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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 3.22.2015

Posted March 22, 2015 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD. YEAR TO DATE BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2015 to date is still +4% above last year and +6% above the average for this point the past four years ($1.794 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed almost $5.3 billion worldwide when we add overseas box office (that’s […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 11.9.2014

Posted November 9, 2014 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Big Hero 6 has pushed Disney into a solid second place, giving it some distance from #3 Warner Brothers.  Interstellar has allowed Paramount to pull into 4th place, passing Sony and drawing fairly close to Warner Brothers (with Paramount boasting a much higher hit-to-miss ration than Warner Brothers has).   Scroll down for domestic and […]

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FRIDAY JANUARY 3 Box Office Report

Posted January 4, 2014 by Mitch Metcalf

Based on Friday’s grosses, the first weekend of 2014 looks like $138 million for the top 12 films Friday-Sunday, up about 10% from similar weekends the past few years.   Opening at 2,867 theaters Friday, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones from Paramount grossed $6.8 million Friday, putting the fifth in the franchise on track for an $18.1 million […]

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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS November 16-18

Posted November 14, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

This weekend is looking incredibly strong: over $250 million for the top 12 films Friday-Sunday, up 27% from a typical third weekend in November.  The final Twilight (12-34 females), Lincoln (35+ adults), and the second weekend of the strongest Bond yet (young adults) make for a powerful combination.   Opening at over 4,000 theaters Friday […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 2.26.2017

Posted February 26, 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 +3% above last year and now +12% above the average for this point the past four years ($1.389 billion).  Over the same period, Hollywood films have grossed […]

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Friday Box Office Report PREVIEW

Posted July 5, 2013 by Mitch Metcalf

The complete Friday Box Office report will be posted at its usual time Saturday morning, but in the meantime we have one big over-performer in Despicable Me 2, one opener slightly above forecast (Kevin Hart) and one flat-out, embarrassing bomb (Lone Ranger), doing even worse than our bearish expectations. With $34.3 million Wednesday and $24.5 million […]

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INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE NUMBERS September 11

Posted September 11, 2011 by Mitch Metcalf

>The biggest gainer in the international box office this week was The Smurfs.  Now with an overseas total of $321 million, The Smurfs has moved past Thor into the #9 position.  Rise of the Planet of the Apes is starting to stall out overseas and will probably remain in 11th place, just behind Thor. The […]

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THE BIJOU @ SUNDANCE: Big-Time

Posted December 6, 2011 by Mitch Salem

> Like any showbiz stripper, the Sundance Film Festival has left its most notable revelations for last:  after releasing its Competition Entries and its Midnight and Other Fringe Titles, today the Festival announced its highest-profile Premiere films, both scripted and documentary.  They seem a bit lower-key than usual this year, with stars and filmmakers notable […]

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