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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 03.19.2017

Posted March 19, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  According to published reports, Emma Watson’s deal on BEAUTY & THE BEAST (Disney) starts at a $3M base, but rises to $15M if the film reaches around $750M worldwide.  It seems like Watson can safely buy any Lamborghini that’s caught her eye, because Beauty is a global blockbuster.  In the US, Disney’s $170M […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 12/26/16

Posted December 26, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  HOLIDAY BOX OFFICE NOTES:  We only have partial international numbers for the weekend box office, and those we have reflect the fact that in some European and Latin American markets (including the UK), theatres are entirely closed on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.  In the US, the 4-day Christmas weekend means there are 3 […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard

Posted September 8, 2013 by Mitch Metcalf

STUDIO SCORECARD. In the worldwide studio rankings for 2013 to date, Warner Brothers has moved back ahead of Universal in a very tight race for second place. Reminder: the chart below has been reformatted and expanded to include a look at all releases from each studio, divided into three buckets: worldwide grosses of over $300 […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY WEEKEND BOXOFFICE SCORECARD – 9/16/12

Posted September 16, 2012 by Mitch Salem

  Paul W.S. Anderson and Paul Thomas Anderson share the glory. OPENINGS:  W.S. Anderson’s RESIDENT EVIL:  RETRIBUTION (Screen Gems/Sony) took the weekend, but its $21.1M haul is the lowest the series has seen in a decade, and 20% below the opening of the last installment.  All of this only means something if it’s reflected overseas, […]

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Behind the Worldwide Box Office – 5/11/14

Posted May 11, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  Note:  Most of the studios are pinning extremely aggressive Sunday estimates on the hope that their movie will be a popular Mothers Day destination, so look for a potentially larger than usual set of adjustments in final numbers tomorrow. OPENINGS:  NEIGHBORS (Universal) is that rare Hollywood ideal of an easily-promotable, high-concept comedy that’s also […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 6/26/16

Posted June 26, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE (20th) is the latest indication that audiences may be tiring of massive CG spectacles–which is bad news for the major studios, since they’ve concentrated most of their line-ups into that genre.  ID:R‘s $41.6M weekend is mediocre at best for a would-be blockbuster with $300M+ in worldwide costs, suggesting a US […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 12.28.2014

Posted December 28, 2014 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD. Scroll down for domestic and overseas grosses for each film individually so far in 2014. YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2014 is now running -7% behind last year (versus -6% through last week) and now -2% below the average for this point the past four years […]

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BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 3/24/13

Posted March 24, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  The only reason to make a movie like THE CROODS (DreamWorks Animation/20th) is to get a piece of the remarkable overseas business that the Ice Age franchise sees ($716M on the last one alone), but so far, Croods is looking a little soft internationally, with $63.3M this weekend in territories covering roughly half the world.  That’s better than the […]

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