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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 6.16.2019

Posted June 16, 2019 by Mitch Salem

  Note:  The Father’s Day tide is expected to lift virtually all movie boats on Sunday, and the studios have factored that into their weekend estimates.  However, next weekend’s declines may be steeper than usual as a result. OPENINGS:  MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL (Tencent/Columbia/Sony) was the latest big-budget franchise entry to perform dimly, with a […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 6.16.2019

Posted June 16, 2019 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Here is an updated look at the 2019 film slates by studio. BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2019 is now -7% below last year’s comparable span (2 points worse than last week) and now basically even with the average at this point the past four years ($4.565 billion).  Over […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 6.9.2019

Posted June 9, 2019 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 (Illumination/Universal) had a better launch than this weekend’s other big arrival, but it was a major box office disappointment in its own right.  The $47.1M weekend was down 55% from the first Pets just 3 years ago, and although Pets 2 will likely hit profit thanks to […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 6.9.2019

Posted June 9, 2019 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Here is an updated look at the 2019 film slates by studio. BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2019 is now -5% below last year’s comparable span (2 points better than last week) and now +2% above the average at this point the past four years ($4.304 billion).  Over the […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 6.2.2019

Posted June 2, 2019 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  GODZILLA, KING OF THE MONSTERS (Legendary/Warners) didn’t have the Saturday bump that Kong: Skull Island enjoyed, instead dropping 17%, which was slightly worse even than the first Godzilla‘s 16%.  The result was a $49M US weekend, and a US total that may only reach $125M.  Although the numbers overseas were bigger, they were […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 6.2.2019

Posted June 2, 2019 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Here is an updated look at the 2019 film slates by studio. BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2019 is still -7% below last year’s comparable span (3 points better than last week) and now +1% above the average at this point the past four years ($4.105 billion).  Over the […]

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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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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 5.26.2019

Posted May 26, 2019 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Here is an updated look at the 2019 film slates by studio. BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2019 is still -10% below last year’s comparable span and now -1% below the average at this point the past four years ($3.913 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed almost […]

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