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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Accountant” Adds Up Weekend Win, “What Now” Starts OK

Posted October 15, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  It’s a deja vu weekend, as THE ACCOUNTANT (RatPac/Warners) had a $9M opening day (including $1.35M from Thursday night), according to preliminary numbers at Deadline, almost identical to last Friday’s $9.3M for The Girl On The Train (including $1.23M from Thursday night), another adult-aimed thriller with a production budget in the $40M range and […]

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EARLY WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: “22 Jump Street” and “Dragon 2″” Both Drop on Saturday

Posted June 15, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  It wasn’t a great Saturday for either of the weekend’s big openings.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline and elsewhere, 22 JUMP STREET (Sony/Columbia) fell more than 25% from Friday to around $19M.  That’s a much heavier Day 2 drop than Neighbors (9%) or Ted (13%), and could pull its weekend down as low […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY POST-POST-OSCARS BOXOFFICE – 2/28/12

Posted February 29, 2012 by Mitch Salem

> Well, that didn’t last long. After an Oscars+1 day where Best Picture winner THE ARTIST had the smallest Monday decline of any movie in the Top 10,  by Tuesday the glow was gone.  On a day when almost every Top 10 film was significantly up, ccording to Box Office Mojo, Artist had an increase […]

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FRIDAY JUNE 8 BOX OFFICE RESULTS: Audiences Return in Droves

Posted June 9, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

The box office is roaring back to life this weekend after three weeks of unimpressed moviegoers.  The 23rd weekend of 2012 is looking like a killer $183 million for the Top 12 films Friday-Sunday, up 38% from this weekend last year and up 25% from a more normal second weekend in June.  As expected, Prometheus […]

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BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOX OFFICE – 10/13/13

Posted October 13, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  Sunday numbers will likely be a bit stronger than usual this week due to the Columbus Day holiday tomorrow. OPENINGS:  CAPTAIN PHILLIPS (Sony) didn’t even come close to taking the weekend, but its $26M is quite strong given its older-skewing star and story, not to mention the giant competition from Gravity–it’s better, for example, […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 4/12/15

Posted April 12, 2015 by Mitch Salem

OPENINGS:  THE LONGEST RIDE (20th) tried to counterprogram Furious 7 with a Nicholas Sparks romance, but didn’t even muss the blockbuster’s hair with a $13.5M opening.  That’s better than the lousy $10M start for last year’s Sparks adaptation The Best Of Me, and that’s the sum total of the positives in the context of other […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 7.3.2016

Posted July 3, 2016 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Updated look at 2016 by studio.   YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2016 to date is now -1% below last year and now +1% above the average for this point the past four years ($5.137 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed almost $13.5 billion worldwide […]

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WEEKEND STUDIO ESTIMATES April 26-28

Posted April 28, 2013 by Mitch Metcalf

Based on Friday’s and Saturday’s grosses, Weekend #17 of 2013 is looking like $81 million for the top 12 films, down 33% from the average the past few years for this weekend and down 16% from the same weekend last year.  Michael Bay’s Pain and Gain opened fairly quietly — not a total disaster but nothing […]

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