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SHOWBUZZDAILY @ TORONTO: Galas and Special Presentations Announced

Posted July 24, 2012 by Mitch Salem

    The Toronto Film Festival is on its way, and SHOWBUZZDAILY will be there.  The Festival, which runs Sept 6-16, today announced the bulk of its highest-profile titles, those that will screen in the Gala and Special Presentation categories.  Here, at a first glance, are some of the most promising: GALAS ARGO:  Against the […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY @ SUNDANCE REVIEW: “The First Time”

Posted January 28, 2012 by Mitch Salem

  THE FIRST TIME may be too lovable for its own good.  Jonathan Kasdan’s teen romance, which premiered in the Dramatic Competition at Sundance, couldn’t be more straightforward:  in its opening minutes, it introduces the adorable Dave (Dylan O’Brien) and Aubrey (Britt Robertson), two hyper-articulate sweethearts who meet outside a suburban LA party neither of […]

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WEEKEND STUDIO ESTIMATES April 27-29

Posted April 29, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

>The weekend studio estimates (based on Friday and Saturday actuals and projections for Sunday) are coming in slightly above the weekend numbers posted yesterday (based on Friday actuals only).  The box office volume for the top 12 films is now looking like $100 million for the weekend, down 31% from last year’s weekend and down […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 6.7.2015

Posted June 7, 2015 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.   YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2015 to date is now only +1% above last year and +2% above the average for this point the past four years ($3.958 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed $11.0 billion worldwide when we add overseas box office (that’s […]

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FRIDAY JANUARY 18 BOX OFFICE REPORT

Posted January 19, 2013 by Mitch Metcalf

Based on Friday’s grosses, Weekend #3 of 2013 is on pace for $113 million, basically on pace with the same weekend the last few years.  It is a weekend of Jessica Chastain: starring in the top two films of the weekend, an over-performing horror film opening at #1 and carrying the #2 film on her […]

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UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY WEEKEND BOXOFFICE SCORECARD – 4/22/12

Posted April 22, 2012 by Mitch Salem

> OPENINGS:  THINK LIKE A MAN (Screen Gems/Sony) ran away with the weekend, with a $33M opening that beat every Tyler Perry start except Madea Goes To Jail.  Perry’s movies tend to be quite frontloaded, ending up with a little over double their opening weekend, and we’ll see if Think can hold up better.  In […]

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THE BIJOU EARLY RETURNS – UPDATED: BOXOFFICE THE BARBARIAN

Posted August 20, 2011 by Mitch Salem

> UPDATE: Deadline has a clearer picture of the day’s boxoffice, and THE HELP is already having a superb weekend, leading the day with $5.7M, down a tiny 25% from last week.  If this number holds, its full weekend could reach $19-20M, which would give it a total of $70M+ and a clear path to […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 8.12.2018

Posted August 12, 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 +8% above last year and still +11% above the average for this point […]

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