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Weekend Studio Estimates SEPTEMBER 6-8

Posted September 8, 2013 by Mitch Metcalf

Based on Friday’s and Saturday’s grosses, Weekend #36 of 2013 now looks like $67 million for the top 12 films, a few million dollars better than yesterday’s estimate and now up slightly from the average post-Labor Day weekends the past few years. Opening at 3,107 theaters Friday, Riddick from Universal grossed $7.3 million Friday and a […]

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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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WEEKEND STUDIO ESTIMATES September 7-9

Posted September 9, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

The weekend now looks like $52 million for the top 12 films instead of the $50 million estimate yesterday.  But the basic rank order remains the same.  The Possession remains at #1 and is headed for a final domestic gross of over $50 million now, while Lawless has increased to a $40 million total.  The […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 11.26.2017

Posted November 26, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  3-day weekend totals were largely in line with where they were headed on Friday night.  COCO (Pixar/Disney) settled in at $49M ($71.2M since Wednesday).  On a 3-day basis, that was almost exactly the same as Tangled‘s $48.8M, suggesting that Coco should land at $200M in the US.  That would put it in the […]

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WEEKEND STUDIO ESTIMATES June 8-10 — A Soft Saturday Makes for a Very Front-Loaded Weekend

Posted June 10, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted now looks like a $60.4 million weekend, according to the studio estimate this morning (down from yesterday’s early estimate but still exceeding our forecast in Wednesday’s ShowbuzzDaily Weekend Predictions).  Prometheus is looking like a $50.0 million weekend (or so 20th Century Fox is fervently wishing and hoping), down from yesterday’s […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 12.17.2017

Posted December 17, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI (Lucasfilm/Disney) had an excellent Saturday for a blockbuster of its size, dropping 39% from Friday, where The Force Awakens had fallen 43%.  That cemented Last Jedi as the 2nd-highest opening in US history at $220M (down 11% from Force Awakens)–and that studio estimate may even be a tad […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 5/29/16

Posted May 29, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  As we forecast on Friday night, X-MEN: APOCALYPSE (TSG/20th) isn’t just running lower than 2014’s Days of Future Past, it’s also been more frontloaded.  20th is projecting a $65M 3-day weekend and $80M over 4 days, but Apocalypse dropped 23% from Friday to Saturday, compared to 18% for Future Past, and Apocalypse‘s Saturday […]

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Weekend Studio Estimates MARCH 21-23 2014

Posted March 23, 2014 by Mitch Metcalf

Based on Friday’s and Saturday’s grosses, weekend #12 of 2014 looks like $133 million for the top 12 films Friday-Sunday, very similar to the same weekend last year (up 2%) but 7% below the average for this weekend the past several years (which is heavily weighted by the enormous opening for The Hunger Games this […]

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