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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Guardians 2″” Kicks Off Summer Movie Season

Posted May 6, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  With a franchise like GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 2 (Marvel/Disney), profitability isn’t at issue.  Guardians 2 carries around $350M in worldwide production/marketing costs, and it will be in hailing distance of financial success by Sunday.  The question is how the given installment ranks in terms of similar mega-competition and expectations.  Preliminary numbers at […]

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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS March 16-18

Posted March 15, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

>The 11th weekend of the year should generate about $101 million for the top 12 films, a somewhat soft weekend for the third weekend in March — down 3% from last year’s comparable weekend and down a similar percentage from the four-year average for this weekend.  If the forecast is correct this will be the […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Moana” Stays On Top, “Jackie” Starts Strong

Posted December 3, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  The negligible horror cheapie INCARNATE (High Top/Blumhouse/Universal) is the only new wide opening of the post-Thanksgiving weekend, and with just $800K on Friday according to preliminary numbers at Deadline and a weekend that may not break $2M, even the ultra-low budget Blumhouse division may not be able to find any shred of profit from […]

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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS JUNE 3-5: Slight Adjustment

Posted June 3, 2011 by Mitch Metcalf

>X-Men: First Class now has an accurate screen count and updated critical response.  The prequel has been adjusted downward a tick but will still lead the weekend, which will be up significantly over the same weekend last year. Opening at about 3,641 theaters, X-Men: First Class should average a strong $18,700 per theater (for $68 […]

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Weekend Box Office Predictions MARCH 7-9

Posted March 5, 2014 by Mitch Metcalf

Weekend #10 of 2014 is looking like $127 million for the top 12 films, right in line with the same weekend the last few years.  Opening at around 3,400 theaters Friday (well above the 2,886 average theater count for opening weekends the last two years), 300: Rise of an Empire from Warner Brothers should average a solid $10,800 per theater […]

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Weekend Box Office Predictions 9.25-27.2015

Posted September 23, 2015 by Mitch Metcalf

Weekend #39 of 2015 is looking like $137 million for the top 12 films this weekend, well above the norm for this weekend (see comparisons below). Hotel Transylvania 2 from Sony should open with a $37.5 million weekend. Reviews are non-existent: nothing yet at RottenTomatoes. The film is on track for around $123 million domestic. Overseas the film could bring in […]

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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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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office: 9/25-27

Posted September 27, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 (Columbia/Sony) has set a new September record with a $47.5M opening (beating the first Hotel‘s $42.5M), and it barely missed becoming Adam Sandler’s biggest opening ever (The Longest Yard currently has a tiny lead at $47.6M, and kudos to Sony for not claiming the record and changing its mind tomorrow […]

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