November 5, 2011

THE BIJOU: Early Friday Boxoffice – 11/4/11

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Written by: Mitch Salem
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Friday’s preliminary boxoffice, according to the Hollywood Reporter, has the looks of another soft weekend for the major studios.  TOWER HEIST appears to be underperforming, and with a reported $9.5M Friday, may only reach $27M for the weekend.  Since Universal is mostly sitting out the holiday movie season, this would be a disappointing end to their release year.  Meanwhile, PUSS IN BOOTS is rebounding very well from a soft opening, and may only drop 20-25% for the weekend, setting up a much closer than expected battle for 1st place.

The weekend’s other new opening, A VERY HAROLD & KUMAR 3D XMAS, is languishing even more than expected, perhaps $14-15M for the weekend.  
Stay with SHOWBUZZDAILY all weekend for updated 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."