Posts Tagged ‘Friday box office scorecard’
 

 

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
 

 
 

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
 

 

 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: Holdovers Lead “Dirty Grandpa,” “The 5th Wave” On Snowy Weekend

  This was never going to be much of a box office weekend, and the east coast snowstorms certainly won’t help.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, all 3 of the newcomers are closely packed with $3.5-4M Fr...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

BEHIND THE FRIDAY BOX OFFICE – 11/29/13

  Mitch Metcalf has a great analysis of the continuing strength of THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE (Lionsgate) after its $31.3M Friday in his box office post today–highly recommended.  Catching Fire should set a sl...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Despicable Me 3″” Takes Holiday Weekend, “Baby Driver” A Sleeper, “The House” Burns Down

  DESPICABLE ME 3 (Illumination/Universal) will have no trouble holding the lead at the box office over the 5-day July 4th weekend.  Preliminary numbers at Deadline have opening day at $28.6M (including $4.1M from Thursda...
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
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Early Friday Box Office: “Thor: Ragnorak” Keeps Lead, “Murder” Solid, “Daddy’s Home 2″” OK

  MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (20th) had a surprising amount of marketing muscle behind it, and at least in the short term it seems to be paying off.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, opening day was $10.6M ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: No Gods for “Egypt,” “Triple 9″” or “Eddie” In Another “Deadpool” Romp

  GODS OF EGYPT (Summit/Lionsgate) has been sitting around for so long that Gerard Butler managed to make next week’s London Has Fallen in the interim, and its own studio has been bleating about how the downside had ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” Blows Up “Christopher Robin,” “Spy Who Dumped Me” & “Darkest Minds”

  Despite a trio of new arrivals, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT (Skydance/Alibaba/Paramount) will ride strong reviews and word of mouth to an easy second consecutive weekend crown.  Preliminary numbers at Deadline h...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the Friday Box Office – 1/31/14

  Even by Super Bowl Weekend standards, this one is likely to be dim. OPENINGS:  Despite aggressive preliminary estimates, THAT AWKWARD MOMENT (Focus/Universal) couldn’t even carry the day on Friday with $3.9M, and ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the Friday Box Office – 6/6/14

  Here’s a scary factoid for the studios.  In 2013, 5 movies opened in May/June that reached over $200M in the US alone, and none of those movies had a total lower than $228.8M.  This year, as we head to mid-June, ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Coco” Takes Black Friday, “Justice League” Subdued, “Wonder” Strong, “Call Me” Starts Big

  The only new opening on Black Friday was a limited release, but everything already in the market took the customary post-holiday leap.  COCO (Pixar/Disney) will easily win the 3-day weekend, after $19.1M on Friday accor...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “The Boss” Is Kryptonite to “BvS,” “Hardcore Henry” & “Demolition” Implode

  How much more humiliating can things get for Warners?  On Friday, according to preliminary numbers at Deadline, THE BOSS (Universal), which isn’t even a high-performing Melissa McCarthy vehicle, beat up both the s...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Halloween” Bloodthirsty, “The Hate U Give” Soft, “A Star Is Born” Stays Strong

  A piece of beloved genre IP that gets rave reviews is hard to beat, and the newest iteration of HALLOWEEN (Blumhouse/Miramax/Universal) is headed toward a huge opening.  Preliminary numbers at Deadline put Friday at $33...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the Friday Box Office – 2/28/14

  OPENINGS:  NON-STOP (Universal) had the Friday lead with $10M, but that doesn’t mean it’ll take the weekend.  In any case, Universal’s investment will pay off handsomely–it covered only $12M of ...
by Mitch Salem