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Weekly Box Office Predictions SEPTEMBER 27-29

Posted September 25, 2013 by Mitch Metcalf

The 39th weekend of the year is looking like a good $114 million for the top 12 films, up 22% from the $94 million multi-year average for this weekend. Opening at over 3,800 theaters Friday (way above the 2,886 average theater count for opening weekends the last two years), Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 from Sony should average […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard

Posted April 6, 2014 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Year to date, Warner Brothers remains on top with $804 million worldwide, while Disney has vaulted to a competitive second place with $677 million (because of the arrival of Captain America: The Winter Soldier).  Sony and Universal remain in the next tier with about $530 million worldwide each.  Fox and Paramount are […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY EARLY FRIDAY BOXOFFICE REPORT

Posted May 19, 2012 by Mitch Salem

How big a flop is BATTLESHIP (Universal)?  Even bigger than the catastrophic John Carter, that’s how big.  According to early Friday numbers at Deadline, Battleship is headed for a $9.5M opening day, and if that number holds, it’ll be less than John Carter‘s $9.8M.  Carter made it to $30M in its opening weekend, thanks to […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: Another Slow Weekend On the Way

Posted July 19, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  Hollywood’s underwhelming summer box office continues this weekend, with preliminary numbers at Deadline and elsewhere indicating that all three of the newcomers are likely to perform below expectations. The bleakest news of the weekend, though, may be about its #1 ticket seller.  Despite some of the year’s best reviews, and seemingly everything needed for […]

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Weekend Studio Estimates 3.20-22.2015

Posted March 22, 2015 by Mitch Metcalf

Based on Friday’s and Saturday’s grosses, weekend #12 of 2015 looks like $123 million for the top 12 films Friday-Sunday, a little better than it looked yesterday but still below the norms for this weekend.   Opening at 3,875 theaters Friday, Insurgent from Lionsgate/Summit is on track for a $54.0 million opening three-day weekend (better than yesterday’s estimate and […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 5/10/15

Posted May 10, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  HOT PURSUIT (MGM/Warners) is looking for a very small Mother’s Day drop of 15% so that it can reach $13.3M for the weekend.  Even if it gets there, that’s a dull number, and Pursuit, which was probably intended by Reese Witherspoon (who also produced) as a box office corrective after her indie stint […]

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FRIDAY 10.3.2014 Box Office Report

Posted October 4, 2014 by Mitch Metcalf

Based on Friday’s grosses, weekend #40 of 2014 looks like $129 million for the top 12 films Friday-Sunday, 25% above the norm for this weekend ($104 million).  A great start for the fall movie season. Opening at 3,014 theaters, Gone Girl from 20th Century Fox grossed $13.2 million Friday and is on track for a […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 4.29.2018

Posted April 29, 2018 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Here is an updated look at the 2018 film slates by studio. The studio totals also include 2018 dollars for films released in late 2017. YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2018 to date is now +6% above last year and now +16% above the average for this point […]

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