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FRIDAY 12.19.2014 Box Office Report

Posted December 20, 2014 by Mitch Metcalf

Based on Friday’s grosses, weekend #51 of 2014 looks like $126 million for the top 12 films Friday-Sunday, up 4% from the norm for this weekend ($121 million) but down -8% from the same weekend last year.   Continuing at 3,875 theaters, The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies from Warner Brothers grossed $16.6 million Friday and is […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Kingsman” Crowned, “LEGO Ninjago” Dim, “Stronger” Quiet

Posted September 23, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  The phenomenon of It having had its day, weekend box office is starting to look more familiar, which is to say subdued.  KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE (MARV/20th) will take the weekend, but hardly in impressive fashion.  Preliminary numbers at Deadline have opening day at $15.7M, which includes $3.4M from Thursday night.  2 years ago, […]

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FRIDAY JANUARY 17 Box Office Report

Posted January 18, 2014 by Mitch Metcalf

Based on Friday’s grosses, weekend #3 of 2014 looks like $156 million for the top 12 films Friday-Sunday, up 33% to 43% from the comparable weekends the past few years. Opening at 2,663 theaters Friday, Ride Along from Universal grossed $14.5 million Friday, putting the buddy comedy on track for a $39.5 million opening three-day weekend (way above […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Zootopia” Cages “London,” “Whiskey,” “Deadpool”

Posted March 5, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  Pixar is still Pixar, but the Disney Animation division of the studio (also headed by John Lasseter) is proving that it’s a formidable creator of animated features as well, following Frozen with the smashingly imaginative ZOOTOPIA (Disney).  Based on preliminary numbers at Deadline, Zootopia had a $18M Friday (including $1.7M from Thursday night), and […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Star Trek Beyond” Less Than Bold, “Lights Out” Bright, “Ice Age” Frozen Stiff

Posted July 23, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  STAR TREK BEYOND (Skydance/Alibaba/Huahua/Paramount) is showing a fair franchise hold by the standards of this summer.  Based on preliminary numbers at Deadline, it had a $23M opening day (including $5.5M from Thursday), down about 26% from the start of 2009’s Star Trek reboot.  (2013’s Into Darkness opened on a Thursday, changing its weekend dynamic.)  That suggests a $57M […]

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FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 19 Box Office Report

Posted September 20, 2014 by Mitch Metcalf

Based on Friday’s grosses, weekend #38 of 2014 looks like $91 million for the top 12 films Friday-Sunday, 6% above the norm for this weekend ($86 million). Opening at 3,604 theaters, The Maze Runner from 20th Century Fox grossed $11.3 million Friday and is on track for a $31.0 million opening three-day weekend (somewhat below […]

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FRIDAY MARCH 9 BOX OFFICE RESULTS

Posted March 10, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

> The tenth weekend of 2012 is looking to be solid in terms of total business but not at the runaway pace of the past few weeks.  The weekend is running 3% ahead of last year’s same weekend and 8% ahead of the multi-year average for this weekend.  The Lorax will remain the #1 film […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Beauty” Still The Beast, “Power Rangers” Solid, “Life” Weak, “Chips” DOA

Posted March 25, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  Despite a trio of new entries as competition, BEAUTY & THE BEAST (Disney) wasn’t expected to have any trouble staying in control of its 2d weekend, and it didn’t.  Preliminary numbers at Deadline have Friday at $21.2M, down 67% from opening day last week.  That’s only an OK hold, compared to the drops of […]

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