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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Captain Marvel” Unchallenged, “Wonder Park” & “Five Feet Apart” OK, “Captive State” DOA

Posted March 16, 2019 by Mitch Salem

  The other studios didn’t try very hard to compete with the second weekend of CAPTAIN MARVEL (Marvel/Disney), and the blockbuster will have no trouble repeating as #1 this week.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, the Friday-to-Friday drop was 70% (to $18.8M), which sounds like a lot, but is fairly standard for the genre.  […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 3.10.2019

Posted March 10, 2019 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  CAPTAIN MARVEL (Marvel/Disney) launched with $455M worldwide, the highest superhero intro movie ever (although not all the titles in that category opened in China on their first weekend).  In the US, its $153M total was #2 behind Black Panther, which had the advantage of a holiday weekend Sunday.  Captain Marvel declined 14% on […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 3.10.2019

Posted March 10, 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 -24% below last year’s comparable span and now -17% below the average for this point the past four years ($1.733 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed $4.0 […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Captain Marvel” Super-Heroic, Holdovers Fade

Posted March 9, 2019 by Mitch Salem

  CAPTAIN MARVEL (Marvel/Disney) is delivering the jolt the 2019 box office desperately needed.  Preliminary numbers at Deadline put opening day at $62M ($20.7M from Thursday night).  That’s far higher than the $38.2M for Wonder Woman, the $50.8M for Spider-Man: Homecoming, the $32.6M for Doctor Strange, and the $27.7M for Aquaman among recent superhero intro […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 3.3.2019

Posted March 3, 2019 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Here is a first look at the 2019 film slates by studio. BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2019 is still -30% below last year’s comparable span and now -23% below the average for this point the past four years ($1.564 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed $3.2 […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 3.3.2019

Posted March 3, 2019 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  A MADEA FAMILY FUNERAL (Lionsgate) launched at $27.1M, and with the exception of the outliers Madea Goes To Jail ($41M) and A Madea Christmas ($16M), that puts it in the standard $21-30M range of the franchise.  It should be headed for $65M in the US, and that’s the only number that counts, since […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 2.24.2019

Posted February 24, 2019 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  The weekend multiple for HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD (DreamWorks Animation/Universal) was 3.2x, about mid-way between the first Dragon‘s 3.6x and Dragon 2‘s 2.6x.  (Note that the studio isn’t including $2.5M in paid preview income in its weekend number–if that were added to Friday the way Thursday night revenue is, […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 2.24.2019

Posted February 24, 2019 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Here is an updated look at the 2018 film slates by studio. The studio totals also include 2019 dollars for films released in late 2018. We will switch to tracking the 2019 slates next week. BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2019 is now -30% below last year’s comparable span and […]

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