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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 6.23.2019

  OPENINGS:¬† TOY STORY 4 (Pixar/Disney) opened with $118M in the US, and that’s obviously a huge amount of money and in a different dimension from the flops that Hollywood has weathered over the past several weeks.¬...
by Mitch Salem
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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 6.16.2019

  Note:¬† The Father’s Day tide is expected to lift virtually all movie boats on Sunday, and the studios have factored that into their weekend estimates.¬† However, next weekend’s declines may be steeper than u...
by Mitch Salem
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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 6.9.2019

  OPENINGS:¬† THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 (Illumination/Universal) had a better launch than this weekend’s other big arrival, but it was a major box office disappointment in its own right.¬† The $47.1M weekend was down...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 6.2.2019

  OPENINGS:¬† GODZILLA, KING OF THE MONSTERS (Legendary/Warners) didn’t have the Saturday bump that Kong: Skull Island enjoyed, instead dropping 17%, which was slightly worse even than the first Godzilla‘s 16%....
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Godzilla: King of Monsters” Wins But Doesn’t Devour, “Rocketman” OK, “Ma” Slow

  It’s too soon to tell just how GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS (Legendary/Warners) will fare based on its $19.7M opening day (including $6.3M from Thursday), per preliminary numbers at Deadline.¬† The reason is that...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 5.26.2019

  OPENINGS:¬† ALADDIN (Disney) will probably be in the top half-dozen Memorial Day openings when Monday brings it to $105M or so (the 3-day total is $86.1M).¬† Compared to other Disney live-action reboots of animated hits,...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Aladdin” Grants Disney’s Wish, “Brightburn” & “Booksmart” Slow

  ALADDIN (Disney) marked a rebound from the opening day of Dumbo, with preliminary numbers at Deadline projecting $30.8M on Friday (including $7M from Thursday afternoon/evening), compared to $15.3M for Dumbo.¬† The Memor...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 5.19.2019

  OPENINGS:¬† JOHN WICK CHAPTER 3: PARABELLUM (Thunder Road/Summit/Lionsgate) continued the upward climb of the franchise in the US with a $57M weekend, substantially ahead of the $30.4M for Wick 2, which was above the $14...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “John Wick: Parabellum” Shoots “Avengers: Endgame,” “A Dog’s Journey” & “The Sun Is Also A Star” Slow

  JOHN WICK CHAPTER 3: PARABELLUM (Thunder Road/Summit/Lionsgate) marks a rarity these days, a solid and growing mid-level action franchise.¬† The first John Wick collected $5.4M on its first day and $14.4M for the weekend...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 5.12.2019

  OPENINGS:¬† POKEMON: DETECTIVE PIKACHU (Legendary/Warners) started strong in the US with $58M, not that far off the $69.1M launch of The LEGO Movie.¬† Pikachu may not have that movie’s legs, especially with Aladdin...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 5.5.2019

  OPENINGS:¬† THE INTRUDER (Screen Gems/Sony) performed on target with $11M, and given the massive competition and the fates of the weekend’s other arrivals, that counted as a win.¬† It still wasn’t anything to...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 4.7.2019

  OPENINGS:¬†¬†At $53.5M, SHAZAM (DC/New Line/Warners) had the lowest opening weekend of the current DC run of superhero movies (it was also below all the Marvel openings), but it was produced to be a lower-budget companio...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 3.31.2019

  OPENINGS:¬† DUMBO (Disney) had a 14% Saturday bump that was merely OK considering its underwhelming first day, and that brought it to a $45M weekend.¬† Even if it reaches $150M in the US, it would need help to get out of...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Us” Huge, “Captain Marvel” Drops, “Gloria Bell” Expands

  The enduring respect and admiration for Get Out, and its own enthusiastic reviews, are pushing Jordan Peele’s US (Blumhouse/Perfect World/Universal) way past expectations.¬† According to preliminary numbers at Dead...
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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Captain Marvel” Unchallenged, “Wonder Park” & “Five Feet Apart” OK, “Captive State” DOA

  The other studios didn’t try very hard to compete with the second weekend of CAPTAIN MARVEL (Marvel/Disney), and the blockbuster will have no trouble repeating as #1 this week.¬† According to preliminary numbers at...
by Mitch Salem