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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 1/15/17

Posted January 15, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  It wasn’t so much that THE BYE BYE MAN (STX) overperformed at $13.4M for the 3-day weekend (that number should rise to $15M on Monday thanks to the Martin Luther King Day holiday), but that everything around it flopped, clearing the way for it to be the #1 new title at the box […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: MLK Weekend Goes Splat For “Patriots Day,” “Live By Night,” “Monster Trucks” and More

Posted January 14, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  Half a dozen films entered wide release over the Martin Luther King holiday weekend, and none of them is likely to chart higher than 5th place, most ranging from major disappointments to outright disasters. The most unpleasant surprise may be PATRIOTS DAY (CBS/Lionsgate), a piece of populist history with Mark Wahlberg in the lead […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 1/8/17

Posted January 8, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  As we had forecast on Friday night, the margin of victory for the weekend box office was razor-thin, and we won’t really know who won until final numbers are released tomorrow.  For now, HIDDEN FIGURES (20th) is $172K below Rogue One at $21.8M, but Disney’s Rogue One projection relies on a speculatively strong […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Hidden Figures” Challenges “Rogue One” & “Sing”

Posted January 7, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  It’s shaping up to be a close race at the box office this weekend, and with the result likely to come down to performance on Sunday, we may not know the winner for sure until final numbers are issued on Monday.  HIDDEN FIGURES (20th) was the clear winner on Friday, with preliminary numbers at […]

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New Year’s Weekend Box Office Update

Posted January 2, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  Official studio estimates are in for New Year’s Weekend in the US, but overseas numbers are still sketchy.  A few notes: ROGUE ONE (Lucasfilm/Disney) had a US result in keeping with preliminary numbers, up 15% on Sunday and with an anticipated 12% Monday drop.  This puts it at $439.7M domestically, 41% below The Force […]

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New Year’s Eve Box Office Update

Posted January 1, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  As was the case last Sunday, the weekend holiday has meant that estimates for New Year’s Day (which are all over the place, from 5% down to 40% up) are no more than speculative, and there are only fragmentary international numbers.  Here’s where things stand currently:   ROGUE ONE (Lucasfilm/Disney) is reporting holiday numbers […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Rogue One” & “Sing” On Top Again, “La La Land” To Become 2016’s #1 Indie

Posted December 31, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  There were no new openings for New Year’s weekend, and not much in the way of surprises among the returning titles.  ROGUE ONE (Lucasfilm/Disney) continued its ride through the holidays with $18.1M on Friday according to preliminary numbers at Deadline.  That’s up about 8% from Thursday, and business should go down on New Year’s […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 12/26/16

Posted December 26, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  HOLIDAY BOX OFFICE NOTES:  We only have partial international numbers for the weekend box office, and those we have reflect the fact that in some European and Latin American markets (including the UK), theatres are entirely closed on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.  In the US, the 4-day Christmas weekend means there are 3 […]

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