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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: Dead Heat For “Jack Reacher 2″” & “Boo!”, “Moonlight” Starts Strong

Posted October 22, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  This weekend’s numbers will need some examination, with plenty of spin available in all directions.  Preliminary estimates at Deadline have BOO!  A MADEA HALLOWEEN (Lionsgate) a hair ahead of JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK (Skydance/Huahua/Shanghai Film Group/Paramount) on Friday, $9.2M vs. $9.1M.  There are several reasons why this is a bigger win than it […]

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THE BIJOU: Early Weekend Boxoffice – 11/12/11

Posted November 13, 2011 by Mitch Salem

> Deadline has preliminary Saturday boxoffice numbers, and IMMORTALS seems to have followed the fanboy-genre pattern of extreme front-loading, with a 2d day reported as $10.6M, down 25% from Friday.  It should still win the weekend easily with a $30-32M total, but considering the much bigger movies about to flood the market, it’s unlikely to […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Halloween” Slashes “Hunter Killer,” “Mid90s”

Posted October 27, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  The major studios didn’t try to seriously challenge HALLOWEEN (Blumhouse/Miramax/Universal) on its titular weekend, and despite a 69% Friday-to-Friday drop to $10.3M according to preliminary numbers at Deadline, it will easily win its 2nd weekend with around $33M.  At this rate, it could top $175M in the US, which would put it neck-and-neck with […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Fate” Wins Again, but “Latin Lover” & “Baahubali 2″” Solid; “The Circle” Flattens

Posted April 29, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS (Universal) will win its third consecutive box office weekend, but in the US it continues to run with considerably less than vroom-vroom momentum.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, it fell 54% from last Friday to $5.1M, and is heading for a $18M weekend.  It’s now clear that Fate […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” Tuneful, “Equalizer 2″” Solid, “Hotel Transylvania 3″” & “Skyscraper” Drop

Posted July 21, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  A weekend of sequels is dancing to the beat of MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN (Perfect World/Universal), which had a $15.1M opening day according to preliminary numbers at Deadline.  That’s up an impressive 53% from the first day of the original Mamma Mia, although some of the gap is due to the fact […]

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EARLY WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: “Captain America” Still On Top

Posted April 20, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  Despite the arrivals of a quartet of newcomers, CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER (Disney/Marvel) appears in the preliminary numbers at Deadline to be having no trouble keeping its lead for a third consecutive weekend.  Its $10M Saturday was down only about 40% from last week, and should give it a $26M weekend, lifting its […]

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EARLY WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Little Relief From Slow Summer Ticket Sales

Posted July 20, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  There were no miracles on Saturday to lift the faltering box office, although preliminary numbers at Deadline and elsewhere suggest that the holdovers did better than the newcomers. DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (20th) will take its 2d consecutive weekend title easily.  It earned around $15M on Saturday, down about 40% from […]

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EARLY HOLIDAY WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: “X-Men” Slips, “Blended” Climbs Weakly

Posted May 25, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  Day 2 for X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST (20th) was down by a larger margin than expected, according to preliminary numbers at Deadline and elsewhere, from $36M on Friday to $29-30M on Saturday.  If that number holds, it’ll be as much as a 20% drop, compared to 16% for Godzilla and 6% for Captain […]

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