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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 4.23.2017

Posted April 23, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  Note:  Holdover titles tended to decline less than usual because comparisons include last week’s Easter Sunday. OPENINGS:  BORN IN CHINA (Disney) was at the top of an unimpressive group of debuts this weekend with $5.1M, narrowly ahead of the $4.6M for Monkey Kingdom, the last in the studio’s “Disneynature” series of Earth Day wildlife […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 4.23.2017

Posted April 23, 2017 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Here is an updated look at the 2017 film slates by studio. YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2017 to date is now +11% above last year and now +20% above the average for this point the past four years ($2.762 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed over $9.5 […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 4.16.2017

Posted April 16, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  We’ll find out tomorrow if the studio’s $100.2M US weekend estimate for THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS (Universal), which counts on an influx of post-church Easter Sunday Christians, will slip into double figures.  But even if the number holds, it’s down 32% from the Furious 7 opening.  If Universal’s hypothesis that this decline […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 4.16.2017

Posted April 16, 2017 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Here is an updated look at the 2017 film slates by studio. YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2017 to date is still +12% above last year and still +21% above the average for this point the past four years ($2.624 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed over $8.9 […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 4.9.2017

Posted April 9, 2017 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Here is an updated look at the 2017 film slates by studio.   YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2017 to date is still +12% above last year and now +21% above the average for this point the past four years ($2.460 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 04.02.2017

Posted April 2, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  We’ll see how the numbers hold up in tomorrow’s finals, but for now at least THE BOSS BABY (DreamWorks Animation/20th) is the weekend winner with $49M, considerably better than expectations.  The only dour note on the success is that it was rather frontloaded for a family non-sequel, with a 28% Saturday bump.  That […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 4.2.2017

Posted April 2, 2017 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Here is an updated look at the 2017 film slates by studio.   YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2017 to date is now +12% above last year and now +22% above the average for this point the past four years ($2.296 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 03.26.2017

Posted March 26, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  The news was good and bad for POWER RANGERS (Lionsgate).  Its US opening was very solid at $40.5M (even if that number turns out to be a bit overstated, with an ambitious Sunday estimate).  But it carries at least $200M in production/marketing costs, and to reach profit, it also needs to be strong […]

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