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INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE NUMBERS MAY 15: Fast Five Slides into #1

Posted May 17, 2011 by Mitch Metcalf

>Fast Five passes Rio to become the worldwide #1 film released in the January-April period.    The table below shows the domestic and international grosses for the Top 25 films (out of the 47 movies released between January and April at over 500 theaters).  Fast Five is now #1 with $483 million worldwide, followed by […]

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INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE NUMBERS August 7

Posted August 7, 2011 by Mitch Metcalf

>Debuting at #21 (just off the chart below), Rise of the Planet of the Apes has a projected total domestic gross of $155 million and an overseas gross to date of $23 million, as it opens slowly around the world.  But that overseas number will pick up and probably go to $200-250 million, putting Rise […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 8/7/16

Posted August 7, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  The answer to the question of whether the Day 2 drop for SUICIDE SQUAD (RatPac/DC/Warners) would be as bad as the one for Batman v Superman turned out to be no–it was worse.  Suicide plunged 41% on Saturday, compared to BvS‘s 38%.  That’s the kind of drop usually associated with the hugely-frontloaded Twilight series, […]

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BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOX OFFICE – 8/11/13

Posted August 11, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  Here’s an instructive piece of box office math, courtesy of Disney and The Lone Ranger.  Ranger cost (including worldwide marketing) about $350M all told, and it’s going to have global theatrical revenues of about $240M.  Disney is reporting that the movie will end up losing around $190M, which is $80M higher than the usual […]

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BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 2/24/13

Posted February 24, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  The Rock’s second-worst opening is second-best at the boxoffice this slow Oscar weekend. OPENINGS:  Boosted by a 36% Saturday rise, SNITCH (Summit/Lionsgate) is projecting a $13M weekend, although like all round numbers, that one will likely come down, beginning with a “12” when final figures are released tomorrow.  The best that can be said […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 8/2/15

Posted August 2, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION (Skydance/China Film Channel/Alibaba/Paramount) had a solid Saturday hold, down 3% from Friday, and the studio is projecting a $56M weekend in the US, well ahead of the $47.7M opening of Mission 3, the only other entry in the series to have a conventional Friday opening.  (However, in 2006 movies […]

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MEMORIAL DAY BOX OFFICE UPDATE: “X-Men” Goes Even Higher

Posted May 26, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  The studios continued to be bullish on their holiday estimates, with preliminary Monday numbers expecting strong business that may or may not be confirmed in final box office figures tomorrow.  For now, the most optimistic film is HEAVEN IS FOR REAL (TriStar/Sony), expecting a mere 7% drop on Monday, with the older skewing NEIGHBORS […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 7/10/16

Posted July 10, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS (Illumination/Universal) quintupled the next-highest grosser of the weekend, with the biggest opening in US history for an animated non-sequel at $103.2M, easily passing last year’s $90.4M for Inside Out.  It remains to be seen if Pets can match Inside Out‘s nearly 4x multiple, but whatever happens from here, […]

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