Posts Tagged ‘Zero Dark Thirty’
 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Sundance Film Festival Reviews: “The Report” & “Them That Follow”

  THE REPORT (Amazon):  Scott Z. Burns’s political expose is important and engrossing, but it’s composed of so much exposition that it may have trouble finding a mainstream audience.  (Which made Amazon’...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

OSCARS MINUS 6: The “Argo”-ness of It All

  So, is it over? It certainly feels over.  Voting for the Academy Awards ends tomorrow, and last night’s win at the Writers Guild for Best Adapted Screenplay cemented Argo’s astonishing streak of victories ov...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 8 BOX OFFICE REPORT

Based on Friday’s grosses, Weekend #6 of 2013 is another weak one: only $84 million for the top 12 films (about 50% behind the pace for the same weekend the last few years, an even steeper drop than last weekend).  The l...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 1 BOX OFFICE REPORT

Based on Friday’s grosses, Weekend #5 of 2013 is another weak one: only $69 million for the top 12 films (over 30% behind the pace for the same weekend the last few years).   Opening at 3,009 theaters Friday, Warm Bodie...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

WEEKEND STUDIO ESTIMATES January 25-27

With Saturday’s grosses now tallied, Weekend #4 of 2013 is looking like $88 million for the top 12 films (up significantly from the $80 million estimate yesterday but still down 13% from the comparable weekend average). ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

FRIDAY JANUARY 25 BOX OFFICE REPORT

Based on Friday’s grosses, Weekend #4 of 2013 is pretty much a disaster: only $80 million for the top 12 films (20% behind the pace for the same weekend the last few years).   Opening at 3,372 theaters Friday, Hansel an...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS January 25-27

The fourth weekend of 2013 should total just under $100 million for the top 12 films, a bit off the normal pace for this weekend but close to last year’s tally.  Three new films will open this weekend, none of which have...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

WEEKEND STUDIO ESTIMATES January 18-20

Based on Friday’s and Saturday’s grosses, Weekend #3 of 2013 is now on pace for $122 million, up from the $113 million estimate yesterday and now running ahead of the pace for the comparable weekend the past several...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

FRIDAY JANUARY 18 BOX OFFICE REPORT

Based on Friday’s grosses, Weekend #3 of 2013 is on pace for $113 million, basically on pace with the same weekend the last few years.  It is a weekend of Jessica Chastain: starring in the top two films of the weekend, a...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

Oscar Odds: After the Golden Globes

After its Golden Globes win for Best Drama, the odds of winning Best Picture for Argo improved a bit (moving from a $7.50 payout on a $1 wager to $5.25 and moving past Les Miserables into second place).  But the favorite rem...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS January 18-20

The third weekend of 2013 should total about $106 million for the top 12 films, down a bit from the same weekend the past few years.  Three movies open Friday and an Oscar hopeful expands into wide release, but no film should ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE through January 13

The Hobbit, like Breaking Dawn Part 2, is finally starting to peter out overseas (each around $550 million overseas and $800+ million worldwide).  Still growing briskly, Life of Pi has hauled in another $56 million overseas...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

WEEKEND STUDIO ESTIMATES January 11-13

Based on Friday’s and Saturday’s grosses, Weekend #2 of 2013 is on pace for $122 million, a touch lower than it appeared yesterday but still up slightly from the same weekend the last few years.  Zero Dark Thirty&#...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

FRIDAY JANUARY 11 BOX OFFICE REPORT

Based on Friday’s grosses, Weekend #2 of 2013 is on pace for $124 million, identical to last weekend and up slightly from the same weekend the last few years.  The three wide-release films this weekend performed pretty m...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

OSCAR STRATEGIES: What the Nominees Are Doing–and Should Be

  OK, so you’ve got your Best Picture nomination.  You’re one of the chosen 9 films with a chance to reap the glory (and success) that follows an Academy Award win.  You’ve got 46 days until the awards ...
by Mitch Salem