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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “War” Unspectacular, “Spider-Man” Drops, “Big Sick” Expands

Posted July 15, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  Despite some of the best reviews of the year for any movie, big studio or indie, WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES (TSG/20th) is off to a merely OK start.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, it had a $21.1M opening day (including $5M from Thursday night), putting it 24% behind the $27.6M […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Spider-Man: Homecoming” Superheroic, “Despicable Me 3″” Drops, “Baby Driver” Holds Well

Posted July 8, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  It may have hurt Sony’s pride to turn SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING (Marvel/Columbia/Sony) over to Marvel to produce, but it proved to be a smart business move, with preliminary numbers at Deadline that put opening day at about $48M ($15.4M from Thursday night), 35% higher than the first day of 2014’s Amazing Spider-Man 2.  With word […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Despicable Me 3″” Takes Holiday Weekend, “Baby Driver” A Sleeper, “The House” Burns Down

Posted July 1, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  DESPICABLE ME 3 (Illumination/Universal) will have no trouble holding the lead at the box office over the 5-day July 4th weekend.  Preliminary numbers at Deadline have opening day at $28.6M (including $4.1M from Thursday night), which could give it $85M by Sunday and $125M by Tuesday.  That’s still on the low side for the […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Transformers” Clanks, “Wonder Woman” Holds, “Big Sick” & “Beguiled” Open Well

Posted June 24, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  Its studio did everything in its corporate power to keep the quality of TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT (Huahua/Paramount) from infecting ticket sales, preventing any reviews from appearing until the projectors had started on the movie’s first paid screenings.  But audiences knew what was coming, and in the US, Transformers 5 will be by far […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Cars 3″” Low On Gas, “All Eyez On Me” A Sleeper Hit

Posted June 17, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  CARS 3 (Pixar/Disney) will have a strong Fathers Day, which in turn will make its weekend multiple look good, but it’s off to a disappointing start.  In preliminary numbers at Deadline, its opening day is pegged at $19.1M (including $2.8M from Thursday night), down 25% from the first day of 2011’s Cars 2 ($25.7M), […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Mummy” Stays In Grave, “Wonder Woman” Triumphs

Posted June 10, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  THE MUMMY (Perfect World/Universal) is a disaster, although the studio and its minions will try to spin otherwise through the course of the weekend.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, it earned $12M on opening day ($2.7M of it from Thursday night), which puts it in line for a $30M weekend and a US […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Wonder Woman” Becomes Summer’s Superhero; “Pirates” Collapses

Posted June 3, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  WONDER WOMAN (RatPac/Wanda/Ten Cent/DC/Warners) is proving to be exactly what its studio–and the summer box office in general–needed.  For Warners, it’s giving the embattled DC mega-franchise its first taste of critical praise since the days of The Dark Knight, which is important in itself, and that’s paying off in ticket sales.  Preliminary numbers at […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Pirates,” “Baywatch” Drown On Memorial Day Weekend

Posted May 27, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  It’s beginning to look like a long, dark summer for Hollywood, which is adding two more box office disappointments to a growing list over this Memorial Day weekend.  PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES (Disney) had a $23M Friday (including $5.3M from Thursday night) according to preliminary numbers at Deadline, and […]

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