Posts Tagged ‘summer movie box office’
 

 

EARLY WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: “Guardians” Make “If I Stay” Leave, While “Sin City” Burns

  There were no miracle turnarounds for any of the weekend’s dim new arrivals on Saturday.  Instead, according to preliminary numbers at Deadline, the expected occurred and GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (Marvel/Disney) ju...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Pixels” A Moderate Gamer, “Paper Towns” and “Southpaw” Soft

  PIXELS (Columbia/Sony) was marketed on its high concept rather than as an Adam Sandler star vehicle, perhaps reflecting not just Sandler’s dwindling value, but the shuttering of his long-term acting relationship wi...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Spy” Infiltrates Multiplexes; “Entourage” Slumps

  With Melissa McCarthy as solo lead, SPY (20th) isn’t opening at quite the level as The Heat, which featured a McCarthy/Sandra Bullock combo, as preliminary numbers at Deadline show a $10.6M opening day (including $...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Studio Scorecard – 6.11.2017

  OPENINGS:  In the US, the launch of THE MUMMY (Perfect World/Universal) could hardly have gone worse with a $32.2M weekend.  Although it’s higher than the openings for Tom Cruise’s recent Jack Reacher title...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “The Meg” Chews On Expectations, “Slender Man” Low, “BlacKkKlansman” OK

  THE MEG (Gravity/Warners) appears to be having the opposite box office experience from what we’ve come to associate with US/China action movies.  In the US, it’s overperforming, perhaps helped by a calendar ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 8.11.2019

  OPENINGS:  SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK (CBS/Lionsgate) dropped 21% on its 2nd day of release, which isn’t unusual for the horror genre (recently, The Curse of La Llorona fell 26% on its Day 2, and Child̵...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Hotel Transylvania 3″” Solid, “Skyscraper” Craters, “Ant-Man & The Wasp” Drops, “Sorry To Bother You” Widens, “Eighth Grade” Starts Big

  HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATION (Sony Animation/Columbia/Sony) continues to be a solid mid-level franchise.  Preliminary numbers at Deadline have the opening day box office at $16.3M, the best of the trio, althoug...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 9.2.2018

  OPENINGS:  Even among the mostly-sad legacy of Labor Day Weekend openings, OPERATION FINALE (MGM) was notably weak at $6M ($7.7M since its Wednesday launch), and that number incorporates a studio-estimated Sunday bump t...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY’S Studio Summer Movie Guide: Disney

  The summer movie season will be underway momentarily on the east coast, as 7PM screenings commence for The Amazing Spider-Man–which isn’t exactly riding a rave of critical support (56% positive at Rotten Toma...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Studio Summer Movie Guide: Paramount

  The summer movie season is officially underway, just in time for us to finish our look at the line-ups and prospects for each of the big studios.  That brings us to Paramount Pictures, the least busy but hardly the quie...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Sausage Party” Feasts, “Suicide Squad” Dives, “Pete’s Dragon” OK

  After a summer of fizzled franchise movies, audiences were–pardon the expression–hungry for something new, and the unquestionably unique, hard-R existential talking food cartoon SAUSAGE PARTY (Annapurna/Colum...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

EARLY WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Turtles, Guardians Hold Their Lead

  There wasn’t much shift in position among the top titles at the Saturday box office.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (Nickelodeon/Paramount) kept its $1M edge over GUARD...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 9/4/16

  OPENINGS:  THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS (DreamWorks/Reliance/Participant/Disney) brings to an ignominious end the distribution relationship between DreamWorks and Disney.  Their final shared title disappointed on every lev...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the Friday Box Office – 7/11/14

  OPENINGS:  DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (20th), with $27.7M on Friday and a likely $70M weekend, will probably have a significant US box office bump over its predecessor Rise ($176.8M, after a $54.8M opening), but it ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 8.25.2019

  OPENINGS:  ANGEL HAS FALLEN (Millenium/Lionsgate) smartly picked a weekend to open that was far enough away from Hobbs & Shaw with its larger and overlapping audience, and near enough to the end of summer to keep th...
by Mitch Salem