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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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American Made
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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 WEDNESDAY BOX OFFICE: “The Hateful Eight” Goes Wide

Posted December 31, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  In the bygone movie palace days Quentin Tarantino worships, exclusive “roadshow” engagements of major Hollywood releases sometimes ran for months before the films spread nationwide.  The super-hyped 70mm release of his THE HATEFUL EIGHT (Weinstein) was originally scheduled for a 2-week run, but that was swiftly cut down by half, and then to 6 […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Spider-Man: Homecoming” Superheroic, “Despicable Me 3″” Drops, “Baby Driver” Holds Well

Posted July 8, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  It may have hurt Sony’s pride to turn SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING (Marvel/Columbia/Sony) over to Marvel to produce, but it proved to be a smart business move, with preliminary numbers at Deadline that put opening day at about $48M ($15.4M from Thursday night), 35% higher than the first day of 2014’s Amazing Spider-Man 2.  With word […]

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War For the Planet Of the Apes
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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “War” Unspectacular, “Spider-Man” Drops, “Big Sick” Expands

Posted July 15, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  Despite some of the best reviews of the year for any movie, big studio or indie, WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES (TSG/20th) is off to a merely OK start.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, it had a $21.1M opening day (including $5M from Thursday night), putting it 24% behind the $27.6M […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Magnificent 7″” Respectable, “Storks” Doesn’t Hatch

Posted September 24, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (Village Roadshow/MGM/Columbia/Sony), an expensive action movie in a month that doesn’t often feature them, and toplining the potent combo of Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt, is starting off moderately well but not exceptionally.  Preliminary numbers at Deadline have its opening day at $13M (including $1.75M from Thursday night), slightly ahead of […]

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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 BOXOFFICE REPORT – 3/30/13

Posted March 31, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  Based on preliminary numbers at Deadline, Saturday was a step down from Good Friday’s boxoffice–and Easter Sunday is likely to be sharply worse.  GI JOE: RETALIATION (Paramount/MGM) fell from $15.5M to $15.2M on Saturday.  That’s a small drop, but normally a picture with strong word of mouth rises from Friday to Saturday.  (It is […]

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