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BIJOU BOXOFFICE: Weekend Studio Scorecard – 11/4/11

Posted December 4, 2011 by Mitch Salem

> BREAKING DAWN PART 1:  Running $8M below New Moon at the parallel place in their runs, but with a slower rate of decline (at least until New Year’s Eve opens next week).  New Moon earned another $41M after the post-Thanksgiving weekend to end up at $296M in the US; Breaking Dawn 1 could make […]

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Weekend Studio Estimates 4.17-19.2015

Posted April 19, 2015 by Mitch Metcalf

Based on Friday’s and Saturday’s grosses, weekend #16 of 2015 now looks like $112 million for the top 12 films Friday-Sunday, better than it looked yesterday ($105 million) but still slightly below the norm for this weekend. Opening at 3,633 theaters Friday, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 from Sony is on track for a $24.0 million opening three-day weekend […]

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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS October 19-21

Posted October 18, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

This weekend is on track to be the fourth weekend in a row to be up over the previous years.  Paranormal Activity 4 opens very large but will play out very quickly as the young, horror audience flocks to the first weekend.  Tyler Perry puts down his Madea outfit and his writer-producer-director suit and simply […]

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LIMITED RELEASE: “Beginners”

Posted June 8, 2011 by Mitch Salem

> Worth a Ticket:  A funny, moving story about navigating the twists of life.   Mike Mills’ BEGINNERS is about the fumble for love, the wrong turns and mistakes that can delay–although luckily not always prevent–true happiness.  Mills has said that this story is semiautobiographical:  like his protagonist Oliver (Ewan McGregor), Mills learned after the […]

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Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard

Posted April 20, 2014 by Mitch Metcalf

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Strong overseas grosses for Captain America: The Winter Soldier continue to pad Disney’s lead over Warner Brothers in worldwide box office to date (Disney has $929 million compared to $861 million for Warner Brothers).  Fox is next with $723 million, and Sony has pulled to over $600 million with Heaven Is for Real this weekend. […]

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Weekend Box Office Predictions JANUARY 3-5

Posted January 2, 2014 by Mitch Metcalf

The first weekend of the new year is looking like $125 million for the top 12 films Friday-Sunday, slightly above average for this weekend versus previous years. Opening at around 2,500 theaters Friday (slightly below the 2,886 average theater count for opening weekends the last two years), Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones from Paramount should average about $7,000 per theater for […]

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THE SHOWBUZZDAILY RETROSPECTIVE REVIEW: “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”

Posted July 13, 2011 by Mitch Salem

  It was all so cute when it started… David Yates’ 2009 HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE is surprisingly funny at times–surprising, because in all other ways the film was, up to that point, by far the grimmest entry in the series.  It’s curiously structured:  part romantic comedy, complete with love potions and pining […]

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THE BIJOU: Weekend Boxoffice Footnotes & Early International Numbers – 10/31/11

Posted October 31, 2011 by Mitch Salem

> DreamWorks Animation can blame the weather for diminishing its PUSS IN BOOTS number–although there seemed to be little effect on the weekend’s other openings–but $34M is awfully low for a major animated release.  (And no one will be surprised to see the actual figure fall tomorrow by $400K or more, which is the margin […]

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