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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 – 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 – 11.11.2018

  OPENINGS:  THE GRINCH (Illumination/Universal) rode its family movie 47% Saturday bump to a $66M weekend, 20% better than 2000’s How The Grinch Stole Christmas.  There are relatively few recent mid-November famil...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 5.28.2017

  OPENINGS:  PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES (Disney) easily took the weekend worldwide, but it’s another diminishing franchise.  In the US, it had a $62.2M 3-day opening, and although Memorial Day...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 6/5/16

  OPENINGS:  TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS (Nickelodeon/Movie Media Group/Alibaba/Paramount) opened 46% below the TMNT reboot 2 years ago at $35.3M.  That suggests a $100M US total, and with $250M+ in ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 04.02.2017

  OPENINGS:  We’ll see how the numbers hold up in tomorrow’s finals, but for now at least THE BOSS BABY (DreamWorks Animation/20th) is the weekend winner with $49M, considerably better than expectations.  The...
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 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 – 7.23.2017

  OPENINGS:  The Saturday hold for DUNKIRK (Warners) wasn’t as strong as those for other Christopher Nolan non-sequels, down 11% where Inception stayed steady, and Interstellar actually rose 8%, pushing the weekend ...
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 WEEKEND BOX OFFICE – 12/15/13

  OPENINGS:  THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG (Warners/MGM) had a better Saturday hold than last year’s An Unexpected Journey (-22% vs. -25%), suggesting that positive word of mouth is kicking in, and no doubt ea...
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 – 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
 

 
 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOX OFFICE – 11/10/13

  OPENINGS:  THOR: THE DARK WORLD (Disney) held essentially even on Saturday, an excellent result for a franchise movie, especially where a chunk of its “Friday” number had come from Thursday night screenings....
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Box Office – 6/19/16

  OPENINGS:  FINDING DORY (Pixar/Disney) had a 17% Saturday drop, which is on the high side for an animated blockbuster (Inside Out fell 10% on its 2d day, Monsters University was down 6%, and Minions 16%).  That suggest...
by Mitch Salem