Posts Tagged ‘behind the weekend box office’
 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 7.22.2018

  OPENINGS:  THE EQUALIZER 2 (Escape Artists/Columbia Sony) rode a relatively stable Saturday (down 5% from Friday) to a $35.8M weekend win, up about 5% from the opening for the first Equalizer in 2014.  That film had an...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the Weekend US/Worldwide Box Office – 11/20/16

  OPENINGS:  The economics for FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM (Warners) will probably put the film at $600-700M worldwide against roughly $350M in costs.  That’s a profitable place to be, although not quit...
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 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 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
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 10/2/13

  OPENINGS:  The studio-reported $28.5M weekend for Tim Burton’s MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN (TSG/20th) is below the $29.7M opening for Burton’s flop Dark Shadows.  Miss Peregrine cost l...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 6/21/15

  OPENINGS:  INSIDE OUT (Pixar/Disney) had the largest opening for an animated non-sequel ever at $91.1M.  (Disney is claiming a slightly more abstract record as well, the largest opening for a film that isn’t base...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOX OFFICE – 12/29/13

  Truth be told, “weekend” box office doesn’t mean much in a week where Friday/Saturday/Sunday are no stronger than the weekdays that surround them, and virtually all the openings took place on Wednesday....
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 WEEKEND BOX OFFICE – 10/27/13

  OPENINGS:  BAD GRANDPA (Paramount) romped to 1st place at the multiplexes this weekend with $32M, but perhaps more notably, it also made $8.4M in just 16 overseas territories.  That’s the same level as Jackass 3D...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 1/24/16

  OPENINGS:  The east coast blizzard seems to have had less effect on the weekend box office than one might have assumed, considering that all the newcomers went up from Friday to Saturday, even though they were in typica...
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 – 1.7.2018

  OPENINGS:  By horror movie standards, INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY (Blumhouse/Universal) didn’t collapse on Saturday (down 13%), and that propelled it to a very solid $29.3M weekend, which among horror product in that ...
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 – 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