Posts Tagged ‘behind the weekend box office’
 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 8/9/15

  OPENINGS:  As expected, FANTASTIC FOUR (20th) plunged 25% on Saturday as word of mouth caught up with it (by comparison, Ant-Man lost just 14% on its 2d day of release), giving it a sad $26.2M weekend.  Things didnR...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 7/31/16

  OPENINGS:  JASON BOURNE (Perfect World/Universal) is claiming a $60M US start, although as is par for the course, that number includes an aggressive Sunday estimate and could come down a bit on Monday.  In any case, it...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office

  OPENINGS:  LITTLE (Legendary/Universal) led the weekend’s weak crop of newcomers with $15.5M, buoyed by a 15% Saturday bump.  That’s about 15% below the recent opening of What Men Want, which was aimed at a...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the Weekend Box Office – 1/12/14

  OPENINGS:  A bit surprisingly, LONE SURVIVOR (Universal) had no Saturday bump to speak of (under 1%), giving it a more frontloaded weekend than a movie appealing to an older audience (which tends not to run out on openi...
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 – 11/13/16

  OPENINGS:  The box office was boosted in general by Veterans Day, which gave many Americans a 3-day weekend, but ARRIVAL (FilmNation/Sony/Paramount) was still notably impressive with a $24M weekend at a mid-wide 2317 th...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 8.27.2017

  OPENINGS:  LEAP (Weinstein) was the weekend’s tallest dwarf, claiming to have cleared $5M for the weekend, but that number will require an extremely strong Sunday hold.  Even if it’s sustained in tomorrow&#...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 7.22.2018

  OPENINGS:  THE EQUALIZER 2 (Escape Artists/Columbia Sony) rode a relatively stable Saturday (down 5% from Friday) to a $35.8M weekend win, up about 5% from the opening for the first Equalizer in 2014.  That film had an...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOX OFFICE – 7/21/13

  OPENINGS:  THE CONJURING (Warners) behaved like a horror movie on Saturday, falling 18% despite the great reviews and exit polls, but that didn’t stand in the way of its estimated huge $41.5M weekend.  That made ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the Weekend Box Office – 4/20/14

  OPENINGS:  THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 (Sony) won’t arrive in the US for almost 2 weeks, and so far it’s in only 14 international markets–and it was still the biggest story of the weekend, pulling in $47M...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 4/5/15

OPENINGS:  Here are the records FURIOUS 7 (Universal) has racked up:  #4 worldwide opening at $384M (behind the final Harry Potter, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and The Avengers)–although that may be cheating...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 2.5.17

  OPENINGS:  It’s still too soon to gauge whether RINGS (Paramount) can creep its way to breakeven with international help (total production/marketing costs are $75M+), but it’s certainly not performing well e...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 12.17.2017

  OPENINGS:  STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI (Lucasfilm/Disney) had an excellent Saturday for a blockbuster of its size, dropping 39% from Friday, where The Force Awakens had fallen 43%.  That cemented Last Jedi as the 2nd-high...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 11.18.2018

  OPENINGS:  FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD (Warners) opened at $62.2M in the US, down 16% from the first Beasts.  In addition, it was more front-loaded, with a 16% Saturday drop compared to 12%.  Exit poll...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOX OFFICE – 10/27/13

  OPENINGS:  BAD GRANDPA (Paramount) romped to 1st place at the multiplexes this weekend with $32M, but perhaps more notably, it also made $8.4M in just 16 overseas territories.  That’s the same level as Jackass 3D...
by Mitch Salem