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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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SHOWBUZZDAILY EARLY WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 10/6/12

Posted October 7, 2012 by Mitch Salem

  The Saturday boxoffice news was better for some titles than others.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, TAKEN 2 (20th) held about even on Saturday, which is reasonable for an action-movie sequel.  Recent comparisons:  The Bourne Legacy had a 4% bump on its 2d day of release, while The Expendables 2 dropped 3%.  If […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office: “War Room” Conquers “Compton”

Posted September 6, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  Note:  Because of the holiday weekend and consequent strong Sunday, weekend-to-weekend drops will look softer than usual. OPENINGS:  It was a weak battle of newcomers, with A WALK IN THE WOODS (Broad Green) ahead at $8.4M ($10.5M with Wed-Thurs earnings) vs. THE TRANSPORTER REFUELED (Europa/RED) at $7.1M.  Walk compares well to the $8.5M opening […]

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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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New Year’s Box Office: Big Day At the Multiplex; “Wolf” Zooms

Posted January 2, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  Everything went up at the New Year’s Day box office (bringing to an end the holiday bounty), but to wildly varying degrees.  Business should fall today and rise tomorrow and Saturday, but not to a point equal to New Year’s, with weekend totals for holdovers a bit more than double their numbers from yesterday. […]

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HOLIDAY BOXOFFICE: EARLY SATURDAY NUMBERS – 12/31/11

Posted January 1, 2012 by Mitch Salem

> According to Deadline, most films were down 20-30% from Friday, which is par for the course on New Year’s Eve, due to early theater closings and non-movie plans for the night.  But there are a few oddities: Most notably, Deadline’s numbers have WAR HORSE suddenly jumping up more than 20% for the day.  If […]

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THE BIJOU BOX OFFICE: Early Weekend Numbers – 8/14/11

Posted August 14, 2011 by Mitch Salem

> Deadline has preliminary numbers for Saturday and the weekend, and any worries that THE HELP would suffer from front-loading are out the window.  Rather amazingly, the picture seems to have climbed more than 25% from Friday to Saturday, and it seems likely to get near $25M for the weekend and $35M since its opening […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Independence Day” Doesn’t Surge, “Shallows” Deeper Than Expected

Posted June 25, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  The underperforming spectacle of the week is INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE (20th), which found out that not all that many people cared to see a sequel to a two-decade old hit without its original star.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, opening day was $17.5M (including $4M from Thursday evening), 33% below the already not-great […]

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