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WEEKEND STUDIO ESTIMATES February 22-24

Posted February 24, 2013 by Mitch Metcalf

Based on Saturday’s grosses, Weekend #8 of 2013 is looking a little stronger than it did yesterday but still down versus previous years.  The top 12 films Friday-Sunday should total $89 million (down 22% from the same weekend last year and down 11% from the average for the weekend the last few years).  Snitch had a […]

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WEEKEND STUDIO ESTIMATES December 21-23

Posted December 23, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

The weekend looks a little stronger than it did yesterday ($102 million for the top 12 films rather than $98 million) but still well below the normal pace for weekend #51 .  The Hobbit is looking a little stronger than it did yesterday, and This Is 40 is a tiny bit stronger.  But everything else continues to […]

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Weekend Studio Estimates AUGUST 8-10

Posted August 10, 2014 by Mitch Metcalf

Based on Friday’s and Saturday’s grosses, weekend #32 of 2014 still 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 $22.1 […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 5.8.2022

Posted May 8, 2022 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  After an interruption for The Batman, the MCU resumed its place at the top of popular culture with the arrival of DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS (Marvel/Disney), which launched within the industry’s very high expectations at $185M in the US.  That’s roughly the same as Avengers: Age of Ultron ($191.3M), and […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 7.29.2018

Posted July 29, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT (Skydance/Alibaba/Paramount) rode almost unanimous rave reviews to a franchise-high $61.5M weekend opening in the US.  (That record doesn’t adjust for inflation, and comes with an asterisk because the first two in the series opened on Wednesdays, with Mission 2 at $78.8M by its first Sunday.)  If Fallout runs like Rogue […]

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Behind the Weekend US/Worldwide Box Office – 11.7.2021

Posted November 7, 2021 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  ETERNALS (Marvel/Disney) opened at the low end of expectations with $71M, not a surprise given its lousy reviews (48% on Rotten Tomatoes, unprecedented for the MCU) and blah audience exit polls.  Even so, that makes it the #4 US opening of the pandemic era, and all of those quartet members are Marvel movies.  […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 11.12.2017

Posted November 12, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  In the US, DADDY’S HOME 2 (Paramount) eked out a victory among the newcomers at $30M, thanks to a 6% family audience bump on Saturday.  That’s still 22% below the opening for the first Daddy’s Home, and it’s likely that spread will increase greatly through the week, since the original comedy opened on […]

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WEEKEND STUDIO ESTIMATES October 28-30

Posted October 30, 2011 by Mitch Metcalf

> Why did it snow on my weekend? Based on Friday and Saturday box office (and estimated Sunday numbers), Puss in Boots looks like a $34 million opening weekend.  The highly unusual late-October snowstorm in the northeast certainly reduced the opening numbers for Puss, but the weather also seemed to have a strong impact on […]

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