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BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOX OFFICE – 10/27/13

Posted October 27, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  BAD GRANDPA (Paramount) romped to 1st place at the multiplexes this weekend with $32M, but perhaps more notably, it also made $8.4M in just 16 overseas territories.  That’s the same level as Jackass 3D, which ended up making $54M internationally, a tremendous success for such a low-budget franchise.  Bad Grandpa 2 seems all […]

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INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE NUMBERS July 24

Posted July 25, 2011 by Mitch Metcalf

>Despite a downgraded estimated domestic total, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 expanded its international gross to date to come very close to the billion dollar mark.  Transformers: Dark of the Moon is starting to top out in its overseas gross — the worldwide gross will probably end up around $950 million.  Captain […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY BOXOFFICE: Here Come “The Avengers”

Posted April 17, 2012 by Mitch Salem

> Now that we’ve all taken a breath after the extraordinary success of The Hunger Games (and Lionsgate has had a chance to count its money), Hollywood’s real blockbuster season is about to begin, and indications are that it’s going to start off with a bang.  Audience tracking surveys normally begin measurement about 3 weeks […]

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Behind the Friday Box Office – 8/8/14

Posted August 9, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (Paramount) may or may not turn a big profit–it carries a $300M pricetag (including worldwide marketing), and could falter quickly now that the fans have shown up–but there’s no question that Paramount marketing did its job in rousing those fans, successfully appealing both to a young audience and to […]

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UPDATED: Behind the Weekend US/Worldwide Box Office – 2/8/15

Posted February 8, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  Note:  due to last week’s low-grossing Super Bowl Sunday, all weekend-to-weekend comparisons appear unusually strong this week. OPENINGS:  THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE:  SPONGE OUT OF WATER (Nickelodeon/Paramount) notched the #5 February opening ever with $56M (although not quite in a league with last year’s The LEGO Movie, which was #2 with $69.1M).  The studios seem […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 9.2.2018

Posted September 2, 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 +10% above last year and still +11% above the average for this point […]

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FRIDAY AUGUST 2 Box Office Report

Posted August 3, 2013 by Mitch Metcalf

Based on Friday’s grosses, Weekend #31 of 2013 looks like a surprisingly weak $124 million for the top 12 films, down 5% from the average for this weekend the past few years (the first such decline since the weekend of June 7-9 eight weeks ago).  Opening at 3,025 theaters Friday, 2 Guns from Universal grossed $10 million Friday […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 9.30.2018

Posted September 30, 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 +8% above last year and now +10% above the average for this point […]

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