Posts Tagged ‘movie profitability’
 

 

FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “The Dark Tower” Short, “Kidnap” OK, “Detroit” Low

  THE DARK TOWER (MRC/Columbia/Sony) will probably win the weekend, but in unimpressive fashion.  It had a $7.7M opening day (including $1.8M from Thursday night), putting it on track for a $19M weekend.  The production ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 2.10.2019

  OPENINGS:  THE LEGO MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART (Warners Animation) had a solid 83% family matinee bump on Saturday, but its $34.4M weekend studio estimate is still down more than 50% from the opening of the original Lego ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Dunkirk” Battles “The Emoji Movie,” “Atomic Blonde” Non-Explosive

  The box office race is likely to be tight this weekend, with contenders at either end of the quality spectrum.  THE EMOJI MOVIE (Columbia/Sony) drew first blood with a $10.2M opening day (including $900K from Thursday n...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 2/18/2018

  OPENINGS:  Disney is the land where dreams come true, but not even their wizards could have imagined the scale of BLACK PANTHER (Marvel/Disney), which has crashed through all expectations–not just as a big-budget ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 1.19.2020

  OPENINGS:  For a year lean on powerhouse franchises and expected to be tough at the box office, Hollywood’s 2020 is off to a heartening start.  Following last week’s strong performance by 1917, this week...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 5.6.2018

  OPENINGS:  OVERBOARD (MGM/Pantelion/Lionsgate) opened in 45% more theatres than Eugenio Derbez’s How To Be A Latin Lover, and had a weekend that was 20% higher at $14.8M.  That’s not the cross-cultural brea...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Get Out” Slams Door on “LEGO Batman,” “Rock Dog” & “Collide”

  GET OUT (Blumhouse/Universal) is the latest hit from the prolific low-budget horror production company that still has Split in the market, off to a fast start according to preliminary numbers at Deadline with $10.5M on F...
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
 

 

 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Winchester” Takes Day, “Jumanji” Likely To Rebound For Super Bowl Weekend

  Although some films have opened well against the Super Bowl, both counterprogramming (the Hannah Montana concert movie and Dear John) and playing toward the action genre (Taken and Chronicle), as a rule the studios stay ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 03.26.2017

  OPENINGS:  The news was good and bad for POWER RANGERS (Lionsgate).  Its US opening was very solid at $40.5M (even if that number turns out to be a bit overstated, with an ambitious Sunday estimate).  But it carries a...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

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
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 6.10.2018

  OPENINGS:  OCEAN’S EIGHT (Village Roadshow/Warners) had a $41.5M weekend, the highest of the Ocean’s movies by a bit (not adjusting for inflation).  The only point of concern is that it’s the first Oc...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 7.16.2017

  OPENINGS:  The summer saga of underperforming franchise titles continued with WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES (TSG/20th), with a $56.5M start that’s 22% below the $72.6M opening for Dawn 3 years ago, and just barel...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 5.13.2018

  OPENINGS:  Even with a big Mother’s Day bump of 24% (the same as last year’s Snatched), the $18.5M weekend for LIFE OF THE PARTY (New Line/Warners) is the lowest of Melissa McCarthy’s starring career, ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 6.16.2019

  Note:  The Father’s Day tide is expected to lift virtually all movie boats on Sunday, and the studios have factored that into their weekend estimates.  However, next weekend’s declines may be steeper than u...
by Mitch Salem