Posts Tagged ‘holiday box office’
 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 9.1.2019

  OPENINGS:  Labor Day weekend is traditionally Hollywood’s graveyard, and no major studio touched the holiday with a fresh arrival.  DON’T LET GO (Blumhouse Tilt/OTL) tried to take advantage of the quiet, ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 7.7.2019

  OPENINGS:  SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME (Columbia/Sony) owned the Independence Day holiday, with $93.6M over the 3-day weekend, and a $185.1M total since its Tuesday opening.  Comparisons are inexact due to the 6-day holi...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 5.26.2019

  OPENINGS:  ALADDIN (Disney) will probably be in the top half-dozen Memorial Day openings when Monday brings it to $105M or so (the 3-day total is $86.1M).  Compared to other Disney live-action reboots of animated hits,...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Aladdin” Grants Disney’s Wish, “Brightburn” & “Booksmart” Slow

  ALADDIN (Disney) marked a rebound from the opening day of Dumbo, with preliminary numbers at Deadline projecting $30.8M on Friday (including $7M from Thursday afternoon/evening), compared to $15.3M for Dumbo.  The Memor...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 5.12.2019

  OPENINGS:  POKEMON: DETECTIVE PIKACHU (Legendary/Warners) started strong in the US with $58M, not that far off the $69.1M launch of The LEGO Movie.  Pikachu may not have that movie’s legs, especially with Aladdin...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

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...
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 – 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...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

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
 

 
 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Aquaman” Swims Past “Mary Poppins,” “Bumblebee”

  Considering the spotty box office record of the DC movie franchise, it was something of a risk to place AQUAMAN (DC/Warners) at the center of the holiday market, but the bet is paying off, at least to an extent.  Accord...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 12.16.2018

  OPENINGS:  The $35.4M weekend result for SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE (Sony Animation/Columbia/Sony) was in keeping with its Friday projections, and the expectation is that it will thrive through the holidays.  It...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Spider-Verse” Stings, “The Mule” Solid, “Mortal Engines” Crashes, “The Favourite” Expands

  After two weeks of sloth, Hollywood started rolling out its pre-holiday product.  The weekend’s easy winner will be SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE (Sony Animation/Columbia/Sony), which had a $12.6M Friday accor...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 12.9.2018

  OPENINGS:  There were no new wide openings on this pre-holiday season weekend in the US, but things were busier overseas.  AQUAMAN (DC/Warners), which won’t arrive in the US until December 21, launched in China w...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 11.25.2018

  OPENINGS:  RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET (Disney) was somewhat frontloaded, with a 44% drop on Day 2, so it didn’t challenge Frozen‘s $93.6M record for the biggest 5-day Thanksgiving opening.  But Disney has no...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 11.18.2018

  OPENINGS:  FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD (Warners) opened at $62.2M in the US, down 16% from the first Beasts.  In addition, it was more front-loaded, with a 16% Saturday drop compared to 12%.  Exit poll...
by Mitch Salem