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FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 28 BOX OFFICE RESULTS — Sony Saves the Day

Posted September 29, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

After three tough weekends with 20-25% declines versus prior years, the 39th weekend of 2012 is looking like $101 million for the Top 12 films Friday-Sunday, up 13% from the same weekend last year.  Sony opened two films to two completely different segments: Hotel Transylvania opened very well to kids and families, while Looper opened […]

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FRIDAY FEBRUARY 22 BOX OFFICE REPORT: Bombs Away!, Yet Again

Posted February 23, 2013 by Mitch Metcalf

Based on Friday’s grosses, Weekend #8 of 2013 is another bad one: $86 million for the top 12 films Friday-Sunday (down 25% from the same weekend last year and down 15% from the average for the weekend the last few years).  Identity Thief will hold on to the #1 spot for the weekend (but only […]

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FRIDAY JULY 15 BOX OFFICE RESULTS

Posted July 16, 2011 by Mitch Metcalf

>Harry Potter is leaving the screen with a bang, setting a new single-day record and a new opening weekend record.  And the film has absolutely ingnited the box office, pushing the weekend up almost 50% versus this weekend last year.    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (the 8th and final — according to Warner […]

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Weekend Studio Estimates 7.31-8.2.2015

Posted August 2, 2015 by Mitch Metcalf

Based on Friday’s grosses, weekend #31 of 2015 looks like $140 million for the top 12 films Friday-Sunday, a touch below the norm for this weekend (see track below). Opening at 3,956 theaters Friday, Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation from Paramount is now on track for a $56.0 million opening three-day weekend (slightly above our $55.0 million ShowBuzzDaily forecast earlier […]

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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS July 6-8: Spider-Man Returns to the Scene

Posted July 3, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

Weekend #27 of 2012 looks pretty solid: $185 million for the top 12 films, up 27% from last year’s comparable weekend and up 22% from the four-year average for the weekend. Much of this increase can be attributed to the calendar and the unusual placement of July 4 on a Wednesday, having little effect on […]

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Box Office Footnotes – 7/1/11

Posted July 2, 2011 by Mitch Salem

> TRANSFORMERS:  DARK OF THE MOON becomes the latest franchise movie to fall short in the US compared to prior chapters of the series, despite an increased 3D ticket price.  (Like others, most notably Pirates 4, it may well make up the shortfall overseas.)  That doesn’t make a US gross of $350M anything to complain […]

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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 10/18/15

Posted October 18, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  OPENINGS:  Considering that it’s based on a series of novels, GOOSEBUMPS (Columbia/Sony) was certainly intended to be the launch of a new franchise for Sony.  It took the weekend in the US with $23.5M and should hold well next week with no new family competition (things get tougher after that with Halloween and The […]

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WEEKLY BOX OFFICE ACTUALS & YEAR TO DATE Nov 26-Dec 2

Posted December 3, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

The Past Week: Total Box Office Volume All films in wide release playing between November 26 and December 2 grossed an terrific $146 million, up 26% from the four-year average for the week and up a big 40% from the same week last year.  The past six weeks are now 18% above the four-year average […]

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