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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 6.25.2017

Posted June 25, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  For a Wednesday opening, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT (Huahua/Paramount) had a fairly good 27% Saturday bump in the US (by comparison, 2011’s Dark of the Moon went up just 5% on its parallel day), which pushed the weekend estimate a bit to $45.3M, giving the film $69.1M over 5 days.  That’s still far […]

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Weekend Studio Estimates MARCH 14-16

Posted March 16, 2014 by Mitch Metcalf

Based on Friday’s and Saturday’s grosses, weekend #11 of 2014 looks like $102 million for the top 12 films Friday-Sunday, a few million dollars lower than yesterday’s estimate and now slightly below the box office volume for a typical weekend in the middle of March.  Two new wide releases opened softly Friday and were even […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 6.21.2015

Posted June 21, 2015 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.   YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2015 to date is now +6% above last year and +6% above the average for this point the past four years ($4.430 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed $12.3 billion worldwide when we add overseas box office (that’s […]

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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 AUGUST 16-18

Posted August 18, 2013 by Mitch Metcalf

Based on Friday’s and Saturday’s grosses, Weekend #33 of 2013 looks like an okay $121 million for the top 12 films, up 6% from the average for this weekend the past few years but down 5% from last year’s comparable weekend. Opening at 2,933 theaters Friday, Lee Daniels’ The Butler from Weinstein grossed $8.3 million […]

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Weekend Studio Estimates 6.12-14.2015

Posted June 14, 2015 by Mitch Metcalf

Based on Friday’s and Saturday’s grosses, weekend #24 of 2015 now looks like $264 million for the top 12 films Friday-Sunday, a touch lower than yesterday’s estimate ($269 million) but still well above the norm for this weekend into record territory.   Opening at 4,274 theaters Friday, Jurassic World from Universal is now on track for a $204.6 million opening […]

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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: July 15-17

Posted July 17, 2011 by Mitch Metcalf

>Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 opened with a record  $168.6 million and is on a phenominal track.  Winnie the Pooh is a very quiet opener in contrast.  This weekend is up a stunning 46% from the same weekend last year.   The ShowbuzzDaily Domestic Final estimates now show that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part […]

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