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BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 11/18/12

Posted November 18, 2012 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  Thanks to a slightly higher Saturday than its predecessor (down 42% from Friday instead of 44%), THE TWILIGHT SAGA:  BREAKING DAWN PART 2 (Summit/Lionsgate) is headed for the 2nd highest opening of the franchise, its $141.3M behind only New Moon‘s $142.8M.  However, the series boxoffice numbers are so tightly bunched together that we […]

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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS February 22-24

Posted February 20, 2013 by Mitch Metcalf

The 8th weekend of 2013 looks like another down weekend: $95 million for the top 12 films Friday-Sunday, down 16% from the same weekend last year.  Two more movies will open this weekend, both with little potential. Opening in about 2,500 theaters Friday, Snitch from Summit and starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson should average a perfectly […]

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Weekend Box Office Predictions

Posted December 4, 2014 by Mitch Metcalf

The weekend predictions will return next week, when Exodus: God and Kings and Top Five are released nationally.  This weekend, typical for the post-Thanksgiving weekend, is extremely quiet.  Only The Pyramid is opening at a very small 589 theaters.

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FULL WEEK BOX OFFICE ACTUALS and YEAR TO DATE May 21-27

Posted May 29, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

Now 21 full weeks into 2012, year-to-date domestic box office is running 15% ahead of last year’s pace.  Just two weeks ago, box office was running 21% ahead of 2011.  The past week was off a stunning 32% from the same week last year when The Hangover Part II grossed $118 million (Thursday-Sunday, May 26-29), Pirates of the Caribbean: On […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Kong: Skull Island” A Moderate Roar, “Logan” Drops, “Get Out” Holds

Posted March 11, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  KONG: SKULL ISLAND (Legendary/Tencent/Warners) had a $20M opening day according to preliminary numbers at Deadline (that’s at the high end of numbers reported elsewhere earlier in the day), including $3.7M from Thursday night.  Even if that number holds, it’s little more than half the $38.4M opening day for Godzilla 3 years ago.  Godzilla had […]

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WEEKLY BOX OFFICE ACTUALS & YEAR TO DATE Nov 26-Dec 2

Posted December 3, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

The Past Week: Total Box Office Volume All films in wide release playing between November 26 and December 2 grossed an terrific $146 million, up 26% from the four-year average for the week and up a big 40% from the same week last year.  The past six weeks are now 18% above the four-year average […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 11/27/16

Posted November 27, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  MOANA (Disney Animation) notched the #2 5-day Thanksgiving opening of all time with $81.1M (unless tomorrow’s finals put it behind Toy Story 2‘s $80.1M), and it should easily hit $250M before it’s done, especially since Universal’s Sing is its only serious family competition for the holiday season.  Its international release is going to […]

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A MIDSUMMER STUDIO’S REPORT CARD: Universal

Posted July 11, 2011 by Mitch Salem

> With a summer movie season bracketed by the first weekend in May on one end, and Labor Day on the other, we’ve reached the midpoint of 2011’s array of blockbusters, and for the next week, here at SHOWBUZZDAILY, we’ll be providing our judgments on how the studios are doing.  US Grosses and Overseas Grosses […]

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