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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Crazy Rich Asians” Cashes In, “Mile 22” Dim, “Alpha” Fails

Posted August 18, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  The gamble of CRAZY RICH ASIANS (Color Force/SK Global/Warners) is paying off with solid returns.  The film opened on Wednesday and earned $8.8M in its first two days, and preliminary numbers at Deadline have its Friday at $7M.  That should give it a $21M 3-day weekend and around $30M since opening day.  A $70M […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “The Meg” Chews On Expectations, “Slender Man” Low, “BlacKkKlansman” OK

Posted August 11, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  THE MEG (Gravity/Warners) appears to be having the opposite box office experience from what we’ve come to associate with US/China action movies.  In the US, it’s overperforming, perhaps helped by a calendar slot a week after Discovery’s yearly Shark Week:  preliminary numbers at Deadline estimate opening day at $16.5M ($4M from Thursday night), which […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” Blows Up “Christopher Robin,” “Spy Who Dumped Me” & “Darkest Minds”

Posted August 4, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  Despite a trio of new arrivals, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT (Skydance/Alibaba/Paramount) will ride strong reviews and word of mouth to an easy second consecutive weekend crown.  Preliminary numbers at Deadline have Friday at $9.8M, down 57% from last week, and better than the 60% drop for the 2nd Friday of Rogue Nation.  With that […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” Tuneful, “Equalizer 2″” Solid, “Hotel Transylvania 3″” & “Skyscraper” Drop

Posted July 21, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  A weekend of sequels is dancing to the beat of MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN (Perfect World/Universal), which had a $15.1M opening day according to preliminary numbers at Deadline.  That’s up an impressive 53% from the first day of the original Mamma Mia, although some of the gap is due to the fact […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Hotel Transylvania 3″” Solid, “Skyscraper” Craters, “Ant-Man & The Wasp” Drops, “Sorry To Bother You” Widens, “Eighth Grade” Starts Big

Posted July 14, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATION (Sony Animation/Columbia/Sony) continues to be a solid mid-level franchise.  Preliminary numbers at Deadline have the opening day box office at $16.3M, the best of the trio, although it’s a bit misleading to compare that with the $11M Friday for the first Transylvania and the $13.3M for the second, since […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Ant-Man & The Wasp” Large, “The First Purge” Soft, “Sicario 2″” Drops & More

Posted July 7, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  ANT-MAN & THE WASP (Marvel/Disney) will be Marvel’s lowest-grossing 2018 release, but it was designed to have relatively minor stakes, and while it’s not in a league with Black Panther or Avengers: Infinity War, on its own terms it’s performing impressively.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, opening day was $34M (including $11.5M from […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Jurassic World: Fallen KIngdom” Drops But Holds Lead, “Sicario 2″” & “Uncle Drew” Start OK

Posted June 30, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  After a significantly lower start, JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM (Legendary/Perfect World/Universal) is having a sharper drop in its 2nd weekend than its predecessor.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, Friday was down 70% from last week to $17.4M, compared to a 63% drop for the first Jurassic World on its 2nd Friday.  The number […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” Big But Down, “Incredibles 2″” Drops, “Neighbor” Expands

Posted June 23, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM (Legendary/Perfect World/Universal) finally arrived in the US with a $58.4M opening day ($15.3M from Thursday night), according to preliminary numbers at Deadline.  If Fallen Kingdom follows the same trajectory as the 2015 Jurassic World reboot, that should mean a $145M weekend, and a $400M+ eventual US total.  That’s a lot […]

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