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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 8/14/16

Posted August 14, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  The SAUSAGE PARTY (Annapurna/Columbia/Sony) audience was somewhat frontloaded, with a 16% Saturday decline, but the weekend total of $33.6M was still outstanding, the best starring debut for Seth Rogen since the original Neighbors, and higher than the $33M 5-day opening for This Is The End (which opened on a Wednesday).  There’s certainly nothing […]

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INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE through May 26

Posted May 26, 2013 by Mitch Metcalf

Scattered overseas results are in for the past week, mostly for the recent openers.Fast & Furious 6 is off to an impressive start outside of North America, as well as domestically.  In contrast, Epic is already slightly outshining The Hangover Part III worldwide (an early lead in overseas box office for Epic more than makes up for a slight estimated domestic advantage […]

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Weekend Box Office Predictions 5.1-3.2015

Posted April 29, 2015 by Mitch Metcalf

Weekend #18 of 2015 is looking like $263 million for the top 12 films this weekend, well above the norm for this weekend, as the next Avengers film kicks off summer early and gets Disney into the game for 2015 in a big way. Opening at around 4,200 theaters Friday (well above to the 2,886 average theater count […]

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INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE through October 14

Posted October 14, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

Updated tracking of overseas box office.  Taken 2 is really starting to pick up steam overseas (up $65 million overseas since last week’s report), while Argo and Sinister open this weekend in the middle of the worldwide pack (with limited overseas prospects).  

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BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 12/2/12

Posted December 2, 2012 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  KILLING THEM SOFTLY (Weinstein) is estimating a pathetic $7M weekend, just about the worst of Brad Pitt’s starring career, and even that may be pushing it, since the studio is claiming a relatively soft Sunday drop.  The same is true of the even more dismal THE COLLECTION (LD), which for reasons best known […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 6.2.2019

Posted June 2, 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 -7% below last year’s comparable span (3 points better than last week) and now +1% above the average at this point the past four years ($4.105 billion).  Over the […]

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WEDNESDAY BOX OFFICE: “Heaven Is For Real’ Is For Real

Posted April 17, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  The hunger for religious-themed movies hasn’t been dissipated at all by the recent Son of God, God’s Not Dead and Noah, as HEAVEN IS FOR REAL (TriStar/Sony) had a very healthy $3.7M start on Wednesday at 2417 theatres despite indifferent reviews (50% positive on Rotten Tomatoes), edging out CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER (Disney) […]

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Weekend Box Office Predictions 12.19-21.2014

Posted December 17, 2014 by Mitch Metcalf

Weekend #51 of 2014 is looking like $147 million for the top 12 films this weekend, up 22% from the norm for this weekend and up 8% from the same weekend last year.   Opening at over 3,875 theaters Wednesday (well above the 2,886 average theater count for opening weekends the last two years), The Hobbit: The Battle of […]

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