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SHOWBUZZDAILY EARLY FRIDAY BOXOFFICE REPORT – 6/15/12

Posted June 16, 2012 by Mitch Salem

Question #1 on this weekend’s boxoffice:  if The Dark Knight Rises is a blockbuster but everything else Warners releases this summer is a bomb, is the studio having a good summer?  Based on preliminary Friday numbers at Deadline, ROCK OF AGES joins Dark Shadows (and Chernobyl Diaries, too) as a Warner Bros summer flop.  Rock […]

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EARLY CHRISTMAS BOX OFFICE: “Force Awakens” Towers Over, But Doesn’t Crush, New Competition

Posted December 26, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  For Hollywood, Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year, because it doesn’t come but once:  with the exception of a New Year’s Eve dip, every day between December 25 and January 2 will perform like a Friday.  That’s great for the box office, but it makes any analysis of “comps” and […]

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

Posted July 25, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  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 with the studio as he moves to Netflix.  The result was better than some of Sandler’s recent flops, but far from exciting:  according […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY EARLY FRIDAY BOXOFFICE REPORT – 6/29/12

Posted June 30, 2012 by Mitch Salem

  The calendar may say the 4th of July is approaching, but it’s looking an awful lot like Christmas at the boxoffice this weekend.  Preliminary numbers at Deadline have both TED (Universal) and MAGIC MIKE (Warners) overperforming for smash hit weekends.  Ted is reportedly having a $20.5M Friday and possibly a $50M opening weekend, which would make it one […]

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HARRY POTTER: One Record Down

Posted July 15, 2011 by Mitch Salem

> The Hogwarts Express has started its journey:  last night’s midnight showings of HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS (PART 2) blew past the previous midnight record of $30M (Twilight:  Eclipse) and grossed an incredible $43.5M from those screenings alone.  According to the Hollywood Reporter, this included sold-out houses for every single 3D midnight performance […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: Hollywood Takes The Holiday Off

Posted September 5, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  Labor Day weekend is always the exhausted last gasp of the summer movie season, but this year the studios didn’t even try.  Partly it’s the effect of August having generally been a disaster in 2015 (last year’s 4-day Labor Day span featured a $22.9M 5th weekend for Guardians of the Galaxy and $15.6M from […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Pan” & “The Walk” Fall Out of the Sky, “The Martian” & “Steve Jobs” Soar

Posted October 10, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  The  preliminary numbers at Deadline confirm the expected:  PAN (RatPac-Dune/Warners) is a box office catastrophe in the making.  Its $5.2M opening day (which includes $650K from Thursday night) is less than half the first day of Fantastic Four ($11.3M), and although as a family-oriented movie it may bounce back a bit on Saturday (and […]

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HOLIDAY BOXOFFICE: Early Thursday Numbers – 12/22/11

Posted December 23, 2011 by Mitch Salem

> Deadline has preliminary figures for Thursday’s boxoffice, and they appear to be fairly steady with Wednesday, consistent with last year’s pattern but below 2010’s totals.  MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – GHOST PROTOCOL (Paramount) remains at the head of the pack with $6.2M, down about 10%.  This compares with $7.1M for last year’s #1 on the Thursday […]

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