September 16, 2011

THE BIJOU: Early Boxoffice Report – 9/15/11

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Written by: Mitch Salem
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Variety has some very early Friday numbers.  As of midafternoon, The Lion King is doing well, with numbers that are being extrapolated to $15M+ for the weekend.  The other newcomers are less impressive:  Drive may get to a possible $10M+ weekend (the film has received exceptional reviews totalling 93% on Rotten Tomatoes, so it’ll be interesting to see if word-of-mouth is its friend as the weekend continues), Straw Dogs and I Don’t Know How She Does It (with dismal 38% and 20% Tomato scores) are heading for weekends of $7-8M. 

Stay with SHOWBUZZDAILY all weekend for boxoffice numbers and analysis…

About the Author

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."