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Weekend Box Office Predictions 11.7-9.2014

Posted November 5, 2014 by Mitch Metcalf

Weekend #45 of 2014 is looking like $167 million for the top 12 films this weekend, up 19% from the norm for this weekend.   Opening at 3,500 theaters Friday (well above the 2,886 average theater count for opening weekends the last two years), Interstellar from Paramount should average a terrific $18,500 per theater for the […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “American Sniper” Eliminates “Mortdecai” and “The Boy Next Door”

Posted January 24, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  By Sunday, AMERICAN SNIPER (Warners/Village Roadshow) may have one of the top 10-day wide release box office totals in history, as Clint Eastwood’s behemoth continues to lay waste to everything else in theatres.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, Sniper earned $18M on Friday, down just 40% from its mammoth first day of wide […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 12.1.2019

Posted December 1, 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 -5% below last year’s comparable span (2 points better than last week’s comparison) and now +1% above this point the past four years ($9.349 billion).  Over the same […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard

Posted March 9, 2014 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Year to date, Warner Brothers has pulled ahead thanks to the opening of 300: Rise of an Empire and recent overseas grosses from The LEGO Movie, as it really kicks into gear outside North America. Scroll down for domestic and overseas grosses for each film individually so far in 2014.   YEAR TO DATE […]

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BEHIND THE FRIDAY BOX OFFICE – 10/18/13

Posted October 19, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  When Paramount pushed the next Paranormal Activity to 2014, it seemed to give CARRIE (Screen Gems/Sony/MGM) an open field to own the Halloween movie season.  But audiences weren’t interested, and Carrie managed only a $6.6M opening day on the way to a likely $15M weekend, a major disappointment considering the auspices (the classic […]

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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS January 4-6

Posted January 2, 2013 by Mitch Metcalf

The first weekend of 2013 should total about $117 million for the top 12 films, somewhat below average for a normally sluggish weekend as life and movie-going returns to normal.  Texas Chainsaw 3D has the most promise of the films going wide this weekend and will duel with Django Unchained for second place (and possibly […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard

Posted March 2, 2014 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Year to date, Sony and Universal (on the basis of sheer volume of films) is slightly ahead of Warner Brothers (the studio with the year’s only big hit so far), although three studios are very close to each other. Scroll down for domestic and overseas grosses for each film individually so far […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 11.19.2017

Posted November 19, 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 -2% from last year and still +1% above the average for this point the past four years ($8.750 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed almost […]

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