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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 1.31.2016

Posted January 31, 2016 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  We will continue tracking 2015 for several more weeks as the holiday films finish their runs.  We will begin tracking the 2016 slates soon.   YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2016 to date is now even with last year and now +9% above the average for this […]

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FRIDAY 7.24.2015 Box Office Report

Posted July 25, 2015 by Mitch Metcalf

Based on Friday’s grosses, weekend #30 of 2015 looks like $148 million for the top 12 films Friday-Sunday, equaling the norm for this weekend and above last year’s weekend. Opening at 3,723 theaters Friday, Pixels from Sony is on track for a $25.0 million opening three-day weekend (below our $37.5 million ShowBuzzDaily forecast earlier this week). The film is pacing toward a slightly […]

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International Box Office through December 29

Posted December 29, 2013 by Mitch Metcalf

Updated worldwide box office chart for 2013 North American films.  The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug (Warner Brothers) and Frozen (Disney) are the top American performers overseas by far this past week.  Also, click here for a summary of worldwide performance by studio.

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THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Bellflower”

Posted August 8, 2011 by Mitch Salem

      BELLFLOWER – Worth A Ticket:  A Uniquely Mashed-Up Vision     Watching BELLFLOWER, you keep thinking that it’s going to resolve itself into some categorizable genre.  Mumblecore romance, maybe, or low-budget apocalyptic action, or slacker comedy.  But while the film sips at all of those conventions, it has a striking, oddball originality […]

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Weekend Studio Estimates MARCH 21-23 2014

Posted March 23, 2014 by Mitch Metcalf

Based on Friday’s and Saturday’s grosses, weekend #12 of 2014 looks like $133 million for the top 12 films Friday-Sunday, very similar to the same weekend last year (up 2%) but 7% below the average for this weekend the past several years (which is heavily weighted by the enormous opening for The Hunger Games this […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 9.24.2017

Posted September 24, 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 -1% from last year and now +3% above the average for this point the past four years ($7.443 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY @ SUNDANCE REVIEW: “The Pact”

Posted January 29, 2012 by Mitch Salem

  It takes about an hour, but Nicholas McCarthy’s THE PACT, which premiered in the Park City At Midnight section at Sundance, eventually turns out to have a neat twist up its sleeve, one that switches the movie from haunted house horror to an entirely different subgenre of thriller.  And after that, a solid reel […]

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THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “The Three Stooges”

Posted April 14, 2012 by Mitch Salem

  THE THREE STOOGES:  Watch It At Home – More Nyuks Than You’d Expect   The Farrelly Brothers’ THE THREE STOOGES is better than its marketing campaign let on, and while that would be more impressive if the trailer and ad materials hadn’t been almost unwatchably bad, it still makes for a welcome relief.  The […]

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