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FRIDAY JULY 18 Box Office Report

Posted July 19, 2014 by Mitch Metcalf

Based on Friday’s grosses, weekend #29 of 2014 looks like $129 million for the top 12 films Friday-Sunday, -30% below the norm for this weekend and below our forecast ($147 million).  This is the fifth really sub-par weekend in a row. Opening at 2,805 theaters, The Purge: Anarchy from Universal grossed $13.0 million through Friday and […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Rings,” “Space Between Us” Punt Super Bowl Weekend, “Split” Scores Again

Posted February 4, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  Hollywood generally has little interest in opening films against the Super Bowl, and to the extent it participates, it tries to counterprogram the game by aiming at the young female demographic.  Thus we have a PG-13 horror movie and a YA fantasy-romance this weekend, but neither is finding much of an audience. RINGS (Paramount) […]

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FRIDAY 9.18.2015 Box Office Report

Posted September 19, 2015 by Mitch Metcalf

Based on Friday’s grosses, weekend #38 of 2015 looks like $100 million for the top 12 films Friday-Sunday, somewhat above the norm for the weekend (see track below). Opening at 3,791 theaters Friday, Maze Runner: Scorch Trials from Fox is on track for a $28.0 million opening three-day weekend (well below our $40.5 million ShowBuzzDaily forecast earlier this week). The film is […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Magnificent 7″” Respectable, “Storks” Doesn’t Hatch

Posted September 24, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (Village Roadshow/MGM/Columbia/Sony), an expensive action movie in a month that doesn’t often feature them, and toplining the potent combo of Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt, is starting off moderately well but not exceptionally.  Preliminary numbers at Deadline have its opening day at $13M (including $1.75M from Thursday night), slightly ahead of […]

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FRIDAY MARCH 21 Box Office Report

Posted March 22, 2014 by Mitch Metcalf

Based on Friday’s grosses, weekend #12 of 2014 looks like $131 million for the top 12 films Friday-Sunday, very similar to the same weekend last year and 8% below the average for this weekend the past several years.   Opening at 3,936 theaters late Thursday, Divergent from Lionsgate/Summit grossed $22.8 million through Friday, putting the film on track […]

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FRIDAY 11.14.2014 Box Office Report

Posted November 15, 2014 by Mitch Metcalf

Based on Friday’s grosses, weekend #46 of 2014 looks like $128 million for the top 12 films Friday-Sunday, down 33% the norm for this weekend ($191 million) but up slightly (+7%) from the same weekend last year. Opening at 3,154 theaters, Dumb and Dumber To from Universal grossed $14.2 million Friday and is on track for a $36.0 […]

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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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FRIDAY AUGUST 12 BOX OFFICE RESULTS

Posted August 13, 2011 by Mitch Metcalf

>Rise of the Planet of the Apes will remain #1, followed closely by The Help, which is running well above its ShowBuzzDaily weekend forecast.  Final Destination 5 should be in third place with a decent number but still below its forecast.  30 Seconds or Less and Glee: The 3D Concert Movie are lagging, both under forecast.  […]

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