Posts Tagged ‘weekend boxoffice scorecard’
 

 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 3/10/13

  OPENINGS:  OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL (Disney) is having an oddly topsy-turvy weekend.  On the one hand, in the US it got the Saturday bump it needed from family audiences, rising 37% (better than Alice in Wonderland, a...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 6/16/13

  OPENINGS:  In some ways, the most important number of the weekend was the $71.6M that MAN OF STEEL (Warners) earned outside the US and Canada.  Although it’s lower than the $113.1M domestic weekend ($125.1 with T...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 3/17/13

  OPENINGS:  $17.1M for THE CALL (TriStar/Sony) is more than the movie cost to produce (although it won’t pay for the marketing), and sets the Halle Berry vehicle up to be a modest hit.  However, there’s no ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 3/24/13

  OPENINGS:  The only reason to make a movie like THE CROODS (DreamWorks Animation/20th) is to get a piece of the remarkable overseas business that the Ice Age franchise sees ($716M on the last one alone), but so far,...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 3/31/13

  OPENINGS:  As usual with new arrivals, the eager studios behind GI JOE: RETALIATION (Paramount/MGM) have claimed a low Sunday decline (2d lowest in the Top 10), so the $41.2M weekend and $51.7M opening 4 days could slip...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

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
 

 

 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 4/21/13

  OPENINGS:  OBLIVION (Universal) had a solid $38.2M start (although the studio is estimating the lowest Sunday drop in the Top 10, so that number may come down tomorrow), with a 12% Saturday bump.  The less good news is...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 5/5/13

  OPENINGS:  Here’s the really remarkable thing about this weekend’s haul for IRON MAN 3 (Disney).  It’s not the $175.3M opening in the US, even though that’s the 2d highest start in US history...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 5/26/13

  OPENINGS:  Saturday showed an 18% drop for FAST & FURIOUS 6 (Universal), but really the number was better than it looked, because “Friday” included $6.5M from Thursday night.  With that factored out, th...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

BEHIND THE (4-DAY) WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 5/27/13

  OPENINGS:  FAST & FURIOUS 6 (Universal) dropped 16% on Sunday and estimates a 13% slip on Monday–that latter number may be a little overoptimistic, but even if it turns out that the 4-day total is $119M instea...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 2/24/13

  The Rock’s second-worst opening is second-best at the boxoffice this slow Oscar weekend. OPENINGS:  Boosted by a 36% Saturday rise, SNITCH (Summit/Lionsgate) is projecting a $13M weekend, although like all round n...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 6/2/13

  OPENINGS:  NOW YOU SEE ME (Summit/Lionsgate) had a fine $28.1M opening weekend considering its moderate cost ($75M plus marketing, but with 2/3 of that covered by foreign pre-sales), and with little competition coming n...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 3/3/13

  OPENINGS:  Two studios stretched as far as they could in coming up with weekend estimates for their bombs, claiming the lowest Sunday drops in the Top 10 to reach numbers that may well fall when actual figures are relea...
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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