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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Accountant” Adds Up Weekend Win, “What Now” Starts OK

Posted October 15, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  It’s a deja vu weekend, as THE ACCOUNTANT (RatPac/Warners) had a $9M opening day (including $1.35M from Thursday night), according to preliminary numbers at Deadline, almost identical to last Friday’s $9.3M for The Girl On The Train (including $1.23M from Thursday night), another adult-aimed thriller with a production budget in the $40M range and […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Split” On Top, Shyamalan’s Return Beats “XXX” and Xander Cage

Posted January 21, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  After years in the wilderness, M. Night Shyamalan returned to profitability with last year’s The Visit, and based on preliminary numbers at Deadline, SPLIT (Blumhouse/Universal) will build on that success.  Opening day was $13.5M (including $2M from Thursday night), far ahead of Visit‘s $9.2M, and the weekend could be as high as $35M, a […]

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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: “Bad Grandpa” Holds Well For Easy Win

Posted October 27, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  Considering its genre and target audience, BAD GRANDPA (Paramount) did very well in its second day, according to preliminary numbers at Deadline, slipping just 4% to $12M.  By comparison, the three Jackass movies went down 20%/14%/24% on their first Saturdays, suggesting strong word of mouth and possibly a longer stay in theatres than one […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY EARLY WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 3/10/12

Posted March 11, 2012 by Mitch Salem

> It’s too little to make any meaningful difference for JOHN CARTER (Disney), but according to Deadline, the giant-budgeted spectacle didn’t have a bad Saturday.  Preliminary numbers have Carter rising by around 30% over its Friday total, which could mean a weekend over $30M.  A nice weekend multiple, though, still won’t touch the mountain of […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY EARLY WEEKEND BOXOFFICE REPORT – 9/29/12

Posted September 30, 2012 by Mitch Salem

  The boxoffice news stayed bright on Saturday, according to early numbers at Deadline.  HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA (Sony), with its expected Saturday matinee bump, reached $30M in just its first 2 days of release, and will become the biggest September opening ever (easily beating Sweet Home Alabama‘s $35.6M) on Sunday, as well as being one of […]

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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: “Apes” Keep Rising

Posted July 13, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  Good word of mouth kicked in for DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (20th) on Saturday, according to preliminary numbers at Deadline and elsewhere, giving the movie a 5-10% drop from its Thursday night/Friday numbers to $25-26M.  (Compare that to the 23% drop for Transformers 4 on its 2d day of release.)  That […]

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