Posts Tagged ‘box office records’
 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 7.21.2019

  OPENINGS:  THE LION KING (Disney) was expected to be the crown jewel in Disney’s recreations of its animated classics, and despite sharply mixed reviews, it delivered with a $185M opening weekend–and that st...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 5.12.2019

  OPENINGS:  POKEMON: DETECTIVE PIKACHU (Legendary/Warners) started strong in the US with $58M, not that far off the $69.1M launch of The LEGO Movie.  Pikachu may not have that movie’s legs, especially with Aladdin...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Avengers: Endgame” Obliterates The Record Books–and Helps “Captain Marvel”

  Box office discussions about AVENGERS: ENDGAME (Marvel/Disney) will revolve around records broken and those likely to fall.  The first to go was the Thursday night record, which is now $60M (beating The Force Awakens...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 10.21.2018

  OPENINGS:  HALLOWEEN (Blumhouse/Miramax/Universal) was front-loaded, with a Saturday drop that hit 18%, but that only prevented it from setting records, not from being a giant hit at $77.5M for the weekend.  That insta...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 10.7.2018

  VENOM (Tencent/Columbia/Sony) easily set a new October opening record with a studio-reported $80M weekend, far ahead of Gravity‘s $55.8M.  However, Venom dropped 19% on Saturday, worse than Thor: The Dark World (1...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 5.6.2018

  OPENINGS:  OVERBOARD (MGM/Pantelion/Lionsgate) opened in 45% more theatres than Eugenio Derbez’s How To Be A Latin Lover, and had a weekend that was 20% higher at $14.8M.  That’s not the cross-cultural brea...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Beyond the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 4.29.2018

  OPENINGS:  AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (Marvel/Disney) got the historic opening of its dreams, edging out The Force Awakens with a $250M US weekend, and also becoming the #1 worldwide opening in history with $630M.  That la...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Avengers: Infinity War” Aims For A Record Start

  AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (Marvel/Disney) exists on that rarefied box office plane where even a reported $450M in production/marketing costs can be waved off in comparison to the certain returns to come.  Deadline is repor...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Inside Out” Takes The Day, But “Jurassic” Lies In Wait

  INSIDE OUT (Pixar/Disney) is in line for the biggest non-sequel opening in the history of animation.  Preliminary numbers at Deadline have it winning Friday with $32.8M (that includes $3.7M from Thursday night), on its ...
by Mitch Salem