Posts Tagged ‘behind the weekend box office’
 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 8.19.2018

  OPENINGS:  CRAZY RICH ASIANS (Color Force/SK Global/Warners) had a strong 42% Saturday bump, an especially bright sign for a film that might have been expected to play as front-loaded for a niche audience.  That pushed...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the Weekend US/International Box Office – 6/8/14

  International Box Office Note:  This is the last weekend before the World Cup begins diverting much of the planet’s attention (except, of course, in the US) away from movies for the next month.  That’s expe...
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 – 2.13.17

  OPENINGS:  The split between US and international box office was unusually evident this weekend.  In the US, THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE (Warner Animation) was on top with $55.6M, although that number may be a bit shaky sinc...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOX OFFICE – 7/14/13

  OPENINGS:  Despite the strong weekend, it’s a bit troubling that GROWN UPS 2 (Sony) fell 11% on Saturday (the original Grown Ups rose 2% on its 2d day), suggesting frontloading and less than great word of mouth. ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 03.19.2017

  OPENINGS:  According to published reports, Emma Watson’s deal on BEAUTY & THE BEAST (Disney) starts at a $3M base, but rises to $15M if the film reaches around $750M worldwide.  It seems like Watson can safel...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 3/20/16

  OPENINGS:  Things didn’t get better for ALLEGIANT (Summit/Lionsgate) as the weekend went on.  Its $29.1M opening was down an awful 44% from the $52.3M for Insurgent, and with massive competition arriving next wee...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

UPDATED: The “Transformers 4″” $100M Controversy & Behind the Weekend Box Office

  MONDAY UPDATE:  In the face of widespread industry skepticism, Paramount is sticking to its claim that TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION earned $100M last weekend–actually, $100,038, 390.  (The consensus is that th...
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 – 12/21/14

  Although we’re still a few days away from December 25, the holiday movie rush is upon us, which should mean an unusually strong Sunday that will lead into 2 solid weeks of weekday numbers that look more like weeken...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 10/23/16

  OPENINGS:  BOO! A MADEA HALLOWEEN (Lionsgate) took the weekend with $27.6M, Tyler Perry’s biggest start since the $29.3M for 2010’s Why Did I Get Married Too.  Perry’s movies tend to run out of steam ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Box Office – 9.23.2018

  OPENINGS:  THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS (Reliance/Universal) was built for weekend matinees, and a 47% Saturday bump carried it to a $26.9M weekend.  Among recent fall supernatural family movies, that puts it $3...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the Weekend Box Office – 4/6/14

  Marvel brings summer ticket sales to April. OPENINGS:  The record-breaking $96.2M US opening weekend for CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER (Disney), the highest ever in April (it may come down $1M or so tomorrow thank...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 6.4.2017

  OPENINGS:  WONDER WOMAN (RatPac/Wanda/Ten Cent/DC/Warners) is a big win with $100.5M in the US, and for the DC franchise, the 93% at Rotten Tomatoes may be almost as important a number.  It’s also worth noting th...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 7.8.2018

  OPENINGS:  ANT-MAN & THE WASP (Marvel/Disney) turned out to be rather front-loaded, with a 30% Saturday drop (compared to 14% for the 2nd day of Ant-Man).  That pushed the studio weekend estimate down to $76M, whic...
by Mitch Salem