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THE SHOWBUZZDAILY FIRST ANNUAL SUMMER MOVIE BLOCKBUSTER DRAFT!

> Here at ShowbuzzDaily, we like to think that we’re smarter than anyone else.  But more importantly, we like to think we’re smarter than each other.  So the two of us here (Mitch Metcalf and your humble n...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 
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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS MAY 13-15: Bridesmaids and Priest to Duke It Out at Levels Below Thor’s Second Weekend

Bridesmaids and Priest to open at decent levels, but Thor will continue to lead the box office this weekend.  Fast Five will continue to hang around the Top 3. Opening at over 2,700 theaters, Bridesmaids should average a decen...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 
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INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE NUMBERS: Fast Five and Thor Thrive Overseas

>Fast Five now challenging Rio for #1 on the January-April international chart.  But the race is on: Thor (the first of many high-grossing international films this summer) is nipping at Fast Five’s heels.   ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 
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FULL WEEK BOX OFFICE ACTUALS MAY 2-8: Another UP Week After All

>Thanks to strong weekday business, the past week is up 5% versus last year.  The year-to-date total is now down 14% from last year (after being off as much as 26% in February).  The Past Week: Total Box Office Volume...
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WEEKEND STUDIO ESTIMATES MAY 6-8: Thor and Fast Five Carry the Weekend

>Thor opens solidly but not enough to push the weekend past Iron Man 2’s torrid pace last year. The ShowbuzzDaily Domestic Final estimates now show that Thor should finish its run with $190 million, while Fast Five has be...
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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS MAY 6-8: Thor Will Be Big But Enough to Propel Another Up Weekend?

>Thor appears to be headed for a solid opening but not enough to push the weekend up versus last year (when Iron Man 2 opened huge).  Two other openers, both romantic comedies, should have minimal impact. Opening at over 3...
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INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE NUMBERS: Fast Fives Moves Into Strong Position

> Fast Five enters the worldwide January-April box office chart in the #2 position, with plenty more upside in its overseas numbers.  When the final results are in, Fast Five will probably be the #1 movie worldwide for the...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 
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FULL WEEK BOX OFFICE ACTUALS: Improvement in Year-to-Date Picture Continues

>The past week is up an amazing 57% from last year, and the year-to-date tally is now down 15% from last year (improving from down 17% last week).  This is very positive news for the industry, and especially Universal with...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 
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WEEKEND STUDIO ESTIMATES APR 29-MAY 1: Fast Five Even Stronger

>Fast Five is even stronger after a strong Saturday.  Biggest April opening ever pushes the weekend to 55% above last year’s comparable weekend. The ShowbuzzDaily Domestic Final estimates now show that Fast Five shou...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 
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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS APR 29-MAY 1: The Third Up Weekend in a Row

> Thanks to Universal’s Fast Five, the box office is headed for the third up weekend in a row.  Other openers to have minimal impact, however. Another up weekend is in store, fueled by Fast Five, the fifth in the Fas...
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INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE NUMBERS: Rio Pulls Away

> In its second week on the international box office chart, Rio has widened its lead at the top, emerging as the worldwide choice among movies in the first third of 2011 (until we see how Fast Five fares).   Rio ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 
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FULL WEEK BOX OFFICE ACTUALS: Astounding Year-to-Year Increases

> The past week is up an astounding 55% from last year, and the year-to-date tally is now down 17% from last year (improving from down 20% last week).  The audience is starting to return to movie theaters. The Past Week: T...
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WEEKEND STUDIO ESTIMATES APR 22-24: A Return to the Box Office

> Up nearly 40% from last year, this weekend is being fueled by returning family films like  Rio and Hop (legitimate hits) and moderate films like Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family and Water for Elephants....
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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS: Strong Possibility of Another Up Weekend

> Another up weekend at the box office is on store, led by an eclectic assortment of films.  It should be an up weekend, led by Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family and a forecast $31 million opening.  P...
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INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE NUMBERS: Rio Soars to the Top

> In its first week on the international box office chart, Rio seizes the top spot out of the gate. It’s too soon to tell about Scre4m and Hanna.   Rio (Fox) proudly enters the worldwide gross chart at #1, ...
by Mitch Metcalf