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Early Holiday Boxoffice: Wednesday Debuts – 12/19/12

Posted December 19, 2012 by Mitch Salem

  Kathryn Bigelow’s acclaimed ZERO DARK THIRTY (Sony) is off to a tremendous start in limited release, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.  The real-life drama about the CIA hunt for Osama bin-Laden, despite (or in part because of) being assailed by, among others, members of the US Senate for its depiction of US torture, was on track […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY BOXOFFICE: “Avengers” Even More Super

Posted May 7, 2012 by Mitch Salem

      Mitch Metcalf will have a full report on boxoffice actuals later today, but the morning’s news is that THE AVENGERS continues to fly high over all expectations.  On the Monday after weekend boxoffice numbers are estimated, studios often find that they had “accidentally” pushed their estimates just enough to get over the […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY EARLY WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 3/3/12

Posted March 4, 2012 by Mitch Salem

> Deadline is reporting a fairly spectacular Saturday for THE LORAX (Universal), considering the size of its Friday:  $32M, representing more than an 80% increase from the day before.  As a point of comparison, Horton Hears A Who! increased only 40% on its second day of release.  If this number holds, it puts Lorax in […]

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EARLY WEEKEND BOXOFFICE: Still Great and Powerful

Posted March 17, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  Nothing changed very much from Friday to Saturday at the boxoffice.  OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL (Disney) will more than double its nearest competition, following its $11.4M Friday with, according to preliminary numbers at Deadline, a $18.8M Saturday.  If that number holds, it’ll be a 65% Saturday bump, better than the 56% Alice In […]

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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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EARLY WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: “Dumb & Dumber To” Proves Smart Enough

Posted November 16, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  Despite the expected Saturday surge from Big Hero 6, DUMB & DUMBER TO (Red Granite/Universal) looks like it should hold on for the weekend win.  Dumb pulled in $14.4M on Saturday, according to preliminary numbers at Deadline, which was up 2% from Friday, and should give the comedy $37M for the weekend. BIG HERO […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: The Force Stays With “Rogue One,” “Sing” Tuneful, “Passengers” & “Assassin’s Creed” Lag Behind

Posted December 24, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  We’re now officially in the Christmas-to-New-Year’s holiday box office period, and the general form is going to follow 2015 fairly closely, with a Star Wars installment clearly in the lead (albeit much less lucratively than last year’s), a family vehicle in 2d place, and an assortment of also-rans behind them. Comparisons between ROGUE ONE […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Rings,” “Space Between Us” Punt Super Bowl Weekend, “Split” Scores Again

Posted February 4, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  Hollywood generally has little interest in opening films against the Super Bowl, and to the extent it participates, it tries to counterprogram the game by aiming at the young female demographic.  Thus we have a PG-13 horror movie and a YA fantasy-romance this weekend, but neither is finding much of an audience. RINGS (Paramount) […]

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