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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 1.19.2020

  OPENINGS:  For a year lean on powerhouse franchises and expected to be tough at the box office, Hollywood’s 2020 is off to a heartening start.  Following last week’s strong performance by 1917, this week...
by Mitch Salem
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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 1.12.2020

  OPENINGS:  The release strategy for 1917 (Universal) has gone just about perfectly, culminating in a $36.5M wide opening weekend that was significantly ahead of industry expectations.  Universal screened the film to cr...
by Mitch Salem
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist”

  ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST – Sundays 10PM on NBC (starting February 16) In a broadcast network landscape musty with procedurals and the mildest possible sitcoms, NBC deserves credit for commissioning Austi...
by Mitch Salem
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GOLDEN GLOBES LIVE-BLOG

  Note:  All times PST 5:01PM:  Wasting no time, here’s Ricky Gervais with his first monologue since the very different world of 2016.  5:02PM:  Not exactly testing the limits with jokes about “Wild Hogs...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 1.5.2020

  OPENINGS:  THE GRUDGE (Columbia/Sony) tried to take advantage of Hollywood’s early January fallow period, but at $11.3M, the reboot of a remake found few takers, far below the $29.6M for 2018’s Insidious: Th...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 12.29.2019

  OPENINGS:  LITTLE WOMEN (Columbia/Sony) had a solid start with $16.5M over the 3-day weekend ($29M since Wednesday).  The next week will be particularly difficult to predict because of the midweek holiday, after which ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “Mr. Robot”

  “I understand why you’re confused,” said the figure who wasn’t Elliot Alderson’s therapist Krista (Gloria Reuben) to the figure who wasn’t Elliot (Rami Malek) toward the end of the fin...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 12.22.2019

  OPENINGS:  The numbers for STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER (Lucasfilm/Disney) were always going to be huge, but despite all the “dog ate its homework” excuses like pre-holiday shopping syndrome that are ric...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 12.18.2019

        NETWORK FINALS:  NOTE: Ratings for FOX’s 8:00 pm MASKED SINGER special and NBC’s 8PM ELLEN’S GREATEST NIGHT OF GIVEAWAYS rerun aren’t available today.   Elsewhere, LIVE IN ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Watchmen”

  Damon Lindelof is fascinated by the elements of storytelling, sometimes to the detriment of the story itself.  It was fitting that a motif of WATCHMEN, both in its Alan Moore/Dave Gibbons 1987 graphic novel version and ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 12.15.2019

  OPENINGS:  JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL (Columbia/Sony) successfully rode its strategy of arriving in theatres ahead of The Rise of Skywalker to a $60.1M weekend, far ahead of the $36.2M opening weekend for the last Jumanji ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 12.12.2019

        NETWORK FINALS:  THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL adjusted to 3.4, down 1.6 from last week’s game.          Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart     CABLE HIGHL...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 12.11.2019

        NETWORK FINALS:  NANCY DREW lost 0.1 in final numbers.         Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart     CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  ESPN’s NBA doubleheader was ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 12.10.2019

        NETWORK FINALS:  THE CONNERS and the rerun of FBI gained 0.1 in final numbers.           Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart     CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  Histor...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Monday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 12.9.2019

        NETWORK FINALS:  After football-related adjustment, THE GREAT XMAS LIGHT FIGHT dropped 0.2 and the rerun THE GOOD DOCTOR was down 0.1.  In addition, THE VOICE gained 0.1 in final numbers, and MAKIN...
by Mitch Salem