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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 8.12.2018

Posted August 12, 2018 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Here is an updated look at the 2018 film slates by studio. The studio totals also include 2018 dollars for films released in late 2017. YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2018 to date is still +8% above last year and still +11% above the average for this point […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “The Meg” Chews On Expectations, “Slender Man” Low, “BlacKkKlansman” OK

Posted August 11, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  THE MEG (Gravity/Warners) appears to be having the opposite box office experience from what we’ve come to associate with US/China action movies.  In the US, it’s overperforming, perhaps helped by a calendar slot a week after Discovery’s yearly Shark Week:  preliminary numbers at Deadline estimate opening day at $16.5M ($4M from Thursday night), which […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 8.5.2018

Posted August 5, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  CHRISTOPHER ROBIN (Disney) led the newcomers with $25M (as is always the case with studio estimates that barely exceed a round number, that may decline in finals tomorrow), 16% better than Disney’s debut of Pete’s Dragon in August 2016.  However, the films had different trajectories, with Robin down 9% on Saturday, while Dragon […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 8.5.2018

Posted August 5, 2018 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Here is an updated look at the 2018 film slates by studio. The studio totals also include 2018 dollars for films released in late 2017. YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2018 to date is now +8% above last year and now +11% above the average for this point […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” Blows Up “Christopher Robin,” “Spy Who Dumped Me” & “Darkest Minds”

Posted August 4, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  Despite a trio of new arrivals, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT (Skydance/Alibaba/Paramount) will ride strong reviews and word of mouth to an easy second consecutive weekend crown.  Preliminary numbers at Deadline have Friday at $9.8M, down 57% from last week, and better than the 60% drop for the 2nd Friday of Rogue Nation.  With that […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 7.29.2018

Posted July 29, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT (Skydance/Alibaba/Paramount) rode almost unanimous rave reviews to a franchise-high $61.5M weekend opening in the US.  (That record doesn’t adjust for inflation, and comes with an asterisk because the first two in the series opened on Wednesdays, with Mission 2 at $78.8M by its first Sunday.)  If Fallout runs like Rogue […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 7.29.2018

Posted July 29, 2018 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Here is an updated look at the 2018 film slates by studio. The studio totals also include 2018 dollars for films released in late 2017. YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2018 to date is now +7% above last year and still +12% above the average for this point […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 7.22.2018

Posted July 22, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  THE EQUALIZER 2 (Escape Artists/Columbia Sony) rode a relatively stable Saturday (down 5% from Friday) to a $35.8M weekend win, up about 5% from the opening for the first Equalizer in 2014.  That film had an 8% Saturday bump, suggesting that the sequel, like most sequels, will burn out faster than the original, […]

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