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FULL WEEK BOX OFFICE ACTUALS and YEAR TO DATE February 20-26

>Eight full weeks into 2012, domestic box office continues to run well ahead of last year’s slow pace and now is almost 10% ahead of the comparable period’s average for the last several years. The Past Week: Total B...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 
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INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE NUMBERS through February 26

>Four new films opened this weekend in North America and have joined our worldwide box office tracking chart.  Three of the four are toward the bottom of the chart and are destined to stay there.  The other film, Act ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 
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WEEKEND STUDIO ESTIMATES February 24-26 (Updated with Daily Totals)

>The weekend studio estimates (based on Friday and Saturday actuals and projections for Sunday) are coming in slightly stronger than the weekend numbers posted yesterday (based on Friday actuals only).  The box office volu...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 
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FRIDAY FEBRUARY 24 BOX OFFICE RESULTS

> The eighth weekend of 2012 is another solid one, running 18% ahead of last year’s same weekend and 22% ahead of the multi-year average for this weekend.  This is the third weekend in a row that 2012 volume beats bo...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 
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The Sked: PROGRAM FORMATS — How Many Commercials Can Be Crammed In?

>A friend of the site provided an interesting piece of television history, the original program format NBC issued to production company Witt-Thomas-Harris for a pilot tentatively titled Miami Nice.  Of course, the pilot ul...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 
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The Sked: THURSDAY RATINGS February 23

>FOX fell all the way down to a 3.2 rating last night, now in a tie for CBS for first place on the night.  Last week FOX did a 5.1 rating and a year ago on the same night a 7.2 (both nights featured a two-hour Idol). ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 
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The Sked: WEDNESDAY RATINGS February 22

>American Idol continue to flounder.  Just when we thought the Wednesday edition could hold the line at a 6 rating, it now appears that a 5 rating could be the benchmark.  Idol is no longer hearing the footsteps of Th...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 
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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS February 24-26

>The eighth weekend of the year should generate about $116 million for the top 12 films — up 21% from last year’s comparable weekend and up 25% from the four-year average for this weekend.  The big studios are ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 
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The Sked: Cable Ratings February 14-20

>AMC’s Walking Dead remains the top-rated cable program with Adults 18-49 this past week, settling down from its lofty season premiere rating the week before.  Jersey Shore on MTV also drifted down (losing a tenth of...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 
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FULL WEEK BOX OFFICE ACTUALS and YEAR TO DATE February 13-19

>Seven full weeks into 2012, domestic box office continues to run well ahead of last year’s slow pace and now has moved solidly ahead of the comparable period’s average for the last several years.    ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 
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The Sked: TUESDAY RATINGS February 21

>FOX, NBC and ABC each edged up one tenth of a rating point from last week’s soft Valentine’s Day levels, but CBS was down another two tenths from last week.  Emblematic of the weak network numbers across the w...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 
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The Sked: MONDAY RATINGS February 20

> NBC continues to settle on Monday, down another three tenths of a rating point from last week across the entire night.  The Voice is down two tenths week to week (although that decline could become a one tenth drop when ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 
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The Sked: SUNDAY RATINGS February 19

>Without a live event like The Grammys or NFL football, Sunday network ratings came crashing down to earth, with everyone around a 2 rating.                      Nightly Pr...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 
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INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE NUMBERS through February 19

>Three films join the worldwide box office tracking chart this weekend.  With a profile similar to Tintin‘s (very good overseas appeal but limited domestic interest), The Secret World of Arrietty is just outside of t...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 
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WEEKEND STUDIO ESTIMATES February 17-19

>The weekend studio estimates (based on Friday and Saturday actuals and projections for Sunday) are coming in slightly stronger than the weekend numbers posted yesterday (based on Friday actuals only).  The box office volu...
by Mitch Metcalf