Posts Tagged ‘Moneyball’
 

 

THE STATUETTE STAKES: The Contenders (Part 2)

> Today, we return to SHOWBUZZDAILY‘s coverage of the Oscar race (see Part 1 here, with an introduction to those contenders best called the Field–these may not be the favorites, but even as longer shots they’r...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE BIJOU: Weekend Boxoffice Footnotes – 10/9/11

> REAL STEEL had a nice Saturday bump of 27%, but that’s far lower than the 40% it was initially claiming (and only 4% higher than the one for Ides of March, which is decidedly not a family matinee movie).  The pictu...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

WEEKEND STUDIO ESTIMATES September 23-25

> Based on Friday and Saturday box office (and estimated Sunday numbers), The Lion King is holding on to the #1 spot, but Moneyball and Dolphin Tale are very close behind (both just over $20 million for the weekend).  The ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY 2011 IN REVIEW: THE TOP 10 FILMS

> See Also: 2011 HONORABLE MENTIONS 2011 WORST 10   As a movie year, 2011 felt, more than anything else, like a reflection of an art and a business in disarray.  Economically, it was a down year and for the major stud...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

STATUETTE STAKES: The Oscar Race That Wasn’t

> This year’s Academy Awards have so far engendered the kind of enthusiasm and excitement usually associated with a suburban DMV office on a Tuesday afternoon.  People seem to be sullenly resigned to the inevitabilit...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE BIJOU: Early Weekend Boxoffice – 10/15/11

> It’s anyone’s guess who’s going to walk away with this weekend’s title, and probably the winner won’t be clear until actual grosses are reported on Monday.  Deadline has updated numbers, and...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS September 23-25

> This weekend is looking unusually strong for late September: the top 12 films should gross over $100 million, about 14% above a normal weekend this time of year.  The strong 3D reissue of The Lion King should remain at #...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

OSCAR ODDS for Major Categories — UPDATED

>Updated Oscar odds confirm a complete snooze is in store for Sunday’s Academy Awards as The Artist and director Michel Hazanavicius are heavy favorites to win Best Picture and Best Director, bringing a very French flavor...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

FULL WEEK BOX OFFICE ACTUALS & YEAR TO DATE Sep 30-Oct 2

>The past week (seven days ending Sunday) is up 11% versus last year’s comparable week, thanks to solid continued business for Dolphin Tale, Moneyball and The Lion King in 3D.  Year-to-date box office ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

WEEKEND STUDIO ESTIMATES October 7-9

> Based on Friday and Saturday box office (and estimated Sunday numbers), Real Steel is now looking like an opening weekend of over $27 million — $2 million more than projected yesterday.  Real Steel jumped 27% from ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE BIJOU: Boxoffice Footnotes – 9/23/11

> MONEYBALL‘s debut looks to be in line with the opening weekend of The Social Network ($22.4M) just about a year ago.  That movie rode the Oscar race to a $97M gross.  Moneyball is more likable but less incisiv...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE NUMBERS October 1

>The Smurfs continue to print money overseas — now only $26 million from passing Cars 2 in worldwide box office revenue.  Dolphin Tale (#54) and Moneyball (#56) are currently not on the chart and have no overseas mon...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

FRIDAY OCTOBER 7 BOX OFFICE RESULTS

> Real Steel is opening at forecast — at a very decent level, but will it be enough to cover the big visual effects costs and all the above-the-line talent expenses?  More on that in Box Office Footnotes.  In se...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 23 BOX OFFICE RESULTS

> With early studio projections all over the map, it looks like it could be a long weekend of jockeying for the top spot.  Right now, it looks like Lion King in 3D will be number #1 with over $23 million.  Moneyball, ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE BIJOU: Friday Boxoffice Footnotes – 9/30/11

> THE SOCIAL NETWORK fell only 31% in its second weekend, so MONEYBALL, which is headed for a fall closer to 40% (after a lower opening), continues not to be in Network‘s league financially.  The timing of a movie li...
by Mitch Salem