Posts Tagged ‘early Friday box office’
 

 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Spider-Man: Far From Home” Flies, “Midsommar” Cools Fast

  The MCU continues to be America’s uber-franchise, as SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME (Columbia/Sony) became the first summer mega-movie in several weeks to fully live up to expectations.  Few films have opened on the Tu...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Godzilla: King of Monsters” Wins But Doesn’t Devour, “Rocketman” OK, “Ma” Slow

  It’s too soon to tell just how GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS (Legendary/Warners) will fare based on its $19.7M opening day (including $6.3M from Thursday), per preliminary numbers at Deadline.  The reason is that...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Aladdin” Grants Disney’s Wish, “Brightburn” & “Booksmart” Slow

  ALADDIN (Disney) marked a rebound from the opening day of Dumbo, with preliminary numbers at Deadline projecting $30.8M on Friday (including $7M from Thursday afternoon/evening), compared to $15.3M for Dumbo.  The Memor...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “John Wick: Parabellum” Shoots “Avengers: Endgame,” “A Dog’s Journey” & “The Sun Is Also A Star” Slow

  JOHN WICK CHAPTER 3: PARABELLUM (Thunder Road/Summit/Lionsgate) marks a rarity these days, a solid and growing mid-level action franchise.  The first John Wick collected $5.4M on its first day and $14.4M for the weekend...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Endgame” Stays Huge, “Long Shot” So-So, “The Intruder” OK, “UglyDolls” Dim

  After AVENGERS: ENDGAME (Marvel/Disney) torched the record books last weekend, the remaining question was whether it would have the stamina to challenge the biggest records of them all, The Force Awakens in the US ($936....
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Shazam” Leads Slow Weekend, “Little” OK, “Hellboy” Weak, “After” & “Missing Link” Dim

  SHAZAM (DC/New Line/Warners) is going to win a bleak weekend at the box office, and even it doesn’t have much to boast about.  Preliminary numbers at Deadline have it dropping 68% from last Friday to $6.6M, worse ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Shazam” Solid, “Pet Sematary” OK, “Best of Enemies” Soft, “Dumbo” Crashes

  By superhero movie standards, SHAZAM (DC/New Line/Warners) was moderately priced, with around $225M in production/marketing costs.  Preliminary numbers at Deadline put its opening day at $20M (including $5.9M from Thurs...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Dumbo” Flies Low, “Unplanned” OK, “Hotel Mumbai” & “The Beach Bum” Dim

  The Disney machine is hitting an atypical pothole with DUMBO (Disney), which according to preliminary numbers at Deadline had a $14.8M Friday ($2.6M of that from Thursday night).  That’s very much on the low end o...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Us” Huge, “Captain Marvel” Drops, “Gloria Bell” Expands

  The enduring respect and admiration for Get Out, and its own enthusiastic reviews, are pushing Jordan Peele’s US (Blumhouse/Perfect World/Universal) way past expectations.  According to preliminary numbers at Dead...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Captain Marvel” Unchallenged, “Wonder Park” & “Five Feet Apart” OK, “Captive State” DOA

  The other studios didn’t try very hard to compete with the second weekend of CAPTAIN MARVEL (Marvel/Disney), and the blockbuster will have no trouble repeating as #1 this week.  According to preliminary numbers at...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Captain Marvel” Super-Heroic, Holdovers Fade

  CAPTAIN MARVEL (Marvel/Disney) is delivering the jolt the 2019 box office desperately needed.  Preliminary numbers at Deadline put opening day at $62M ($20.7M from Thursday night).  That’s far higher than the $38...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “How To Train Your Dragon 3” Breathes Fire, “Fighting With My Family” Soft, “Alita” Drops & More

  After a string of disappointments at the box office, this weekend’s franchise centerpiece looks like it will deliver.  Preliminary numbers at Deadline have the opening day for HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Lego Movie 2” Cracks, “What Men Want” & “Cold Pursuit” OK

  THE LEGO MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART (Warners Animation) is looking like a textbook example of a studio watering down its own franchise.  Warners jumped into 2 spin-offs before even reaching its first official sequel, and ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Miss Bala” Drops The Ball, “Glass” & “The Upside” Top Dim Super Bowl Weekend

  MISS BALA (Columbia/Sony) is the only new opening this Super Bowl weekend, but it’s failing to take advantage of its status.  Deadline‘s preliminary numbers have Miss Bala‘s opening day at $2.7M ($650K...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “The Upside” Has Some, “Aquaman” Subsides, “On The Basis of Sex,” “Beale Street” Expand

  THE UPSIDE (STX/Lantern) survived the wreckage of the Weinstein Company bankruptcy, and found an opening between the end of the holiday movie season and next week’s MLK weekend, poking through with what preliminary...
by Mitch Salem