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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 5.20.2018

Posted May 20, 2018 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Here is an updated look at the 2018 film slates by studio. The studio totals also include 2018 dollars for films released in late 2017. YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2018 to date is now +8% above last year and now +16% above the average for this point […]

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BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOX OFFICE – 11/10/13

Posted November 10, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  THOR: THE DARK WORLD (Disney) held essentially even on Saturday, an excellent result for a franchise movie, especially where a chunk of its “Friday” number had come from Thursday night screenings.  (In comparison, Iron Man 3 dropped 10% on its second day of release.)  Presumably because of that strong Saturday hold, Disney is […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 1/10/16

Posted January 10, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  THE REVENANT (Regency/20th) had an impressive $38M start, the #5 January wide opening ever (although tomorrow’s final numbers could send it below Lone Survivor‘s $37.8M, the comp it wanted to beat).  Survivor made it to $125.1M, and Revenant could do the same, especially fueled by what now seems like a can’t-miss campaign for […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 7/12/15

Posted July 12, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  MINIONS (Illumination/Universal) had a surprisingly bumpy 16% drop on Saturday, but it will handily become the #2 animated opening of all time, topping Toy Story 3‘s $110.3M, even if the studio’s $115.2M forecast turns out to rely on a stronger Sunday rebound than final numbers confirm.  (Still #1: 2007’s  Shrek The Third at […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 5.5.2019

Posted May 5, 2019 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  THE INTRUDER (Screen Gems/Sony) performed on target with $11M, and given the massive competition and the fates of the weekend’s other arrivals, that counted as a win.  It still wasn’t anything to get excited about, considering that similar Screen Gems releases like When The Bough Breaks ($14.2M), No Good Deed ($24.3M) and The […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 6.2.2019

Posted June 2, 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 -7% below last year’s comparable span (3 points better than last week) and now +1% above the average at this point the past four years ($4.105 billion).  Over the […]

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THE BIJOU BOX OFFICE: Footnotes – 8/14/11

Posted August 14, 2011 by Mitch Salem

> Now that THE HELP has opened about as well as Dreamworks/Disney could have hoped, the next goal is a 2d weekend decline of around 40%.  That would match the hold of Julie & Julia, and would make a $100M gross for Help very realistic.  The film’s only direct competition next weekend is the seemingly […]

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Holiday Weekend Box Office Scorecard Update – 2/17/14

Posted February 17, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  The Robo-turtle very nearly stole the race from the rom-com hare, as ABOUT LAST NIGHT (Screen Gems/Sony) continued its post-Valentine’s Day slowdown, falling another 39% on Sunday to $4.9M and now projected to total $28.5M over the 4-day weekend.  That’s still a fine number for a moderately-budgeted movie, but not the breakout hit […]

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