Posts Tagged ‘box office’
 

 

US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 4.11.2021

  OPENINGS:  The only new arrival in wide US release was the woebegone VOYAGERS (Lionsgate), which got a minimal push from its studio and opened at a low $1.4M, fated for $5M or so in the US. The major new international o...
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US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office Report – 4.4.2021

  OPENINGS:  GODZILLA VS KONG (Warners, also on HBO Max) had the biggest US theatrical debut since the onset of pandemic closings with $48.5M over 5 days ($32.2M for the 3-day weekend).  It will clearly roar past Tenet&#...
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US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office Report – 3.28.2021

  OPENINGS:  NOBODY (Universal) had a fair start at $6.7M, better than the $4.1M opening for Let Him Go and the $3.1M for The Marksman.  Following the Universal pattern it will hit premium VOD after 2 more weekends, and ...
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US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office Report – 3.21.2021

  OPENINGS:  With the LA movie theatre market now open (at 25% capacity) and a general rise in vaccinations, the box office seems to be taking its first very tentative steps back to pre-pandemic life.  The one wide openi...
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US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office Report – 3.7.2021

  OPENINGS:  RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON (Disney, also on Disney+) launched with $8.6M in theatres, and while it also earned (undisclosed) income from super-premium VOD through Disney+, that number was notably lower than las...
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US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office Report – 2.28.2021

  OPENINGS:  TOM & JERRY (Warners, also on HBO Max) had a solid opening for this moment in time with $13.7M, an especially impressive number since the movie is available at no extra cost to anyone with an HBO Max subs...
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US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office Report – 2.21.2021

  HOLDOVERS: NOMADLAND (Searchlight/Disney, also on Hulu) earned $500K at 1175 theatres after 2 weeks in limited release for which the studio didn’t provide numbers.  That’s, a weekend per-theatre average a bi...
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US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office Report – 2.14.2021

  OPENINGS:  The Presidents Day weekend wide releases were Sundance titles seeking to take advantage of the expanded “2020” Oscar calendar, which includes films released through February 2021.  Both would lik...
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US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office Report – 2.7.2021

  OPENINGS:  Even in healthy times, Super Bowl weekend isn’t a fertile time for movie openings, the exceptions being counterprogramming like 2008’s Hannah Montana concert movie.  In that vein, this weekend fe...
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US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office Report – 1.31.2021

  OPENINGS:  The second entry in the studio’s experiment with split theatrical/HBO Max distribution THE LITTLE THINGS (Warners) arrived with $4.8M in theatres, on the higher end of recent action movie openings ($3.1...
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US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office Report – 1.24.2021

  OPENINGS:  There was a barely-wide opening for OUR FRIEND (Gravitas, also on VOD) at 543 theatres with a $250K weekend that translated into a quiet per-theatre average of $460. HOLDOVERS:  THE MARKSMAN (Open Road) dipp...
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US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office Report – 1.17.2021

  OPENINGS:  THE MARKSMAN (Open Road) allows Liam Neeson to lay claim to being the most prolific movie star of the pandemic, following on the releases of Honest Thief and the smaller-scale Made In Italy.  Despite a holid...
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US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office Report – 1.10.2021

  HOLDOVERS:  Once again, there were no significant openings this week.  And once again, the lack of competition didn’t help WW84 (DC/Warners, also on HBO Max), which had the worst hold of the top titles, down 46% ...
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US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office Report – 1.3.2021

  OPENINGS:  There were no new wide openings for New Year’s weekend. HOLDOVERS:  Word of mouth still operates in a pandemic, and it wasn’t at all friendly to WW84 (DC/Warners) which crumpled by 67% to $5.5M f...
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US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office Report – 12.27.2020

  OPENINGS:  WW84 (DC/Warners)–that’s the official title per the credits–had the biggest US opening of the pandemic era with $16.7M (a $7800 per-theatre average), much higher than the $9.7M for The Crood...
by Mitch Salem