.  However, […]

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Kingsman Golden Circle
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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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Tulip Fever
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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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Leap
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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Hitman’s Bodyguard” Wipes Out “Leap” & “Birth Of The Dragon” On Zombie Weekend

Posted August 26, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  The major studios are barely participating in late August distribution, and it was clear the box office would be dreadful this weekend even before calculating the effects of Hurricane Harvey and the expected massive pay-per-view gate for Saturday’s Mayweather vs. McGregor bout.  (Those events are likely to bring down weekend multiples even lower than […]

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Logan Lucky
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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Hitman’s Bodyguard” Shoots Down “Logan Lucky”

Posted August 19, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD (Summit/Lionsgate) is off to a mild late-August start, but it will be enough to win the quiet weekend.  Preliminary numbers at Deadline have opening day at $8.1M (including $1.7M from Thursday night), which should mean a $20M weekend.  While that might not even land it in the top 50 August openings, […]

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Annabelle Creation
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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Annabelle: Creation” Solid, “Nut Job 2″” & “Glass Castle” Weak

Posted August 12, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  ANNABELLE: CREATION (New Line/Warners) will easily take the weekend.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, opening day was $15.1M, slightly below the $15.5M for 2014’s original Annabelle, but Creation is much more frontloaded, with $4M from Thursday night, almost double the $2.1M for Annabelle.  That suggests a lower weekend multiple than Annabelle‘s 2.4, and […]

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Dark Tower
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FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “The Dark Tower” Short, “Kidnap” OK, “Detroit” Low

Posted August 5, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  THE DARK TOWER (MRC/Columbia/Sony) will probably win the weekend, but in unimpressive fashion.  It had a $7.7M opening day (including $1.8M from Thursday night), putting it on track for a $19M weekend.  The production budget was reportedly kept reasonable in the $60Ms, but Sony gave it an A-level marketing campaign, which will put total […]

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