Articles

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Ralph,” “The Grinch,” Golden Globe Nominees Lead Holdover Weekend

Posted December 8, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  The lack of any new wide openings and the arrival of the year’s Golden Globe nominations are making for a strong holdover weekend, although for some titles more than others.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET (Disney) continued to decline rather swiftly, down 38% from last Friday to $3.5M, where Moana […]

Full Story »

Articles

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 12.2.2018

Posted December 2, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  At $6.5M, THE POSSESSION OF HANNAH GRACE (Screen Gems/Sony) performed adequately for a low-budget horror item placed in one of the lower-grossing weekends of the year.  Possession also earned $4.1M in 17 international territories, the start of a release that will extend into early 2019.  It has around $30M in production and worldwide […]

Full Story »

Articles

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 11.25.2018

Posted November 25, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET (Disney) was somewhat frontloaded, with a 44% drop on Day 2, so it didn’t challenge Frozen‘s $93.6M record for the biggest 5-day Thanksgiving opening.  But Disney has nothing to complain about with a #2 ranking and $84.5M ($55.7M over the 3-day weekend), putting it on track for $250M at […]

Full Story »

Articles

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 11.18.2018

Posted November 18, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD (Warners) opened at $62.2M in the US, down 16% from the first Beasts.  In addition, it was more front-loaded, with a 16% Saturday drop compared to 12%.  Exit polls and reviews suggest that word of mouth won’t be as strong this time, so a $200M US total […]

Full Story »

Articles

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 11.11.2018

Posted November 11, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  THE GRINCH (Illumination/Universal) rode its family movie 47% Saturday bump to a $66M weekend, 20% better than 2000’s How The Grinch Stole Christmas.  There are relatively few recent mid-November family movie releases, because Disney has established its ownership of the Thanksgiving corridor that starts less than 2 weeks later (this year’s installment is […]

Full Story »

Articles

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “The Grinch” Steals Weekend, “Overlord” & “Spider’s Web” Slow

Posted November 10, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  After last weekend’s misfired The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, THE GRINCH (Illumination/Universal) is kicking off the family holiday movie season in a bigger way.  Early numbers at Deadline have opening day at $18.3M (including $2.2M from Thursday night), which should mean a $64M weekend, plus more on Monday, since many schools are closed […]

Full Story »

Articles

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 11.4.2018

Posted November 4, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (Regency/20th) is claiming a round-number $50M weekend, but even if that drifts down a bit in final numbers, it’s still a huge win.  The box office was steady from Friday to Saturday, which indicates a wide range of audience and strong word of mouth, and it has plenty of open road […]

Full Story »

Articles

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Bohemian Rhapsody” Rocks, “Nutcracker” & “Nobody’s Fool” Sag

Posted November 3, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  Following on the heels of La La Land and A Star Is Born, BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (Regency/20th) is underscoring the vitality of the adult-oriented musical genre.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, it had a $19.2M Friday (including $3.9M from Thursday night), and although some Queen-fan frontloading is possible, it could have a $52M weekend, […]

Full Story »