Posts Tagged ‘international box office’
 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 3.12.2017

  OPENINGS:  KONG: SKULL ISLAND (Legendary/Tencent/Warners) is playing as a quasi-family movie, perhaps in response to the R-rated Logan and Get Out.  That gave it a much more muscular Saturday than similar big-budget mo...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 4.22.2018

  OPENINGS:  I FEEL PRETTY (Voltage/H Brothers/STX) became the first Amy Schumer movie to dip on its 2nd day of release, indicating weak word of mouth.  Its $16.2M weekend put it in 3rd place for the weekend, with uncert...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 7/10/16

  OPENINGS:  THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS (Illumination/Universal) quintupled the next-highest grosser of the weekend, with the biggest opening in US history for an animated non-sequel at $103.2M, easily passing last year̵...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office Report – 9.20.2020

  OPENINGS:  The only wide opening of the week was the Christian-aimed action movie INFIDEL (Cloudburst), the first release from that studio.  The official estimate is $1.5M from 1724 theatres, or a bit less than $900 pe...
by Mitch Salem
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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 7.30.2017

  OPENINGS:  Word of mouth caught up with THE EMOJI MOVIE (Columbia/Sony) on Saturday, with a 14% drop (by comparison, Captain Underpants rose 11% on its 2d day of release, and last year’s Angry Birds Movie jumped 4...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 9/4/16

  OPENINGS:  THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS (DreamWorks/Reliance/Participant/Disney) brings to an ignominious end the distribution relationship between DreamWorks and Disney.  Their final shared title disappointed on every lev...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 5.20.2018

  OPENINGS:  Although unquestionably huge, and sure to be enormously profitable against roughly $250M in production/marketing costs, DEADPOOL 2 (20th) opened on the low end of expectations, about 5% below the first Deadpo...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 2.2.2020

  OPENINGS:  A Super Bowl weekend opening generally doesn’t indicate studio confidence, and GRETEL & HANSEL (UA/MGM) started its box office life with a pale $6.1M weekend.  It probably won’t get much past...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 5.21.2017

  OPENINGS:  ALIEN: COVENANT (TSG/20th) slumped almost as badly on its 2d day of release as the unpopular Prometheus (22% vs 25%), and the result was a lackluster $36M weekend in the US–and even that number includes...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 9/18/16

  OPENINGS:  None of the studio releasing new films this weekend had much to be happy about.  BLAIR WITCH (Lionsgate) was the top of the newcomers in the US, but with a $9.7M start, it’s low-end even by the standar...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 8/17/14

  OPENINGS:  On an unspectacular weekend, LET’S BE COPS (20th) was able to top the new arrivals with $17.7M (and $26.1M since its opening on Wednesday).  It should get to $40M in the US, and with a reported product...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 6.3.2018

  OPENINGS:  ADRIFT (H Brothers/STX) was at the top of a very low hill with $11.5M (plus $350K in 9 overseas territories).  STX, which only has domestic rights, is claiming to be on the hook for only around $30M in limit...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 11/22/15

  OPENINGS:  The stated $101M weekend start for THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 2 (Lionsgate) means that we won’t really know whether it went over $100M until final numbers are released tomorrow.  But even if tha...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 1/22/17

  OPENINGS:  Things couldn’t have gone better for M. Night Shyamalan’s SPLIT (Blumhouse/Universal).  It built on its strong Friday with a 13% bump, extremely good for a horror movie, and is estimating $40.2M ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 9.24.2017

  OPENINGS: KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE (MARV/20th) took the weekend, but at $39M it was below Fox’s minimal target number of $40M.  Since sequels burn out faster than initial films in a series, Golden Circle will p...
by Mitch Salem