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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 3.15.2020

Posted March 15, 2020 by Mitch Salem

  This was the weekend that the COVID-19 crisis hit the box office in earnest, and while that fact pales in importance compared to the human cost of the pandemic, it’s going to represent a multi-billion dollar hit that will reverberate through the lives of many throughout the world.  As bad as the numbers below […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 3.15.2020

Posted March 15, 2020 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Here is an updated look at the 2020 film slates by studios (films entering wide release in the 2020 calendar year). BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2020 is now -9% below last year’s comparable span (another 7 points worse than last week) and -21% below this point averaged over […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 3.8.2020

Posted March 8, 2020 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  In the US, ONWARD (Pixar/Disney) was merely a disappointment by Pixar standards, with an OK 37% Saturday bump that allowed it to claim a $40M weekend, pending actuals on Monday.  That isn’t much better then the $34.7M launch for last year’s Lego Movie 2, and it’s far off last March’s $55M for How […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 3.8.2020

Posted March 8, 2020 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Here is an updated look at the 2020 film slates by studios (films entering wide release in the 2020 calendar year). BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2020 is now -2% below last year’s comparable span (7 points worse than last week) and -17% below this point averaged over the […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 3.1.2020

Posted March 1, 2020 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  THE INVISIBLE MAN (Blumhouse/Universal) had a 12% Saturday bump, evidence of extremely strong word of mouth in the horror genre (among recent uncommonly leggy horror releases, Get Out rose 17% on its 2nd day of release, and A Quiet Place was up 1%).  That brought it to a strong $29M weekend, and with […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 3.1.2020

Posted March 1, 2020 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Here is an updated look at the 2020 film slates by studios (films entering wide release in the 2020 calendar year). BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2020 is now +5% above last year’s comparable span but -15% below this point averaged over the past four years ($1.497 billion).  Over […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 2.23.2020

Posted February 23, 2020 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  THE CALL OF THE WILD (20th/Disney) did a bit better than expected at $24.8M, but in the long run that’s not likely to make much difference.  Similarly to Dolittle (although much more quietly), Call of the Wild was extremely expensive, with $200M+ in production/marketing costs, so a $75M US total won’t get it […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 2.23.2020

Posted February 23, 2020 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Here is an updated look at the 2020 film slates by studios (films entering wide release in the 2020 calendar year). BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2020 is now +9% above last year’s comparable span but -13% below this point averaged over the past four years ($1.337 billion).  Over […]

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