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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Wonder Woman” Becomes Summer’s Superhero; “Pirates” Collapses

Posted June 3, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  WONDER WOMAN (RatPac/Wanda/Ten Cent/DC/Warners) is proving to be exactly what its studio–and the summer box office in general–needed.  For Warners, it’s giving the embattled DC mega-franchise its first taste of critical praise since the days of The Dark Knight, which is important in itself, and that’s paying off in ticket sales.  Preliminary numbers at […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Solo” Fades, “Adrift” Becalmed, “Upgrade” OK, “Action Point” Splatters

Posted June 2, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  There’s usually a box office hangover after a holiday weekend opening, but the Friday-to-Friday drop for SOLO (Lucasfilm/Disney) was particularly sour, down 77% to $8M in preliminary numbers at Deadline, compared to the 73% for last year’s Pirates of the Caribbean V, and 74% for X-Men: Days of Future Past.  In fact, it was […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY EARLY WEEKEND BOXOFFICE REPORT – 6/16/12

Posted June 17, 2012 by Mitch Salem

Nothing much changed at the boxoffice between Friday and Saturday, and that was bad news for the weekend’s openings. According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, neither ROCK OF AGES (Warners) nor THAT’S MY BOY (Sony) had more than the most negligible Saturday bump, so unless one or both benefits appreciably from Father’s Day on Sunday […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY EARLY WEEKEND BOXOFFICE REPORT – 9/22/12

Posted September 23, 2012 by Mitch Salem

  This weekend’s boxoffice is something like a dead heat in a $5000 claiming race at a second-rate track.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE (Warners), END OF WATCH (Open Road) and HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET (Relativity) are all claiming identical $13.2M totals for the weekend.  This means […]

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EARLY WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: “The Butler” Stays In Charge

Posted August 25, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  If preliminary weekend numbers at Deadline hold, THE WORLD’S END (Focus/Universal) will be a bit more frontloaded than it would have liked, slipping 10% from Friday to Saturday for $3.1M on its second day, and a bit behind THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES (Screen Gems/Sony) for the title of weekend’s biggest opening, with Mortal […]

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EARLY WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: “Prisoners” Still In Front

Posted September 22, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  PRISONERS (Warners) had a strong Saturday at the box office, according to preliminary numbers at Deadline.  The dark thriller increased by 28% on its second day to $9M, and should reach $21-22M for the weekend.  That would put it right in between Argo ($19.5M) and The Town ($23.8M), the successes Warners hopes to emulate […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Ant-Man & The Wasp” Large, “The First Purge” Soft, “Sicario 2″” Drops & More

Posted July 7, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  ANT-MAN & THE WASP (Marvel/Disney) will be Marvel’s lowest-grossing 2018 release, but it was designed to have relatively minor stakes, and while it’s not in a league with Black Panther or Avengers: Infinity War, on its own terms it’s performing impressively.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, opening day was $34M (including $11.5M from […]

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EARLY WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: “The Butler” Stays In Charge

Posted August 18, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  Preliminary figures at Deadline give THE BUTLER (Weinstein) a commanding victory over its competition.  Very impressively, on Saturday Butler reportedly increased its take by about 10% over Friday, putting it on target for a $23-25M weekend (The Weinstein Company, which has never been shy about aggressively estimating its weekends, could make a run for […]

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