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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 3.11.2018

Posted March 11, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  In the world of family movies, the 33% Saturday bump for A WRINKLE IN TIME (Disney) was mediocre.  (By comparison, Peter Rabbit rose 97% on its 1st Saturday.)  That brought the weekend to a soft $33.3M.  Family movies sometimes enjoy lengthy runs and high multiples, and Wrinkle faces little direct competition in the […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Wrinkle In Time” Narrowly Takes Day, But “Black Panther” Heads for Weekend Win (Again)

Posted March 10, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  A WRINKLE IN TIME (Disney) has likely taken the only box office title it will ever have.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, Wrinkle had a narrow victory on Friday with $11.3M ($1.2M of that from Thursday night).  But the general front-loadedness of new openings, combined with the likely dim word of mouth here […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 3.4.2018

Posted March 4, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  Both of the weekend’s R-rated arrivals had fair Saturday bumps, reflecting their older audiences.  However, that’s also the demo for Oscar viewing, so we’ll see if their Sunday estimates are overly optimistic.  For now, RED SPARROW (TSG/20th) is at $17M for the weekend after its 12% Saturday climb, a mediocre total for a […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Panther” Claws “Sparrow,” “Death Wish” Blown Away

Posted March 3, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  For the third consecutive weekend, BLACK PANTHER (Marvel/Disney) is having its way with the box office.  Preliminary numbers at Deadline have Panther down 43% from last Friday to $16.3M, which should give it a $62M weekend, bringing its US total close to $500M.  That will put its 17-day total well ahead of the $457.7M […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 2.25.2018

Posted February 25, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  It was no picnic opening against the historic 2nd weekend of Black Panther, and all of the new arrivals may have left some money on the table.  GAME NIGHT (New Line/Warners) fared best, and ran a healthy 25% Saturday bump into a $16.6M weekend, but that points toward a $45M US total, far […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Black Panther” Stays Superpowered, “Game Night” OK, “Annihilation” Perishes

Posted February 24, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  BLACK PANTHER (Marvel/Disney) is now in competition only with the loftiest movie hits.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, its 2nd Friday was $28.4M (down 63% from last week), behind just The Avengers‘ $29.2M in the Marvel universe (down 64% from its own opening day), as well as The Force Awakens ($49.3M, down 58%) […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 2/18/2018

Posted February 18, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  Disney is the land where dreams come true, but not even their wizards could have imagined the scale of BLACK PANTHER (Marvel/Disney), which has crashed through all expectations–not just as a big-budget action film that exists almost completely in an African universe, but as a solo character superhero debut in general.  Current studio […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Black Panther” A Super Hero Indeed

Posted February 17, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  BLACK PANTHER (Marvel/Disney) is, in a word, colossal.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, opening day was $76.6M (including $25.2M from Thursday night), which would make it the #8 opening day of all time, and the highest non-Avengers opening day in Marvel history.  Let’s remember, though, that it’s impossible to tell from opening day […]

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