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US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office Report – 9.27.2020

Posted September 27, 2020 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  There were no truly wide openings this weekend.  However, a few low-budget films entered mid-level distribution.  The horror movie SHORTCUT (Gravitas) averaged $420 over the weekend at 725 theatres for a $305K total.  The other two arrivals were Sundance acquisitions.  THE LAST SHIFT (Sony) averaged $270 at 871 for a $235K total.  KAJILLIONAIRE […]

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US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office Report – 9.20.2020

Posted September 20, 2020 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  The only wide opening of the week was the Christian-aimed action movie INFIDEL (Cloudburst), the first release from that studio.  The official estimate is $1.5M from 1724 theatres, or a bit less than $900 per-theatre for the weekend, but that number assumes a very strong Sunday, so we’ll see if it holds up.  […]

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US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office Report – 9.13.2020

Posted September 13, 2020 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  Even in a normal box office marketplace, a mild rom-com with no big-name stars like THE BROKEN HEARTS GALLERY (TriStar/Sony) probably wouldn’t have made much money, and it has both a low production budget and limited marketing costs going for it.  All that being said, though, there’s nothing about a $1.1M weekend at […]

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US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office Report – 9.6.2020

Posted September 6, 2020 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  The hugely-anticipated US opening box office numbers for TENET (Warners) turned out to be frustratingly opaque to interpret, and to the extent they were comprehensible, simply not very good.  (Let’s assume it was coincidental and not meta that some are saying the same about the film itself.)  Warners issued a grand total of […]

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US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office Report – 8.30.2020

Posted August 30, 2020 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  THE NEW MUTANTS (20th/TSG/Disney) was DOA long before the world was engulfed by a pandemic, repeatedly postponed as first 20th and then Disney tried to figure out what to do with it.  The only reason it’s having a theatrical release at all is that 20th’s pre-Disney co-financier TSG had the contractual right to […]

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The Return of Box Office – 8.23.2020

Posted August 23, 2020 by Mitch Salem

  What are we to make of the first meaningful box office numbers to come our way since March?  The area is a landscape of spin in the best of times, and these of course are not those.  Other than drive-ins, heatres remain closed in several major US markets (including both NY and LA), and […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 3.22.2020 — On Hiatus

Posted March 22, 2020 by Mitch Metcalf

The weekly Year to Date Box Office Report & Worldwide Studio Scorecard will return when North American theaters reopen and studios resume wide releases. Coverage of broadcast and cable television ratings will continue as normal. ###

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 3.15.2020

Posted March 15, 2020 by Mitch Salem

  This was the weekend that the COVID-19 crisis hit the box office in earnest, and while that fact pales in importance compared to the human cost of the pandemic, it’s going to represent a multi-billion dollar hit that will reverberate through the lives of many throughout the world.  As bad as the numbers below […]

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