Going In Style
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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Boss Baby” vs. “Beauty” & “Smurfs” vs. “Going In Style”

Posted April 8, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  There are two neck-and-neck races at the top of the weekend box office, but neither is especially thrilling. The #1-2 slots will be fought between holdovers.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, THE BOSS BABY (DreamWorks Animation/20th) had a $6.8M Friday, and BEAUTY & THE BEAST (Disney) earned $6.6M.  That should put both of […]

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Boss Baby
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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Boss Baby” & “Beauty” Duel, “Ghost” Vanishes, “Zookeeper’s Wife” OK

Posted April 1, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  This weekend is looking like a battle of the family films, with no clear victor at this point.  THE BOSS BABY (DreamWorks Animation/20th) is performing quite a bit better than expected, with preliminary numbers at Deadline giving it nearly $15M on Friday (including $1.5M from Thursday night), which should lead it to a $50M […]

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Power Rangers
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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Beauty” Still The Beast, “Power Rangers” Solid, “Life” Weak, “Chips” DOA

Posted March 25, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  Despite a trio of new entries as competition, BEAUTY & THE BEAST (Disney) wasn’t expected to have any trouble staying in control of its 2d weekend, and it didn’t.  Preliminary numbers at Deadline have Friday at $21.2M, down 67% from opening day last week.  That’s only an OK hold, compared to the drops of […]

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Beauty & the Beast
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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Beauty & The Beast” Sings, “Kong” Drops

Posted March 18, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  Even bigger than Gaston after five dozen eggs, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Disney) is coming in at the highest level of projections, and may be poised for the largest pre-May weekend in history.  Preliminary numbers at Deadline have opening day at $65.3M (including $16.3M from Thursday night), and while that’s below the $81.6M first day […]

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Kong Skull Island
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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Kong: Skull Island” A Moderate Roar, “Logan” Drops, “Get Out” Holds

Posted March 11, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  KONG: SKULL ISLAND (Legendary/Tencent/Warners) had a $20M opening day according to preliminary numbers at Deadline (that’s at the high end of numbers reported elsewhere earlier in the day), including $3.7M from Thursday night.  Even if that number holds, it’s little more than half the $38.4M opening day for Godzilla 3 years ago.  Godzilla had […]

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Logan
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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Logan” Huge, But “Get Out” Holds & “The Shack” Solid

Posted March 4, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  This weekend was expected to belong to LOGAN (TSG/20th), and the R-rated, critically acclaimed superhero drama is delivering in a big way.  Preliminary numbers at Deadline have opening day at $32M (including $8.5M from Thursday night), about 2/3 of Deadpool‘s first day, which was itself boosted by a 4-day holiday weekend.  Among R-rated action […]

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Get Out
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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Get Out” Slams Door on “LEGO Batman,” “Rock Dog” & “Collide”

Posted February 25, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  GET OUT (Blumhouse/Universal) is the latest hit from the prolific low-budget horror production company that still has Split in the market, off to a fast start according to preliminary numbers at Deadline with $10.5M on Friday (including $1.8M from Thursday night).  Unlike most titles in the genre, Get Out also boasts terrific reviews (an […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “The Great Wall,” “Fist Fight,” “Cure For Wellness” Fall to “LEGO Batman”

Posted February 18, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  A weak slate of newcomers is almost always good news for the holdovers in the market, and that will be the case this holiday weekend.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE (Warners Animation) declined a mild 45% from last week’s opening day to $8M, and should take in at least […]

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