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FRIDAY JULY 22 BOX OFFICE RESULTS

>Captain America beat expectations and opened far ahead of the second weekend of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, which should drop a hefty 72%.  Friends with Benefits opened OK but below forecast.  Overal...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 
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ShowBuzzDaily SUMMER MOVIE DRAFT July 22 Update

>Through Thursday, the ShowBuzzDaily Summer Movie Draft remains extremely close.  Team Metcalf is holding on to a $16 million lead (with over $1.2 billion in box office to $1.19 billion for Team Salem’s slate of film...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 
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THE SKED: Cable Ratings Update July 19-20

> Updating the cable hit chart (click “read more” to see it) with data from Tuesday and Wednesday, A&E’s Storage Wars joins the rankings of high-rated cable shows.  Other people’s junk is a very...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 
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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS JULY 22-24

> Captain America and the final Harry Potter film’s second weekend will battle for #1, with each around $60 million.  Friends with Benefits should open at a decent level for an R-rated comedy.  The weekend ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 
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THE SKED: The Cable Ratings World

>From time to time, we will check in with the cable networks to see what programs are resonating with the audience.  HBO’s True Blood and History’s Pawn Stars would be considered summer hits on any network.&nbs...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 
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THE SKED: Summer Ratings Update & Late Summer Marketing

>At the midpoint of the summer, the four major broadcast networks are moving closer together each week.  NBC had been dominating earlier in the summer, but with the departure of The Voice and to some extent the NHL Pl...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 
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ShowBuzzDaily SUMMER MOVIE DRAFT July 18 Update

>Through Sunday, Team Metcalf is holding on to a $39 million lead over Team Salem in the ShowBuzzDaily Summer Movie Draft.  The terrific opening of Harry Potter was balanced somewhat by decent holds for Transformers 3...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 
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FULL WEEK BOX OFFICE ACTUALS & YEAR TO DATE July 11-17

> The past week (seven days ending Sunday) came in up 25% versus last year’s comparable week (the first significant increase in five weeks).  Year-to-date box office is now down 7% versus last year.    The ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 
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INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE NUMBERS July 17

>Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 debuts at #3 (with a projected domestic ultimate of $482 million and $307 million overseas to date).  When all its overseas grosses are tallied, Harry Potter will probably move ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 
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WEEKEND STUDIO ESTIMATES: July 15-17

>Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 opened with a record  $168.6 million and is on a phenominal track.  Winnie the Pooh is a very quiet opener in contrast.  This weekend is up a stunning 4...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 
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FRIDAY JULY 15 BOX OFFICE RESULTS

>Harry Potter is leaving the screen with a bang, setting a new single-day record and a new opening weekend record.  And the film has absolutely ingnited the box office, pushing the weekend up almost 50% versus this weekend...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 
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ShowBuzzDaily SUMMER MOVIE DRAFT July 15 Update

>Through Thursday (and including the midnight showings of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2), Team Metcalf is clinging to a $109 million lead over Team Salem.  Of course, that lead will turn into a tie sometime S...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 
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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS JULY 15-17

> Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 from Warner Brothers will open huge at the box office, propelling the weekend up more than 30% over this weekend last year (when Inception and the Nicolas Cage classic The Sorcerer&...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 
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ShowBuzzDaily SUMMER MOVIE DRAFT: July 11 Update

>Team Metcalf is now $102 million ahead of Team Salem in the first annual Summer Movie Draft.  The weekday business of Transformers 3 the next few days will push the margin a little higher, but the opening weekend of the f...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 
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FULL WEEK BOX OFFICE ACTUALS and YEAR TO DATE July 4-10

> The past week (seven days ending Sunday) came in down a large 18% versus last year’s comparable week (the fourth significant decline in a row).  Year-to-date box office is down 9% versus last year.    The...
by Mitch Metcalf