Posts Tagged ‘behind the weekend box office’
 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 7/19/15

  OPENINGS:  ANT-MAN (Marvel/Disney) is claiming a very low 18% Sunday drop in order to reach a $58M weekend estimate, so that number may shrink on Monday.  Even at $58M, Ant-Man opened in the same range as Superman Retu...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 4.16.2017

  OPENINGS:  We’ll find out tomorrow if the studio’s $100.2M US weekend estimate for THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS (Universal), which counts on an influx of post-church Easter Sunday Christians, will slip into doubl...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 2/18/2018

  OPENINGS:  Disney is the land where dreams come true, but not even their wizards could have imagined the scale of BLACK PANTHER (Marvel/Disney), which has crashed through all expectations–not just as a big-budget ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 2.24.2019

  OPENINGS:  The weekend multiple for HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD (DreamWorks Animation/Universal) was 3.2x, about mid-way between the first Dragon‘s 3.6x and Dragon 2‘s 2.6x.  (Note that the s...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOX OFFICE – 12/22/13

  The box office effect of the upcoming holidays is already being seen, as studios are estimating extremely low Sunday drops from Saturday based on seasonal patterns.  With one conspicuous exception, everything in town is...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 11/2/14

  OPENINGS:  NIGHTCRAWLER (Open Road) and Ouija are in a dead heat for the weekend title, with Nightcrawler claiming a temporary $9000 edge at $10.909M.  We won’t know the real winner until tomorrow, but Ouija is a...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 10/9/16

  OPENINGS:  THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN (DreamWorks/Reliance/Universal) didn’t have much of a Saturday bump, rising just 2% (that compares to 15% for the 2d day of Gone Girl), suggesting that word of mouth is less than s...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 8.6.2017

  OPENINGS:  Not much changed between Friday’s results and weekend studio estimates.  THE DARK TOWER (MRC/Columbia/Sony) was unsurprisingly frontloaded between fans of the novels and bad word of mouth, and it dropp...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 7.1.2018

  OPENINGS:  SICARIO: DAY OF THE SOLDADO (Black Label/Columbia/Sony) had a modest $19M start, which was better than the first Sicario‘s $12.1M (in October, after 2 weeks of limited release), but perhaps not by enoug...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 6/30/13

  OPENINGS:  The $40M weekend estimate for THE HEAT (20th) makes more sense than it did last night, now that the movie’s Saturday is being reported as a 6% increase rather than a 5% drop.  (But always be suspicious...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the Weekend Box Office – 3/23/14

  OPENINGS:  DIVERGENT (Summit/Lionsgate) had an unusual trajectory for a YA movie, with a relatively unimpressive start but then much less of a Saturday drop than others in its genre.  The result was a $56M weekend (the...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 3/1/15

  OPENINGS:  When studios trot out “bad weather” as their excuse for an underwhelming opening, it’s the industry equivalent of citing a homework-eating dog–and this week, it’s particularly cl...
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
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 1/8/17

  OPENINGS:  As we had forecast on Friday night, the margin of victory for the weekend box office was razor-thin, and we won’t really know who won until final numbers are released tomorrow.  For now, HIDDEN FIGURES...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 11.19.2017

  OPENINGS:  Could JUSTICE LEAGUE (RatPac/DC/Warners) actually lose money?  That possibility exists after a worldwide opening (except Japan, not a huge superhero market) that hit only $281.5M, a number that sounds big on...
by Mitch Salem