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Weekend Studio Estimates 5.22-24.2015

Posted May 24, 2015 by Mitch Metcalf

Based on Friday’s and Saturday’s grosses, weekend #21 of 2015 now looks like $143 million for the top 12 films Friday-Sunday, significantly below the norm for this weekend.  A definite clunker Memorial Day Weekend at the box office. Opening at 3,972 theaters Friday, Tomorrowland from Disney is on track for a $32.2 million opening three-day weekend (better than it looked yesterday […]

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THE BIJOU’S FRIDAY STUDIO SCORECARD – 12/2/11

Posted December 3, 2011 by Mitch Salem

> The post-Thanksgiving weekend is usually brutal, and this year is no exception. BREAKING DAWN PART 1:  The likely 60% drop from last weekend is as expected for this very front-loaded series.  Right now the film is running $9M below New Moon‘s 2009 total at the same point in its run, but Breaking Dawn 1 […]

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WEEKEND ACTUALS: The Year Keeps Looking Worse

Posted April 4, 2011 by Mitch Metcalf

> Compared to the ShowbuzzDaily Forecasts, the weekend numbers for the three opening movies were in the right rank order, although Hop vastly exceeded its forecast.  Source Code and Insidious were much closer to their predictions.  At the end of the day, Hop should be considered a success for Universal, the ultra-low cost Insidious will be a success […]

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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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International Box Office through December 22

Posted December 22, 2013 by Mitch Metcalf

Updated worldwide box office chart for 2013 North American films.  The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug and to some extent The Hunger Games: Catching Fire are the top American performers overseas by far.  Also, click here for a summary of worldwide performance by studio.

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Weekend Box Office Predictions MAY 23-25

Posted May 21, 2014 by Mitch Metcalf

Weekend #21 of 2014 is looking like a very good $205 million for the top 12 films over the traditional Friday-Sunday portion of the Memorial Day weekend, 21% above the norm for this weekend (although -18% from the same weekend last year, which was fueled by sequels that opened big but couldn’t sustain).  Reminder: on […]

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Weekend Box Office Predictions 7.24-26.2015

Posted July 22, 2015 by Mitch Metcalf

Weekend #30 of 2015 is looking like $170 million for the top 12 films this weekend, above the norm for this weekend (see comparisons below). Pixels from Sony should open with a $37.5 million three-day weekend. Early reviews at RottenTomatoes are dreadful: 11% positive overall so far. Pixels is on track for around $95 million domestic. […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 12.9.2018

Posted December 9, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  There were no new wide openings on this pre-holiday season weekend in the US, but things were busier overseas.  AQUAMAN (DC/Warners), which won’t arrive in the US until December 21, launched in China with a huge $93.6M, the best start for any Warner Bros film in that country, and almost as much as […]

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