Posts Tagged ‘argo’
 

 

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
 

 
 

WEEKEND STUDIO ESTIMATES October 12-14

The weekend still looks like a very good $123 million for the top 12 films, a little better than it looked yesterday.  Argo and Sinister flipped places in the weekend rankings.  Argo opened with $5.93 million Friday and ...
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
 

 
 

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
 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE through October 14

Updated tracking of overseas box office.  Taken 2 is really starting to pick up steam overseas (up $65 million overseas since last week’s report), while Argo and Sinister open this weekend in the middle of the worldw...
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
 

 

 

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
 

 
 

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS October 19-21

This weekend is on track to be the fourth weekend in a row to be up over the previous years.  Paranormal Activity 4 opens very large but will play out very quickly as the young, horror audience flocks to the first weekend.  T...
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
 

 
 

FRIDAY OCTOBER 19 BOX OFFICE RESULTS — Strong Weekend Despite Flabby Paranormal Activity 4

The fourth up weekend in a row, weekend #42 will be about 19% ahead of the multi-year average for this weekend.  However, Paranormal Activity 4 is on track for an opening weekend way below expectations and easily the softest o...
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
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY FORECAST: OSCARS 2012 – IT’S NEVER TOO SOON

> Moving on… As we all know, last night was the Rise Of the Planet Of the Black-and-White Silent French People.  For some of us, this was not good news.  But there’s always next year!  Which means thi...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

WEEKEND STUDIO ESTIMATES October 19-21

The weekend looks like a decent $124 million for the top 12 films, a little softer than it looked yesterday (but still significantly ahead of the comparable weekends the last few years).  Paranormal Activity 4 gets a little...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

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
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY @ TORONTO: Festival Preview

  The Toronto International Film Festival is, of the major North American festivals, by far the most pleasant to attend.  Its line-up of films and clout are matched only by Sundance’s, and it substitutes balmy 70 de...
by Mitch Salem