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SHOWBUZZDAILY’s State of the Studio: Warner Bros.

  We’re continuing our midsummer look at how Hollywood’s studios are faring in 2013.  Yesterday we scrutinized Disney, and today our gaze is fixed on Warner Bros. It’s been a tumultuous summer at Warners...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s State of the Studio: Disney

  The calendar may have us at barely mid-July, but for the major movie studios, the summer season has already peaked.  The would-be, sometimes-are blockbusters have been arriving since the first weekend in May, and althou...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Year to Date Box Office & Studio Scorecard

STUDIO SCORECARD. Another very strong week for Universal (primarily overseas grosses for Despicable Me 2 which were understated in last week’s chart), enough to pass Warner Brothers and move into the #2 spot in terms of ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

Year to Date Box Office & Studio Scorecard

STUDIO SCORECARD. With the strong domestic and international opening of Despicable Me 2, Universal had a very good week (up $311 million from last week and almost catching Warner Brothers in terms of worldwide box office for t...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

BEHIND THE FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: 7/5/13

  It’s a best of times, worst of times kind of weekend for the newcomers. OPENINGS:  DESPICABLE ME 2 (Universal) is everything its makers could have wanted at the box office.  With a $30.2M Friday, it should have $...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 6/30/13

  OPENINGS:  The $40M weekend estimate for THE HEAT (20th) makes more sense than it did last night, now that the movie’s Saturday is being reported as a 6% increase rather than a 5% drop.  (But always be suspicious...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Year to Date Box Office & Studio Scorecard

STUDIO SCORECARD. No change in the year-to-date studio rankings this week, the midpoint of the year. 20th Century Fox was up $133 million from last week mainly thanks to the domestic release of The Heat. Warner Brothers had a ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

Year to Date Box Office & Studio Scorecard

STUDIO SCORECARD. Disney solidified its grip on first place in worldwide box office (thanks to Monsters University), while Paramount jumped ahead of 20th Century Fox courtesy of World War Z. TOTAL NORTH AMERICAN BOX OFFICE. Loo...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 6/23/13

  OPENINGS:  Allowing for the usual studio practice of predicting lower-than-typical Sunday drops to boost the numbers a bit, MONSTERS UNIVERSITY (Disney/Pixar) opened in line with expectations at what may be slightly les...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

BEHIND THE FRIDAY BOX OFFICE – 6/21/13

  OPENINGS:  A bit surprisingly, perhaps, Pixar’s recent movies haven’t exploded at the Saturday/Sunday matinee box office, with merely normal (as opposed to “family”) weekend multiples off their F...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

BEHIND THE FRIDAY BOXOFFICE – 6/14/13

  OPENINGS:  Is it a danger sign or just one of overexuberance that the Friday estimates for MAN OF STEEL (Warners) diminished during the day, slipping from over $50M to the final estimate of $44.1M?  We’ll know a ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE: 6/9/13

  OPENINGS:  Not to throw any cold water on the extremely impressive performance of THE PURGE (Universal), but it’s unlikely that the thriller will slip only 12% on Sunday, as Universal is forecasting, when the next...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Year to Date Box Office and Studio Scorecard

STUDIO SCORECARD.  No change in the studio worldwide box office rankings this week.  Universal is extremely hot with the broad international appeal of Fast & Furious 6, but there is still about $500 million to go to catch...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

BEHIND THE FRIDAY BOXOFFICE: 5/31/13

  There’s so much product in the marketplace right now that overall numbers for the summer movie season seem fairly robust–but looked at title by title, we see two blockbusters (Iron Man 3 and Fast & Furiou...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Box Office Year to Date and Studio Scorecard

STUDIO SCORECARD.  Disney remains in the #1 spot in the worldwide box office chart for 2013, but Universal has moved into second place with strong domestic and international performance from Fast & Furious 6.  Imagine if...
by Mitch Metcalf