Posts Tagged ‘Friday box office scorecard’
 

 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Happy Death Day” Indeed; “The Foreigner” Soft; “Blade Runner 2049″” Fades

  HAPPY DEATH DAY (Blumhouse/Universal) continued a remarkable year for Blumhouse, following the giant successes of Split and Get Out.  Deadline has its Friday at a preliminary $11.3M (including $1M from Thursday night), ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the Friday Box Office – 11/21/14

  OPENINGS:  Congratulations and condolences to THE HUNGER GAMES:  MOCKINGJAY PART 1 (Lionsgate), which had the biggest day of any movie this year–yet at $55M (slightly higher than Friday afternoon estimates had pr...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

BEHIND THE FRIDAY BOXOFFICE: 4/26/13

  OPENINGS:  PAIN & GAIN (Paramount) is a “relationship” movie, not in the sense of the relationships between the movie’s characters (oh God, no), but the relationship between the studio and its dire...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Fate” Wins Again, but “Latin Lover” & “Baahubali 2″” Solid; “The Circle” Flattens

  THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS (Universal) will win its third consecutive box office weekend, but in the US it continues to run with considerably less than vroom-vroom momentum.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, i...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the Friday Box Office – 5/2/14

  OPENINGS:  The opening day of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 (Sony) was actually a touch behind the opening day of the first Amazing ($35.2M to $35.9M).  However the earlier movie had a different trajectory, opening on the T...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Boo 2″” Tops Weak “Geostorm,” “Only The Brave” & “Snowman”

  It’s a busy but not particularly big weekend at the multiplex.  The weekend’s winner will be BOO 2! A MADEA HALLOWEEN (Lionsgate), which did a fairly good job of holding the audience for last year’s or...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the Friday Box Office – 12/5/14

  OPENINGS:  None, really, although you could stretch and include THE PYRAMID (20th), an ultra-low budget, barely-marketed “found-footage” horror item that opened at just 589 theatres.  It made $458K on Frida...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

BEHIND THE FRIDAY BOX OFFICE – 7/12/13

  What kind of summer movie season has it been, really?  For the past several weeks, business has been consistently up, erasing the losses from a soft spring, and even with 3D, Imax and inflation taken into account, more ...
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
 

 
 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Jigsaw” Doesn’t Scare, “Thank You For Your Service” & “Suburbicon” Flop

  Rebooting an aged horror franchise can be tough.  Recent attempts to bring back Alien, Scream and Friday the 13th have faltered, and now Saw, rechristened as JIGSAW (Lionsgate), isn’t off to much of a start.  Pre...
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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Ted 2″” Loses Some Stuffing, “Inside Out” and “Jurassic World” Duel For #1

  Seth MacFarlane’s moment, it seems, has passed.  The three years that followed the triumphant opening of the original Ted included his missteps as Oscars host and as live action star of A Million Ways to Die In th...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

BEHIND THE FRIDAY BOX OFFICE – 8/23/13

  OPENINGS:  THE WORLD’S END (Focus/Universal) is off to a very solid start, with a $2250 per-theatre average on Friday in just 1549 theatres, giving it a $3.5M day and a weekend that could hit $10M.  That compares...
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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Transformers” Clanks, “Wonder Woman” Holds, “Big Sick” & “Beguiled” Open Well

  Its studio did everything in its corporate power to keep the quality of TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT (Huahua/Paramount) from infecting ticket sales, preventing any reviews from appearing until the projectors had started...
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:...
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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Thor: Ragnarok” Thunders, “A Bad Moms Xmas” Fizzles, “LBJ” MIA

  Those waiting for Marvel to stumble will have to go on waiting.  Based on preliminary numbers at Deadline, THOR: RAGNAROK (Marvel/Disney) had a $46M opening day (including $14.5M from Thursday night), the highest for an...
by Mitch Salem