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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 7.15.2018

Posted July 15, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATION (Sony Animation/Columbia/Sony) clocked in with a reliable $44.1M weekend, just about midway between the first Transylvania‘s $42.5M and the second’s $48.5M.  (Sticklers might note that this the first of the franchise to feature Thursday night screenings, giving it a slightly longer “weekend”.)  There are some other family movies […]

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Weekend Box Office Predictions 10.23-25.2015

Posted October 21, 2015 by Mitch Metcalf

Weekend #43 of 2015 is looking like $111 million for the top 12 films this weekend, above the norm for this weekend (see comparisons below). Steve Jobs from Universal should collect around a $18.5 million in its first wide weekend. Through Sunday, the total to date should be around $21 million. The film is on track for around $65 million domestic […]

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FRIDAY AUGUST 16 Box Office Report: The Butler Triumphs on an Otherwise Undistinguised Weekend

Posted August 17, 2013 by Mitch Metcalf

Based on Friday’s grosses, Weekend #33 of 2013 looks like an okay $120 million for the top 12 films, up 6% from the average for this weekend the past few years but down 6% from last year’s comparable weekend.  Opening at 2,933 theaters Friday, Lee Daniels’ The Butler from Weinstein grossed $8.3 million Friday and is on track […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Studio Summer Movie Guide: Universal

Posted April 28, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  This week, as the clock ticks toward the start of the summer movie season, we’re taking a studio-by-studio look at each company’s line-up and prospects.  Last time we covered Sony, and today we’ll examine Universal. LAST SUMMER:  Universal’s 2013 summer was anchored by two gigantic sequels:  Fast & Furious 6 ($239M US/$789M worldwide) and […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 3.12.2017

Posted March 12, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  KONG: SKULL ISLAND (Legendary/Tencent/Warners) is playing as a quasi-family movie, perhaps in response to the R-rated Logan and Get Out.  That gave it a much more muscular Saturday than similar big-budget monster movies, up 19% on Saturday where Godzilla fell 16% and Pacific Rim dropped 13%.  With that boost, Kong should hit its […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: Smooth Ride For “Girl On The Train,” Low Start For “Birth Of A Nation”

Posted October 8, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  From the start, THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN (DreamWorks/Reliance/Universal) was perceived as a lower-intensity version of the Gone Girl phenomenon, and that’s holding with the opening of its film version.  Where Gone Girl had a $13.2M Friday start on its way to a $37.5M weekend, preliminary numbers at Deadline give Train $9.3M on Friday, […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “X-Men: Apocalypse” Underwhelms, “Alice 2″” Flops

Posted May 28, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  Franchises are the lifeblood of Hollywood, so it has to chill studios to see three of those entries falter in a single 2-weekend period, especially since the stakes are higher for this week’s arrivals than last week’s Neighbors 2. Based on the preliminary $27M Friday number at Deadline, X-MEN: APOCALYPSE (TSG/20th) is running almost […]

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Weekend Box Office Predictions APRIL 11-13

Posted April 9, 2014 by Mitch Metcalf

Weekend #15 of 2014 is looking like a very good $149 million for the top 12 films, 41% above the typical volume for this weekend the past few years ($112 million) and the second strong weekend in a row. Opening at around 3,900 theaters Friday (well above the 2,886 average theater count for opening weekends the […]

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