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EARLY WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: “Transformers” and the $100M Weekend Question

Posted June 29, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  The odds are strong that on Sunday morning, TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION (Paramount) will claim a $100M weekend, the first of 2014–but we won’t really know until Monday whether the movie has hit that mark.  According to reports at Deadline and elsewhere, Transformers 4 fell sharply on Saturday from its $41.6M opening day, in the […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Accountant” Adds Up Weekend Win, “What Now” Starts OK

Posted October 15, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  It’s a deja vu weekend, as THE ACCOUNTANT (RatPac/Warners) had a $9M opening day (including $1.35M from Thursday night), according to preliminary numbers at Deadline, almost identical to last Friday’s $9.3M for The Girl On The Train (including $1.23M from Thursday night), another adult-aimed thriller with a production budget in the $40M range and […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Aquaman” Swims Past “Mary Poppins,” “Bumblebee”

Posted December 22, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  Considering the spotty box office record of the DC movie franchise, it was something of a risk to place AQUAMAN (DC/Warners) at the center of the holiday market, but the bet is paying off, at least to an extent.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, opening day for Aquaman was technically $27.7M, although that […]

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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 WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 3/2/13

Posted March 3, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  JACK THE GIANT SLAYER (Warners) climbed in its 2nd day of release, but not high enough to make any real difference.  Jack, according to preliminary numbers at Deadline, had a 60% Saturday bump, a good-but-not-great family audience increase (Escape From Planet Earth rose 80% on its 2d day a couple of weeks ago), which […]

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EARLY WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: “Gone Girl” Scares Away “Dracula Untold”

Posted October 12, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  As expected, GONE GIRL (20th) flew past DRACULA UNTOLD (Legendary/Universal) on Saturday and based on preliminary numbers at Deadline, it will easily take the weekend.  Gone Girl‘s $11.4M Saturday was down just 25% from the week before, and it should have a superb $27.5M 2d weekend, down a mere 27% from its debut.  That’s […]

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EARLY WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: No Parades For This Holiday

Posted July 6, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  Although ticket sales were up from July 4th, preliminary numbers at Deadline indicate that they remained very soft on Saturday, and in general, current releases will be at the low end of their weekend expectations.  That starts with TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION (Paramount), which climbed less than 35% on Saturday to perhaps $14.5M.  That […]

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EARLY WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: “Lego” Even More Awesome on Saturday

Posted February 9, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  Two of the weekend’s openings drew upon their core audiences for strong Saturday results.  Weekend matinees are prime time for family movies, and according to preliminary numbers at Deadline, THE LEGO MOVIE (Warners) had a huge $31.4M second day in theaters, almost doubling its Friday result and making a $70M weekend likely.  That will make […]

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