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Holiday Box Office Volume: through December 31

Posted December 31, 2017 by Mitch Metcalf

For the 16 days December 16-31, the top 10 films each day in North America have totaled $871 million, now virtually even with last year’s pace and now -12% behind the record pace of 2015, when Star Wars: The Force Awakens dominated the holiday season. With Rogue One last year and The Last Jedi this year, the Star Wars franchise has definitely taken the holiday movie […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 12.31.2017

Posted December 31, 2017 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Here is an updated look at the 2017 film slates by studio. YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2017 to date is now down less than -1% from last year and now +2% above the average for this point the past four years ($10.280 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: Another Winning Holiday For “Last Jedi” & “Jumanji,” But “All The Money” Starts Slow

Posted December 30, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  Most films will rise this weekend compared to last week, simply because New Year’s Eve is a bigger moviegoing occasion than Christmas Eve.  Generally, box office should rise 20% or so on Saturday, drop around 30% on Sunday, then jump 30-40% on New Year’s Day.  The first two weekends of 2018 should feature relatively […]

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Holiday Box Office Volume: through December 28

Posted December 29, 2017 by Mitch Metcalf

For the 13 days December 16-28, the top 10 films each day in North America have totaled $698 million, now -2% behind last year’s pace and -16% behind the record pace of 2015, when Star Wars: The Force Awakens dominated the holiday season. With Rogue One last year and The Last Jedi this year, the Star Wars franchise has definitely taken the holiday movie […]

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Holiday Box Office Volume: through December 24

Posted December 24, 2017 by Mitch Metcalf

For the 9 days December 16-24, the top 10 films each day in North America have totaled $430 million, nearly identical to last year’s pace and above all other years except 2015, when Star Wars: The Force Awakens dominated the holiday season. With Rogue One last year and The Last Jedi this year, the Star Wars franchise has definitely taken the holiday movie season […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 12.24.2017

Posted December 24, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  As we noted on Friday, the 3-day weekend studio estimates are lower than they’d otherwise be, due to lower pre-holiday moviegoing on Saturday and especially Sunday.  That will all change on Christmas Day, which will usher in the biggest 8 days of the box office year. JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE (Columbia/Sony) is […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 12.24.2017

Posted December 24, 2017 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Here is an updated look at the 2017 film slates by studio. YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2017 to date is still down -1% from last year and now +1% above the average for this point the past four years ($9.898 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Last Jedi” Rules Holiday, “Jumanji” Solid, “Pitch Perfect 3″” OK, “Greatest Showman,” “Downsizing” & “Father Figures” Flop

Posted December 23, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  A general note:  the last time December 22 fell on a Friday was in 2006, and a look at that year indicates what box office patterns may be between now and January 1.  We can expect most films to have a relatively mild Saturday uptick (up to 30%) then plunge by 50% or so […]

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