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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 1.8.2017

Posted January 8, 2017 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Updated look at 2016 films by studio.  We will begin tracking the 2017 slate in a few weeks. YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2017 to date is +12% above last year and still +29% above the average for this point the past four years ($0.190 billion).  Over the […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 4.16.2017

Posted April 16, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  We’ll find out tomorrow if the studio’s $100.2M US weekend estimate for THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS (Universal), which counts on an influx of post-church Easter Sunday Christians, will slip into double figures.  But even if the number holds, it’s down 32% from the Furious 7 opening.  If Universal’s hypothesis that this decline […]

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INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE through July 15: The World to Save Ice Age 4 from American Indifference

Posted July 15, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

Ice Age: Continental Drift enters the worldwide box office chart in 5th place among the movie released the last four months.  Our projected $177 million domestic total is at the low end of the franchise (the original Ice Age grossed a similar $176 million domestic, far below the $197 million for Ice Age 3 and $195 million for Ice Age 2). […]

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Behind the Weekend Box Office – 2/23/14

Posted February 23, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  For both 3 DAYS TO KILL (Relativity) and POMPEII (TriStar/Sony/FilmDistrict), the only hope of salvation lies overseas.  3 Days, at least, has a relatively low production cost, but even if the reported $28M figure is accurate, its $12.3M US weekend won’t get it anywhere near recoupment of its worldwide marketing expenses.  Things are […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 10.25.2015

Posted October 25, 2015 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.   YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2015 to date is now +5% above last year and still +3% above the average for this point the past four years ($7.878 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed almost $21.1 billion worldwide when we add overseas box office (that’s […]

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INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE REPORT March 15-17

Posted March 17, 2013 by Mitch Metcalf

Oz the Great and Powerful had a very good week overseas, up $67 million to $137 million foreign to date and almost $400 million total projected worldwide.  It should approach $600 million worldwide, ending up at around #5 on our chart. The other significant gainer this past week was A Good Day to Die Hard, up $23 […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 6/26/16

Posted June 26, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE (20th) is the latest indication that audiences may be tiring of massive CG spectacles–which is bad news for the major studios, since they’ve concentrated most of their line-ups into that genre.  ID:R‘s $41.6M weekend is mediocre at best for a would-be blockbuster with $300M+ in worldwide costs, suggesting a US […]

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Behind the Labor Day Weekend US/Worldwide Box Office – 8/31/14

Posted August 31, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  AS ABOVE/SO BELOW (Universal) and THE NOVEMBER MAN (Relativity) are both quietly making their way to oblivion with $8.3 and $7.7M weekends (each may add $1.5-2M on Monday).  November Man, with its older audience, may hold up a bit better over the longish term, but neither picture is likely to get above $25M in […]

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