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BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOX OFFICE – 8/18/13

Posted August 18, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  If a movie like THE BUTLER (Weinstein) can make back most of its production cost in a single weekend (and The Help did the same 2 years ago), why aren’t there more movies like The Butler?  The answer is the other side of the coin of “Why are there so many action-fantasy adventure […]

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International 2016 through 2016 May 01
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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 5.1.2016

Posted May 1, 2016 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Updated look at 2016 by studio.   YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2016 to date is now +2% above last year and now +6% above the average for this point the past four years ($2.948 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed $8.1 billion worldwide […]

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International 2016 through 2016 Feb 14
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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 2.14.2016

Posted February 14, 2016 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Here is a first look at the studio scorecard for the 2016 slates.  We have updated the summary categories somewhat this year with the top category now reserved for films over $500 million worldwide and the lower category for films under $150 million worldwide.   YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 9/4/16

Posted September 4, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS (DreamWorks/Reliance/Participant/Disney) brings to an ignominious end the distribution relationship between DreamWorks and Disney.  Their final shared title disappointed on every level, with a $5M 3-day weekend that might become $6M on Monday, and no chance of recouping its costs.  Even though the weak reviews, length and period setting worked […]

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Studio YTD 2014 as of 2014 Sep 28
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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 9.28.2014

Posted September 28, 2014 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Universal and Sony each had weeks over $100 million, mostly because of the domestic releases of The Boxtrolls (Focus) and The Equalizer.  But both movies remain mired toward the bottom of the worldwide studio rankings. Scroll down for domestic and overseas grosses for each film individually so far in 2014.   YEAR TO DATE BOX […]

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International 2015 through 2015 May 24
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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 5.24.2015

Posted May 25, 2015 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.     YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2015 to date is now +4% above last year and +5% above the average for this point the past four years ($3.482 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed $10.1 billion worldwide when we add overseas box office (that’s […]

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International 2014 through 2014 Aug 31
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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 8.31.2014

Posted August 31, 2014 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  The studio rankings remain unchanged, and #1 Fox continues to do well, thanks to more overseas grosses from both Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and How to Train Your Dragon 2.   The second best week worldwide belongs to #6 Universal, not so much because of the domestic release of As Above/So Below but mostly […]

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Studio YTD 2013 Dec 15
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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard

Posted December 15, 2013 by Mitch Metcalf

Warner Brothers is back on top of Disney, thanks to the second Hobbit film.  For a complete ranking of 2013 films individually by worldwide performance click here. TOTAL NORTH AMERICAN BOX OFFICE. Looking at wide-release films in North America (those that play on at least 400 screens at some point), 2013 totals almost $9.5 billion, virtually even with […]

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