Posts Tagged ‘Lincoln boxoffice’
 

 

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 FRIDAY BOXOFFICE – 2/8/13

  Melissa McCarthy is a movie star. OPENINGS:¬† She co-stars with Jason Bateman (who is also a producer of the movie), but there’s no doubt that IDENTITY THIEF (Universal) is being sold on McCarthy’s back, and ...
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:¬†...
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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 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
 

 
 

EARLY WEEKEND BOXOFFICE REPORT – 1/12/13

  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, ZERO DARK THIRTY (Sony) didn’t have a tremendous Saturday bump at the boxoffice, just about 5%, but it was still far and away the biggest picture of the weekend, with a...
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...
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BEHIND THE FRIDAY BOXOFFICE – 1/4/13

  They deleted Massacre from its title, but it’s still mowing down the competition. OPENINGS:¬† Why does Hollywood make ultraviolent movies?¬† Because they sell tickets.¬† TEXAS CHAINSAW (Lionsgate) is overperforming...
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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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EARLY WEEKEND BOXOFFICE: Django Unstoppable

  It won’t be #1 for the full weekend, but the story on Saturday was DJANGO UNCHAINED (Weinstein/Sony), which–according to preliminary numbers at Deadline, at least–had its second straight day of splendid...
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EARLY FRIDAY BOXOFFICE: Increases, But Not For All

  Based on preliminary numbers at Deadline, the boxoffice generally showed an uptick from Thursday, which was at it should be for the last Friday of the year.¬† (In 2007, the last time Christmas fell on a Tuesday, Friday w...
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WEDNESDAY BOXOFFICE: Look Down!

  Twas the day after Christmas, and all through the multiplex, theater owners were startled to see a lot more empty seats than they had the day before.¬† Normally the boxoffice is basically stable on the day following Chri...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

UPDATED: CHRISTMAS BOXOFFICE: Can You Hear the People Sing?

NOTE:  THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED TO REFLECT OFFICIAL STUDIO ESTIMATES FOR CHRISTMAS DAY. There was plenty under the tree for Hollywood this Christmas Day.  The major tinsel came from LES MISERABLES (Universal), which is proj...
by Mitch Salem