Posts Tagged ‘argo’
 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: SNL with Ben Affleck

  In contrast to last week’s Kristin Wiig-fest, tonight’s season finale of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE didn’t give victory laps to all the franchise characters Bill Hader and Fred Armisen have contributed to the ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE DAY AFTER: Oscar Thoughts

  There are 4 ways an Oscar night can be memorable: A Great Host:  Seth MacFarlane was bad–maybe not James Franco bad, but bad.  The ways he was bad, though, weren’t in any way unexpected.  Meta-gags and cou...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

OSCARS MINUS 6: The “Argo”-ness of It All

  So, is it over? It certainly feels over.  Voting for the Academy Awards ends tomorrow, and last night’s win at the Writers Guild for Best Adapted Screenplay cemented Argo’s astonishing streak of victories ov...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Oscar Odds: After the Golden Globes

After its Golden Globes win for Best Drama, the odds of winning Best Picture for Argo improved a bit (moving from a $7.50 payout on a $1 wager to $5.25 and moving past Les Miserables into second place).  But the favorite rem...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

OSCAR STRATEGIES: What the Nominees Are Doing–and Should Be

  OK, so you’ve got your Best Picture nomination.  You’re one of the chosen 9 films with a chance to reap the glory (and success) that follows an Academy Award win.  You’ve got 46 days until the awards ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY 10 BEST FILMS OF 2012

  2012 was, in the end, a very good year for movies–or a a good half-year, more accurately.  With the studios continuing to load their best efforts into the festival- and awards-heavy fall and winter part of the cal...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS November 16-18

This weekend is looking incredibly strong: over $250 million for the top 12 films Friday-Sunday, up 27% from a typical third weekend in November.  The final Twilight (12-34 females), Lincoln (35+ adults), and the second weeken...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 11/11/12

  OPENINGS: The weekend belonged to Bond.  James Bond.  SKYFALL (Sony/MGM) had by far the biggest start for any Bond movie in the US, with an estimated $87.8M.  That’s more than $20M ahead of the previous record-h...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 9 BOX OFFICE RESULTS

Weekend #45 is on pace to exceed the multi-year average for this weekend by well over 20%.  Skyfall matched our bullish ShowbuzzDaily forecast and is on track to be the best-opening and best-grossing Bond film ever.   Wreck-I...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS November 9-11

This weekend is looking very strong: over $150 million for the top 12 films Friday-Sunday, up 22% from a typical second weekend in November.  James Bond’s latest adventure starring Daniel Craig is eagerly awaited by audi...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

WEEKLY BOX OFFICE ACTUALS & YEAR TO DATE Oct 29-Nov 4

The Past Week: Total Box Office Volume All films in wide release playing between October 29 and November 4 grossed a solid $163 million, up 6% from the four-year average for the week and up 18% from the same week last year.  ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

WEEKEND STUDIO ESTIMATES November 2-4

The weekend looks like a decent $125 million for the top 12 films, a little better than it looked yesterday (now slightly beating the multi-year average for this weekend).  Each of the three openers had good Saturday grosses...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

BEHIND THE FRIDAY BOXOFFICE – 11/2/12

  OPENINGS:  WRECK IT FALPH (Disney) is proving itself to be a canny mix of kid-friendly action with a video game millieu that can appeal to adults.  It’s Walt Disney Animation’s most Pixar-ish production to ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 2 BOX OFFICE RESULTS

Weekend #44 is on pace to almost match the multi-year average for this weekend and exceed the same weekend last year, which was missing an animated family film.  This year Wreck-It Ralph props up the weekend, as Megamind did o...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS November 2-4

This weekend is looking like it will be about 12% below the comparable weekend the last few years (about $106 million for the top 12 films).  Wreck-It-Ralph should play well to the family crowd, while Flight will be a moderate...
by Mitch Metcalf