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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Blade Runner 2049″” Slow, “My Little Pony” & “Mountain Between Us” Moderate

Posted October 7, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  BLADE RUNNER 2049 (Alcon/Sony/Warners) was a high-risk bet, with roughly $300M in production and worldwide marketing wagered on an extremely serious 164-minute sequel to a 35-year old film that only became legendary after it was itself a sizable flop in theatres.  Reportedly, the bulk of that investment rested with Alcon, while Sony (international) and […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Annabelle: Creation” Solid, “Nut Job 2″” & “Glass Castle” Weak

Posted August 12, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  ANNABELLE: CREATION (New Line/Warners) will easily take the weekend.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, opening day was $15.1M, slightly below the $15.5M for 2014’s original Annabelle, but Creation is much more frontloaded, with $4M from Thursday night, almost double the $2.1M for Annabelle.  That suggests a lower weekend multiple than Annabelle‘s 2.4, and […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Straight Outta Compton” Crowns Universal’s Summer; “Man From UNCLE” Fades

Posted August 15, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (Legendary/Universal) had a smashing start, with preliminary numbers at Deadline giving it $22.8M on Friday (that includes $5M from Thursday night).  With a production budget under $30M and a moderate marketing campaign, Compton will be well on the road to profit by the end of the weekend, providing a finishing touch […]

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GREEN LANTERN MIDNIGHT BOX OFFICE DATA

Posted June 17, 2011 by Mitch Salem

>DeadlineHollywood is reporting Green Lantern earned $3.35 million at midnight plays (at 1,810 theaters).  This result is similar to recent midnight previews for Thor and X-Men: First Class.  (See Mitch Salem’s Green Lantern review HERE.)  This might indicate Green Lantern could open in the high-$50 million range, although we will stick with the published $55 […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Purge” Swings Past “Tarzan” & Shrinks “BFG,” But “Dory” Outswims All

Posted July 2, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  Expectations were low for the holiday weekend’s expensive new openings, and that’s proving to be accurate.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, it was the low-budget THE PURGE:  ELECTION YEAR (Blumhouse/Universal) that led the group on Friday with $13.4M (including $3.6M from Thursday night), better than the $13M opening day for Anarchy, the last […]

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THE BIJOU: UPDATED–Rise of the Planet of the Very Early Boxoffice Results

Posted August 6, 2011 by Mitch Salem

> UPDATE:  The Reporter now has fuller numbers, and even better news for Fox.  RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES looks to be headed for an $18M Friday, which should mean a $45M+ weekend, meeting and even exceeding expectations.  The picture is skewing older than the usual tentpole, which combined with good word-of-mouth could […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “The Other Woman” Grabs a Weekend From the Superheroes

Posted April 26, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  Comedy will notch one weekend win between the 3 weeks dominated by Captain America: The Winter Soldier and the parade of summer spectacles that begins with next week’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, as THE OTHER WOMAN (20th) will easily take the multiplexes this weekend according to preliminary numbers at Deadline.  The Other Woman earned […]

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THE BOXOFFICE GAMES BEGIN: “Hunger Games” At Midnight

Posted March 23, 2012 by Mitch Salem

> THE HUNGER GAMES has an excuse. Last night at midnight, The Hunger Games began its long-awaited run in theatres by grossing $19.7M.  Which is, by any estimation, a lot of money–the most ever earned by a non-sequel, and the 7th highest midnight ever.  But… it’s less than half the $43.5M of the midnight record […]

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