Posts Tagged ‘behind the weekend box office’
 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 6.24.2018

  OPENINGS:  JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM (Legendary/Perfect World/Universal) is claiming a round-number $150M US opening (actually $150.001M, which is cute), a number that relies on an extremely strong Sunday projectio...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 10.1.2017

  OPENINGS:  We won’t really know the order of the weekend’s closely-bunched Top 3 movies until final numbers are released tomorrow, but since the default position of any studio with a new opening is to claim ...
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 – 12.10.2017

  OPENINGS:  Even though THE DISASTER ARTIST (A24) was at just 840 theatres, its $6.4M weekend had no trouble topping its woeful newcomer competition.  That total (which may come down a bit in finals, because A24 tends t...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 8/16/15

  OPENINGS:  STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (Legendary/Universal) turned out to be somewhat frontloaded, with a 20% drop on its 2d day of release.  But no one will complain about its huge $56.1M weekend, the #6 August opening ev...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 6/12/16

  OPENINGS:  The only new arrival this weekend certain of profitability is THE CONJURING 2 (New Line/RatPac/Warners).  It’s already earned $40.4M in the US (just lightly behind the first Conjuring‘s $41.9M op...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 5.27.2018

  OPENINGS:  With the addition of Saturday and overseas numbers, SOLO (Lucasfilm/Disney) is starting to shift from a disappointment to a potential disaster.  In the US, Solo fell 30% on Saturday (by comparison, last year...
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 – 3/13/16

  OPENINGS:  The Saturday bump for 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE (Bad Robot/Paramount) was 8%, a solid number for its genre that indicates good word of mouth.  That gave it a $25.3M weekend, a bit higher than Friday indicated, alt...
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
 

 

 

Behind the Weekend Box Office – 2/23/14

  OPENINGS:  For both 3 DAYS TO KILL (Relativity) and POMPEII (TriStar/Sony/FilmDistrict), the only hope of salvation lies overseas.  3 Days, at least, has a relatively low production cost, but even if the reported $28M ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOX OFFICE – 7/28/13

  OPENINGS:   Two smart studio decisions bailed out what could have been a scary opening weekend for THE WOLVERINE (20th).  Fox kept the budget relatively low for its expensive genre, just $250M or so including worldwid...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 9/18/16

  OPENINGS:  None of the studio releasing new films this weekend had much to be happy about.  BLAIR WITCH (Lionsgate) was the top of the newcomers in the US, but with a $9.7M start, it’s low-end even by the standar...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 12/27/15

Not a lot of changes from last night’s early numbers. STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS (Lucasfilm/Disney):  The all-time biggest 2d US weekend:  $153.5M (down 38% from opening weekend, far better than the 49%/50% for Jurass...
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