Posts Tagged ‘Lincoln’
 

 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Lincoln”

  LINCOLN:  Worth A Ticket – The West Wing, Civil War Edition In today’s Hollywood, there aren’t many directors whose names are trademarks.  “A Martin Scorsese movie” doesn’t have the ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 30 BOX OFFICE RESULTS

Based on Friday’s grosses, Weekend #48 is on pace to exceed the multi-year average for this weekend by 33% — the fourth weekend in a row 20% or more above the comparable weekend average.  All credit goes to strong ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE through February 3

Django Unchained (up $47 million overseas since last week) is starting to gain on Les Miserables (up $23 million overseas).  Django is now only $29 million behind Les Miz in our worldwide projection.  (Django leads dom...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 9 BOX OFFICE RESULTS

Weekend #45 is on pace to exceed the multi-year average for this weekend by well over 20%.  Skyfall matched our bullish ShowbuzzDaily forecast and is on track to be the best-opening and best-grossing Bond film ever.   Wreck-I...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

CRITICS AWARDS: “Zero Dark” Fires the First Shot

  Year-end awards from critics groups have two purposes in the big-picture (which is to say the Oscar) context.  In the aggregate, if enough of the groups are in agreement to form a consensus, they can make an accolade se...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

OSCARS MINUS 6: The “Argo”-ness of It All

  So, is it over? It certainly feels over.  Voting for the Academy Awards ends tomorrow, and last night’s win at the Writers Guild for Best Adapted Screenplay cemented Argo’s astonishing streak of victories ov...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS November 16-18

This weekend is looking incredibly strong: over $250 million for the top 12 films Friday-Sunday, up 27% from a typical third weekend in November.  The final Twilight (12-34 females), Lincoln (35+ adults), and the second weeken...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS December 14-16

The busy Christmas film season gets going this weekend with the opening of The Hobbit.  Not much else is happening at the box office as the movies from the last two weeks are pretty much dead and the Thanksgiving movies are ge...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 16 BOX OFFICE RESULTS

Weekend #46 is on pace to exceed the multi-year average for this weekend by 17% — not as high as we forecast earlier this week but still very good.  The final Twilight film in the series is on pace to open with $135 mill...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

OSCARBALL: The SAG Nominations

  The Screen Actors Guild award nominations are important in the Oscar precursor game, but not in their most showcase way:  the Best Ensemble winner (often taken to be SAG’s equivalent of “Best Picture,”...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

WEEKEND STUDIO ESTIMATES November 16-18

The weekend looks like a terrific $242 million for the top 12 films, a little better than it looked yesterday (now 20% better than the multi-year average for this weekend).  Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 appears a little str...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY HOLIDAY MOVIE GUIDE

  The year-end movies are almost all out now (2012’s final limited release, PROMISED LAND, opens on Friday), so here’s a handy capsule guide to what’s worth seeing at the multiplex-and what isn’t. ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

WEEKLY BOX OFFICE ACTUALS & YEAR TO DATE November 12-18

The Past Week: Total Box Office Volume All films in wide release playing between November 12 and November 18 grossed an amazing $300 million, up 28% from the four-year average for the week and up 24% from the same week last yea...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY 10 BEST FILMS OF 2012

  2012 was, in the end, a very good year for movies–or a a good half-year, more accurately.  With the studios continuing to load their best efforts into the festival- and awards-heavy fall and winter part of the cal...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS November 23-25

This weekend is solid but definitely cooler than last weekend’s torrid pace:  $180 million for the top 12 films this Friday-Sunday, up 10% from a typical fourth weekend in November.  The final Twilight installment will ...
by Mitch Metcalf