Posts Tagged ‘movie profitability’
 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 6.9.2019

  OPENINGS:  THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 (Illumination/Universal) had a better launch than this weekend’s other big arrival, but it was a major box office disappointment in its own right.  The $47.1M weekend was down...
by Mitch Salem
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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 6.2.2019

  OPENINGS:  GODZILLA, KING OF THE MONSTERS (Legendary/Warners) didn’t have the Saturday bump that Kong: Skull Island enjoyed, instead dropping 17%, which was slightly worse even than the first Godzilla‘s 16%....
by Mitch Salem
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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Godzilla: King of Monsters” Wins But Doesn’t Devour, “Rocketman” OK, “Ma” Slow

  It’s too soon to tell just how GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS (Legendary/Warners) will fare based on its $19.7M opening day (including $6.3M from Thursday), per preliminary numbers at Deadline.  The reason is that...
by Mitch Salem
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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 5.26.2019

  OPENINGS:  ALADDIN (Disney) will probably be in the top half-dozen Memorial Day openings when Monday brings it to $105M or so (the 3-day total is $86.1M).  Compared to other Disney live-action reboots of animated hits,...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Aladdin” Grants Disney’s Wish, “Brightburn” & “Booksmart” Slow

  ALADDIN (Disney) marked a rebound from the opening day of Dumbo, with preliminary numbers at Deadline projecting $30.8M on Friday (including $7M from Thursday afternoon/evening), compared to $15.3M for Dumbo.  The Memor...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 5.19.2019

  OPENINGS:  JOHN WICK CHAPTER 3: PARABELLUM (Thunder Road/Summit/Lionsgate) continued the upward climb of the franchise in the US with a $57M weekend, substantially ahead of the $30.4M for Wick 2, which was above the $14...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “John Wick: Parabellum” Shoots “Avengers: Endgame,” “A Dog’s Journey” & “The Sun Is Also A Star” Slow

  JOHN WICK CHAPTER 3: PARABELLUM (Thunder Road/Summit/Lionsgate) marks a rarity these days, a solid and growing mid-level action franchise.  The first John Wick collected $5.4M on its first day and $14.4M for the weekend...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 5.12.2019

  OPENINGS:  POKEMON: DETECTIVE PIKACHU (Legendary/Warners) started strong in the US with $58M, not that far off the $69.1M launch of The LEGO Movie.  Pikachu may not have that movie’s legs, especially with Aladdin...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 5.5.2019

  OPENINGS:  THE INTRUDER (Screen Gems/Sony) performed on target with $11M, and given the massive competition and the fates of the weekend’s other arrivals, that counted as a win.  It still wasn’t anything to...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Endgame” Stays Huge, “Long Shot” So-So, “The Intruder” OK, “UglyDolls” Dim

  After AVENGERS: ENDGAME (Marvel/Disney) torched the record books last weekend, the remaining question was whether it would have the stamina to challenge the biggest records of them all, The Force Awakens in the US ($936....
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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Avengers: Endgame” Obliterates The Record Books–and Helps “Captain Marvel”

  Box office discussions about AVENGERS: ENDGAME (Marvel/Disney) will revolve around records broken and those likely to fall.  The first to go was the Thursday night record, which is now $60M (beating The Force Awakens...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 4.21.2019

  OPENINGS:  The Good Friday/Easter weekend was solid for the most part, but it lacked a major holiday opening because Avengers: Endgame is just a few days away and set to engulf box offices worldwide.  Instead, the stud...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office

  OPENINGS:  LITTLE (Legendary/Universal) led the weekend’s weak crop of newcomers with $15.5M, buoyed by a 15% Saturday bump.  That’s about 15% below the recent opening of What Men Want, which was aimed at a...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Shazam” Leads Slow Weekend, “Little” OK, “Hellboy” Weak, “After” & “Missing Link” Dim

  SHAZAM (DC/New Line/Warners) is going to win a bleak weekend at the box office, and even it doesn’t have much to boast about.  Preliminary numbers at Deadline have it dropping 68% from last Friday to $6.6M, worse ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 4.7.2019

  OPENINGS:  At $53.5M, SHAZAM (DC/New Line/Warners) had the lowest opening weekend of the current DC run of superhero movies (it was also below all the Marvel openings), but it was produced to be a lower-budget companio...
by Mitch Salem