Posts Tagged ‘behind the weekend box office’
 

 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOX OFFICE – 7/14/13

  OPENINGS:  Despite the strong weekend, it’s a bit troubling that GROWN UPS 2 (Sony) fell 11% on Saturday (the original Grown Ups rose 2% on its 2d day), suggesting frontloading and less than great word of mouth. ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 8/14/16

  OPENINGS:  The SAUSAGE PARTY (Annapurna/Columbia/Sony) audience was somewhat frontloaded, with a 16% Saturday decline, but the weekend total of $33.6M was still outstanding, the best starring debut for Seth Rogen since ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

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

OPENINGS:  Fill in the ball/glass slipper/fairy tale reference of choice, because CINDERELLA (Disney) performed beautifully, with $70.1M in the US.  That puts it ahead of the $69.4M opening of Maleficent (unless adjusted numb...
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 – 2.19.17

  OPENINGS:  THE GREAT WALL (Legendary/Universal) scraped its way to $18.1M in the US, and should add another $3M or so on Monday.  The $50M it will hope to reach here will barely pay for its US marketing campaign, so th...
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 – 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 – 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 – 1/15/17

  OPENINGS:  It wasn’t so much that THE BYE BYE MAN (STX) overperformed at $13.4M for the 3-day weekend (that number should rise to $15M on Monday thanks to the Martin Luther King Day holiday), but that everything a...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 8/3/14

  OPENINGS:  The world, if not the galaxy, belonged to GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (Marvel/Disney) this weekend.  In the US, its $94M start (as is typical, Disney estimated an aggressively strong Sunday, down just 19% from S...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 11/15/15

  OPENINGS:  LOVE THE COOPERS (CBS/Lionsgate) was the best of a bad bunch, launching with $8.4M.  That’s 30% less than the $12.5M start of 2005’s The Family Stone, but the studio can take some solace from the...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 2/15/15

  OPENINGS:  This year’s Saturday night Valentine’s Day worked out well for everyone this weekend, but especially for FIFTY SHADES OF GREY (Universal/Focus).  The prospect of some kink refreshed the movieR...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 8/23/15

  OPENINGS:  With a $10M production budget (and tens of millions in marketing on top), the $10.6M weekend for SINISTER 2 (Blumhouse/Gramercy/Focus/Universal) will test Blumhouse’s ability to make money out of just a...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 8/21/16

  OPENINGS:  The weekend’s tallest dwarf was WAR DOGS (RatPac/Warners) with a soft $14.3M start.  The 12% Saturday drop indicates that word of mouth isn’t great, and early international numbers are weak as we...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: 12/8/13

  OPENINGS:  With a dreadful $5.3M weekend, OUT OF THE FURNACE (Relativity) emerged burnt to a crisp.  The only useful thing it could do at this point is boost Christian Bale’s chance for an Oscar nomination–...
by Mitch Salem