June 24, 2012


BRAVE (Pixar/Disney), of course, continued its victorious march through the weekend’s boxoffice on Saturday.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, the animated fantasy fell a small 4% on its 2d day of release, to $23.6M.  That’s in line with the 1st 2 days of WALL-E, and should mean a weekend around $66-68M.  It won’t be a Pixar non-sequel record, but the normal Pixar range is a very nice range to be in.

Nothing changed for ABRAHAM LINCOLN:  VAMPIRE HUNTER (20th), either, which fell 5% to around $6M on Saturday.  It’ll end up around $16M for the weekend, meaning a complete write-off for the movie’s $70M production cost unless overseas audiences have an interest in bizarro American history.

SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD (Focus/Universal) increased very slightly on Saturday, but still only reached $1.4M for the day and a terrible $3.5-4M weekend.

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Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."