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FRIDAY APRIL 5 BOX OFFICE REPORT

Posted April 6, 2013 by Mitch Metcalf

Based on Friday’s grosses, Weekend #14 of 2013 is looking pretty good: $135 million for the top 12 films in North America, up 16% from the comparable weekend the past few years.  The two new openers this weekend are on track to beat our forecast, and The Croods continues to play quite well in its […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 9.16.2018

Posted September 16, 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 still +9% above last year and still +11% above the average for this point […]

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WEEKLY BOX OFFICE ACTUALS & YEAR TO DATE September 17-23

Posted September 24, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

The Past Week: Total Box Office Volume All films in wide release playing between September 17 and September 23 grossed a weak $107 million, down 12% from the four-year average for the week and down a big 24% from the same week last year.  We have to go back to the same week in 2007 […]

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FRIDAY MAY 20 BOX OFFICE RESULTS: Pirates Solid; Bridemaids Rocks

Posted May 21, 2011 by Mitch Metcalf

>The fourth Pirates of the Caribbean opens just below forecast, although not quite at the higher end of expectations that Disney was rooting for.  Bridesmaids has a very good second weekend Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides should open with $92 million this weekend and is on a pace to finish with $260 million […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 2.28.2016

Posted February 28, 2016 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Updated look at 2016 by studio, with Fox continuing to lap the field and even show it’s human with Eddie the Eagle its first movie of the year in the weak box office category.  We have amended the summary categories somewhat this year with the top category now reserved for films over $500 million […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOXOFFICE: “The Hobbit” Could Hit December Record

Posted December 14, 2012 by Mitch Salem

  It’s impossible to know at this point how the unspeakable events in Newtown on Friday will affect family behavior over the weekend, and even though this tragedy, unlike the Aurora massacre in July, has no direct connection to movies or theaters, the crowds that might have attended matinees of a four-quadrant event like THE […]

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FULL WEEK BOX OFFICE ACTUALS and YEAR TO DATE March 23-25

Posted March 27, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

>Now 12 full weeks into 2012, year-to-date domestic box office is running 26% ahead of last year’s worrisome pace, and the year-to-date total is now fully 15% ahead of the comparable period’s average for the last several years.  The Hunger Games lived up to the hype and played like an early summer tentpole in March. […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 6.10.2018

Posted June 10, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  OCEAN’S EIGHT (Village Roadshow/Warners) had a $41.5M weekend, the highest of the Ocean’s movies by a bit (not adjusting for inflation).  The only point of concern is that it’s the first Ocean’s movie to drop on Saturday (by 4%, where the others had risen 6-17%), although that may only reflect the fact that […]

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