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Counterpart

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Counterpart”

  COUNTERPART:  Sunday 9PM on Starz, starting 1/21/18 – In the Queue Tales of alternative earths are an increasingly popular form of fiction these days, possibly because our actual Earth is currently so difficult to...
by Mitch Salem
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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 12.10.2017

  OPENINGS:  Even though THE DISASTER ARTIST (A24) was at just 840 theatres, its $6.4M weekend had no trouble topping its woeful newcomer competition.  That total (which may come down a bit in finals, because A24 tends t...
by Mitch Salem
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Disaster Artist

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Just Getting Started” Stops Dead, “The Disaster Artist” Goes Wide, “Coco” Wins Again

  The studios remained largely averse to going wide on the weekend before The Last Jedi devours the universe.  JUST GETTING STARTED (Broad Green) was thrown with little ceremony and no advance reviews into 2161 theatres, ...
by Mitch Salem
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Happy

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere TV Review: “Happy!”

  HAPPY! – Wednesday 10PM on Syfy – In the Queue HAPPY! counts as one of Syfy’s infrequent big swings, although its ultra-violent grunge aesthetic gives it a look and feel that isn’t all that differ...
by Mitch Salem
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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 12.3.2017

  HOLDOVERS:  On a weekend without new wide releases, COCO (Pixar/Disney) had no trouble holding its crown with $26.1M.  Its 49% drop from Thanksgiving weekend was better than other Disney animations in that slot (50% fo...
by Mitch Salem
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Agents of Shield

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Agents of SHIELD”

  AGENTS OF SHIELD – Friday 9PM on ABC It’s hard to believe that only 5 seasons ago, when ABC’s AGENTS OF SHIELD arrived on the air, the idea of a superhero TV series still seemed somewhat new and cool. ...
by Mitch Salem
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Coco

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Coco” Stays On Top, “Wonder” Solid, “3 Billboards” & “Lady Bird” Expand

  There were no new wide releases on this pre-holiday, pre-Last Jedi weekend, so all the action was in holdovers and limited releases.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, COCO (Pixar/Disney) easily retained its...
by Mitch Salem
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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 11.26.2017

  OPENINGS:  3-day weekend totals were largely in line with where they were headed on Friday night.  COCO (Pixar/Disney) settled in at $49M ($71.2M since Wednesday).  On a 3-day basis, that was almost exactly the same a...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
Coco

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Coco” Takes Black Friday, “Justice League” Subdued, “Wonder” Strong, “Call Me” Starts Big

  The only new opening on Black Friday was a limited release, but everything already in the market took the customary post-holiday leap.  COCO (Pixar/Disney) will easily win the 3-day weekend, after $19.1M on Friday accor...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 
Coco

Early Thanksgiving Box Office: “Coco” Strong, “Justice League” Struggles, “Roman J Israel” Slow, “Wonder” Solid

  The bulk of the week’s openings arrived on Wednesday, and as usual for this weekend they were led by a Disney family attraction.  This year it was COCO (Pixar/Disney), which was more or less on target at $13.2M, d...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 11.19.2017

  OPENINGS:  Could JUSTICE LEAGUE (RatPac/DC/Warners) actually lose money?  That possibility exists after a worldwide opening (except Japan, not a huge superhero market) that hit only $281.5M, a number that sounds big on...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 
Justice League

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Justice League” Falters, “Wonder” Surges, “The Star” Dim

  JUSTICE LEAGUE (RatPac/DC/Warners) was supposed to be the jewel in the DC crown, the Avengers that would push its megafranchise to the next box office level.  That’s what justified spending a reported $450M on pro...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
American Horror Story Cult

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “American Horror Story: Cult”

  Calling a season of AMERICAN HORROR STORY “grounded” is like calling a batch of moonshine smooth:  it’s still going to make your eyes water on the way down.  But creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 
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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 11.12.2017

  OPENINGS:  In the US, DADDY’S HOME 2 (Paramount) eked out a victory among the newcomers at $30M, thanks to a 6% family audience bump on Saturday.  That’s still 22% below the opening for the first Daddy̵...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
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SHOWBUZZDAILY FRIDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 11.10.2017

  INHUMANS exited quietly. DEMOGRAPHIC DETAIL: For each broadcast program (or hour segment), the chart below displays preliminary key advertiser demographics (adult 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54 ratings), audience skews (women 1...
by Mitch Salem