Posts Tagged ‘box office analysis’
 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Box Office – 9.23.2018

  OPENINGS:  THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS (Reliance/Universal) was built for weekend matinees, and a 47% Saturday bump carried it to a $26.9M weekend.  Among recent fall supernatural family movies, that puts it $3...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 7.29.2018

  OPENINGS:  MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT (Skydance/Alibaba/Paramount) rode almost unanimous rave reviews to a franchise-high $61.5M weekend opening in the US.  (That record doesn’t adjust for inflation, and comes w...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 4.22.2018

  OPENINGS:  I FEEL PRETTY (Voltage/H Brothers/STX) became the first Amy Schumer movie to dip on its 2nd day of release, indicating weak word of mouth.  Its $16.2M weekend put it in 3rd place for the weekend, with uncert...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “A Quiet Place” Drowns Out “Rampage,” “True Or Dare” OK, “Beirut” Fizzles

  Even with a new horror movie in the market, A QUIET PLACE (Paramount) continued to over-perform, down just 46% from last Friday according to preliminary numbers at Deadline to $10.2M, putting it on track for a $35M 2nd w...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: Another Winning Holiday For “Last Jedi” & “Jumanji,” But “All The Money” Starts Slow

  Most films will rise this weekend compared to last week, simply because New Year’s Eve is a bigger moviegoing occasion than Christmas Eve.  Generally, box office should rise 20% or so on Saturday, drop around 30% ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 12.24.2017

  OPENINGS:  As we noted on Friday, the 3-day weekend studio estimates are lower than they’d otherwise be, due to lower pre-holiday moviegoing on Saturday and especially Sunday.  That will all change on Christmas D...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Last Jedi” Rules Holiday, “Jumanji” Solid, “Pitch Perfect 3″” OK, “Greatest Showman,” “Downsizing” & “Father Figures” Flop

  A general note:  the last time December 22 fell on a Friday was in 2006, and a look at that year indicates what box office patterns may be between now and January 1.  We can expect most films to have a relatively mild ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “The Last Jedi” Conquers The Cosmos, “Ferdinand” Meek, “Shape of Water” Expands

  STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI (Lucasfilm/Disney) was expected to be gigantic, but not quite as huge as 2015’s The Force Awakens, which benefited from a decade of pent-up expectations.  That’s exactly where itR...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 12.3.2017

  HOLDOVERS:  On a weekend without new wide releases, COCO (Pixar/Disney) had no trouble holding its crown with $26.1M.  Its 49% drop from Thanksgiving weekend was better than other Disney animations in that slot (50% fo...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Coco” Stays On Top, “Wonder” Solid, “3 Billboards” & “Lady Bird” Expand

  There were no new wide releases on this pre-holiday, pre-Last Jedi weekend, so all the action was in holdovers and limited releases.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, COCO (Pixar/Disney) easily retained its...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 11.5.2016

  OPENINGS:  THOR: RAGNAROK (Marvel/Disney) exceeded high expectations, which is no mean feat for a Marvel blockbuster.  In the US, its weekend was $121M, 42% ahead of both Thor: The Dark World and last November’s ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 10.15.2017

  OPENINGS:  HAPPY DEATH DAY (Blumhouse/Universal) opened so well at $26.5M that inevitably, despite the fact that it appears to tell a completely closed-end story, talk of a franchise has started.  You can’t blame...
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
 

 
 

FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “The Dark Tower” Short, “Kidnap” OK, “Detroit” Low

  THE DARK TOWER (MRC/Columbia/Sony) will probably win the weekend, but in unimpressive fashion.  It had a $7.7M opening day (including $1.8M from Thursday night), putting it on track for a $19M weekend.  The production ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Friday Box Office: “Dunkirk” Victorious, “Girls Trip” Strong, “Valerian” Crashes

  There’s a reason why Christopher Nolan may be, along with James Cameron, the last filmmaker who can truly demand blank checks from Hollywood.  His WWII recreation DUNKIRK (Warners), devoid of name stars (apologies...
by Mitch Salem