Posts Tagged ‘behind the Friday box office’
 

 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: Another Winning Holiday For “Last Jedi” & “Jumanji,” But “All The Money” Starts Slow

  Most films will rise this weekend compared to last week, simply because New Year’s Eve is a bigger moviegoing occasion than Christmas Eve.  Generally, box office should rise 20% or so on Saturday, drop around 30% ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Early Friday Box Office – 1.26.2018: “Maze Runner” Lopes To Win, “Jumanji” Stays Strong, Oscar Nominees Widen

  THE MAZE RUNNER:  DEATH CURE (20th) will win the weekend, although not in particularly impressive fashion.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, its opening day was $8.4M (including $1.5M from Thursday night),...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the Friday Box Office – 10/10/14

  Once again, Gone Girl was vanquished for a day by a horror movie, but will almost certainly rebound to take the weekend. OPENINGS:  DRACULA UNTOLD (Legendary/Universal) gets the partnership between Universal and its new...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “A Quiet Place” Drowns Out “Rampage,” “True Or Dare” OK, “Beirut” Fizzles

  Even with a new horror movie in the market, A QUIET PLACE (Paramount) continued to over-perform, down just 46% from last Friday according to preliminary numbers at Deadline to $10.2M, putting it on track for a $35M 2nd w...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Avengers: Infinity War” Still Huge, “Overboard” OK, “Tully” & “Bad Samaritan” Weak

  AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (Marvel/Disney), with little in the way of challenge from the other studios, is flying to an easy victory in its 2nd weekend.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, Infinity War fell 72% f...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Jumanji” Tops “Insidious,” Heavy Drop For “Last Jedi,” “Molly’s Game” & “Darkest Hour” Expand

  2018, as is often the case, is kicking off at the box office, with low-budget horror, and according to preliminary numbers at Deadline, INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY (Blumhouse/Universal) easily took Friday with $12.5M (includ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” Big But Down, “Incredibles 2″” Drops, “Neighbor” Expands

  JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM (Legendary/Perfect World/Universal) finally arrived in the US with a $58.4M opening day ($15.3M from Thursday night), according to preliminary numbers at Deadline.  If Fallen Kingdom follo...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” Tuneful, “Equalizer 2″” Solid, “Hotel Transylvania 3″” & “Skyscraper” Drop

  A weekend of sequels is dancing to the beat of MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN (Perfect World/Universal), which had a $15.1M opening day according to preliminary numbers at Deadline.  That’s up an impressive 53% from ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Dumbo” Flies Low, “Unplanned” OK, “Hotel Mumbai” & “The Beach Bum” Dim

  The Disney machine is hitting an atypical pothole with DUMBO (Disney), which according to preliminary numbers at Deadline had a $14.8M Friday ($2.6M of that from Thursday night).  That’s very much on the low end o...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Wrinkle In Time” Narrowly Takes Day, But “Black Panther” Heads for Weekend Win (Again)

  A WRINKLE IN TIME (Disney) has likely taken the only box office title it will ever have.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, Wrinkle had a narrow victory on Friday with $11.3M ($1.2M of that from Thursday nig...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Spider-Man: Homecoming” Superheroic, “Despicable Me 3″” Drops, “Baby Driver” Holds Well

  It may have hurt Sony’s pride to turn SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING (Marvel/Columbia/Sony) over to Marvel to produce, but it proved to be a smart business move, with preliminary numbers at Deadline that put opening day at...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Ant-Man & The Wasp” Large, “The First Purge” Soft, “Sicario 2″” Drops & More

  ANT-MAN & THE WASP (Marvel/Disney) will be Marvel’s lowest-grossing 2018 release, but it was designed to have relatively minor stakes, and while it’s not in a league with Black Panther or Avengers: Infini...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “50 Shades Freed” Solid, “Peter Rabbit” OK, “15:17 To Paris” Slow

  Although still down steeply from Fifty Shades of Grey, FIFTY SHADES FREED (Perfect World/Universal) is opening on par with the initial sequel Fifty Shades Darker.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, Freed ear...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the Friday Box Office – 4/4/14

  OPENINGS:  The $37M Friday for CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER (Disney) was the highest ever in the month of April, ahead of Fast Five‘s $34.4M.  Fast Five fell 13% on Saturday to hit a $86.2M weekend, and Wi...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “The Great Wall,” “Fist Fight,” “Cure For Wellness” Fall to “LEGO Batman”

  A weak slate of newcomers is almost always good news for the holdovers in the market, and that will be the case this holiday weekend.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE (Warners Animati...
by Mitch Salem