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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 1.1.2017

Posted January 2, 2017 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Updated look at 2016 by studio.   YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2016 to date is still marginally above last year and still +3% above the average for this point the past four years ($10.184 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed $26.2 billion worldwide when […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 7.15.2018

Posted July 15, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATION (Sony Animation/Columbia/Sony) clocked in with a reliable $44.1M weekend, just about midway between the first Transylvania‘s $42.5M and the second’s $48.5M.  (Sticklers might note that this the first of the franchise to feature Thursday night screenings, giving it a slightly longer “weekend”.)  There are some other family movies […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 5.26.2019

Posted May 26, 2019 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Here is an updated look at the 2019 film slates by studio. BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2019 is still -10% below last year’s comparable span and now -1% below the average at this point the past four years ($3.913 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed almost […]

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Box Office Footnotes – 7/10/11

Posted July 10, 2011 by Mitch Salem

> Very early numbers say that TRANSFORMERS:  DARK OF THE MOON is headed for about $97M overseas this weekend, which of course is a huge amount of money but also a 56% drop from last weekend–higher than the 52% domestic decline.  (UPDATE:  According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Transformers number is actually $93M for the […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 8/16/15

Posted August 16, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (Legendary/Universal) turned out to be somewhat frontloaded, with a 20% drop on its 2d day of release.  But no one will complain about its huge $56.1M weekend, the #6 August opening ever (and #2, behind only Signs, among non-franchise titles).  It should add plenty of gold to Universal’s 2015 pile […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 12.24.2017

Posted December 24, 2017 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Here is an updated look at the 2017 film slates by studio. YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2017 to date is still down -1% from last year and now +1% above the average for this point the past four years ($9.898 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed […]

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Holiday Movie Season: Daily Box Office Track

Posted December 26, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

Ten days into the three-week holiday movie season, 2012 is now 9% behind the average 10-day total over the last several years ($264 million this year for the first ten days versus $290 million on average 2004-2011).  However, 2012 remains 16% behind the last time Christmas fell on a Tuesday (2007 — $316 million the […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY WEEKEND BOXOFFICE SCORECARD – 6/10/12

Posted June 10, 2012 by Mitch Salem

Don’t look a gift boxoffice in the mouth? OPENINGS:  Unsurprisingly, both studios pushed their estimates on MADAGASCAR 3 (DreamWorks Animation/Paramount) and PROMETHEUS (20th) to the highest round number available, meaning $60M and $50M, respectively.  In order to achieve those numbers, the 2 movies with the worst Friday-to-Saturday performance in the Top 10 will need to […]

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