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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office

Posted April 14, 2019 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  LITTLE (Legendary/Universal) led the weekend’s weak crop of newcomers with $15.5M, buoyed by a 15% Saturday bump.  That’s about 15% below the recent opening of What Men Want, which was aimed at a somewhat older audience, and suggests an OK $45M US total.  It had a limited overseas opening in 11 markets, where […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 4.14.2019

Posted April 14, 2019 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Here is an updated look at the 2019 film slates by studio. BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2019 is now -19% below last year’s comparable span (1 point worse than last week) and still -16% below the average for this point the past four years ($2.752 billion).  Over the same […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 4.7.2019

Posted April 7, 2019 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  At $53.5M, SHAZAM (DC/New Line/Warners) had the lowest opening weekend of the current DC run of superhero movies (it was also below all the Marvel openings), but it was produced to be a lower-budget companion piece to the megabusters, and with that in mind, its opening was fine.  Overseas was bigger at $102M, but […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 4.7.2019

Posted April 7, 2019 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Here is an updated look at the 2019 film slates by studio. BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2019 is still -18% below last year’s comparable span (0 points different than last week) and still -16% below the average for this point the past four years ($2.577 billion).  Over the same […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 3.31.2019

Posted March 31, 2019 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  DUMBO (Disney) had a 14% Saturday bump that was merely OK considering its underwhelming first day, and that brought it to a $45M weekend.  Even if it reaches $150M in the US, it would need help to get out of red ink with $300M+ in production/marketing costs, and so far it doesn’t seen […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 3.31.2019

Posted March 31, 2019 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Here is an updated look at the 2019 film slates by studio. BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2019 is now -18% below last year’s comparable span (1 point better than last week) and now -16% below the average for this point the past four years ($2.351 billion).  Over the same […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 3.24.2019

Posted March 24, 2019 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  US (Blumhouse/Perfect World/Universal) slipped 12% on Saturday, and while that doesn’t compare to Get Out‘s amazing 17% increase on its 2nd day of release, it’s in the range of the 11% drop for It, and better than the 18% for both The Conjuring and the 2018 Halloween.  That pushed Us to a $70.3M […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 3.24.2019

Posted March 24, 2019 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Here is an updated look at the 2019 film slates by studio. BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2019 is now -19% below last year’s comparable span (2 points better than last week) and now -14% below the average for this point the past four years ($2.114 billion).  Over the same […]

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