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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 4.21.2019

Posted April 21, 2019 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  The Good Friday/Easter weekend was solid for the most part, but it lacked a major holiday opening because Avengers: Endgame is just a few days away and set to engulf box offices worldwide.  Instead, the studios offered films aimed at niches or short runs.  They were led by THE CURSE OF LA LLORONA […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 4.21.2019

Posted April 21, 2019 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Here is an updated look at the 2019 film slates by studio. BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2019 is now -18% below last year’s comparable span (1 point better than last week) and still -16% below the average for this point the past four years ($2.929 billion).  Over the same […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office

Posted April 14, 2019 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  LITTLE (Legendary/Universal) led the weekend’s weak crop of newcomers with $15.5M, buoyed by a 15% Saturday bump.  That’s about 15% below the recent opening of What Men Want, which was aimed at a somewhat older audience, and suggests an OK $45M US total.  It had a limited overseas opening in 11 markets, where […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 4.14.2019

Posted April 14, 2019 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Here is an updated look at the 2019 film slates by studio. BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2019 is now -19% below last year’s comparable span (1 point worse than last week) and still -16% below the average for this point the past four years ($2.752 billion).  Over the same […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Shazam” Leads Slow Weekend, “Little” OK, “Hellboy” Weak, “After” & “Missing Link” Dim

Posted April 13, 2019 by Mitch Salem

  SHAZAM (DC/New Line/Warners) is going to win a bleak weekend at the box office, and even it doesn’t have much to boast about.  Preliminary numbers at Deadline have it dropping 68% from last Friday to $6.6M, worse than the Friday-to-Friday drops for Wonder Woman (-59%) and Justice League (-57%).  A $23M weekend would put […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 4.7.2019

Posted April 7, 2019 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  At $53.5M, SHAZAM (DC/New Line/Warners) had the lowest opening weekend of the current DC run of superhero movies (it was also below all the Marvel openings), but it was produced to be a lower-budget companion piece to the megabusters, and with that in mind, its opening was fine.  Overseas was bigger at $102M, but […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 4.7.2019

Posted April 7, 2019 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Here is an updated look at the 2019 film slates by studio. BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2019 is still -18% below last year’s comparable span (0 points different than last week) and still -16% below the average for this point the past four years ($2.577 billion).  Over the same […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Shazam” Solid, “Pet Sematary” OK, “Best of Enemies” Soft, “Dumbo” Crashes

Posted April 6, 2019 by Mitch Salem

  By superhero movie standards, SHAZAM (DC/New Line/Warners) was moderately priced, with around $225M in production/marketing costs.  Preliminary numbers at Deadline put its opening day at $20M (including $5.9M from Thursday), and although that’s a cut below comic book blockbusters like Captain Marvel ($61.7M), Spider-Man: Homecoming ($50.8M) or Wonder Woman ($38.2M), it’s solidly in line with […]

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