Posts Tagged ‘spotlight’
 

 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 4/7/13

  OPENINGS:  EVIL DEAD (TriStar/Sony/FilmDistrict) took the weekend with $26M, and even though, based on Sunday results for other recent horror movies, that number may drop a bit with final figures tomorrow, it should en...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: “Smash” Moves to Saturdays

  If there were any die-hards out there still nursing some flicker of hope that SMASH could survive its move to the basement of network television on Saturday nights, the ratings for its debut (which featured a fairly pain...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

WEEKEND STUDIO ESTIMATES April 5-7

Based on Friday’s grosses, Weekend #14 of 2013 is looking a little weaker than it appeared yesterday but still ahead of prior years.  The top 12 films are looking like $127 million this weekend, now 10% above the same we...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED REVIEW: “Saturday Night Live” with Melissa McCarthy

  SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE usually benefits from having a host with the confident comic talent that Melissa McCarthy brings to the table, but even with a 3-week hiatus in its pocket, the writing staff came up with little that w...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

EARLY WEEKEND BOXOFFICE: “Evil Dead” Casts Its Spell

  Early Saturday boxoffice numbers at Deadline show no great surprises for the weekend’s offerings.  Any hope that EVIL DEAD (TriStar/Sony/FilmDistrict) would have the staying power of a Mama faded with the demon-fi...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED PREMIERE + 1 REVIEW: “Orphan Black”

  ORPHAN BLACK:  Saturday 9PM on BBCAmerica The second hour of BBCAmerica’s ORPHAN BLACK continued to keep up the pace while gradually revealing its secrets.  The very hardworking Tatiana Maslany this time got to a...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Evil Dead”

  EVIL DEAD:  Watch It At Home – Plenty of Icky, Not So Much Scary A slick, Hollywood-budgeted remake of Sam Raimi’s 1981 EVIL DEAD (actually there was a ‘the” in front of that one, the definite ar...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

BEHIND THE FRIDAY BOXOFFICE – 4/5/13

  OPENINGS:  Saturday will tell the tale on EVIL DEAD (TriStar/FSony/FilmDistrict).  Its $11.9M Friday was stronger than the $10.1M/10.2M starts for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D and Mama earlier this year (although it...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S FRIDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 4/5/13

  Vegas doesn’t travel well. CBS:  It’s probably time for VEGAS to cash in its chips after a weak 0.9 Friday debut.  The number was particularly ugly because the shows that surrounded it, UNDERCOVER BOSS and ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

FRIDAY APRIL 5 BOX OFFICE REPORT

Based on Friday’s grosses, Weekend #14 of 2013 is looking pretty good: $135 million for the top 12 films in North America, up 16% from the comparable weekend the past few years.  The two new openers this weekend are on t...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

EARLY FRIDAY BOXOFFICE: “Evil Dead” Possesses Ticket Buyers

  Preliminary numbers at Deadline have the remake of EVIL DEAD (TriStar/Sony/FilmDistrict) on track for a solid weekend win, with $11.5M on Thursday night/Friday and a probable front-loaded weekend in the mid $20Ms.  That...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Cable (and Broadcast) Ratings: The Week to Date

Here is how the week is shaping up for the top cable telecasts (in bold) and top broadcast programs (in regular type) for this week through Thursday, ranked by adult 18-49 rating.  The complete ranking for last week is provide...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Trance”

  TRANCE:  Watch It At Home – Tricky But Unsatisfying Thriller From Danny Boyle TRANCE is both extremely clever and remarkably stupid.  I wish I could explain exactly how, but Danny Boyle’s thriller, written ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S THURSDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 4/4/13

  Hannibal doesn’t have much of an appetite.   NBC:  The positive spin on HANNIBAL‘s 1.6 debut is that it’s better than NBC has done in that awful timeslot in roughly a year, and a considerable boos...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Hannibal”

  HANNIBAL:  Thursday 10PM on NBC – Potential DVR Alert Bryan Fuller has a very unusual sensibility, especially for network TV.  He’s attracted both to gruesome crime stories and elaborate visual tableaux, as...
by Mitch Salem