Posts Tagged ‘Life of Pi boxoffice’
 

 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 3/3/13

  OPENINGS:  Two studios stretched as far as they could in coming up with weekend estimates for their bombs, claiming the lowest Sunday drops in the Top 10 to reach numbers that may well fall when actual figures are relea...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 2/17/13

  OPENINGS:   A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD (20th) pulled ahead of the competition on Saturday, and should have a $38M 5-day opening.  (However, its Sunday projection is on the optimistic side, so it’s possible the number...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

BEHIND THE FRIDAY BOXOFFICE – 2/15/13

  Even if Die Hard takes the weekend, it’s running on fumes. OPENINGS:  A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD (20th) cost at least triple the budget of SAFE HAVEN (Relativity), and had a more expensive marketing campaign as well....
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 2/3/13

  The Super Bowl will take a chunk out of everyone today, the only Sunday that plays like a Monday with 60-70% drops from Saturday across the board.  That’s why the studios, for the most part, stay away. OPENINGS: ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

BEHIND THE FRIDAY BOXOFFICE – 2/1/13

  An ugly day, even by Super Bowl Weekend standards. OPENINGS:  WARM BODIES (Summit/Lionsgate) proved to be decent counterprogramming by aiming at a young woman audience, and with a $7.6M Friday, should be on its way to a...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 1/20/13

  OPENINGS:  MAMA (Universal) had a 9% bump on Saturday, not bad for a horror movie, and should have a very healthy $33M by the end of the 4-day weekend.  BROKEN CITY (20th) and THE LAST STAND (Lionsgate), with their ol...
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BEHIND THE FRIDAY BOXOFFICE – 1/18/13

  The Martin Luther King Day holiday tends to be a day off more for schoolchildren than for adult employees, meaning that at the boxoffice, it benefits family movies–of which there’s a distinct shortage right n...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 1/13/13

  OPENINGS:  ZERO DARK THIRTY (Sony) was well ahead of the crowd with $24M, a number slightly depressed (as was almost everything this weekend) by the Sunday combination of NFL playoffs and the Golden Globes.  The $18.8M...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

BEHIND THE FRIDAY BOXOFFICE – 1/11/13

  OPENINGS:  ZERO DARK THIRTY (Sony) expanded to coincide with its Oscar nominations, and the strategy worked as planned, with the acclaimed (and, in some circles, attacked) drama easily carrying Friday with $9M, on its w...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 1/6/13

  OPENINGS:  TEXAS CHAINSAW (Lionsgate) did what most horror movies do, dropping 23% on Saturday for a lousy 2.3x weekend multiple of its Friday gross.  It was actually in 2d place on both Saturday and Sunday, but that f...
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BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 12/30/12

  OPENINGS:  DJANGO UNCHAINED (Weinstein/Sony) and LES MISERABLES (Universal) are both success stories, but Django has pulled away from Les Miz over the past couple of days, and should outpace the musical by the end of th...
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BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 12/23/12

  A fairly sturdy set of Saturday numbers firmed up the weekend a bit, but the start of the holiday movie season is still just mediocre. OPENINGS:  JACK REACHER (Paramount) had a 13% Saturday bump and is predicting an 18...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 12/9/12

  There was no miraculous Saturday save for the weekend’s one pitiful arrival. OPENINGS:  PLAYING FOR KEEPS (FilmDistrict) rose only 11% from Friday to Saturday, and since it’s claiming one of the lower Sunday...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

BEHIND THE FRIDAY BOXOFFICE – 12/7/12

  OPENINGS:  PLAYING FOR KEEPS (FilmDistrict) cratered as expected, in 6th place on its opening day with a sad $2.1M start.  It’s on its way to a $6M weekend and perhaps $15M in total, which won’t even pay of...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 12/2/12

  OPENINGS:  KILLING THEM SOFTLY (Weinstein) is estimating a pathetic $7M weekend, just about the worst of Brad Pitt’s starring career, and even that may be pushing it, since the studio is claiming a relatively soft...
by Mitch Salem