Posts Tagged ‘behind the weekend box office’
 

 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOX OFFICE – 8/11/13

  Here’s an instructive piece of box office math, courtesy of Disney and The Lone Ranger.  Ranger cost (including worldwide marketing) about $350M all told, and it’s going to have global theatrical revenues of...
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 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 US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 10.29.2017

  OPENINGS:  JIGSAW (Lionsgate) had a better Saturday hold than Saw VI (down 21% instead of 32%), and that saved it from having the lowest opening weekend of the franchise.  However, its $16.3M start is still far below t...
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 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 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 – 7/12/15

  OPENINGS:  MINIONS (Illumination/Universal) had a surprisingly bumpy 16% drop on Saturday, but it will handily become the #2 animated opening of all time, topping Toy Story 3‘s $110.3M, even if the studio’s ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Box Office – 8.26.2018

  OPENINGS:  It’s very possible that the news is going to get even worse for THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS (H Brothers/Black Bear/STX), which is grimly insisting on a studio estimate of the best Sunday hold in the weekend&#...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 5/4/14

  OPENINGS:  As summer kick-off weekends go, the $92M for THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (Sony)–which may go down by $1M or so in final numbers tomorrow, given an aggressively high Sunday estimate–was pretty mild.  I...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 5.6.2018

  OPENINGS:  OVERBOARD (MGM/Pantelion/Lionsgate) opened in 45% more theatres than Eugenio Derbez’s How To Be A Latin Lover, and had a weekend that was 20% higher at $14.8M.  That’s not the cross-cultural brea...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 5/29/16

  OPENINGS:  As we forecast on Friday night, X-MEN: APOCALYPSE (TSG/20th) isn’t just running lower than 2014’s Days of Future Past, it’s also been more frontloaded.  20th is projecting a $65M 3-day week...
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 Weekend Box Office – 1/19/14

  OPENINGS:  After a 15% Saturday bump to $16.7M, RIDE ALONG (Universal) seems assured of beating Cloverfield‘s $46.1M record for the 4-day Martin Luther King Day weekend (Ride Along is reporting $41.2M for Fri-Sun,...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 9.30.2018

  OPENINGS:  NIGHT SCHOOL (Perfect World/Universal) had a surprising 18% Saturday bump (by comparison, both Central Intelligence and Girls Trip dropped 4% on their first Saturdays), suggesting that it’s appealing to...
by Mitch Salem