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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 8.20.2017

Posted August 20, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  The $21.6M start for THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD (Summit/Lionsgate) was on target for the B-movie, which had a modest 2% Saturday dip.  It also earned $6.6M in early international release.  While it does nothing much to burnish Ryan Reynolds post-Deadpool, Hitman is on track for a modest profit on $90M or so in production/worldwide […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 8.20.2017

Posted August 20, 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 -2% from last year and now +2% above the average for this point the past four years ($6.820 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Hitman’s Bodyguard” Shoots Down “Logan Lucky”

Posted August 19, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD (Summit/Lionsgate) is off to a mild late-August start, but it will be enough to win the quiet weekend.  Preliminary numbers at Deadline have opening day at $8.1M (including $1.7M from Thursday night), which should mean a $20M weekend.  While that might not even land it in the top 50 August openings, […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 8.13.2017

Posted August 13, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  There have been a lot of busted franchises this summer, but ANNABELLE: CREATION (New Line/Warners) held strong, with a $35M opening weekend that was down just 5% from the first Annabelle.  The new entry is considerably more frontloaded than the first, down 22% on Saturday compared to 10%, which may mean a US […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 8.13.2017

Posted August 13, 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 -1% from last year and now +3% above the average for this point the past four years ($6.645 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Annabelle: Creation” Solid, “Nut Job 2″” & “Glass Castle” Weak

Posted August 12, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  ANNABELLE: CREATION (New Line/Warners) will easily take the weekend.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, opening day was $15.1M, slightly below the $15.5M for 2014’s original Annabelle, but Creation is much more frontloaded, with $4M from Thursday night, almost double the $2.1M for Annabelle.  That suggests a lower weekend multiple than Annabelle‘s 2.4, and […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 8.6.2017

Posted August 6, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  Not much changed between Friday’s results and weekend studio estimates.  THE DARK TOWER (MRC/Columbia/Sony) was unsurprisingly frontloaded between fans of the novels and bad word of mouth, and it dropped 13% on Saturday.  Sony is projecting a $19.5M weekend (the fact that the studio didn’t push the number past $20M indicates either honesty […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 8.6.2017

Posted August 6, 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 even with last year and still +4% above the average for this point the past four years ($6.425 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed […]

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