December 18, 2013

TUESDAY NIGHT BOX OFFICE: “Anchorman 2″” Starts Strong


In shows that started at 9PM last night, Will Ferrell and his ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES (Paramount) crew pulled in $2.3M.  That’s ahead of the $2.2M earned by This Is the End and $1.7M for We’re the Millers, two recent midweek hit comedies that had the benefit of summer openings.  As a sequel (and a particularly long-awaited one), Anchorman 2 may be more frontloaded than those, but with the holiday box office bonanza just a week away, it should blow past the $85.3M earned by the first Anchorman in its 2004 release, starting with its $28.4M opening 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."