Posts Tagged ‘international box office’
 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 5/15/16

  OPENINGS:  MONEY MONSTER (TriStar/LStar/Sony) held up well over the course of the weekend, thanks to an older audience that doesn’t rush out on Friday nights, and tripled its opening day to a $15M weekend total. ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 2.4.2018

  OPENINGS:  WINCHESTER (CBS/Lionsgate) didn’t benefit from having the weekend to itself, with a $9.3M opening that was undistinguished even by the standards of low-budget horror Super Bowl Weekend arrivals.  (The ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office: 9/25-27

  OPENINGS:  HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 (Columbia/Sony) has set a new September record with a $47.5M opening (beating the first Hotel‘s $42.5M), and it barely missed becoming Adam Sandler’s biggest opening ever (The...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 8/16/15

  OPENINGS:  STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (Legendary/Universal) turned out to be somewhat frontloaded, with a 20% drop on its 2d day of release.  But no one will complain about its huge $56.1M weekend, the #6 August opening ev...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 6.30.2019

  OPENINGS:  ANNABELLE COMES HOME (New Line/Warners) had a $20.3M weekend, but it had opened on Wednesday, so its 5-day total was $31.2M.  Even so, its 5 days were lower than the 3-day weekends for Annabelle ($37.1M) and...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

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 – 9.24.2017

  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
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 10.15.2017

  OPENINGS:  HAPPY DEATH DAY (Blumhouse/Universal) opened so well at $26.5M that inevitably, despite the fact that it appears to tell a completely closed-end story, talk of a franchise has started.  You can’t blame...
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 US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 9.29.2019

  OPENINGS:  ABOMINABLE (Pearl/DreamWorks/Universal) seized a weekend on the calendar that had a dearth of new children’s movies (and with 2 weeks until The Addams Family opens), and pushed it to a fair $20.9M openi...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 11/30/14

  Last year’s Thanksgiving weekend was the biggest ever, thanks to the combo of Catching Fire and Frozen, and while plenty of tickets were sold over the past few days, this year didn’t come close. OPENINGS:  T...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 3.31.2019

  OPENINGS:  DUMBO (Disney) had a 14% Saturday bump that was merely OK considering its underwhelming first day, and that brought it to a $45M weekend.  Even if it reaches $150M in the US, it would need help to get out of...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 5.13.2018

  OPENINGS:  Even with a big Mother’s Day bump of 24% (the same as last year’s Snatched), the $18.5M weekend for LIFE OF THE PARTY (New Line/Warners) is the lowest of Melissa McCarthy’s starring career, ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 2/22/15

  OPENINGS:  None of the newcomers made much of an impression.  At the moment, MCFARLAND USA (Disney) is claiming a slim victory over THE DUFF (CBS/Lionsgate), $11.3M vs. $11M, but that’s based on a far more aggres...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Box Office – 6/19/16

  OPENINGS:  FINDING DORY (Pixar/Disney) had a 17% Saturday drop, which is on the high side for an animated blockbuster (Inside Out fell 10% on its 2d day, Monsters University was down 6%, and Minions 16%).  That suggest...
by Mitch Salem