Posts Tagged ‘movie profitability’
 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 6.30.2019

  OPENINGS:  ANNABELLE COMES HOME (New Line/Warners) had a $20.3M weekend, but it had opened on Wednesday, so its 5-day total was $31.2M.  Even so, its 5 days were lower than the 3-day weekends for Annabelle ($37.1M) and...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 8.5.2018

  OPENINGS:  CHRISTOPHER ROBIN (Disney) led the newcomers with $25M (as is always the case with studio estimates that barely exceed a round number, that may decline in finals tomorrow), 16% better than Disney’s debu...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 2.11.2018

  OPENINGS:  FIFTY SHADES FREED (Perfect World/Universal) declined a mild 17% from Fifty Shades Darker to $38.8M, suggesting that Freed will end up around $95M in the US  That wouldn’t be great compared to roughly ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 3.8.2020

  OPENINGS:  In the US, ONWARD (Pixar/Disney) was merely a disappointment by Pixar standards, with an OK 37% Saturday bump that allowed it to claim a $40M weekend, pending actuals on Monday.  That isn’t much better...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Despicable Me 3″” Takes Holiday Weekend, “Baby Driver” A Sleeper, “The House” Burns Down

  DESPICABLE ME 3 (Illumination/Universal) will have no trouble holding the lead at the box office over the 5-day July 4th weekend.  Preliminary numbers at Deadline have opening day at $28.6M (including $4.1M from Thursda...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 12.1.2019

  OPENINGS:  KNIVES OUT (MRC/Lionsgate) scored a victory for non-IP, adult-oriented filmmaking with a strong $27M over the 3-day weekend ($41.7M since Wednesday), and although December box office can be tough to predict, ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 12.9.2018

  OPENINGS:  There were no new wide openings on this pre-holiday season weekend in the US, but things were busier overseas.  AQUAMAN (DC/Warners), which won’t arrive in the US until December 21, launched in China w...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 9/18/16

  OPENINGS:  None of the studio releasing new films this weekend had much to be happy about.  BLAIR WITCH (Lionsgate) was the top of the newcomers in the US, but with a $9.7M start, it’s low-end even by the standar...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 5.20.2018

  OPENINGS:  Although unquestionably huge, and sure to be enormously profitable against roughly $250M in production/marketing costs, DEADPOOL 2 (20th) opened on the low end of expectations, about 5% below the first Deadpo...
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
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 6.4.2017

  OPENINGS:  WONDER WOMAN (RatPac/Wanda/Ten Cent/DC/Warners) is a big win with $100.5M in the US, and for the DC franchise, the 93% at Rotten Tomatoes may be almost as important a number.  It’s also worth noting th...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 3.3.2019

  OPENINGS:  A MADEA FAMILY FUNERAL (Lionsgate) launched at $27.1M, and with the exception of the outliers Madea Goes To Jail ($41M) and A Madea Christmas ($16M), that puts it in the standard $21-30M range of the franchis...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 4.30.2017

  OPENINGS:  GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 (Marvel/Disney) won’t arrive on these shores until Thursday night, but it’s already in 37 international territories covering over half the world (although not yet Ch...
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
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Box Office – 9.23.2018

  OPENINGS:  THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS (Reliance/Universal) was built for weekend matinees, and a 47% Saturday bump carried it to a $26.9M weekend.  Among recent fall supernatural family movies, that puts it $3...
by Mitch Salem