Posts Tagged ‘international box office’
 

 

Behind the Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 5/25/14

  (Note:  Most of the studios aggressively estimated their Sunday declines as being around 10%, even though last year’s Memorial Day Weekend Sunday drops were mostly steeper than that, so there could be a number of ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the Weekend Box Office – 4/27/14

  OPENINGS:  THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 (Sony) is still several days from its US opening, but the superhero spectacle already has $132M in the bank after a $67.2M 2d weekend in 42 international territories–which don&#...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the Weekend Box Office – 4/20/14

  OPENINGS:  THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 (Sony) won’t arrive in the US for almost 2 weeks, and so far it’s in only 14 international markets–and it was still the biggest story of the weekend, pulling in $47M...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the Weekend Box Office – 1/12/14

  OPENINGS:  A bit surprisingly, LONE SURVIVOR (Universal) had no Saturday bump to speak of (under 1%), giving it a more frontloaded weekend than a movie appealing to an older audience (which tends not to run out on openi...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOX OFFICE – 12/15/13

  OPENINGS:  THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG (Warners/MGM) had a better Saturday hold than last year’s An Unexpected Journey (-22% vs. -25%), suggesting that positive word of mouth is kicking in, and no doubt ea...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: 12/1/13

  Studio honesty is rare enough to be worth noting when it appears:  THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE (Lionsgate) could easily have juiced its Sunday estimate to claim the #2 second weekend of all time today, but instead i...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOX OFFICE – 10/20/13

  OPENINGS:  There was nothing supernatural about the blah $17M opening for CARRIE (Screen Gems/Sony/MGM), on the low end of Halloween horror openings, and with Bad Grandpa targeting a similar audience next weekend, there...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOX OFFICE – 10/6/13

  OPENINGS:  We spent all summer hearing that it was impossible to sell audiences on big-budget non-franchise titles, as spectacles like White House Down, Pacific Rim, After Earth and The Lone Ranger went splat.  In one ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOX OFFICE – 8/18/13

  OPENINGS:  If a movie like THE BUTLER (Weinstein) can make back most of its production cost in a single weekend (and The Help did the same 2 years ago), why aren’t there more movies like The Butler?  The answer i...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOX OFFICE – 8/11/13

  Here’s an instructive piece of box office math, courtesy of Disney and The Lone Ranger.  Ranger cost (including worldwide marketing) about $350M all told, and it’s going to have global theatrical revenues of...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

BEHIND THE FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: 8/9/13

  Sheer tonnage is keeping the total box office aloft, but on a movie-by-movie basis, things aren’t nearly as rosy. OPENINGS:  Unless things collapse today, ELYSIUM (TriStar/Sony) will do doubt report a $30M weekend...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOX OFFICE – 8/4/13

  OPENINGS:  With a $27.4M start, 2 GUNS (Universal) is probably headed for $85M in the US, a fair if unexciting return for a movie that claims to have (post-tax credits) a $61M production budget.  With Universal taking ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOX OFFICE – 7/28/13

  OPENINGS:   Two smart studio decisions bailed out what could have been a scary opening weekend for THE WOLVERINE (20th).  Fox kept the budget relatively low for its expensive genre, just $250M or so including worldwid...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

BEHIND THE FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: 7/5/13

  It’s a best of times, worst of times kind of weekend for the newcomers. OPENINGS:  DESPICABLE ME 2 (Universal) is everything its makers could have wanted at the box office.  With a $30.2M Friday, it should have $...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 6/30/13

  OPENINGS:  The $40M weekend estimate for THE HEAT (20th) makes more sense than it did last night, now that the movie’s Saturday is being reported as a 6% increase rather than a 5% drop.  (But always be suspicious...
by Mitch Salem