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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: The End of Summer

Posted September 2, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  All this summer’s box office needed for burial was a shovel, and Hollywood provided that with a Labor Day line-up devoid of any genuinely wide new releases.  The result is going to be ugly, except for a few hardy holdovers. The widest release of the weekend isn’t new at all:  it’s the one-week 901-theatre […]

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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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BIJOU BOXOFFICE: EARLY WEEKEND REPORT – 12/17/11

Posted December 18, 2011 by Mitch Salem

> The news didn’t get any better for Hollywood on Saturday.  In fact, according to preliminary numbers at Deadline, the downhill ride got steeper for SHERLOCK HOLMES:  GAME OF SHADOWS.  The film had virtually no increase from Friday to Saturday, and if those numbers hold, its full weekend tally will probably be around $40M, below […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY EARLY WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 2/25/12

Posted February 26, 2012 by Mitch Salem

> According to Deadline, ACT OF VALOR (Relativity) is reporting a mild 5% Saturday bump.  That’s modest, but still less frontloaded than The Expendables’ 10% drop on its 2d day, and if the number holds, could mean a $24M+ weekend.  GOOD DEEDS (Lionsgate/Summit) is looking better with around a 30% Saturday increase, comparing favorably with […]

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EARLY WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: “Think Too” Slows, “Jersey Boys” Stays Dim

Posted June 22, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  As espected with a sequel, THINK LIKE A MAN TOO (Screen Gems/Sony) took a dip on its 2d day of release, and after virtually tying the opening day of the first Think with $13.2M on Friday it fell, according to preliminary numbers at Deadline and elsewhere, about 15% on Saturday to $10.5M (the original Think had gained 9% on its first […]

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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: “House With A Clock” Dominates Sleepy Weekend; “Fahrenheit 11/9,” “Life Itself,” “Assassination Nation” Crash

Posted September 22, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  It’s been 7 weeks since Christopher Robin arrived for the family audience, and THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS (Universal) took advantage of that drought with a $7.7M opening day according to early numbers at Deadline, which should give it a $24M weekend.  House had a moderate production budget and a marketing […]

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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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