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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Spider-Man: Far From Home” Flies, “Midsommar” Cools Fast

Posted July 6, 2019 by Mitch Salem

  The MCU continues to be America’s uber-franchise, as SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME (Columbia/Sony) became the first summer mega-movie in several weeks to fully live up to expectations.  Few films have opened on the Tuesday before a Thursday July 4th, so comparisons aren’t exact, but Far From Home earned $91.5M on its Tuesday-Thursday (The Amazing […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 6.30.2019

Posted June 30, 2019 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  ANNABELLE COMES HOME (New Line/Warners) had a $20.3M weekend, but it had opened on Wednesday, so its 5-day total was $31.2M.  Even so, its 5 days were lower than the 3-day weekends for Annabelle ($37.1M) and Annabelle: Creation ($35M), and just a bit ahead of the Conjuring spin-off Curse of La Llorona ($26.3M) […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 6.30.2019

Posted June 30, 2019 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Here is an updated look at the 2019 film slates by studio. BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2019 is still -9% below last year’s comparable span (same as the -9% last week) and still -1% below the average at this point the past four years ($5.168 billion).  Over the […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 6.23.2019

Posted June 23, 2019 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  TOY STORY 4 (Pixar/Disney) opened with $118M in the US, and that’s obviously a huge amount of money and in a different dimension from the flops that Hollywood has weathered over the past several weeks.  Nevertheless, it’s around 25% below general expectations, and considerably less than the June openings for The Incredibles 2 […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 6.23.2019

Posted June 23, 2019 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Here is an updated look at the 2019 film slates by studio. BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2019 is now -9% below last year’s comparable span (2 points worse than last week) and now -1% below the average at this point the past four years ($4.888 billion).  Over the […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 6.16.2019

Posted June 16, 2019 by Mitch Salem

  Note:  The Father’s Day tide is expected to lift virtually all movie boats on Sunday, and the studios have factored that into their weekend estimates.  However, next weekend’s declines may be steeper than usual as a result. OPENINGS:  MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL (Tencent/Columbia/Sony) was the latest big-budget franchise entry to perform dimly, with a […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 6.16.2019

Posted June 16, 2019 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Here is an updated look at the 2019 film slates by studio. BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2019 is now -7% below last year’s comparable span (2 points worse than last week) and now basically even with the average at this point the past four years ($4.565 billion).  Over […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 6.9.2019

Posted June 9, 2019 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 (Illumination/Universal) had a better launch than this weekend’s other big arrival, but it was a major box office disappointment in its own right.  The $47.1M weekend was down 55% from the first Pets just 3 years ago, and although Pets 2 will likely hit profit thanks to […]

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