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UPDATED: Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 6/15/14

Posted June 16, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  MONDAY UPDATE:  Father’s Day was a holiday, all right… for some movies.  22 JUMP STREET vastly overestimated its appeal to dads, taking a sizable 30% hit on Sunday and falling an ugly $3M below its original weekend number to $57.1M.  HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 was also a bit weaker than expected, down […]

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BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 11/11/12

Posted November 11, 2012 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS: The weekend belonged to Bond.  James Bond.  SKYFALL (Sony/MGM) had by far the biggest start for any Bond movie in the US, with an estimated $87.8M.  That’s more than $20M ahead of the previous record-holder, Quantum of Solace, and Skyfall will have far better legs than Solace, as shown by its up day […]

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BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: 12/8/13

Posted December 8, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  With a dreadful $5.3M weekend, OUT OF THE FURNACE (Relativity) emerged burnt to a crisp.  The only useful thing it could do at this point is boost Christian Bale’s chance for an Oscar nomination–not for Furnace, but for American Hustle, where he’s so visually and tempermentally different than he is in Furnace that it […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 12.31.2017

Posted December 31, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD (Imperative/TriStar/Sony) opened on Monday to an indifferent public that didn’t care about Kevin Spacey being replaced with Christopher Plummer, and nothing has changed over the course of the holiday week.  Its first full weekend is estimated at $5.5M, which should become $7.5M with Monday included, and it’s […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 1/15/17

Posted January 15, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  It wasn’t so much that THE BYE BYE MAN (STX) overperformed at $13.4M for the 3-day weekend (that number should rise to $15M on Monday thanks to the Martin Luther King Day holiday), but that everything around it flopped, clearing the way for it to be the #1 new title at the box […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 5/31/15

Posted May 31, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  SAN ANDREAS (Village Roadshow/RatPac Dune/New Line/Warners) had a solid 13% Saturday bump that propelled it to a $53.2M weekend, significantly above expectations–and with no direct competition arriving next weekend, it should hold fairly well (until Jurassic World arrives in 2 weeks).  The surprising part of the picture is that given that level of […]

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THE BIJOU: Weekend Boxoffice Footnotes – 10/9/11

Posted October 9, 2011 by Mitch Salem

> REAL STEEL had a nice Saturday bump of 27%, but that’s far lower than the 40% it was initially claiming (and only 4% higher than the one for Ides of March, which is decidedly not a family matinee movie).  The picture could benefit, though, from some additional matinee business on Columbus Day tomorrow.  Also […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 7.3.2016

Posted July 3, 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 -1% below last year and now +1% above the average for this point the past four years ($5.137 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed almost $13.5 billion worldwide […]

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