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OscarLand: The Nominations

Posted January 24, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  The Oscar nominations are here, and the biggest surprise is how few surprises they provide.  The closest thing to a shock was in the Best Actress category, where Ruth Negga and Isabelle Huppert were in, and that meant Amy Adams and Annette Bening–both of whom had been considered possible longshot winners–were out.  Otherwise, Michael […]

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THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Mirror Mirror”

Posted March 30, 2012 by Mitch Salem

    MIRROR MIRROR:  Not Even For Free – 7 Years Bad Luck     When it was announced that 2012 would bring two big-budget movie versions of the Snow White story, not to mention TV’s Once Upon A Time, in which Snow (Ginnifer Goodwin) is a central character (and that’s not counting Grimm, another […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 8.27.2017

Posted August 27, 2017 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Here is an updated look at the 2017 film slates by studio.   YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2017 to date is now down -3% from last year and now +1% above the average for this point the past four years ($6.961 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films […]

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Weekend Studio Estimates 7.31-8.2.2015

Posted August 2, 2015 by Mitch Metcalf

Based on Friday’s grosses, weekend #31 of 2015 looks like $140 million for the top 12 films Friday-Sunday, a touch below the norm for this weekend (see track below). Opening at 3,956 theaters Friday, Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation from Paramount is now on track for a $56.0 million opening three-day weekend (slightly above our $55.0 million ShowBuzzDaily forecast earlier […]

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COUNTING TO 10: Best Spielbergs

Posted June 10, 2011 by Mitch Salem

> On the occasion of Super 8‘s release, the Top 10 movies directed by Steven Spielberg: 10. THE SUGARLAND EXPRESS (1974):  His first feature film, it suggests that had he never touched a special effect in his life, Spielberg would still have been a great American filmmaker.  A movie about celebrity and family that moves […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 9.7.2014

Posted September 7, 2014 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  The studio rankings remain unchanged, and the most noteworthy change is that Universal now boasts a film in the $300+ million worldwide box (Lucy with $126 million domestic and $192 million overseas to date).  But the success of Lucy cannot make up for an excess of clunkers, as Universal is showing a hit-to-miss ratio even […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard

Posted June 29, 2014 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Paramount got off the mat with the release of Transformers: Age of Extinction, pushing the studio over $1.0 billion worldwide for the year to date and into 5th place and now above Universal.  Disney ($1.66 billion worldwide for 2014 to date) moved slightly above Sony ($1.65 billion) thanks to continued overseas grosses […]

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WEEKLY BOX OFFICE ACTUALS & YEAR TO DATE June 25-July 1

Posted July 3, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

Another down week at the North American box office, although the declines are not severe as last week.  With the arrival of Spider-Man early this week and expected decent mid-week business for two solid openers this past weekend, next week at this time should show some plus signs again in the weekly comparisons. The Past […]

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