Posts Tagged ‘weekend box office’
 

 

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
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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 1.12.2020

  OPENINGS:  The release strategy for 1917 (Universal) has gone just about perfectly, culminating in a $36.5M wide opening weekend that was significantly ahead of industry expectations.  Universal screened the film to cr...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 1.5.2020

  OPENINGS:  THE GRUDGE (Columbia/Sony) tried to take advantage of Hollywood’s early January fallow period, but at $11.3M, the reboot of a remake found few takers, far below the $29.6M for 2018’s Insidious: Th...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 12.22.2019

  OPENINGS:  The numbers for STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER (Lucasfilm/Disney) were always going to be huge, but despite all the “dog ate its homework” excuses like pre-holiday shopping syndrome that are ric...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 12.15.2019

  OPENINGS:  JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL (Columbia/Sony) successfully rode its strategy of arriving in theatres ahead of The Rise of Skywalker to a $60.1M weekend, far ahead of the $36.2M opening weekend for the last Jumanji ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 12.8.2019

  OPENINGS:  DARK WATERS (Focus/Universal) expanded into wide release at 2012 theatres, and emerged with a mild $4.1M.  (By comparison, Focus’s previous release Harriet opened at 2059 with an $11.7M weekend.)  Its...
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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 – 11.24.2019

  OPENINGS:  After several weeks of big-studio disappointments, FROZEN 2 (Disney) performed as the blockbuster it was expected to be, with $127M in the US.  Comparisons to the first Frozen in 2013 are a bit dicey, becaus...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 11.17.2019

  OPENINGS:  FORD VS. FERRARI (20th/Disney) had a strong start with $31M, and will hope to extend its run through the holidays and into Oscar season based on its initially older-skewing audience and excellent reviews and ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 11.10.2019

  OPENINGS:  MIDWAY (AGC/Bona/Lionsgate) was mildly ahead of expectations with $17.5M in the US, and it should perform well on Veterans Day Monday.  However, with around $150M in production and worldwide marketing costs,...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 11.3.2019

  OPENINGS:  The entertainment business revolves these days around IP, but not all franchises are created equal, and there turned out to be a thunderous lack of interest in TERMINATOR: DARK FATE (Skydance/Tencent/20th/Dis...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 10.20.2019

  OPENINGS:  MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL (Disney) had a weak $36M start in the US, down 48% from the $69.4 opening of the first Maleficent 3 years ago.  If Mistress of Evil manages the same multiple as its predecessor, ...
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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 10.13.2019

  OPENINGS:  THE ADDAMS FAMILY (BRON/MGM) proved to be a still-fertile source of IP with a solid $30.3M US start, and the cartoon should benefit from closed schools on Columbus Day for a robust 4-day weekend total.  Prod...
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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 9.29.2019

  OPENINGS:  ABOMINABLE (Pearl/DreamWorks/Universal) seized a weekend on the calendar that had a dearth of new children’s movies (and with 2 weeks until The Addams Family opens), and pushed it to a fair $20.9M openi...
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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