Posts Tagged ‘box office predictions’
 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 10.10.2021

  OPENINGS:  In the US, NO TIME TO DIE (UA/MGM) opened at $56M, at the low end of expectations–and “expectations” are usually already set low so that the press will report that a film has “overperf...
by Mitch Salem
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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 10.3.2021

  OPENINGS:  The blockbusters are delivering even if other box office segments still aren’t, and that’s good news for pandemic-weary theater owners and studios.  In the US, VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE (Columb...
by Mitch Salem
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US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office Report – 4.25.2021

  OPENINGS:  The theatrical box office continued to pick itself up off the floor this weekend with two high-performing R-rated action movies, which thrived despite an overlapping target audience and the availability of on...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 4.11.2021

  OPENINGS:  The only new arrival in wide US release was the woebegone VOYAGERS (Lionsgate), which got a minimal push from its studio and opened at a low $1.4M, fated for $5M or so in the US. The major new international o...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office Report – 2.14.2021

  OPENINGS:  The Presidents Day weekend wide releases were Sundance titles seeking to take advantage of the expanded “2020” Oscar calendar, which includes films released through February 2021.  Both would lik...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office Report – 1.17.2021

  OPENINGS:  THE MARKSMAN (Open Road) allows Liam Neeson to lay claim to being the most prolific movie star of the pandemic, following on the releases of Honest Thief and the smaller-scale Made In Italy.  Despite a holid...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 3.15.2020

  This was the weekend that the COVID-19 crisis hit the box office in earnest, and while that fact pales in importance compared to the human cost of the pandemic, it’s going to represent a multi-billion dollar hit th...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 3.8.2020

  OPENINGS:  In the US, ONWARD (Pixar/Disney) was merely a disappointment by Pixar standards, with an OK 37% Saturday bump that allowed it to claim a $40M weekend, pending actuals on Monday.  That isn’t much better...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 3.1.2020

  OPENINGS:  THE INVISIBLE MAN (Blumhouse/Universal) had a 12% Saturday bump, evidence of extremely strong word of mouth in the horror genre (among recent uncommonly leggy horror releases, Get Out rose 17% on its 2nd day ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 2.23.2020

  OPENINGS:  THE CALL OF THE WILD (20th/Disney) did a bit better than expected at $24.8M, but in the long run that’s not likely to make much difference.  Similarly to Dolittle (although much more quietly), Call of ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 2.16.2020

  OPENINGS:  A Friday Valentines Day that leads into a long holiday weekend is a bonanza for Hollywood, and the movie that cleaned up the most was SONIC THE HEDGEHOG (Paramount), with a remarkable $57M over the 3-day week...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 2.9.2020

  OPENINGS:  BIRDS OF PREY (DC/Warners) was supposed to be the year’s first tentpole smash, but at $33.3M in the US, it was a dismal disappointment, by far the lowest start for this generation of DC movie properties...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 2.2.2020

  OPENINGS:  A Super Bowl weekend opening generally doesn’t indicate studio confidence, and GRETEL & HANSEL (UA/MGM) started its box office life with a pale $6.1M weekend.  It probably won’t get much past...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 1.19.2020

  OPENINGS:  For a year lean on powerhouse franchises and expected to be tough at the box office, Hollywood’s 2020 is off to a heartening start.  Following last week’s strong performance by 1917, this week...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 1.12.2020

  OPENINGS:  The release strategy for 1917 (Universal) has gone just about perfectly, culminating in a $36.5M wide opening weekend that was significantly ahead of industry expectations.  Universal screened the film to cr...
by Mitch Salem