Posts Tagged ‘behind the weekend box office’
 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 11.26.2017

  OPENINGS:  3-day weekend totals were largely in line with where they were headed on Friday night.  COCO (Pixar/Disney) settled in at $49M ($71.2M since Wednesday).  On a 3-day basis, that was almost exactly the same a...
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
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 11.12.2017

  OPENINGS:  In the US, DADDY’S HOME 2 (Paramount) eked out a victory among the newcomers at $30M, thanks to a 6% family audience bump on Saturday.  That’s still 22% below the opening for the first Daddy̵...
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 – 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 – 10.8.2017

  OPENINGS:  Coming into this weekend, the discussion about BLADE RUNNER 2049 (Alcon/Sony/Warners) was mostly about whether with its critical raves it could exceed expectations by 20% or so and become October’s #1 o...
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 – 9.24.2017

  OPENINGS: KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE (MARV/20th) took the weekend, but at $39M it was below Fox’s minimal target number of $40M.  Since sequels burn out faster than initial films in a series, Golden Circle will p...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 9.3.2017

  OPENINGS:  Hollywood’s barely-breathing Labor Day weekend didn’t get any healthier on Saturday.  The CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (Columbia/Sony) re-release had a 35% Saturday bump, and like everythin...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 8.27.2017

  OPENINGS:  LEAP (Weinstein) was the weekend’s tallest dwarf, claiming to have cleared $5M for the weekend, but that number will require an extremely strong Sunday hold.  Even if it’s sustained in tomorrow&#...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 8.20.2017

  OPENINGS:  The $21.6M start for THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD (Summit/Lionsgate) was on target for the B-movie, which had a modest 2% Saturday dip.  It also earned $6.6M in early international release.  While it does n...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 8.13.2017

  OPENINGS:  There have been a lot of busted franchises this summer, but ANNABELLE: CREATION (New Line/Warners) held strong, with a $35M opening weekend that was down just 5% from the first Annabelle.  The new entry is c...
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 – 7.23.2017

  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 – 7.16.2017

  OPENINGS:  The summer saga of underperforming franchise titles continued with WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES (TSG/20th), with a $56.5M start that’s 22% below the $72.6M opening for Dawn 3 years ago, and just barel...
by Mitch Salem