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SHOWBUZZDAILY EARLY FRIDAY BOXOFFICE – 8/31/12

Posted September 1, 2012 by Mitch Salem

  The traditionally dreary Labor Day Weekend boxoffice is underway, and preliminary numbers at Deadline have THE POSSESSION (Lionsgate) in the lead, with a $5.5M Friday and probably around $18M for the 4-day holiday weekend.  Possession, which is sort of The Exorcist plus Hasidim, has the advantage over last year’s holiday, when Apollo 18 and Shark […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Beauty & The Beast” Sings, “Kong” Drops

Posted March 18, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  Even bigger than Gaston after five dozen eggs, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Disney) is coming in at the highest level of projections, and may be poised for the largest pre-May weekend in history.  Preliminary numbers at Deadline have opening day at $65.3M (including $16.3M from Thursday night), and while that’s below the $81.6M first day […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY EARLY FRIDAY BOXOFFICE REPORT – 6/22/12 – “Brave” Dominates

Posted June 23, 2012 by Mitch Salem

  The numbers at Deadline are very preliminary, but it’s clear there will be no surprises at the boxoffice this weekend.  Pixar/Disney’s BRAVE has expertly shot arrows into the backs of everything else in the market, and will tower over the weekend.  Reports are that the film made $25M on Friday, on par with Cars […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Sausage Party” Feasts, “Suicide Squad” Dives, “Pete’s Dragon” OK

Posted August 13, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  After a summer of fizzled franchise movies, audiences were–pardon the expression–hungry for something new, and the unquestionably unique, hard-R existential talking food cartoon SAUSAGE PARTY (Annapurna/Columbia/Sony) is satisfying that appetite.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, Sausage is going to win Friday with $13.3M ($3.3M from Thursday night shows), although it’s likely to be […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Maleficent” Soars, “A Million Ways” Perishes

Posted May 31, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  MALEFICENT (Disney) performed as well as its Thursday night start suggested it might, at the high-end of expectations according to preliminary Friday numbers at Deadline and elsewhere.  The revisionist fairy tale surged to $24-25M on Friday (that includes the $4.1M from Thursday night), and should be headed for a weekend well north of $70M, […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “A Quiet Place” Thunderous, “Blockers” OK, “Chappaquiddick” & “Miracle Season” Weak

Posted April 7, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  The combined box office for John Krasinski’s first two films as director, Brief Interviews With Hideous Men and The Hollars, was barely over $1M.  But overnight, Krasinski is a bankable Hollywood director thanks to A QUIET PLACE (Par), which according to preliminary numbers at Deadline took in $19M on opening day ($4.3M from Thursday […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Inside Out” Takes The Day, But “Jurassic” Lies In Wait

Posted June 20, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  INSIDE OUT (Pixar/Disney) is in line for the biggest non-sequel opening in the history of animation.  Preliminary numbers at Deadline have it winning Friday with $32.8M (that includes $3.7M from Thursday night), on its way to a weekend that should be at least $85M–and could be more, since word of mouth should be sky-high.  […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Lego Movie” Builds Another Win

Posted February 22, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  THE LEGO MOVIE (Warners) is barely even being challenged by the newcomers this weekend, and it will easily reign supreme over the multiplexes for its 3rd win in a row.  Preliminary numbers at Variety and Deadline have Lego at $7M+ on Friday, and while that’s down from last Friday’s $12.8M (all holdovers will be sharply […]

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