Posts Tagged ‘behind the box office’
 

 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “How To Train Your Dragon 3” Breathes Fire, “Fighting With My Family” Soft, “Alita” Drops & More

  After a string of disappointments at the box office, this weekend’s franchise centerpiece looks like it will deliver.  Preliminary numbers at Deadline have the opening day for HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN ...
by Mitch Salem
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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 2.10.2019

  OPENINGS:  THE LEGO MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART (Warners Animation) had a solid 83% family matinee bump on Saturday, but its $34.4M weekend studio estimate is still down more than 50% from the opening of the original Lego ...
by Mitch Salem
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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 2.3.2019

  OPENINGS:  It’s possible to make money on Super Bowl weekend, as hits like Dear John ($30.5M), Taken ($24.7M) and Chronicle ($22M) have shown.  But MISS BALA (Columbia/Sony) didn’t have what it takes, with ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Aquaman” Swims Long-Distance, “Mary Poppins” Up, “Vice,” “Holmes & Watson” Soft

  The holiday box office has turned out to be AQUAMAN (DC/Warners), and then everything else.  Preliminary numbers at Deadline have its 3rd Friday at $16.8M, up 15% from Thursday and down 40% from last Friday, for a likel...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Aquaman” Swims Past “Mary Poppins,” “Bumblebee”

  Considering the spotty box office record of the DC movie franchise, it was something of a risk to place AQUAMAN (DC/Warners) at the center of the holiday market, but the bet is paying off, at least to an extent.  Accord...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 10.21.2018

  OPENINGS:  HALLOWEEN (Blumhouse/Miramax/Universal) was front-loaded, with a Saturday drop that hit 18%, but that only prevented it from setting records, not from being a giant hit at $77.5M for the weekend.  That insta...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Venom” Drops, “A Star Is Born” Holds, “First Man” Sluggish

  There may be a pair of tight races at the box office this weekend.  Based on preliminary numbers at Deadline, VENOM (Tencent/Columbia/Sony) has the early lead with $9.5M on Friday, down 71% from last week’s openin...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Jurassic World: Fallen KIngdom” Drops But Holds Lead, “Sicario 2″” & “Uncle Drew” Start OK

  After a significantly lower start, JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM (Legendary/Perfect World/Universal) is having a sharper drop in its 2nd weekend than its predecessor.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, Frid...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Incredibles 2″” Superheroic, “Tag” Mild, “Superfly” Awful, “Ocean’s 8″” Holds OK

  After a few mild weeks, INCREDIBLES 2 (Pixar/Disney) has the summer box office back in blockbuster mode.  It’s on pace to easily break Finding Dory‘s $135.1M animation opening record.  According to prelimin...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 6.3.2018

  OPENINGS:  ADRIFT (H Brothers/STX) was at the top of a very low hill with $11.5M (plus $350K in 9 overseas territories).  STX, which only has domestic rights, is claiming to be on the hook for only around $30M in limit...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Solo” Lonesome, “Deadpool 2″” Down Heavily To Kick Off Memorial Day Weekend

  This may be a good time to pause the stories about Disney’s infalliability, and the unstoppable dominance of the Star Wars franchise.  SOLO (Lucasfilm/Disney) is underperforming in a big way, with preliminary numb...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 5.20.2018

  OPENINGS:  Although unquestionably huge, and sure to be enormously profitable against roughly $250M in production/marketing costs, DEADPOOL 2 (20th) opened on the low end of expectations, about 5% below the first Deadpo...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Beyond the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 4.29.2018

  OPENINGS:  AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (Marvel/Disney) got the historic opening of its dreams, edging out The Force Awakens with a $250M US weekend, and also becoming the #1 worldwide opening in history with $630M.  That la...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Avengers: Infinity War” Aims For A Record Start

  AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (Marvel/Disney) exists on that rarefied box office plane where even a reported $450M in production/marketing costs can be waved off in comparison to the certain returns to come.  Deadline is repor...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 3.25.2018

  OPENINGS:  PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING (Legendary/Universal) pulled in a family audience on Saturday, giving it a 3% bump, while the first Pacific Rim had dropped 13% on its 2nd day of release.  That pushed Uprising‘s ...
by Mitch Salem