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THE SHOWBUZZDAILY FIRST ANNUAL SUMMER MOVIE BLOCKBUSTER DRAFT!

Posted May 13, 2011 by Mitch Metcalf

> Here at ShowbuzzDaily, we like to think that we’re smarter than anyone else.  But more importantly, we like to think we’re smarter than each other.  So the two of us here (Mitch Metcalf and your humble narrator Mitch Salem) decided to pick our own slates of summer movies to compete against each other, each […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY WEEKEND BOXOFFICE SCORECARD – 3/11/12

Posted March 11, 2012 by Mitch Salem

> John Carter traveled to Mars; the movie with his name also looks beyond the US for some help. OPENINGS:  JOHN CARTER (Disney) may or may not have grossed over $30M this weekend–we’ll find out for sure tomorrow.  (Disney is claiming a not-unreasonable 31% Sunday drop, but it would take only a small slip to […]

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Jackie Robinson & Branch Rickey: Thoughts on 42 from a Lifelong Dodger Fan

Posted April 11, 2013 by Mitch Metcalf

In the movie 42, Jackie Robinson (played by Chadwick Boseman) repeatedly asks Branch Rickey why he is breaking baseball’s unwritten whites-only rule.  Rickey (played by Harrison Ford) gives very vague, unsatisfying responses each time.  What a blown dramatic opportunity.  In Ken Burns’ nine-part documentary masterpiece “Baseball,” an aged Red Barber (the Dodgers’ radio broadcaster) describes the […]

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Holiday Box Office Volume: through January 1

Posted January 2, 2016 by Mitch Metcalf

For the 17 days December 16-January 1, top 10 films in North America have totaled $1.065 billion, now +66% ahead of the same period last year, +68% above the average since 2002, and +30% ahead of the previous record for this period (2009, the year of Avatar). Box Office Volume — Top 10 Films North America […]

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FULL WEEK BOX OFFICE ACTUALS and YEAR TO DATE October 24-30

Posted November 1, 2011 by Mitch Metcalf

>The year to date box office tally picked up a tiny bit of ground moving from -3.8% versus last year to -3.7% this week.        The Past Week: Total Box Office Volume All films in wide release playing between October 24 and October 30 grossed a mediocre $123 million, up 4% versus the same week in 2010 but down […]

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Weekend Box Office Predictions 10.30-11.1.2015

Posted October 28, 2015 by Mitch Metcalf

Weekend #44 of 2015 is looking like a very weak $69 million for the top 12 films this weekend, well below the norm for this weekend (see comparisons below) as Halloween and all its distractions lands on a Saturday and derails movie attendance. Our Brand Is Crisis from Warner Brothers should open with a $6.5 million weekend. The film is on track […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 2.9.2020

Posted February 9, 2020 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Here is a final look at the 2019 film slates by studios (films entering wide release in the 2019 calendar year), including worldwide box office for those films during 2020. We will begin the track of the 2020 slate next week. BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2020 is now […]

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FRIDAY JANUARY 13 BOX OFFICE RESULTS

Posted January 14, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

> The second weekend of 2012 looks better than we forecast (Contraband and Beauty and the Beast 3D are ahead of the ShowBuzzDaily weekend predictions), but the weekend is still looking pretty soft.  The top 12 films should total about $113 million, down 2% from the same weekend last year (which was pretty bad).  More […]

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