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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 1.19.2020

Posted January 19, 2020 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Here is an updated look at the 2019 film slates by studios (films entering wide release in the 2019 calendar year), including worldwide box office for those films during 2020. We will begin the track of the 2020 slate soon.   BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2020 is now […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 1.12.2020

Posted January 12, 2020 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  The release strategy for 1917 (Universal) has gone just about perfectly, culminating in a $36.5M wide opening weekend that was significantly ahead of industry expectations.  Universal screened the film to critics and guild groups at the end of November, unveiled it in limited release on Christmas Day with the benefit of strong reviews, […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 1.12.2020

Posted January 12, 2020 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Here is an updated look at the 2019 film slates by studios (films entering wide release in the 2019 calendar year), including worldwide box office for those films during 2020. We will begin the track of the 2020 slate soon. BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2020 begins +7% above […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 1.5.2020

Posted January 5, 2020 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  THE GRUDGE (Columbia/Sony) tried to take advantage of Hollywood’s early January fallow period, but at $11.3M, the reboot of a remake found few takers, far below the $29.6M for 2018’s Insidious: The Last Key, and also less than the $13.7M for 2017’s Underworld: Blood Wars and the $15M for 2015’s The Woman In […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 1.5.2020

Posted January 5, 2020 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 ends -4% below last year’s comparable 52-week span and basically even with this point the past four years ($10.656 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed over $27.7 billion […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 12.29.2019

Posted December 29, 2019 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  LITTLE WOMEN (Columbia/Sony) had a solid start with $16.5M over the 3-day weekend ($29M since Wednesday).  The next week will be particularly difficult to predict because of the midweek holiday, after which schools will mostly remain closed but some adults will be going back to work.  If Little Women can reach $50M by […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 12.29.2019

Posted December 29, 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 -4% below last year’s comparable span and still +1% above this point the past four years ($10.234 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed almost $27.1 billion […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 12.22.2019

Posted December 22, 2019 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  The numbers for STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER (Lucasfilm/Disney) were always going to be huge, but despite all the “dog ate its homework” excuses like pre-holiday shopping syndrome that are ricocheting around the trades today, a $175.5M start in the US is a significant disappointment.  Anyone who’s seen Skywalker knows that it […]

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