Posts Tagged ‘international box office’
 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 7.23.2017

  OPENINGS:  The Saturday hold for DUNKIRK (Warners) wasn’t as strong as those for other Christopher Nolan non-sequels, down 11% where Inception stayed steady, and Interstellar actually rose 8%, pushing the weekend ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 8/30/15

  OPENINGS:  Every time a Christian movie sells some tickets, the pundits treat it as though they’ve seen… well, a miracle.  But at this point there have been plenty of these “miracles,” and peopl...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 2/7/16

  OPENINGS:  It was only 20 years into their career, with 2007’s No Country For Old Men ($74.3M in the US) that Joel and Ethan Coen began to be considered box office forces, and even after that, only True Grit (thei...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 12.10.2017

  OPENINGS:  Even though THE DISASTER ARTIST (A24) was at just 840 theatres, its $6.4M weekend had no trouble topping its woeful newcomer competition.  That total (which may come down a bit in finals, because A24 tends t...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 1/18/15

  A strong Saturday lifted everything at the multiplex. OPENINGS:  Obviously AMERICAN SNIPER (Warners/Village Roadshow) wouldn’t be what it is without Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper, but the contributions of the ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 11/9/14

  OPENINGS:  BIG HERO 6 (Disney) was a convincing winner in the US, riding a 52% Saturday bump to a $56.2M weekend.  Word of mouth can be expected to be strong, and there’s no reason to think Big Hero 6 won’t...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 5/31/15

  OPENINGS:  SAN ANDREAS (Village Roadshow/RatPac Dune/New Line/Warners) had a solid 13% Saturday bump that propelled it to a $53.2M weekend, significantly above expectations–and with no direct competition arriving ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 8/24/14

  OPENINGS:  IF I STAY (Warners/MGM) was the best of a weak trio, opening with $16.4M and with an 18% drop on Saturday that indicated moderate front-loading.  It should reach a fair $40-50M US total, which could get it t...
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 – 9/14/14

  OPENINGS:  NO GOOD DEED (Screen Gems/Sony) hit in a big way with an unexpected $24.5M start.  That’s not quite the equal of 2009’s Obsessed ($28.6M), but it’s close enough.  And while Obsessed had to...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 1.6.2019

  OPENINGS:  There weren’t a lot of significant changes from Friday night’s picture of the weekend box office.  The only wide opening, ESCAPE ROOM (Columbia/Sony), inevitably fell 13% on Saturday, considering...
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 WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 6/23/13

  OPENINGS:  Allowing for the usual studio practice of predicting lower-than-typical Sunday drops to boost the numbers a bit, MONSTERS UNIVERSITY (Disney/Pixar) opened in line with expectations at what may be slightly les...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 10.1.2017

  OPENINGS:  We won’t really know the order of the weekend’s closely-bunched Top 3 movies until final numbers are released tomorrow, but since the default position of any studio with a new opening is to claim ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

UPDATED: Behind the Weekend US/Worldwide Box Office – 2/8/15

  Note:  due to last week’s low-grossing Super Bowl Sunday, all weekend-to-weekend comparisons appear unusually strong this week. OPENINGS:  THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE:  SPONGE OUT OF WATER (Nickelodeon/Paramount) notche...
by Mitch Salem