Posts Tagged ‘behind the weekend box office’
 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 7.15.2018

  OPENINGS:  HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATION (Sony Animation/Columbia/Sony) clocked in with a reliable $44.1M weekend, just about midway between the first Transylvania‘s $42.5M and the second’s $48.5M. ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOX OFFICE – 10/13/13

  Sunday numbers will likely be a bit stronger than usual this week due to the Columbus Day holiday tomorrow. OPENINGS:  CAPTAIN PHILLIPS (Sony) didn’t even come close to taking the weekend, but its $26M is quite st...
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 Weekend Box Office – 3/30/14

  This weekend was fine… but just wait till next week. OPENINGS:  Polarizing, controversial, dark, revisionist, divisive–and a hit.  NOAH (Paramount/Regency) took in $44M in the US this weekend after a 16% Sa...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOX OFFICE – 1/5/13

  OPENINGS:  PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE MARKED ONES (Paramount), with its $18.2M weekend, made less at 2867 theatres than the first Paranormal made at 760, a little more than 4 years ago.  It was also well below the $29M w...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 2.17.2019

  OPENINGS:  ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL (20th) squeezed everything it could out of its opening 2-holiday week, with paid preview screenings on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights (totaling $2.4M) preceding its official Thursday...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 3/15/15

OPENINGS:  Fill in the ball/glass slipper/fairy tale reference of choice, because CINDERELLA (Disney) performed beautifully, with $70.1M in the US.  That puts it ahead of the $69.4M opening of Maleficent (unless adjusted numb...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOX OFFICE – 3/2/14

  OPENINGS:  NON-STOP (Universal) had a very solid Saturday, rising 22% from Friday, and even though Oscar Sunday may push it below the $30M weekend it’s currently projecting, it should comfortably take the weekend....
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOX OFFICE – 9/1/13

  Even though Labor Day Weekend is historically slow at the multiplex, the Monday holiday still boosted the Sunday takings for most titles. OPENINGS:  Frontloading 101:  on Thursday night/Friday, ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS U...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Studio Scorecard – 6.11.2017

  OPENINGS:  In the US, the launch of THE MUMMY (Perfect World/Universal) could hardly have gone worse with a $32.2M weekend.  Although it’s higher than the openings for Tom Cruise’s recent Jack Reacher title...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 12.2.2018

  OPENINGS:  At $6.5M, THE POSSESSION OF HANNAH GRACE (Screen Gems/Sony) performed adequately for a low-budget horror item placed in one of the lower-grossing weekends of the year.  Possession also earned $4.1M in 17 int...
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 – 10.22.2017

  OPENINGS:  BOO 2! A MADEA HALLOWEEN (Lionsgate) took the weekend with $21.7M, down 24% from last year’s first Boo.  That puts it behind all the previous Madea openings except A Madea Christmas, which had the enti...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 12/13/15

  OPENINGS:  Let’s be clear:  the decision to greenlight a $100M production budget for IN THE HEART OF THE SEA (Village Roadshow/Warners)–a period whaling adventure that features about 10 minutes of a CG whal...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 4.15.2018

  OPENINGS:  Although the numbers are lower, RAMPAGE (New Line/Warners) is playing much like Kong: Skull Island, another giant monster movie judged by parents to be child-friendly.  Rampage rose 20% on Saturday, giving...
by Mitch Salem