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EARLY LABOR DAY WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: “Guardians of the Galaxy” Widens Its Lead

Posted August 31, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  With little else of interest around, audiences are flocking to a movie they know they’ll enjoy:  GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (Marvel/Disney), already the top movie of the year in the US, had a superb $6.1M Saturday according to preliminary numbers at Deadline, up 60% from Friday and down only 19% from last Saturday.  That […]

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EARLY WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: “Maleficent” Loses A Bit of Magic, “A Million Ways” Still Dead

Posted June 1, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  Based on preliminary numbers at Deadline and elsewhere, MALEFICENT (Disney) gained just 6% on Saturday from its Friday start, not a great bump for a family movie, giving it around $25.5M on Saturday and a weekend that now looks like it won’t quite reach $70M, more like $67M.  It’s behaving like Alice In Wonderland (up […]

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EARLY WEEKEND BOXOFFICE SCORECARD – 6/30/12

Posted July 1, 2012 by Mitch Salem

  And now we know which was more front-loaded. OPENINGS:  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, TED (Universal) fell 10-15% from Friday to Saturday, which is about the same way the original Hangover played.  The weekend should still get to at least $50M, ahead of Hangover, making it potentially the highest-opening original R-rated comedy ever. MAGIC MIKE […]

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THE BIJOU: Early Weekend Boxoffice – 9/24/11

Posted September 25, 2011 by Mitch Salem

>Not a lot of change in the numbers as early Saturday results are factored in.  Deadline reports THE LION KING at #1 with $22M, MONEYBALL 2d with $21M, and DOLPHIN TALE 3rd with $20M, so any or all of those could shift as fuller counts are completed.  ABDUCTION is reported to have edged up to […]

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THE BIJOU: Early Weekend Boxoffice – 12/3/11

Posted December 4, 2011 by Mitch Salem

> No miracle turnarounds for this weekend’s dismal boxoffice.  BREAKING DAWN PART 1, despite a major decline from last weekend, will be in first place with $16-17M, followed by a disappointing 2d weekend for THE MUPPETS at $11M, with HUGO and ARTHUR CHRISTMAS hovering at around $7.5M (although Hugo is in far fewer theatres than […]

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EARLY WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: “Mockingjay” Flight Steadies On Saturday

Posted November 23, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART I (Lionsgate) stabilized on Saturday, according to preliminary box office figures at Deadline.  The Day 2 drop was 23%, slightly better than the 25-26% Saturday drops for The Hunger Games and Catching Fire.  However, at $42.1M, Mockingjay‘s Saturday was still considerably below the $50.4M/$52.6M of its predecessors, and it’s […]

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THE BIJOU: Early Weekend Boxoffice – 10/15/11

Posted October 16, 2011 by Mitch Salem

> It’s anyone’s guess who’s going to walk away with this weekend’s title, and probably the winner won’t be clear until actual grosses are reported on Monday.  Deadline has updated numbers, and reports that REAL STEEL is in position to squeeze ahead of FOOTLOOSE for the weekend, due to an unimpressive 10% Saturday bump for […]

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EARLY WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: “Fury” Wins Meekly, “Gone Girl” Still Strong

Posted October 19, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  FURY (QED/Columbia/Sony) continued to win but underwhelm on Saturday.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, Brad Pitt’s somber action vehicle was up 3-4% at most from Friday, and possibly not up at all with around $9M for the day.  That’s not a great result for a film that should be appealing to older audiences […]

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