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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: Multiplexes “Taken” Again By Liam Neeson Franchise

Posted January 10, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  Note:  because last Friday was part of a holiday weekend, the week-to-week declines for holdovers are unusually heavy.  That will modify over the course of the weekend, since the holiday box office was already tailing off by last Friday. TAKEN 3 (Europa/20th) had no problem taking over the box office reins from the holiday […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “War” Unspectacular, “Spider-Man” Drops, “Big Sick” Expands

Posted July 15, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  Despite some of the best reviews of the year for any movie, big studio or indie, WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES (TSG/20th) is off to a merely OK start.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, it had a $21.1M opening day (including $5M from Thursday night), putting it 24% behind the $27.6M […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY “HUNGER GAMES” MIDWEEK WATCH

Posted March 27, 2012 by Mitch Salem

> Monday boxoffice is tricky to analyze, because as you’d expect, the all-time list of Monday grosses is largely a history of long holiday weekends, namely Memorial Day, July 4th, Martin Luther King Day, and Christmas/New Year’s week.  So strictly speaking, THE HUNGER GAMES’ $10.8M gross on its 4th day in theatres is only the […]

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BIJOU BOXOFFICE: EARLY FRIDAY REPORT

Posted January 14, 2012 by Mitch Salem

> According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, the weekend is looking auspicious for Mark Wahlberg’s CONTRABAND.  The modestly budgeted thriller (which, however, Universal has been expensively marketing for a solid month) is reporting a $7.7M Friday, which could mean $25-28M over the 4-day holiday weekend. Disney’s 3D re-release of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is also […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Beauty & The Beast” Sings, “Kong” Drops

Posted March 18, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  Even bigger than Gaston after five dozen eggs, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Disney) is coming in at the highest level of projections, and may be poised for the largest pre-May weekend in history.  Preliminary numbers at Deadline have opening day at $65.3M (including $16.3M from Thursday night), and while that’s below the $81.6M first day […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Guardians 2″” Kicks Off Summer Movie Season

Posted May 6, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  With a franchise like GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 2 (Marvel/Disney), profitability isn’t at issue.  Guardians 2 carries around $350M in worldwide production/marketing costs, and it will be in hailing distance of financial success by Sunday.  The question is how the given installment ranks in terms of similar mega-competition and expectations.  Preliminary numbers at […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “If I Stay” Leads Weak Friday; “Guardians” Likely to Retake Weekend

Posted August 23, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  At the beginning of the month, the success of Guardians of the Galaxy and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was prompting some to excitedly conclude that the box office year was now truly 52 weeks long.  But the second half of August remains a lousy time to launch a movie, a fact that’s being borne […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY WEDNESDAY “HUNGER GAMES” WATCH – 3/28/12

Posted March 29, 2012 by Mitch Salem

> On its first Wednesday in release, THE HUNGER GAMES fell 22% to $8.1M, but just as Tuesday’s hold wasn’t quite as good as it looked, Wednesday’s wasn’t as bad.  For whatever reason, Wednesdays tend to be a down day in the dynamic of a typical week, particularly for the previous weekend’s new opening.  Last […]

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