Posts Tagged ‘Lincoln’
 

 

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
 

 
 

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
 

 

 

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
 

 
 

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
 

 

 

WEEKEND STUDIO ESTIMATES January 11-13

Based on Friday’s and Saturday’s grosses, Weekend #2 of 2013 is on pace for $122 million, a touch lower than it appeared yesterday but still up slightly from the same weekend the last few years.  Zero Dark Thirty&#...
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
 

 

 

Oscar Odds: After the Golden Globes

After its Golden Globes win for Best Drama, the odds of winning Best Picture for Argo improved a bit (moving from a $7.50 payout on a $1 wager to $5.25 and moving past Les Miserables into second place).  But the favorite rem...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

FRIDAY JANUARY 11 BOX OFFICE REPORT

Based on Friday’s grosses, Weekend #2 of 2013 is on pace for $124 million, identical to last weekend and up slightly from the same weekend the last few years.  The three wide-release films this weekend performed pretty m...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

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
 

 
 

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE ACTUALS & YEAR TO DATE November 19-25

The Past Week: Total Box Office Volume All films in wide release playing between November 19 and November 25 grossed an excellent $325 million, up 19% from the four-year average for the week and up 25% from the same week last y...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 23 BOX OFFICE REPORT

Based on Friday’s grosses, Weekend #47 is now on pace to exceed the multi-year average for this weekend by over 20% — a much stronger pace than the Wednesday-Thursday pre-weekend box office suggested.   Rise of the...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

OSCAR ODDS: An Early Look

  As the movie awards season starts to get going, here’s an early look at how the betting odds are shaping up on the Internet.  Lincoln is the clear favorite for Best Picture, with bookmakers offering a little unde...
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
 

 
 

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
 

 

 

BEHIND THE FRIDAY BOXOFFICE – 11/2/12

  OPENINGS:  WRECK IT FALPH (Disney) is proving itself to be a canny mix of kid-friendly action with a video game millieu that can appeal to adults.  It’s Walt Disney Animation’s most Pixar-ish production to ...
by Mitch Salem