Posts Tagged ‘Friday box office analysis’
 

 

Behind the Friday Box Office – 10/10/14

  Once again, Gone Girl was vanquished for a day by a horror movie, but will almost certainly rebound to take the weekend. OPENINGS:  DRACULA UNTOLD (Legendary/Universal) gets the partnership between Universal and its new...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the Friday Box Office – 7/11/14

  OPENINGS:  DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (20th), with $27.7M on Friday and a likely $70M weekend, will probably have a significant US box office bump over its predecessor Rise ($176.8M, after a $54.8M opening), but it ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Office Christmas Party” Solid, “La La Land” Starts Huge

  With a marketplace starved of adult comedy after the failure of Bad Santa 2, and the holiday deluge of product not quite here, this weekend is proving to be good timing for the arrival of OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY (DreamWo...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the Friday Box Office – 5/9/14

  OPENINGS:  NEIGHBORS (Universal) is a big win for all concerned, with a huge $19.6M Friday that could put it in reach of $50M for the weekend, especially if the fact that this is a rare mainstream Hollywood non-rom-com ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the Friday Box Office – 7/18/14

  Even though it’s just mid-July, Guardians of the Galaxy is the only likely blockbuster opening left this summer.  Barring some surprises, the seasonal picture is ugly. OPENINGS:  THE PURGE: ANARCHY (Universal) t...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Godzilla” Stomps on Expectations

  The moviegoer love affair with CG spectacles continues in full force, as GODZILLA (Warners/Legendary) appears, on the basis of preliminary numbers at Deadline and elsewhere, to be headed for a $36M Friday (including $9.3...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the Friday Box Office – 7/25/14

  OPENINGS:  Despite all the testosterone flowing through the Avengers-verse, the biggest star to emerge from the mega-franchise is turning out to be Scarlett Johansson, the latest warrior woman at the front of the box of...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the Friday Box Office – 5/16/14

  OPENINGS:  GODZILLA (Warners/Legendary) had the opening of its dreams with $38.5M on Friday (including $9.3M from Thursday night)–higher than the openings for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ($35.2M) and Captain America:...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the Friday Box Office – 8/1/14

  OPENINGS:  GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (Marvel/Disney) has something the summer’s other blockbusters could only dream of:  weeks ahead without any A-level competition.  When the biggest titles coming up are the rebo...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

BEHIND THE FRIDAY BOX OFFICE – 8/2/13

  OPENINGS:  The production budget for 2 GUNS (Universal) was funded by producers Emmett/Furla and Foresight Entertainment, with Universal just on the hook for marketing and distribution.  In addition, the overseas distr...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the Friday Box Office – 5/23/14

  OPENINGS:  With $36M on Friday, X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST is assured of going over $100M by Monday, and the only question is by how much.  The day fell a bit below the openings for Godzilla ($38.4M) and Captain Americ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the Friday Box Office – 8/8/14

  OPENINGS:  TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (Paramount) may or may not turn a big profit–it carries a $300M pricetag (including worldwide marketing), and could falter quickly now that the fans have shown up–but ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

BEHIND THE FRIDAY BOX OFFICE – 11/22/13

  OPENINGS:  THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE (Lionsgate) came up from initial Friday estimates to $70.5M, the 7th highest single day box office in US history (behind the final Harry Potter, The Avengers, The Dark Knight, ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Maleficent” Soars, “A Million Ways” Perishes

  MALEFICENT (Disney) performed as well as its Thursday night start suggested it might, at the high-end of expectations according to preliminary Friday numbers at Deadline and elsewhere.  The revisionist fairy tale surged...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the Friday Box Office – 8/29/14

  OPENINGS:  AS ABOVE/SO BELOW (Universal) cost just $5M to produce, but its big-studio marketing campaign will add at least $30M to that, and after a $3.2M Friday, it’s headed for $9.5M by Sunday and $11.5M for the...
by Mitch Salem