Posts Tagged ‘franchise movie box office’
 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 4.21.2019

  OPENINGS:  The Good Friday/Easter weekend was solid for the most part, but it lacked a major holiday opening because Avengers: Endgame is just a few days away and set to engulf box offices worldwide.  Instead, the stud...
by Mitch Salem
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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
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 3.17.2019

  OPENINGS:  For a movie aimed at children that isn’t a frontloaded franchise installment, WONDER PARK (Nickelodeon/Paramount) had an unimpressive 19% Saturday bump, and it emerged with a $16M weekend that won’...
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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
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 3.10.2019

  OPENINGS:  CAPTAIN MARVEL (Marvel/Disney) launched with $455M worldwide, the highest superhero intro movie ever (although not all the titles in that category opened in China on their first weekend).  In the US, its $15...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 3.3.2019

  OPENINGS:  A MADEA FAMILY FUNERAL (Lionsgate) launched at $27.1M, and with the exception of the outliers Madea Goes To Jail ($41M) and A Madea Christmas ($16M), that puts it in the standard $21-30M range of the franchis...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 2.24.2019

  OPENINGS:  The weekend multiple for HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD (DreamWorks Animation/Universal) was 3.2x, about mid-way between the first Dragon‘s 3.6x and Dragon 2‘s 2.6x.  (Note that the s...
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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 2.17.2019

  OPENINGS:  ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL (20th) squeezed everything it could out of its opening 2-holiday week, with paid preview screenings on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights (totaling $2.4M) preceding its official Thursday...
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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 2.10.2019

  OPENINGS:  THE LEGO MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART (Warners Animation) had a solid 83% family matinee bump on Saturday, but its $34.4M weekend studio estimate is still down more than 50% from the opening of the original Lego ...
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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
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 1.20.2019

  OPENINGS:  Despite a holiday opening and a much higher (and more costly) level of hype, GLASS (Blinding Edge/Blumhouse/Buena Vista Intl/Universal) barely squeezed past Split over the 3-day weekend, $40.6M vs. $40M.  Ev...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 1.6.2019

  OPENINGS:  There weren’t a lot of significant changes from Friday night’s picture of the weekend box office.  The only wide opening, ESCAPE ROOM (Columbia/Sony), inevitably fell 13% on Saturday, considering...
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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Aquaman” Stays Strong, Solid Start For “Escape Room”

  Box office years typically start slow, with strong holds for holiday openings, and that’s proving to be the case for 2019 as well.  AQUAMAN (DC/Warners) will retain its crown, as early numbers at Deadline indicate...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 12.30.2018

  OPENINGS:  There were no new wide releases for New Year’s weekend, but a pair of lackluster films arrived for Christmas Day.  VICE (Annapurna) has $17.7M to date, $7.8M of it from this weekend, but it’s bee...
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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Aquaman” Swims Long-Distance, “Mary Poppins” Up, “Vice,” “Holmes & Watson” Soft

  The holiday box office has turned out to be AQUAMAN (DC/Warners), and then everything else.  Preliminary numbers at Deadline have its 3rd Friday at $16.8M, up 15% from Thursday and down 40% from last Friday, for a likel...
by Mitch Salem