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SHOWBUZZDAILY BOXOFFICE: “The Avengers” Awaits the Witching Hour – 5/3/12

Posted May 3, 2012 by Mitch Salem

> It seems like only yesterday that we were reviewing the records for midnight openings (actually, it was March 23, when The Hunger Games opened with a 7th-highest $19.7M Thursday midnight–the highest ever for a non-sequel).  Now we’re just a few hours away from the US arrival of THE AVENGERS, which… is it a sequel?  […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY EARLY WEEKEND BOXOFFICE REPORT – 5/19/12

Posted May 20, 2012 by Mitch Salem

  The news didn’t get any better for BATTLESHIP (Universal) on Saturday.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, the aquatic disaster couldn’t even manage a 10% increase on its 2d day of release (in comparison, John Carter had a 25% bump on its first Saturday), and is headed for a horrible $25M opening weekend, $5M […]

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WEEKEND STUDIO ESTIMATES March 30-April 1

Posted April 1, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

>The weekend studio estimates (based on Friday and Saturday actuals and projections for Sunday) are coming in about the same as the weekend numbers posted yesterday (based on Friday actuals only).  The box office volume for the top 12 films is now looking like $146 million for the weekend, up 28% from last year’s weekend […]

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BEHIND THE FRIDAY BOXOFFICE: 10/5/12

Posted October 6, 2012 by Mitch Salem

  Liam Neeson, superstar. OPENINGS:  TAKEN 2 (20th) is on track for an opening in the high-$40Ms, which would make it the biggest weekend #1 since late July’s 2nd weekend of The Dark Knight Rises.  Since the movie only cost around $45M to produce (not including substantial marketing costs), it’s already assured of success, and […]

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Friday Box Office: “Dunkirk” Victorious, “Girls Trip” Strong, “Valerian” Crashes

Posted July 22, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  There’s a reason why Christopher Nolan may be, along with James Cameron, the last filmmaker who can truly demand blank checks from Hollywood.  His WWII recreation DUNKIRK (Warners), devoid of name stars (apologies to Harry Styles) but riding a tide of Oscar-level reviews, is already overperforming expectations with a $19.8M opening day (including $5.5M […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 11/2/14

Posted November 2, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  NIGHTCRAWLER (Open Road) and Ouija are in a dead heat for the weekend title, with Nightcrawler claiming a temporary $9000 edge at $10.909M.  We won’t know the real winner until tomorrow, but Ouija is already admitting a 52% Sunday drop, while Nightcrawler maintains that it will only fall 35% today.  That number is […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 3.13.2022

Posted March 13, 2022 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  Despite being limited to 2 Saturday shows at 803 theaters, the (tape-delayed) live concert movie BTS: PERMISSION TO DANCE (Trafalgar) earned $6.8M at the US box office.  Even with an average $35 ticket price, that’s an impressive achievement, and the international result was even more remarkable at $25.8M.  This was the highest-grossing movie […]

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EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “22”” Jumps High, “Dragon” A Bit Lower

Posted June 14, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  22 JUMP STREET (Sony/Columbia) is having the start merited by a sequel to a huge hit that’s getting ecstatic reviews in its own right.  Based on preliminary numbers at Dateline and elsewhere, it had a $23-24M opening day (that includes $5.5M from Thursday night).  That’s considerably better than the $19.6M start for Neighbors, which […]

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