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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS January 6-8

Posted January 5, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

>2012 is underway with one wide release this weekend (and only 2,000 theaters or so at that) and one major expansion.  The Devil Inside should battle Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol for the top spot this weekend.  As a whole, the weekend volume for the top 12 films will be around $102 million, up about […]

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THE BIJOU REVIEW: “Bad Teacher” – Passable

Posted June 24, 2011 by Mitch Salem

>    Worth A Ticket:  Grade It On A Curve In 1999, Jake Kasdan directed a project set in high school that starred Jason Segel and featured Dave (Gruber) Allen in its ensemble; it was called Freaks and Geeks, and it has its own special place in pop culture history.   His new BAD TEACHER… […]

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INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE NUMBERS through January 1

Posted January 2, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

>Updated international figures follow.  Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol is surging, as Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked and especially Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is just getting going. Click “read more” for the complete chart.

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 1.25.2015

Posted January 25, 2015 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Here is the first look at the 2015 Scorecard, with of course Warner Brothers breaking away into an early lead in worldwide box office thanks to American Sniper.  If you are interested in the 2014 Scorecard, scroll down to the bottom of the post (as the remnants of overseas box office for […]

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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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INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE through December 2

Posted December 3, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

Skyfall continues its incredibly impressive run, now over $900 million worldwide and approaching the overseas total for Dark Knight Rises. Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 is almost at $450 million overseas to date already and clearly will build up to and beyond $800 million worldwide.

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 3.5.2017

Posted March 5, 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 +5% above last year and now +15% above the average for this point the past four years ($1.543 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have […]

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THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “The Woman In Black”

Posted February 3, 2012 by Mitch Salem

    THE WOMAN IN BLACK:  Watch It At Home – Fun, But Creaky As Its Doors   THE WOMAN IN BLACK is so aggressively old-fashioned it sometimes feels like the horror movie version of The Artist.  A haunted house story in the grand style, it may be in color and wide-screen, but its heart […]

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