Posts Tagged ‘argo’
 

 

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 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
 

 

 

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS October 26-28

This weekend is on track to be the fifth weekend in a row to be up over the previous years.  None of the openers look like big hits — it’s just that Argo is hanging around very well in its third week and there are ...
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
 

 

 

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
 

 
 

FRIDAY OCTOBER 12 BOX OFFICE RESULTS

The third up weekend in a row, weekend #41 will be about 16% ahead of the multi-year average for this weekend and a big 54% above last year’s disaster weekend.      Sinister from Summit & Lionsgate opened with $7....
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

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
 

 
 

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
 

 

 

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
 

 
 

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
 

 

 

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
 

 
 

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
 

 

 

FRIDAY OCTOBER 26 BOX OFFICE RESULTS

The winning streak is over after four straight up weekends.  Weekend #43 will just about match the multi-year average for this weekend and actually under-perform the same weekend last year.  None of the openers this weekend w...
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