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FRIDAY OCTOBER 19 BOX OFFICE RESULTS — Strong Weekend Despite Flabby Paranormal Activity 4

Posted October 20, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

The fourth up weekend in a row, weekend #42 will be about 19% ahead of the multi-year average for this weekend.  However, Paranormal Activity 4 is on track for an opening weekend way below expectations and easily the softest of the franchise.  The weekend remains relatively strong, however, because of a fairly deep bench of […]

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FRIDAY MARCH 14 Box Office Report

Posted March 15, 2014 by Mitch Metcalf

Based on Friday’s grosses, weekend #11 of 2014 looks like $106 million for the top 12 films Friday-Sunday, almost exactly matching the average for this weekend over the last few years.  Two new wide releases didn’t do anything special, but two limited releases distinguished themselves.   Opening at 3,115 theaters Friday, Need for Speed from Disney grossed $6.6 […]

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FRIDAY NOVEMBER 18 BOX OFFICE RESULTS

Posted November 19, 2011 by Mitch Metcalf

>Twilight’s latest, Breaking Dawn Part 1, is opening close to what we expected, but Happy Feet Two was not as able to weather the storm as strongly as we projected.  Overall, the weekend is running 20% ahead of the same weekend last year, not a bad accomplishment given Harry Potter was in the mix last […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” Big But Down, “Incredibles 2″” Drops, “Neighbor” Expands

Posted June 23, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM (Legendary/Perfect World/Universal) finally arrived in the US with a $58.4M opening day ($15.3M from Thursday night), according to preliminary numbers at Deadline.  If Fallen Kingdom follows the same trajectory as the 2015 Jurassic World reboot, that should mean a $145M weekend, and a $400M+ eventual US total.  That’s a lot […]

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FRIDAY 7.24.2015 Box Office Report

Posted July 25, 2015 by Mitch Metcalf

Based on Friday’s grosses, weekend #30 of 2015 looks like $148 million for the top 12 films Friday-Sunday, equaling the norm for this weekend and above last year’s weekend. Opening at 3,723 theaters Friday, Pixels from Sony is on track for a $25.0 million opening three-day weekend (below our $37.5 million ShowBuzzDaily forecast earlier this week). The film is pacing toward a slightly […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Wrinkle In Time” Narrowly Takes Day, But “Black Panther” Heads for Weekend Win (Again)

Posted March 10, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  A WRINKLE IN TIME (Disney) has likely taken the only box office title it will ever have.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, Wrinkle had a narrow victory on Friday with $11.3M ($1.2M of that from Thursday night).  But the general front-loadedness of new openings, combined with the likely dim word of mouth here […]

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FRIDAY AUGUST 3 BOX OFFICE RESULTS

Posted August 4, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

The 31st weekend of 2012 is looking like a soft $115 million for the Top 12 films Friday-Sunday, down 27% from the same weekend last year.  Dark Knight Rises stays at #1 as two new films fail to impress.             Total Recall from Sony grossed $9.1 million Friday, on a pace […]

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FRIDAY JANUARY 6 BOX OFFICE RESULTS

Posted January 7, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

> 2012 is off to a solid start with $135 million in business for the top 12 films — up 12% from a typical performance for the first weekend of the year but up sharply from the disaster that was 2011’s opening frame.  The Devil Inside exceeded our forecast and will be the #1 movie […]

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