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WEEKEND STUDIO ESTIMATES October 21-23

Posted October 23, 2011 by Mitch Metcalf

>Based on Friday and Saturday box office (and estimated Sunday numbers), Paranormal Activity 3 is now looking like a $54 million opening weekend, almost matching the last big opening ($54.8 for Rise of the Planet of the Apes on August 5) and blowing past the $41 million opening for Paranormal Activity 2 this week last year.  […]

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US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office Report – 1.17.2021

Posted January 17, 2021 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  THE MARKSMAN (Open Road) allows Liam Neeson to lay claim to being the most prolific movie star of the pandemic, following on the releases of Honest Thief and the smaller-scale Made In Italy.  Despite a holiday weekend opening, Marksman‘s 3-day $3.2M start is below the $4.1M for Honest Thief, with a 4-day total […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 1/3/16

Posted January 3, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  STAR WARS:  Whether one considers Avatar‘s proper US all-time box office record to be $749.8M (initial release) or $760.5M (includes “director’s cut” re-release), the crown will be changing hands in the next few days.  STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS (Lucasfilm/Disney), which declined 41% on its 3rd weekend to $88.3M (setting yet another record by […]

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Weekend Studio Estimates 1.23-25.2015

Posted January 25, 2015 by Mitch Metcalf

Based on Friday’s and Saturday’s grosses, weekend #4 of 2015 now looks like $142 million for the top 12 films Friday-Sunday, well above the norm for the fourth weekend of the year, which usually struggles to get above $100 million.  (See complete weekend track below.)  All credit goes to American Sniper, which is truly extraordinary. […]

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WEEKEND STUDIO ESTIMATES July 27-29: Dark Knight Rises Slays the Openers But Still Consistently Lags Behind the Dark Knight

Posted July 29, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

The Dark Knight Rises is now looking like a $64.1 million second weekend, down 60% from last weekend’s opening.  (The second weekend looks stronger than it appeared yesterday morning, but it still is significantly behind the pace for 2008’s The Dark Knight, which grossed $75.2 million in the second weekend — down 52% from its […]

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WEEKEND STUDIO ESTIMATES October 12-14

Posted October 14, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

The weekend still looks like a very good $123 million for the top 12 films, a little better than it looked yesterday.  Argo and Sinister flipped places in the weekend rankings.  Argo opened with $5.93 million Friday and jumped to $8.75 million Saturday.  A conservative estimate of $5.4 million today would put the 1979 Iranian Hostage rescue drama over $20 […]

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Weekend Studio Estimates JULY 26-28

Posted July 28, 2013 by Mitch Metcalf

Based on Friday’s grosses, Weekend #30 of 2013 looks like a decent $158 million for the top 12 films, nearly identical to yesterday’s initial estimate and still comfortably above the same weekend the last few years. The Wolverine is way off our projected opening but still but still the best opening in recent years for a […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 04.02.2017

Posted April 2, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  We’ll see how the numbers hold up in tomorrow’s finals, but for now at least THE BOSS BABY (DreamWorks Animation/20th) is the weekend winner with $49M, considerably better than expectations.  The only dour note on the success is that it was rather frontloaded for a family non-sequel, with a 28% Saturday bump.  That […]

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