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WEEKEND STUDIO ESTIMATES: August 19-21

>Based on Friday and Saturday box office (and estimated Sunday numbers), The Help is the pick of the litter, down an impressive 21% from last weekend’s opening.  All the openers are pretty much stillborn.  The w...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

FRIDAY AUGUST 19 BOX OFFICE RESULTS

>The Help sits at the top of the heap thanks to a terrific 19% drop in its second weekend and especially thanks to the very weak crop of openers that make up that heap.  Spy Kids 4, Conan the Barbarian and Fright Night all...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS August 19-21

>Now that we are in mid-August, let the true dumping of movies begin!  Sure they can be called summer movies, but films the next few weeks have little hope of turning in impressive box office results.  The Help (a tru...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE NUMBERS August 14

>International box office results show that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 continues to surge: its overseas gross to date is now over $850 million and its estimated worldwide total exceeds $1.2 billion.  Rise ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

FULL WEEK BOX OFFICE ACTUALS & YEAR TO DATE Aug 8-14

>Another strong week in North American movie theaters.  The full week box office (August 8-14) generated $236 million, up 16% versus the same week last year and up 10% versus the average week the past four years. Year-to-d...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

ShowBuzzDaily SUMMER MOVIE DRAFT August 15 Update

>1960 Kennedy/Nixon.  2000 Bush/Gore.  2011 Salem/Metcalf.  Team Salem has moved back into the lead (by a $17.8 million margin) thanks to a strong second weekend for Rise of the Planet of the Apes and a great ope...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

WEEKEND STUDIO ESTIMATES: August 12-14

>Based on Friday and Saturday box office (and estimated Sunday numbers), Rise of the Planet of the Apes will continue to hold the #1 spot, although The Help performed better than expected with $25.5 million Friday-Sunday and $3...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

FRIDAY AUGUST 12 BOX OFFICE RESULTS

>Rise of the Planet of the Apes will remain #1, followed closely by The Help, which is running well above its ShowBuzzDaily weekend forecast.  Final Destination 5 should be in third place with a decent number but stil...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

ShowBuzzDaily SUMMER MOVIE DRAFT August 11 Update

>Just a quick update to say that going into the weekend Team Metcalf’s lead is now down to $45 million in the first annual ShowBuzzDaily Summer Movie Draft.  Next update after the weekend numbers are in. (A Request F...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

ShowBuzzDaily SUMMER MOVIE DRAFT August 10 Update

>With over $3 billion of summer box office through Wednesday, only $53 million separates Teams Metcalf and Salem.  Metcalf’s slate of movies leads with $1.59 billion versus $1.54 billion for Salem’s.  Only...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS August 12-14

>Ah, the dog days of summer in August.  It’s the time when studios start dumping movies.  Sure there can be a surprise in this month (see District 9 two years ago this weekend), but the lower box office volume i...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED: Cable Ratings August 2-8

>An interesting week on cable.  MTV’s Jersey Shore rocketed to a 4.3 18-49 rating in its season premiere, with a repeat of the same episode immediately following registering an impressive 1.8 rating.  A Friday p...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

ShowBuzzDaily SUMMER MOVIE DRAFT August 8 Update

>Rise of the Planet of the Apes allowed Team Salem to pick up some ground, but Team Metcalf remains $73 million ahead in the ShowBuzzDaily Summer Movie Draft, thanks to decent second and third week business for his titles. ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

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

> 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 ye...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE NUMBERS August 7

>Debuting at #21 (just off the chart below), Rise of the Planet of the Apes has a projected total domestic gross of $155 million and an overseas gross to date of $23 million, as it opens slowly around the world.  But that ...
by Mitch Metcalf