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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Endgame” Stays Huge, “Long Shot” So-So, “The Intruder” OK, “UglyDolls” Dim

Posted May 4, 2019 by Mitch Salem

  After AVENGERS: ENDGAME (Marvel/Disney) torched the record books last weekend, the remaining question was whether it would have the stamina to challenge the biggest records of them all, The Force Awakens in the US ($936.7M) and Avatar worldwide ($2.79B).  It’s not clear after Friday whether this weekend will answer that in a definitive way.  […]

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FRIDAY MAY 11 BOX OFFICE RESULTS

Posted May 12, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

The 19th weekend of 2012 is looking like a solid $155 million for the Top 12 films, up 20% from both this weekend last year and the four-year average for the same weekend.  Marvel’s The Avengers will definitely smash the second weekend record — the only question is by how much.  Dark Shadows opened below […]

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FRIDAY AUGUST 8 Box Office Report

Posted August 9, 2014 by Mitch Metcalf

Based on Friday’s grosses, weekend #32 of 2014 looks like a very good $173 million for the top 12 films Friday-Sunday, well above our forecast ($152 million) and 26% above the norm for this weekend ($138 million). Opening at 3,845 theaters, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from Paramount grossed $25.6 million through Friday and is on track for […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Coco” Stays On Top, “Wonder” Solid, “3 Billboards” & “Lady Bird” Expand

Posted December 2, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  There were no new wide releases on this pre-holiday, pre-Last Jedi weekend, so all the action was in holdovers and limited releases.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, COCO (Pixar/Disney) easily retained its crown with a $6.3M Friday.  That was down 67% from last week’s holiday Friday, better than the drops for Moana (70%) […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Magnificent 7″” Respectable, “Storks” Doesn’t Hatch

Posted September 24, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (Village Roadshow/MGM/Columbia/Sony), an expensive action movie in a month that doesn’t often feature them, and toplining the potent combo of Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt, is starting off moderately well but not exceptionally.  Preliminary numbers at Deadline have its opening day at $13M (including $1.75M from Thursday night), slightly ahead of […]

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WEEKEND STUDIO ESTIMATES December 7-9

Posted December 9, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

Based on Friday’s grosses, Weekend #49 is on pace to fall below the  multi-year average for this weekend by 9% — ending a solid four-week winning streak at the box office.  One movie dared to open on one of the weakest weekends of the year (usually ranked #49 out of 52 weeks in terms of […]

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FRIDAY JULY 5 Box Office Report

Posted July 6, 2013 by Mitch Metcalf

Based on Friday’s grosses, Weekend #27 of 2013 looks like a terrific $223 million for the top 12 films, up sharply from the comparable weekend in recent years. Not even The Lone Ranger could derail a hot summer box office, which is up 30% or more in three of the last four weekends. Opening at […]

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FRIDAY 1.9.2015 Box Office Report

Posted January 10, 2015 by Mitch Metcalf

Based on Friday’s grosses, weekend #2 of 2015 looks like $110 million for the top 12 films Friday-Sunday, down from the norm for this weekend and down from the same weekend last year.   Opening at 3,593 theaters Friday, Taken 3 from Fox is on track for a $39.5 million opening three-day weekend (above our $30.5 million ShowBuzzDaily […]

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