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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 11/30/14

  Last year’s Thanksgiving weekend was the biggest ever, thanks to the combo of Catching Fire and Frozen, and while plenty of tickets were sold over the past few days, this year didn’t come close. OPENINGS:  T...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 11/23/14

  OPENINGS:  It’s official:  THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART I (Lionsgate) opened to $123M in the US, down 20% from the first Hunger Games and down 23% from Catching Fire.  That’s still the #1 opening of t...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 11/16/14

  OPENINGS:  The race between DUMB AND DUMBER TO (Red Granite/Universal) and Big Hero 6 may get a bit closer tomorrow, since Universal has aggressively estimated a 28% Sunday drop even though Dumb fell 2% on Saturday.  (...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 11/9/14

  OPENINGS:  BIG HERO 6 (Disney) was a convincing winner in the US, riding a 52% Saturday bump to a $56.2M weekend.  Word of mouth can be expected to be strong, and there’s no reason to think Big Hero 6 won’t...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 11/2/14

  OPENINGS:  NIGHTCRAWLER (Open Road) and Ouija are in a dead heat for the weekend title, with Nightcrawler claiming a temporary $9000 edge at $10.909M.  We won’t know the real winner until tomorrow, but Ouija is a...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 10/5/14

  It was a strong multiplex weekend all over the world this week, which was good news for Hollywood and its overseas equivalents. OPENINGS:  Although David Fincher is considered one of cinema’s heavy hitters, heR...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 9/21/14

  OPENINGS:  THE MAZE RUNNER (20th) is off to a healthy start worldwide, leading the US with $32.5M and overseas with $37.9M, the latter in 47 territories (and such major areas as Western Europe and China still to come)....
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 9/14/14

  OPENINGS:  NO GOOD DEED (Screen Gems/Sony) hit in a big way with an unexpected $24.5M start.  That’s not quite the equal of 2009’s Obsessed ($28.6M), but it’s close enough.  And while Obsessed had to...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 8/24/14

  OPENINGS:  IF I STAY (Warners/MGM) was the best of a weak trio, opening with $16.4M and with an 18% drop on Saturday that indicated moderate front-loading.  It should reach a fair $40-50M US total, which could get it t...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 8/17/14

  OPENINGS:  On an unspectacular weekend, LET’S BE COPS (20th) was able to top the new arrivals with $17.7M (and $26.1M since its opening on Wednesday).  It should get to $40M in the US, and with a reported product...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 8/10/14

  OPENINGS;  It’s no surprise that a sequel has already been announced (and scheduled for June 3, 2016, for those who like to get their Fandango orders in early) for TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (Nickelodeon/Paramou...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 8/3/14

  OPENINGS:  The world, if not the galaxy, belonged to GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (Marvel/Disney) this weekend.  In the US, its $94M start (as is typical, Disney estimated an aggressively strong Sunday, down just 19% from S...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the Weekend US/Worldwide Box Office – 7/20/14

  Strong holds by Dawn of the Planet Of the Apes and some longer-running titles made this weekend look less terrible than it was. OPENINGS:  THE PURGE: ANARCHY (Universal) topped the newcomers with $28.4M, but that was 17...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the Weekend US/Worldwide Box Office – 7/13/14

  OPENINGS:  DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (20th) brought in $73M in the US, and added $31.1M in 26 (mostly smaller) international markets.  While a terrific boost to the franchise (which rebooted at $54.8M with Rise 3 ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the Weekend US/Worldwide Box Office – 7/6/14

  OPENINGS:  It was a sad lot of newcomers this holiday weekend.  TAMMY (Warners) is claiming a $21.2M weekend ($32.9M including Wed-Thurs), which will leave it struggling to get past $70M in the US.  (It also brought i...
by Mitch Salem