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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Ocean’s 8″” Solid, “Hereditary” Mildly Shivery, “Hotel Artemis” Condemned

Posted June 9, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  OCEAN’S EIGHT (Village Roadshow/Warners) wasn’t expected to be a blockbuster, and its reported production budget of $70M was in keeping with that, although the A-level Warners marketing campaign will raise the price.  It’s performing at the high end of expectations with a $15.9M Friday (including $4M from Thursday night) according to preliminary numbers at […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Solo” Fades, “Adrift” Becalmed, “Upgrade” OK, “Action Point” Splatters

Posted June 2, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  There’s usually a box office hangover after a holiday weekend opening, but the Friday-to-Friday drop for SOLO (Lucasfilm/Disney) was particularly sour, down 77% to $8M in preliminary numbers at Deadline, compared to the 73% for last year’s Pirates of the Caribbean V, and 74% for X-Men: Days of Future Past.  In fact, it was […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Avengers: Infinity War” Still Huge, “Overboard” OK, “Tully” & “Bad Samaritan” Weak

Posted May 5, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (Marvel/Disney), with little in the way of challenge from the other studios, is flying to an easy victory in its 2nd weekend.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, Infinity War fell 72% from last Friday to $30.3M, a worse drop than the parallel days for The Avengers (-64%) and Black Panther […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Avengers: Infinity War” Aims For A Record Start

Posted April 28, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (Marvel/Disney) exists on that rarefied box office plane where even a reported $450M in production/marketing costs can be waved off in comparison to the certain returns to come.  Deadline is reporting its opening day at $104M ($39M from Thursday night), which would be just slightly the #3 opening day in US […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “A Quiet Place” Drowns Out “Rampage,” “True Or Dare” OK, “Beirut” Fizzles

Posted April 14, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  Even with a new horror movie in the market, A QUIET PLACE (Paramount) continued to over-perform, down just 46% from last Friday according to preliminary numbers at Deadline to $10.2M, putting it on track for a $35M 2nd weekend.  That’s the same hold as last year’s Split, and with higher numbers, suggesting that Quiet […]

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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: “Pacific Rim: Uprising” Beats “Black Panther,” Other Openings DOA

Posted March 24, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING (Legendary/Universal) was the right film at the right time this weekend, and although the preliminary numbers at Deadline have its opening day at $10.1M ($2.4M of it from Thursday night), just slightly ahead of the $9M for last Friday’s Tomb Raider, that should be enough to bring it to $26M for […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Wrinkle In Time” Narrowly Takes Day, But “Black Panther” Heads for Weekend Win (Again)

Posted March 10, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  A WRINKLE IN TIME (Disney) has likely taken the only box office title it will ever have.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, Wrinkle had a narrow victory on Friday with $11.3M ($1.2M of that from Thursday night).  But the general front-loadedness of new openings, combined with the likely dim word of mouth here […]

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