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EARLY WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 3/2/13

Posted March 3, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  JACK THE GIANT SLAYER (Warners) climbed in its 2nd day of release, but not high enough to make any real difference.  Jack, according to preliminary numbers at Deadline, had a 60% Saturday bump, a good-but-not-great family audience increase (Escape From Planet Earth rose 80% on its 2d day a couple of weeks ago), which […]

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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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EARLY WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: “Gone Girl” and “Annabelle” Race To the Wire

Posted October 5, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  Strong Saturdays for both GONE GIRL (20th) and ANNABELLE (New Line/Warners) suggest that no matter who claims victory on Sunday morning, we may not really know who’s won the weekend until final numbers are available the next day.  According to preliminary box office figures at Deadline, Gone Girl climbed about 15% on Saturday to $15.3M, […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Beauty” Still The Beast, “Power Rangers” Solid, “Life” Weak, “Chips” DOA

Posted March 25, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  Despite a trio of new entries as competition, BEAUTY & THE BEAST (Disney) wasn’t expected to have any trouble staying in control of its 2d weekend, and it didn’t.  Preliminary numbers at Deadline have Friday at $21.2M, down 67% from opening day last week.  That’s only an OK hold, compared to the drops of […]

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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 FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Despicable Me 3″” Takes Holiday Weekend, “Baby Driver” A Sleeper, “The House” Burns Down

Posted July 1, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  DESPICABLE ME 3 (Illumination/Universal) will have no trouble holding the lead at the box office over the 5-day July 4th weekend.  Preliminary numbers at Deadline have opening day at $28.6M (including $4.1M from Thursday night), which could give it $85M by Sunday and $125M by Tuesday.  That’s still on the low side for the […]

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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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WEEKEND BOXOFFICE: EARLY NUMBERS – 1/7/12

Posted January 8, 2012 by Mitch Salem

> Dateline has preliminary figures for Saturday and the weekend, and as expected, Paramount’s THE DEVIL INSIDE took a significant 25+% hit in its second day, a trend that will no doubt continue as stories of audiences in open revolt at the movie’s lack of an ending multiply.  Even so, it’s looking at a $35M […]

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