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US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office Report – 3.7.2021

Posted March 7, 2021 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON (Disney, also on Disney+) launched with $8.6M in theatres, and while it also earned (undisclosed) income from super-premium VOD through Disney+, that number was notably lower than last week’s $14.1M for Tom & Jerry, which premiered simultaneously on HBO Max.  Raya was supposed to benefit from the reopening […]

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US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office Report – 2.28.2021

Posted February 28, 2021 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  TOM & JERRY (Warners, also on HBO Max) had a solid opening for this moment in time with $13.7M, an especially impressive number since the movie is available at no extra cost to anyone with an HBO Max subscription.  If Tom & Jerry can have the kind of sustained run that other family […]

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US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office Report – 2.21.2021

Posted February 21, 2021 by Mitch Salem

  HOLDOVERS: NOMADLAND (Searchlight/Disney, also on Hulu) earned $500K at 1175 theatres after 2 weeks in limited release for which the studio didn’t provide numbers.  That’s, a weekend per-theatre average a bit over $400.  Even by the standards of split theatrical/streaming Oscar contending releases like Judas and the Black Messiah (which averaged about $1100 at […]

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US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office Report – 2.14.2021

Posted February 14, 2021 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  The Presidents Day weekend wide releases were Sundance titles seeking to take advantage of the expanded “2020” Oscar calendar, which includes films released through February 2021.  Both would likely have been platformed releases in a non-pandemic marketplace, and remained niche in their appeal.  JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH (Warners, also on HBO Max) […]

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US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office Report – 2.7.2021

Posted February 7, 2021 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  Even in healthy times, Super Bowl weekend isn’t a fertile time for movie openings, the exceptions being counterprogramming like 2008’s Hannah Montana concert movie.  In that vein, this weekend featured the limited release of the animated EARWIG AND THE WITCH (GKids) at 430 theatres, for a $100K total that translated into a $230 […]

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US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office Report – 1.31.2021

Posted January 31, 2021 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  The second entry in the studio’s experiment with split theatrical/HBO Max distribution THE LITTLE THINGS (Warners) arrived with $4.8M in theatres, on the higher end of recent action movie openings ($3.1M for The Marksman, $4M for Unhinged), although of course paltry by pre-pandemic standards.  In addition, the film launched overseas with $2.8M from […]

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US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office Report – 1.24.2021

Posted January 24, 2021 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  There was a barely-wide opening for OUR FRIEND (Gravitas, also on VOD) at 543 theatres with a $250K weekend that translated into a quiet per-theatre average of $460. HOLDOVERS:  THE MARKSMAN (Open Road) dipped 35% in its 2nd weekend to $2M (by comparison,  Liam Neeson’s prior vehicle Honest Thief dropped 43% in Weekend […]

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US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office Report – 1.17.2021

Posted January 17, 2021 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  THE MARKSMAN (Open Road) allows Liam Neeson to lay claim to being the most prolific movie star of the pandemic, following on the releases of Honest Thief and the smaller-scale Made In Italy.  Despite a holiday weekend opening, Marksman‘s 3-day $3.2M start is below the $4.1M for Honest Thief, with a 4-day total […]

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