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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS MAY 13-15: Bridesmaids and Priest to Duke It Out at Levels Below Thor’s Second Weekend

Posted May 12, 2011 by Mitch Metcalf

Bridesmaids and Priest to open at decent levels, but Thor will continue to lead the box office this weekend.  Fast Five will continue to hang around the Top 3. Opening at over 2,700 theaters, Bridesmaids should average a decent $7,300 per theater (for almost $20 million total).  Priest should average $6,100 at around 2,800 theaters […]

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SCRE4M: Meta Boo!

Posted April 16, 2011 by Mitch Salem

> Watch It At Home;  The thrills are so postmodern, they don’t seem to be happening in the theater. When the original Scream arrived in 1996, the slaughtering-the-teenagers genre was already old enough to drive; the first Friday the 13th had opened more than 16 years before.  The conventions of the form were as well-worn […]

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THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Hugo”

Posted November 23, 2011 by Mitch Salem

  HUGO:  Worth A Ticket – If Only For the Visual Splendors   Paramount doesn’t have much choice but to market Martin Scorsese’s HUGO as a family movie:  it’s got a PG rating, a young boy and girl as the hero and heroine, a children’s book (“The Invention of Hugo Cabret” by Brian Selznick) as […]

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INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE through August 12

Posted August 12, 2012 by Mitch Metcalf

The big gainer overseas this week was The Dark Knight Rises again, up $67 million to an overseas total of $445 million.  A billion dollars worldwide is still possible, but $950 million could be more realistic.   Ice Age 4 continues to pound away, up another $37 million overseas this week to $621 million to date. Brave, […]

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ShowBuzzDaily SUMMER MOVIE DRAFT June 17 Update

Posted June 17, 2011 by Mitch Metcalf

> It’s not looking good for Team Metcalf, which is about $160 million behind Team Salem in the first annual ShowBuzzDaily Summer Movie Draft.  And it’s not going to get any better this weekend.  Even if Salem’s Green Lantern does not light the world on fire, Metcalf’s Mr Popper’s Penguins will do worse.  If Metcalf […]

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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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WEEKEND STUDIO ESTIMATES: September 2-4

Posted September 4, 2011 by Mitch Metcalf

>Based on Friday and Saturday box office (and estimated Sunday numbers), The Help continues at #1 yet again, down only 2% from last week.  This is really getting to be a tired headline, but with the feeble crop of recent releases The Help is just taking full advantage of the situation.  The weekend overall is now […]

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THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Breaking Dawn Part I”

Posted November 18, 2011 by Mitch Salem

    THE TWILIGHT SAGA – BREAKING DAWN PART 1:  Watch It At Home – The Saga Sags In Slow Prelude To The End   The worldwide phenomenon that is Twilight often finds itself compared to Harry Potter, and for obvious reasons:  both are multi-film, multi-billion dollar franchises aimed at young audiences and telling a […]

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