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EARLY WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: “Need For Speed” Slows, “Single Moms” Flops

Posted March 16, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  Based on preliminary numbers at Deadline, the weekend box office will largely be in line with Friday’s results.  Both NEED FOR SPEED (DreamWorks/Disney) and SINGLE MOMS CLUB (Lionsgate) barely budged on Saturday from their Friday starts, with Speed up $300K and Moms up $100K.  That will push Speed down to 3d place for the […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY EARLY WEEKEND BOXOFFICE REPORT – 5/19/12

Posted May 20, 2012 by Mitch Salem

  The news didn’t get any better for BATTLESHIP (Universal) on Saturday.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, the aquatic disaster couldn’t even manage a 10% increase on its 2d day of release (in comparison, John Carter had a 25% bump on its first Saturday), and is headed for a horrible $25M opening weekend, $5M […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Captain America: Civil War” Towers Over “Money Monster,” “The Darkness”

Posted May 14, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  If preliminary numbers at Deadline hold, the Weekend 2 drop for CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR (Marvel/Disney) will be in line with comparable superhero epics.  Its second Friday looks like $19.5M, which would be down about 74% from last week’s opening day.  That compares to Friday-to-Friday drops of 75% for Avengers: Age of Ultron, 71% […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Thor: Ragnarok” Thunders, “A Bad Moms Xmas” Fizzles, “LBJ” MIA

Posted November 4, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  Those waiting for Marvel to stumble will have to go on waiting.  Based on preliminary numbers at Deadline, THOR: RAGNAROK (Marvel/Disney) had a $46M opening day (including $14.5M from Thursday night), the highest for any Marvel Universe title released outside the May-July corridor.  Opening day was up 44% from the start of Thor:  The […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Avengers: Infinity War” Aims For A Record Start

Posted April 28, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (Marvel/Disney) exists on that rarefied box office plane where even a reported $450M in production/marketing costs can be waved off in comparison to the certain returns to come.  Deadline is reporting its opening day at $104M ($39M from Thursday night), which would be just slightly the #3 opening day in US […]

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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 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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SHOWBUZZDAILY EARLY WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 4/21/12

Posted April 22, 2012 by Mitch Salem

> It was a solid Saturday for most films in the market, according to the preliminary numbers at Deadline, which are subject to revision on both Sunday and Monday.  THINK LIKE A MAN (Screen Gems/Sony) is reporting a 10% uptick for the day, which would be a very good sign (Tyler Perry’s Why Did I […]

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