Posts Tagged ‘Argo boxoffice’
 

 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 3/3/13

  OPENINGS:  Two studios stretched as far as they could in coming up with weekend estimates for their bombs, claiming the lowest Sunday drops in the Top 10 to reach numbers that may well fall when actual figures are relea...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 2/24/13

  The Rock’s second-worst opening is second-best at the boxoffice this slow Oscar weekend. OPENINGS:  Boosted by a 36% Saturday rise, SNITCH (Summit/Lionsgate) is projecting a $13M weekend, although like all round n...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

BEHIND THE FRIDAY BOXOFFICE – 2/22/13

  It’s a yearly irony that on the most moviecentric weekend of the year, hardly anyone goes to the movies. OPENINGS:  Dwayne Johnson’s vehicle SNITCH (Summit/Lionsgate) will lead the newcomers, but may face di...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 2/17/13

  OPENINGS:   A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD (20th) pulled ahead of the competition on Saturday, and should have a $38M 5-day opening.  (However, its Sunday projection is on the optimistic side, so it’s possible the number...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

BEHIND THE FRIDAY BOXOFFICE – 2/15/13

  Even if Die Hard takes the weekend, it’s running on fumes. OPENINGS:  A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD (20th) cost at least triple the budget of SAFE HAVEN (Relativity), and had a more expensive marketing campaign as well....
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 2/10/13

  OPENINGS:  Melissa McCarthy is now a genuine Hollywood player with the enormous debut of IDENTITY THIEF (Universal), beating all pre-release estimates with $36.6M.  (Take that, Rex Reed!)  Apart from Universal, the ha...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

EARLY FRIDAY BOXOFFICE REPORT – 2/8/13

  The early Friday numbers this week are likely to be even less reliable than usual, since weather conditions on the East Coast make estimates very dicey.  That being said, the preliminary numbers at Deadline make it clea...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 2/3/13

  The Super Bowl will take a chunk out of everyone today, the only Sunday that plays like a Monday with 60-70% drops from Saturday across the board.  That’s why the studios, for the most part, stay away. OPENINGS: ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 1/20/13

  OPENINGS:  MAMA (Universal) had a 9% bump on Saturday, not bad for a horror movie, and should have a very healthy $33M by the end of the 4-day weekend.  BROKEN CITY (20th) and THE LAST STAND (Lionsgate), with their ol...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

BEHIND THE FRIDAY BOXOFFICE – 1/11/13

  OPENINGS:  ZERO DARK THIRTY (Sony) expanded to coincide with its Oscar nominations, and the strategy worked as planned, with the acclaimed (and, in some circles, attacked) drama easily carrying Friday with $9M, on its w...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 11/25/12

  No great disconnects between Saturday’s estimates and Sunday’s, although one number needs some scrutiny. OPENINGS:  RISE OF THE GUARDIANS (DreamWorks Animation/Paramount) was at the top of the new arrivals, ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 11/18/12

  OPENINGS:  Thanks to a slightly higher Saturday than its predecessor (down 42% from Friday instead of 44%), THE TWILIGHT SAGA:  BREAKING DAWN PART 2 (Summit/Lionsgate) is headed for the 2nd highest opening of the franc...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

BEHIND THE FRIDAY BOXOFFICE – 11/16/12

  OPENINGS:  Was it the cash grab of splitting the final novel into 2 movies?  The tabloid antics of its stars?  In any case, “close but no cigar” seems to be the result for THE TWILIGHT SAGA:  BREAKING DAW...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

BEHIND THE FRIDAY BOXOFFICE – 11/9/12

  Bond is Boxoffice.  Big boxoffice. OPENINGS:  SKYFALL (Sony/MGM) and its $30.8M opening day (that doesn’t include $2.2M from Thursday’s IMAX-only “previews”) was about 12% ahead of the first day...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 11/4/12

  OPENINGS:  Both of the weekend’s big arrivals found their audiences.  WRECK-IT RALPH (Disney) had to settle for $49.1M after Saturday’s 58% bump–not that huge for an animated title–but if those ...
by Mitch Salem