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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard

Posted May 18, 2014 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  The release of Godzilla has pushed Warner Brothers into second place, just behind Sony (each with around $1.3 billion worldwide to date in 2014).  20th Century Fox ($1.1 billion to date worldwide) and Disney ($1.0 billion worldwide to date) are fairly close behind.   But Godzilla will really kick in overseas starting with next week’s update, […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard

Posted January 26, 2014 by Mitch Metcalf

As we continue to tally the films released wide in 2013, Disney has pulled to within $1 million of Warner Brothers in worldwide box office for the year (out of over $9 billion between the rival studios).  Disney continues to benefit mightily from Frozen, which has now surpassed The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug worldwide.  For a complete ranking of […]

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BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOX OFFICE – 3/2/14

Posted March 2, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  NON-STOP (Universal) had a very solid Saturday, rising 22% from Friday, and even though Oscar Sunday may push it below the $30M weekend it’s currently projecting, it should comfortably take the weekend.  This will be the highest non-Taken opening of Liam Neeson’s late-in-life action star career, and the movie should clean up overseas […]

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BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOX OFFICE – 11/24/13

Posted November 24, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  We noted here yesterday that if THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE (Lionsgate) could just hold on as well on its first Saturday as The Hunger Games had, a $160M weekend was within its grasp.  That’s exactly what happened, with the same 25% Saturday drop for Catching Fire that Hunger Games had and a $161.1M weekend […]

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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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INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE NUMBERS through March 11

Posted March 12, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

>John Carter joins the worldwide box office chart, ranked at #13 out of 44 wide-release films over the past three months.  We are currently estimating John Carter could total $75 million in North America, but the overseas total to date is already $70 million.  If the overseas total ends up around $125 million, the film […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 2.5.17

Posted February 5, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  It’s still too soon to gauge whether RINGS (Paramount) can creep its way to breakeven with international help (total production/marketing costs are $75M+), but it’s certainly not performing well enough to justify a continuation of the franchise.  In the US, its $13M weekend estimate is below the $15M opening of the original US […]

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INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE NUMBERS through July 8

Posted July 8, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

The Amazing Spider-Man pulled its overseas total to $202 million to date (up from $50 million at this time last week).  We’ll give The Amazing Spider-Man an initial overseas target of $510 million, toward the high end of the overseas totals for the previous trilogy with Tobey Maguire (Spider-Man 3 May 2007 $554 million overseas total, Spider-Man May 2002 $418 million, Spider-Man […]

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