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Weekend Box Office Predictions 6.10-12.2016

Posted June 8, 2016 by Mitch Metcalf

Weekend #24 of 2016 forecasts for films opening wide and major returning films: NEW FILMS THIS WEEKEND June 10-12, 2016 Critics Positive ($ millions) Opening Weekend Forecast Domestic Total Projection Overseas Total Projection Worldwide Total Projection The Conjuring 2 WB R 64% 35.0 95 190 285 Now You See Me 2 LG PG13 39% 26.5 […]

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Weekend Box Office Predictions 9.30-10.2.2016

Posted September 28, 2016 by Mitch Metcalf

Weekend #40 of 2016 forecasts for films opening wide and major returning films: NEW FILMS THIS WEEKEND September 30-October 2, 2016 Critics Positive ($ millions) Opening Weekend Forecast Domestic Total Projection Overseas Total Projection Worldwide Total Projection Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Fox PG13 63% 28.5 80 140 220 Deepwater Horizon LG PG13 84% 19.5 […]

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Weekend Box Office Forecast AUGUST 1-3

Posted July 30, 2014 by Mitch Metcalf

Weekend #31 of 2014 is looking like $150 million for the top 12 films this weekend, up 16%from the norm for this weekend and the first up weekend since June 13-15.   Opening at around 3,800 theaters Friday (above the 2,886 average theater count for opening weekends the last two years), Guardians of the Galaxy from Disney and […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Secret Life of Pets” Makes “Mike & Dave” Roll Over & Play Dead

Posted July 9, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  For the fourth consecutive weekend, an animated movie will lead the box office, as Finding Dory‘s mantle is taken by THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS (Illumination/Universal).  With a $38M Friday (including $5.3M from Thursday night) reported in preliminary numbers at Deadline, Pets is on track for a $95M weekend, which would make it the […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Fate of the Furious” Loses Speed But Zooms Past Competition

Posted April 15, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  How big is big enough?  It’s a question that comes up on giant franchise installments, and the latest is THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS (Universal), the 8th in its series.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, its opening day earned $45.5M (including $10.4M from Thursday night), a huge number, but down 33% from Furious […]

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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS October 5-7

Posted October 3, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

After a good weekend last week (up 18% from the comparable weekend average), this weekend is poised to be a very good first weekend of October (up over 40% and around $126 million for the top 12 films).   Opening at about 3,000 theaters Friday, Taken 2 from 20th Century Fox should average a very good $13,900 […]

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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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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 5.26.2019

Posted May 26, 2019 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  ALADDIN (Disney) will probably be in the top half-dozen Memorial Day openings when Monday brings it to $105M or so (the 3-day total is $86.1M).  Compared to other Disney live-action reboots of animated hits, though, it had a subpar 5% drop on Saturday (The Jungle Book gained 28% on its 2nd day of […]

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