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FRIDAY 11.28.2014 Box Office Report

Posted November 29, 2014 by Mitch Metcalf

Based on Friday’s grosses, weekend #48 of 2014 looks like $148 million for the top 12 films Friday-Sunday, down 18% the norm for Thanksgiving weekend ($180 million) and down 24% from the same weekend last year.  Pretty weak. Opening at 3,654 theaters, Penguins of Madagascar from Fox and DreamWorks Animation is on track for a $26.9 million opening […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: Subdued Ride Along 2 Takes Lead Over Revenant, Star Wars, 13 Hours

Posted January 16, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  Behaving much like recent high-profile sequels Spectre and Mockingjay Part 2, RIDE ALONG 2 (Universal) appears to be heading for an opening weekend around 20% below its predecessor.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, Ride 2 had a $11.8M Friday, compared to $14.4M for the original Ride Along.  That suggests a 4-day holiday weekend […]

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FRIDAY 1.9.2015 Box Office Report

Posted January 10, 2015 by Mitch Metcalf

Based on Friday’s grosses, weekend #2 of 2015 looks like $110 million for the top 12 films Friday-Sunday, down from the norm for this weekend and down from the same weekend last year.   Opening at 3,593 theaters Friday, Taken 3 from Fox is on track for a $39.5 million opening three-day weekend (above our $30.5 million ShowBuzzDaily […]

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FRIDAY 3.13.2015 Box Office Report

Posted March 14, 2015 by Mitch Metcalf

Based on Friday’s grosses, weekend #11 of 2015 looks like $123 million for the top 12 films Friday-Sunday, up solidly from the norms for this weekend.   Opening at 3,845 theaters Friday, Cinderella from Disney is on track for a $70.0 million opening three-day weekend (near our $69.5 million ShowBuzzDaily forecast earlier this week). The film is pacing toward […]

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FRIDAY NOVEMBER 9 BOX OFFICE RESULTS

Posted November 10, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

Weekend #45 is on pace to exceed the multi-year average for this weekend by well over 20%.  Skyfall matched our bullish ShowbuzzDaily forecast and is on track to be the best-opening and best-grossing Bond film ever.   Wreck-It Ralph, Flight and even Argo continue to do solid business, rounding out the current slate of films […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Pacific Rim: Uprising” Beats “Black Panther,” Other Openings DOA

Posted March 24, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING (Legendary/Universal) was the right film at the right time this weekend, and although the preliminary numbers at Deadline have its opening day at $10.1M ($2.4M of it from Thursday night), just slightly ahead of the $9M for last Friday’s Tomb Raider, that should be enough to bring it to $26M for […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Pirates,” “Baywatch” Drown On Memorial Day Weekend

Posted May 27, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  It’s beginning to look like a long, dark summer for Hollywood, which is adding two more box office disappointments to a growing list over this Memorial Day weekend.  PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES (Disney) had a $23M Friday (including $5.3M from Thursday night) according to preliminary numbers at Deadline, and […]

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FRIDAY MARCH 30 BOX OFFICE RESULTS

Posted March 31, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

> The 13th weekend of 2012 is looking like $146 million for the Top 12 films, up 28% from this weekend last year and up 14% from the four-year average for the first weekend in April.  The Hunger Games had a sizable drop in its second weekend but not unlike other huge openers, and the […]

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