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EARLY WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: “Guardians” Make “If I Stay” Leave, While “Sin City” Burns

Posted August 24, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  There were no miracle turnarounds for any of the weekend’s dim new arrivals on Saturday.  Instead, according to preliminary numbers at Deadline, the expected occurred and GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (Marvel/Disney) jumped back to the front of the pack in its 4th weekend with a 55% Friday-to-Saturday increase to $7.5M, down less than 30% […]

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EARLY WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: “The Other Woman” Stays On Top

Posted April 27, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  Saturday’s box office didn’t bring any major changes to the results indicated by Friday’s, according to preliminary numbers at Deadline.  THE OTHER WOMAN (20th) was fairly flat, rising only 3% Friday-to-Saturday for $9.6M on its 2d day of release, still on track for a $25M weekend that will put it well in front of […]

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EARLY WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: “Captain America” Still On Top

Posted April 20, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  Despite the arrivals of a quartet of newcomers, CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER (Disney/Marvel) appears in the preliminary numbers at Deadline to be having no trouble keeping its lead for a third consecutive weekend.  Its $10M Saturday was down only about 40% from last week, and should give it a $26M weekend, lifting its […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “X-Men: Apocalypse” Underwhelms, “Alice 2″” Flops

Posted May 28, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  Franchises are the lifeblood of Hollywood, so it has to chill studios to see three of those entries falter in a single 2-weekend period, especially since the stakes are higher for this week’s arrivals than last week’s Neighbors 2. Based on the preliminary $27M Friday number at Deadline, X-MEN: APOCALYPSE (TSG/20th) is running almost […]

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EARLY WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: “Rio 2″” Flies Lower on Saturday, Falls Behind “Captain America 2″”

Posted April 12, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  RIO 2 (20th/Blue Sky) appears to be losing altitude, according to preliminary box office numbers at Deadline.  The sequel reportedly climbed 30-34% on its second day of release, from $11.9M on Friday to $16M or less.  That would be a big drop from the 69% bump the first Rio had on its initial Saturday […]

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NEW YEAR’S DAY BOXOFFICE: At the End Of the Day

Posted January 2, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  (Almost) everything shot up at the boxoffice on New Year’s Day, but one zoomed more than the rest:  DJANGO UNCHAINED (Weinstein/Sony) challenged THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY (Warners/MGM) for the daily lead–falling short by only $227K–and rose a mighty 79% from Monday to $9.2M, for a total to date of $77.8M.  That bodes well […]

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EARLY WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: “Spider-Man” Slips But Still Dominates

Posted May 4, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 (Sony) didn’t succeed in outperforming other recent superhero movies in its Saturday matinees, and probably won’t supplant Captain America 2 as the year’s #1 opening to date, but it’s still rolling in money.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, Amazing 2 dropped 4-6% on Saturday (by comparison, Captain 2 fell […]

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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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