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SHOWBUZZDAILY EARLY WEEKEND BOXOFFICE REPORT – 6/2/12

Posted June 3, 2012 by Mitch Salem

  SNOW WHITE & THE HUNTSMAN (Universal) had a 5% Friday-to-Saturday bump, according to preliminary numbers at Deadline, which doesn’t say much for its word of mouth (the dreaded Battleship went up 11% on its second day of release).  That should still get Snow safely into the mid-$50Ms for the weekend, and now, like most […]

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THANKSGIVING WEEK BOX OFFICE: “Frozen” Doesn’t Put Out “Fire”

Posted November 28, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  Happy Thanksgiving to all!  Wednesday was a great day for both THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE (Lionsgate) and the new FROZEN (Disney), setting the stage for a sensational holiday box office weekend for the pair. Catching Fire zoomed 30% from Tuesday to $20.7M, blowing past the record for the Wednesday before Thanksgiving ($14.4M for […]

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EARLY WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: “Fault In Our Stars” Plunges on Saturday, “Edge of Tomorrow” Flat

Posted June 8, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  THE FAULT IN OUR STARS (20th) was unable to attract ticket buyers beyond its core of young female fans, and according to preliminary numbers at Deadline and elsewhere, the result was a mammoth Friday-to-Saturday drop of at least 50%, pushing the film’s Saturday box office down to $12-13M, and its weekend to $46-48M.  The […]

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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: “Ouija” Scares Pre-Halloween Win; “John Wick” OK #2

Posted October 26, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  OUIJA (Universal) had about the same hold on Saturday as Annabelle did 3 weeks ago, down 9% (in this case to $7.5M), according to preliminary numbers at Deadline, and that should be enough to get it to $20M for the weekend, easily enough for the win against little fresh competition. Ouija isn’t close 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 FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Rings,” “Space Between Us” Punt Super Bowl Weekend, “Split” Scores Again

Posted February 4, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  Hollywood generally has little interest in opening films against the Super Bowl, and to the extent it participates, it tries to counterprogram the game by aiming at the young female demographic.  Thus we have a PG-13 horror movie and a YA fantasy-romance this weekend, but neither is finding much of an audience. RINGS (Paramount) […]

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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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