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Behind the US/Worldwide Box Office – 3/27/16

Posted March 27, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE (DC/RatPac/Warners) weathered a 38% Saturday drop and is currently estimating a $170.1M weekend.  That would make it Warners’ #1 US opening ever, beating the final Harry Potter‘s $169.2M, but that includes an aggressive Easter Sunday estimate, so it may fall behind by tomorrow.  (Depending on how that […]

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Weekend Studio Estimates SEPTEMBER 13-15

Posted September 15, 2013 by Mitch Metcalf

Based on Friday’s and Saturday’s grosses, Weekend #37 of 2013 now looks like a solid $90 million for the top 12 films, down from yesterday’s initial outlook but still up 9% from the average for the same weekend the past few years. Opening at 3,049 theaters Friday, Insidious Chapter 2 from FilmDistrict grossed $20.1 million Friday […]

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WEEKEND STUDIO ESTIMATES October 12-14

Posted October 14, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

The weekend still looks like a very good $123 million for the top 12 films, a little better than it looked yesterday.  Argo and Sinister flipped places in the weekend rankings.  Argo opened with $5.93 million Friday and jumped to $8.75 million Saturday.  A conservative estimate of $5.4 million today would put the 1979 Iranian Hostage rescue drama over $20 […]

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WEEKEND STUDIO ESTIMATES May 10-12

Posted May 12, 2013 by Mitch Metcalf

Based on Friday’s and Saturday’s grosses, Weekend #19 of 2013 looks like $152 million for the top 12 films, about the same as the $151 million estimate yesterday.  Iron Man 3 picked up the pace with a very strong second Saturday (moving from an estimated $67.4 million second weekend yesterday to $72.5 million today), while […]

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Weekend Studio Estimates NOVEMBER 8-10

Posted November 10, 2013 by Mitch Metcalf

Based on Friday’s and Saturday’s grosses, Weekend #45 of 2013 looks like $161 million for the top 12 films, not the record we had forecast but still 21% above the recent average for this weekend. Opening at 3,841 theaters Friday, Thor: The Dark World from Disney and Marvel grossed $31.6 million Friday and $31.7 million Saturday, now on […]

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Weekend Studio Estimates FEBRUARY 7-9

Posted February 9, 2014 by Mitch Metcalf

Based on Friday’s and Saturday’s grosses, weekend #6 of 2014 now looks like $139 million for the top 12 films Friday-Sunday, a better outlook than yesterday but still 16% behind the usual pace for this weekend.  The Lego Movie is a huge hit, but the rest of the box office is providing little support. Opening […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 10.15.2017

Posted October 15, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  HAPPY DEATH DAY (Blumhouse/Universal) opened so well at $26.5M that inevitably, despite the fact that it appears to tell a completely closed-end story, talk of a franchise has started.  You can’t blame them:  Death Day isn’t quite at the blockbuster level of Blumhouse’s Split ($40M) or Get Out ($33.4M), but it’s starting better […]

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WEEKEND STUDIO ESTIMATES: August 12-14

Posted August 14, 2011 by Mitch Metcalf

>Based on Friday and Saturday box office (and estimated Sunday numbers), Rise of the Planet of the Apes will continue to hold the #1 spot, although The Help performed better than expected with $25.5 million Friday-Sunday and $35 million Wednesday-Sunday.  Final Destination opened fairly respectably in third place but should disappear quickly.  30 Minutes or […]

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