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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: Dead Heat For “Jack Reacher 2″” & “Boo!”, “Moonlight” Starts Strong

Posted October 22, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  This weekend’s numbers will need some examination, with plenty of spin available in all directions.  Preliminary estimates at Deadline have BOO!  A MADEA HALLOWEEN (Lionsgate) a hair ahead of JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK (Skydance/Huahua/Shanghai Film Group/Paramount) on Friday, $9.2M vs. $9.1M.  There are several reasons why this is a bigger win than it […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 7/27/14

Posted July 27, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  LUCY (Universal) is claiming the lowest Sunday drop in the Top 10, so the studio’s $44M weekend estimate may come down a bit tomorrow, but it’s still a very solid hit for all concerned.  That’s especially true for Scarlett Johansson, who now has non-Avenger action movie bona fides.  The only question is whether […]

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HOLIDAY BOXOFFICE: EARLY SATURDAY NUMBERS – 12/31/11

Posted January 1, 2012 by Mitch Salem

> According to Deadline, most films were down 20-30% from Friday, which is par for the course on New Year’s Eve, due to early theater closings and non-movie plans for the night.  But there are a few oddities: Most notably, Deadline’s numbers have WAR HORSE suddenly jumping up more than 20% for the day.  If […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office: 9/25-27

Posted September 27, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 (Columbia/Sony) has set a new September record with a $47.5M opening (beating the first Hotel‘s $42.5M), and it barely missed becoming Adam Sandler’s biggest opening ever (The Longest Yard currently has a tiny lead at $47.6M, and kudos to Sony for not claiming the record and changing its mind tomorrow […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: Smooth Ride For “Girl On The Train,” Low Start For “Birth Of A Nation”

Posted October 8, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  From the start, THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN (DreamWorks/Reliance/Universal) was perceived as a lower-intensity version of the Gone Girl phenomenon, and that’s holding with the opening of its film version.  Where Gone Girl had a $13.2M Friday start on its way to a $37.5M weekend, preliminary numbers at Deadline give Train $9.3M on Friday, […]

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FRIDAY APRIL 13 BOX OFFICE RESULTS

Posted April 14, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

> The 15th weekend of 2012 is looking like $109 million for the Top 12 films, down 6% from this weekend last year but up 6% from the four-year average for the same weekend.  The Hunger Games is heading for $21 million this weekend, down a terrific 37% this weekend (the drops keep getting smaller: […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 8/24/14

Posted August 24, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  IF I STAY (Warners/MGM) was the best of a weak trio, opening with $16.4M and with an 18% drop on Saturday that indicated moderate front-loading.  It should reach a fair $40-50M US total, which could get it to breakeven if not profit. WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL (Affirm/TriStar/Sony), with a $9M weekend, was […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 11/6/16

Posted November 6, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  DOCTOR STRANGE (Marvel/Disney) did what a Marvel movie is supposed to do.  In the US, its $85M debut was higher than the starts of Captain America and Thor (both $65-66M), and just a hair away from the November opening of Thor 2 ($85.7M), it not quite in a league with the $94.3M for […]

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