Posts Tagged ‘Friday’
 

 

FRIDAY JULY 1 BOX OFFICE RESULTS

>Transformers 3 is doing good but not great business (midway between the first and second in the series), but the overall weekend is looking like it is up only marginally from last year thanks to weak holds by Cars 2 and Bad Te...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

FRIDAY JUNE 17 BOX OFFICE RESULTS

>Green Lantern and Mr Popper’s Penguins both come in at forecast, while weekend is down 23% from last year.Green Lantern opened with $21.4 million on Friday, and it looks like the Ryan Reynolds film will gross $56 million...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED PILOT REPORT: NBC’s “Grimm”

> Disclaimer:  Network pilots now in circulation are not necessarily in the form that will air in the Fall.  Pilots are often reedited and rescored, and in some cases even recast or reshot.  So these critiques sh...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

FRIDAY JUNE 10 BOX OFFICE RESULTS: Super 8 Opens Better Than Expected

>Super 8 beats the forecast with a solid opening.  The weekend top 12 are looking to be down a bit from 2010.Super 8 opened with $13.2 million on Friday, and it looks like the JJ Abrams film will gross almost $41 million f...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

FRIDAY MAY 27 BOX OFFICE RESULTS: Hangover 2 Delivers; Panda 2 Not So Much

>Hangover Part II leads the way and ignites a huge weekend at the box office.  Kung Fu Panda 2 does not meet high expectations.The Hangover Part II opened with $31 million on Thursday and earned another $30 million Friday....
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED: WHAT TO WATCH THIS FALL ON FRIDAYS (1st Draft)

> The networks have proclaimed their Fall schedules, the new series have been (partially) unveiled, so… what now?  What will actually be worth watching when network TV comes back to life in a few months?  SHOWBU...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: Friday Ratings Projections

> A few notes: these projections are for original episodes (no repeats) aired in the 4th quarter of 2011.  Series premieres will likely be .3-.4 higher, thanks to network marketing pushes, and then tend to go down over tim...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

FRIDAY MAY 20 BOX OFFICE RESULTS: Pirates Solid; Bridemaids Rocks

>The fourth Pirates of the Caribbean opens just below forecast, although not quite at the higher end of expectations that Disney was rooting for.  Bridesmaids has a very good second weekend Pirates of the Caribbean: On Str...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

FRIDAY MAY 6 BOX OFFICE NUMBERS: Thor Slightly Below Expectations

> Thor will be #1 as expected this weekend, as expected, but a few million dollars below forecast, while the two female-skewing comedies are a few million dollars above forecast.  The weekend looks to be around 11% below t...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

FRIDAY APR 29 BOX OFFICE NUMBERS: Fast Five Roars to the Top

>Fast Five delivered for Universal with a $77 million opening and is on track for a final domestic tally of $169 million.  This strong opening will push the weekend up around 50% versus the same weekend last year.  Th...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

FRIDAY APR 22 BOX OFFICE NUMBERS: Another Strong Weekend Led by Rio and Madea

> This is shaping up to be a VERY strong second weekend in a row at the box office.  Early box office numbers indicate strong performances by Rio and Hop, a solid opening for Madea, and an OK opening for Water for Ele...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

FRIDAY APR 15 NUMBERS: A Promising Weekends Turns Ho-Hum

> This was supposed to be the weekend that the 2011 slump started to turn around.  While $37.5 million and $19 million openings are usually nothing to sneeze at, the box office needed better performances to show incre...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

FRIDAY APR 8 NUMBERS: Other Than Hop, Ouch

> Based on Friday’s numbers, Hop will continue to be the #1 movie playing, while none of the openers this weekend will make much of an impact.  Hop’s expected decline of 44% is good but not as solid as for...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

FRIDAY APR 1 NUMBERS: Hop Surprisingly Strong

> Based on Friday’s numbers, Hop is blowing past the ShowbuzzDaily Forecast, according to preliminary weekend estimates.  While not quite the $56 million opening for Despicable Me and certainly no...
by Mitch Salem