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FULL WEEK BOX OFFICE ACTUALS & YEAR TO DATE Aug 1-7

Posted August 8, 2011 by Mitch Metcalf

> The past week (seven days ending Sunday) came in up 19% versus last year’s comparable week (the fourth significant increase in as many weeks).  Year-to-date box office is now down 4.6% versus last year.  Rise of the Planet of the Apes from 20th Century Fox set the pace for a solid weekend: it beat its weekend forecast […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard

Posted June 29, 2014 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Paramount got off the mat with the release of Transformers: Age of Extinction, pushing the studio over $1.0 billion worldwide for the year to date and into 5th place and now above Universal.  Disney ($1.66 billion worldwide for 2014 to date) moved slightly above Sony ($1.65 billion) thanks to continued overseas grosses […]

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FULL WEEK BOX OFFICE ACTUALS and YEAR TO DATE January 16-22

Posted January 23, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

>Three full weeks into 2012, domestic box office is running well ahead of last year’s anemic pace but about the same as the comparable period’s average for the last several years.        The Past Week: Total Box Office Volume All films in wide release playing between January 16 and January 22 grossed $180 million, […]

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THE BIJOU @ TIFF: Midnight Madness – “The Incident”

Posted September 15, 2011 by Mitch Salem

> As has been reported, there really was an ambulance outside the Ryerson Theatre in Toronto after the midnight premiere of Alexandre Courtes’ THE INCIDENT, there to rescue at least one person who had fainted during the movie.  Of course, this may just mean that Toronto Film Festival patrons have delicate sensibilities–an idea supported by […]

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“MIDNIGHT IN PARIS” : Ah, Paree!

Posted May 21, 2011 by Mitch Salem

> Worth A Ticket; A tasty croissant from Woody Allen. Woody Allen interrupts the opening credits of his new comedy MIDNIGHT IN PARIS to insert a montage of lovely Paris locations.  I mention this because after more than 40 years and as many films, the rules of Woody-land seem as fixed and immutable as the […]

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FRIDAY DECEMBER 30 BOX OFFICE RESULTS

Posted December 31, 2011 by Mitch Metcalf

> Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol remains at the top of the box office, and the other sequels (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked) are just behind.  After that, the non-sequels are finding it tough to break out.  Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has the best chance of breaking […]

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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS May 31-June 2

Posted May 29, 2013 by Mitch Metcalf

The 22nd weekend of the year is looking like a very good $186 million for the top 12 films, up 30% or more from the same weekend in previous years.    Opening at over 3,000 theaters Friday (a slightly above average theater count), After Earth from Sony and starring Will and Jaden Smith should average $12,100 […]

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THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Paul”

Posted March 18, 2011 by Mitch Salem

    Watch it at home.   The genial PAUL really only has one joke–luckily it’s a pretty good one: what if ET had the persona of Seth Rogen? While Paul isn’t the first alien to crack jokes (remember Alf?), Rogen’s voice gives the guy a little slacker/stoner kick. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are […]

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