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WEEKEND STUDIO ESTIMATES January 18-20

Posted January 20, 2013 by Mitch Metcalf

Based on Friday’s and Saturday’s grosses, Weekend #3 of 2013 is now on pace for $122 million, up from the $113 million estimate yesterday and now running ahead of the pace for the comparable weekend the past several years.  Just about every film in the top 12 picked up the pace with solid business on […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY OSCAR WATCH: THE TELECAST

Posted February 27, 2012 by Mitch Salem

> Until its final 45 minutes, the one thing that could be said about this year’s Oscar telecast was that it was at least brisk.  Merely 2 hours and 15 minutes into the show, there were amazingly only 3 awards and the In Memorium segment still to go.  But for ABC, running under the appointed […]

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INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE through February 24

Posted February 24, 2013 by Mitch Metcalf

A Good Day to Die Hard ballooned to $133 million overseas to date, pushing its worldwide estimate to over $200 million. Completely updated worldwide table follows.

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 10.5.2014

Posted October 5, 2014 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Fox had a great week worldwide last week ($167 million worldwide), partly from the domestic release of Gone Girl this weekend but also from strong overseas returns for The Maze Runner.  Fox is now over $4 billion for the year worldwide, the #1 Hollywood studio by far, and saddled with surprisingly few duds on its […]

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THE BIJOU: Early Weekend Boxoffice – 9/24/11

Posted September 25, 2011 by Mitch Salem

>Not a lot of change in the numbers as early Saturday results are factored in.  Deadline reports THE LION KING at #1 with $22M, MONEYBALL 2d with $21M, and DOLPHIN TALE 3rd with $20M, so any or all of those could shift as fuller counts are completed.  ABDUCTION is reported to have edged up to […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 12.30.2018

Posted December 30, 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 now +6% above last year and still +8% above the average for this point […]

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FRIDAY JANUARY 20 BOX OFFICE RESULTS

Posted January 21, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

> The third weekend of 2012 is better than the same weekend last year, but it’s a fairly mediocre weekend looking at a broader historical context.  Underworld Awakening is leading the charge at #1, but Red Tails is not too far behind.    Underworld Awakening is coming in just under forecast, pulling in $9.4 million […]

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THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “The Hunger Games”

Posted March 23, 2012 by Mitch Salem

  THE HUNGER GAMES:  Worth A Ticket – The Odds Are Mostly In Its Favor   Now that virtually every blockbuster movie opens in IMAX, going to an IMAX theatre at this time of year provides a de facto trailer festival for an entire summer of (seemingly) more or less mindless spectacle.  As The Avengers […]

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