A Quiet Place
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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “A Quiet Place” Thunderous, “Blockers” OK, “Chappaquiddick” & “Miracle Season” Weak

Posted April 7, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  The combined box office for John Krasinski’s first two films as director, Brief Interviews With Hideous Men and The Hollars, was barely over $1M.  But overnight, Krasinski is a bankable Hollywood director thanks to A QUIET PLACE (Par), which according to preliminary numbers at Deadline took in $19M on opening day ($4.3M from Thursday […]

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Dark Tower
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FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “The Dark Tower” Short, “Kidnap” OK, “Detroit” Low

Posted August 5, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  THE DARK TOWER (MRC/Columbia/Sony) will probably win the weekend, but in unimpressive fashion.  It had a $7.7M opening day (including $1.8M from Thursday night), putting it on track for a $19M weekend.  The production budget was reportedly kept reasonable in the $60Ms, but Sony gave it an A-level marketing campaign, which will put total […]

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Sully
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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Sully” Flies Over “Blair Witch,” “Bridget Jones,” “Snowden”

Posted September 16, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  It was Bombs Away! for the weekend’s new openings, and even though SULLY (Village Roadshow/RatPac/Warners) will easily win the stanza, it’s not performing thrillingly either.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, its second Friday was $6.3M, down 48% from last week’s opening day.  By comparison, the 2d Friday for Bridge of Spies was down […]

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Tarzan
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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Purge” Swings Past “Tarzan” & Shrinks “BFG,” But “Dory” Outswims All

Posted July 2, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  Expectations were low for the holiday weekend’s expensive new openings, and that’s proving to be accurate.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, it was the low-budget THE PURGE:  ELECTION YEAR (Blumhouse/Universal) that led the group on Friday with $13.4M (including $3.6M from Thursday night), better than the $13M opening day for Anarchy, the last […]

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Secret Life of Pets
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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Secret Life of Pets” Makes “Mike & Dave” Roll Over & Play Dead

Posted July 9, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  For the fourth consecutive weekend, an animated movie will lead the box office, as Finding Dory‘s mantle is taken by THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS (Illumination/Universal).  With a $38M Friday (including $5.3M from Thursday night) reported in preliminary numbers at Deadline, Pets is on track for a $95M weekend, which would make it the […]

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Ghostbusters
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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Ghostbusters” No Scare For “Pets”

Posted July 16, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  The $17.1M opening day (including $3.4M from Thursday night) for GHOSTBUSTERS (Columbia/Sony) reported in preliminary numbers at Deadline would be fine if the movie were at the same budget level as previous Paul Feig/Melissa McCarthy collaborations The Heat or Spy.  But Ghostbusters cost 2-3x as much, $275M+ including production and global marketing, and a […]

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Maze Runner
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Early Friday Box Office – 1.26.2018: “Maze Runner” Lopes To Win, “Jumanji” Stays Strong, Oscar Nominees Widen

Posted January 27, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  THE MAZE RUNNER:  DEATH CURE (20th) will win the weekend, although not in particularly impressive fashion.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, its opening day was $8.4M (including $1.5M from Thursday night), down from the $11.3M start for the first Maze Runner, and the $11M for Scorch Trials.  It should have $23.5M by Sunday, […]

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Jason Bourne
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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Bourne” Solid, “Bad Moms” Fair, “Nerve” Slowing

Posted July 30, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  JASON BOURNE (Universal) is performing in line with expectations.  Preliminary numbers at Deadline have its opening day at $22M (including $4.3M from Thursday night), down just 10% from the $24.7M start (with no Thursday screenings) for 2007’s Bourne Ultimatum, the last Matt Damon/Paul Greenglass title in the franchise.  Great word of mouth gave Ultimatum […]

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