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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 12.30.2018

Posted December 30, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  There were no new wide releases for New Year’s weekend, but a pair of lackluster films arrived for Christmas Day.  VICE (Annapurna) has $17.7M to date, $7.8M of it from this weekend, but it’s been quite frontloaded, dropping 40% on December 26 and staying at that general level ever since.  It should reach […]

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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS April 20-22

Posted April 19, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

>Weekend #16 of 2012 looks like it will be about $105 million for the top 12 films, down 14% from last year’s comparable weekend (led by Rio’s second weekend) but up 6% from the four-year average for this weekend.  The Hunger Games should finally fall out of first place, dropping about 38% this weekend to […]

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Friday Box Office: “Dunkirk” Victorious, “Girls Trip” Strong, “Valerian” Crashes

Posted July 22, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  There’s a reason why Christopher Nolan may be, along with James Cameron, the last filmmaker who can truly demand blank checks from Hollywood.  His WWII recreation DUNKIRK (Warners), devoid of name stars (apologies to Harry Styles) but riding a tide of Oscar-level reviews, is already overperforming expectations with a $19.8M opening day (including $5.5M […]

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Weekend Box Office Predictions 1.23-25.2015

Posted January 21, 2015 by Mitch Metcalf

Weekend #4 of 2015 is looking like $134 million for the top 12 films this weekend, way up from both the norm for this weekend and the same weekend last year.  After missing the American Sniper opening weekend number by a mile in last week’s forecast, forgive us if we are a little gun shy.  But […]

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WEEKEND PREDICTIONS APR 8-10: Comedy Slugfest for #2

Posted April 7, 2011 by Mitch Metcalf

> In a battle of two comedies this weekend, Arthur (Warner Bros) and Your Highness (Universal) should split the comedy audience, with Arthur having a slight edge (despite horrific reviews on rottentomatoes — I guess most critics share my disbelief that Russell Brand is opening a movie).  Read Mitch Salem’s review of Arthur to see what he thinks. […]

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Weekend Box Office Predictions FEBRUARY 7-9

Posted February 5, 2014 by Mitch Metcalf

Weekend #6 of 2014 is looking like a tepid $114 million for the top 12 films, a 30% increase over last year’s disaster for the comparable weekend (Identity Thief and Side Effects bowed this time last year).  But $114 is over 30% below the average for this weekend over the last four years.  For example, […]

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Weekend Box Office Predictions MAY 2-4

Posted April 30, 2014 by Mitch Metcalf

Weekend #18 of 2014 is looking like a relatively soft $139 million for the top 12 films, 28% below the typical volume for this weekend the past few years ($192 million). Opening at over 4,000 theaters Friday (well above the 2,886 average theater count for opening weekends the last two years), The Amazing Spider-Man 2 from Sony should average $21,400 per […]

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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS April 26-28

Posted April 24, 2013 by Mitch Metcalf

The two openers this weekend will be forgotten in several days or weeks, while Oblivion has a good chance of staying at #1 in its second weekend and 42 will be the other holdover still above the significant $10 million weekend mark.  But that’s about it for the box office.  The top 12 films this […]

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