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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 1/15/17

Posted January 15, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  It wasn’t so much that THE BYE BYE MAN (STX) overperformed at $13.4M for the 3-day weekend (that number should rise to $15M on Monday thanks to the Martin Luther King Day holiday), but that everything around it flopped, clearing the way for it to be the #1 new title at the box […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 9.11.2016

Posted September 11, 2016 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Updated look at 2016 by studio. YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2016 to date is now +4% above last year and still +5% above the average for this point the past four years ($7.134 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed almost $18.8 $19.0 billion worldwide when we […]

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INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE NUMBERS through JULY 10

Posted July 11, 2011 by Mitch Metcalf

> The overseas gross for Transformers: Dark of the Moon has now reached the level of the forecast total domestic gross (as measured by the ShowBuzzDaily Domestic Final estimate).  The overseas number will continue to grow, pushing Transformers 3 up toward the worldwide total of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.  As expected, Kung […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 6/14/15

Posted June 14, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  JURASSIC WORLD (Legendary/Universal) took its place in the history books with the biggest worldwide opening of all time, its $511.8M ahead of the final Harry Potter‘s $483.2M.  That particular record relies a bit on overseas distribution scheduling, since not every American blockbuster is approved for a China opening the same weekend that it […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 1.11.2015

Posted January 11, 2015 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  The 2014 Scorecard, updated with additional overseas grosses, has been updated below.  The 2015 Scorecard will be introduced toward the end of January. YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2015 (one full week young) is -14% behind last year and -13% below the average for this point […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard

Posted July 6, 2014 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Paramount again had the biggest week of all the major studios (up $177 million worldwide since last week) exclusively because of continued overseas grosses for Transformers: Age of Extinction.  For the year to date, Paramount is up to $1.25 billion worldwide (still in 5th place among the Hollywood studios).  Warner Brothers had the […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 12/11/16

Posted December 11, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  The adult-oriented OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY (DreamWorks/Paramount) had a 3% Saturday bump and wound up with a fair $17.5M for the weekend  If it can hold decently against next week’s monstrous arrival, it might find its way to $50M in the US, although its dream is to have the kind of holiday legs Sisters did […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 7/5/15

Posted July 5, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  TERMINATOR: GENISYS (Skydance/Paramount) had hoped, even with July 4th subduing Saturday business, to find a holiday spark that would allow it to earn at least a $150M total in the US, but after a $28.7M opening weekend ($44.2M including Wed-Thurs), it may be hard-pressed to get past $100M.  That puts additional pressure on […]

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