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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “A Quiet Place” Drowns Out “Rampage,” “True Or Dare” OK, “Beirut” Fizzles

Posted April 14, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  Even with a new horror movie in the market, A QUIET PLACE (Paramount) continued to over-perform, down just 46% from last Friday according to preliminary numbers at Deadline to $10.2M, putting it on track for a $35M 2nd weekend.  That’s the same hold as last year’s Split, and with higher numbers, suggesting that Quiet […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Suicide Squad” Starts Huge, But Will It Hold Or Flame Out?

Posted August 6, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  SUICIDE SQUAD (RatPac/DC/Warners) was expected to explode past all August box office records, and so far, that’s what it’s doing.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, opening day was as high as $65M (including $20.5M from Thursday night), obliterating the $37.8M for Guardians of the Galaxy, and the weekend will gallop beyond Guardians‘s $94.3M, […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 2.11.2018

Posted February 11, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  FIFTY SHADES FREED (Perfect World/Universal) declined a mild 17% from Fifty Shades Darker to $38.8M, suggesting that Freed will end up around $95M in the US  That wouldn’t be great compared to roughly $150M in production/marketing costs, but the Fifty Shades franchise has always made the bulk of its revenue overseas, and that’s […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 3/20/16

Posted March 20, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  Things didn’t get better for ALLEGIANT (Summit/Lionsgate) as the weekend went on.  Its $29.1M opening was down an awful 44% from the $52.3M for Insurgent, and with massive competition arriving next week and word of mouth that’s likely to be terrible, it may struggle to get past $75M in the US.  As we […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 11.26.2017

Posted November 26, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  3-day weekend totals were largely in line with where they were headed on Friday night.  COCO (Pixar/Disney) settled in at $49M ($71.2M since Wednesday).  On a 3-day basis, that was almost exactly the same as Tangled‘s $48.8M, suggesting that Coco should land at $200M in the US.  That would put it in the […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Jumanji” Tops “Insidious,” Heavy Drop For “Last Jedi,” “Molly’s Game” & “Darkest Hour” Expand

Posted January 6, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  2018, as is often the case, is kicking off at the box office, with low-budget horror, and according to preliminary numbers at Deadline, INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY (Blumhouse/Universal) easily took Friday with $12.5M (including $2M from Thursday night).  That’s a very solid number, not up to the $16.8M for January 2012’s The Devil Inside, […]

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Weekend Box Office Predictions 8.12-14.2016

Posted August 10, 2016 by Mitch Metcalf

Weekend #33 of 2016 forecasts for films opening wide and major returning films: NEW FILMS THIS WEEKEND August 12-14, 2016 Critics Positive ($ millions) Opening Weekend Forecast Domestic Total Projection Overseas Total Projection Worldwide Total Projection Sausage Party Sony R 90% 29.5 116 90 206 Pete’s Dragon Dis PG 84% 27.0 110 160 270 Florence […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 12/27/15

Posted December 27, 2015 by Mitch Salem

Not a lot of changes from last night’s early numbers. STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS (Lucasfilm/Disney):  The all-time biggest 2d US weekend:  $153.5M (down 38% from opening weekend, far better than the 49%/50% for Jurassic World/Avengers, although the 2% drop for Avatar and 24% increase for Titanic–both from the era before giant Thursday night openings–remain […]

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