Jurassic World
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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” Big But Down, “Incredibles 2″” Drops, “Neighbor” Expands

Posted June 23, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM (Legendary/Perfect World/Universal) finally arrived in the US with a $58.4M opening day ($15.3M from Thursday night), according to preliminary numbers at Deadline.  If Fallen Kingdom follows the same trajectory as the 2015 Jurassic World reboot, that should mean a $145M weekend, and a $400M+ eventual US total.  That’s a lot […]

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Incredibles 2
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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Incredibles 2″” Superheroic, “Tag” Mild, “Superfly” Awful, “Ocean’s 8″” Holds OK

Posted June 16, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  After a few mild weeks, INCREDIBLES 2 (Pixar/Disney) has the summer box office back in blockbuster mode.  It’s on pace to easily break Finding Dory‘s $135.1M animation opening record.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, Incredibles 2 had a massive $69M Friday (including $18.5M from Thursday night), far better than Dory‘s $54.7M.  If business […]

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Ocean's 8
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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Ocean’s 8″” Solid, “Hereditary” Mildly Shivery, “Hotel Artemis” Condemned

Posted June 9, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  OCEAN’S EIGHT (Village Roadshow/Warners) wasn’t expected to be a blockbuster, and its reported production budget of $70M was in keeping with that, although the A-level Warners marketing campaign will raise the price.  It’s performing at the high end of expectations with a $15.9M Friday (including $4M from Thursday night) according to preliminary numbers at […]

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Solo
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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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Solo
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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Solo” Lonesome, “Deadpool 2″” Down Heavily To Kick Off Memorial Day Weekend

Posted May 26, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  This may be a good time to pause the stories about Disney’s infalliability, and the unstoppable dominance of the Star Wars franchise.  SOLO (Lucasfilm/Disney) is underperforming in a big way, with preliminary numbers at Deadline putting its opening day at $36.5M, extremely frontloaded with $14.1M of that total from Thursday night.  That’s the lowest […]

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Avengers Infinity War
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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Avengers: Infinity War” Still Huge, “Overboard” OK, “Tully” & “Bad Samaritan” Weak

Posted May 5, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (Marvel/Disney), with little in the way of challenge from the other studios, is flying to an easy victory in its 2nd weekend.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, Infinity War fell 72% from last Friday to $30.3M, a worse drop than the parallel days for The Avengers (-64%) and Black Panther […]

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Avengers Infinity War
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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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Rampage
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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “A Quiet Place” Drowns Out “Rampage,” “True Or Dare” OK, “Beirut” Fizzles

Posted April 14, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  Even with a new horror movie in the market, A QUIET PLACE (Paramount) continued to over-perform, down just 46% from last Friday according to preliminary numbers at Deadline to $10.2M, putting it on track for a $35M 2nd weekend.  That’s the same hold as last year’s Split, and with higher numbers, suggesting that Quiet […]

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