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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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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: “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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FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 20 Box Office Report

Posted September 21, 2013 by Mitch Metcalf

Based on Friday’s grosses, Weekend #38 of 2013 looks like a lame $72 million for the top 12 films, down 19% from the average for the same weekend the past few years. Opening at 3,260 theaters Friday, Prisoners from Warner Brothers grossed $6.9 million Friday and is on track for a $20.2 million opening weekend (somewhat above the $18.5 […]

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FRIDAY JULY 8 BOX OFFICE RESULTS

Posted July 9, 2011 by Mitch Metcalf

> Two comedies open above $20 million this weekend (one at forecast and one slightly below), while Transformers 3 stays at #1 and its ShowBuzzDaily Domestic Final has been upgraded.  However, the weekend as a whole is down significantly from this weekend last year.  Horrible Bosses opened almost exactly at forecast ($9.9 million Friday for […]

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FRIDAY JUNE 13 Box Office Report

Posted June 14, 2014 by Mitch Metcalf

Based on Friday’s grosses, weekend #24 of 2014 looks like $197 million for the top 12 films Friday-Sunday, 28% above the norm for this weekend but no different than the same weekend last year.   Opening at 3,306 theaters, 22 Jump Street from Sony grossed $25.0 million Friday and is on track for a $63.0 million […]

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FRIDAY MAY 20 BOX OFFICE RESULTS: Pirates Solid; Bridemaids Rocks

Posted May 21, 2011 by Mitch Metcalf

>The fourth Pirates of the Caribbean opens just below forecast, although not quite at the higher end of expectations that Disney was rooting for.  Bridesmaids has a very good second weekend Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides should open with $92 million this weekend and is on a pace to finish with $260 million […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Last Jedi” Rules Holiday, “Jumanji” Solid, “Pitch Perfect 3″” OK, “Greatest Showman,” “Downsizing” & “Father Figures” Flop

Posted December 23, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  A general note:  the last time December 22 fell on a Friday was in 2006, and a look at that year indicates what box office patterns may be between now and January 1.  We can expect most films to have a relatively mild Saturday uptick (up to 30%) then plunge by 50% or so […]

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