December 30, 2011

HOLIDAY BOXOFFICE: Thursday Numbers – 12/29/11

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Written by: Mitch Salem
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The boxoffice was steady as expected yesterday, virtually everything within 5%, up or down, from where it was on Wednesday.  There were just a couple of exceptions:
PARIAH (Focus):  Proved to be scarily front-loaded, down a horrible 55% on its 2d day to an average $2500 in 4 theares.

EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE (Warners):  Gave back most of Wednesday’s increase with a 7% drop, leaving it at an $4800 average in 6.
Business should pick up today, then drop tomorrow (but not nearly as much as Christmas Eve), rise again on New Year’s Day, and fall for Monday, the end of the holiday rush.  
Stay with SHOWBUZZDAILY all weekend for updated boxoffice numbers and analysis!


About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."