Posts Tagged ‘box office predictions’
 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 10.2.2022

  OPENINGS: As studio greenlight and release strategies continue to morph, one thing that’s clear is that there will never be a shortage of low-budget horror movies.  SMILE (Paramount) is the latest successful arriv...
by Mitch Salem
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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 9.18.2022

  OPENINGS:  THE WOMAN KING (TriStar/Sony) launched at the higher end of expectations with $19M, boosted by strong reviews (94% on Rotten Tomatoes) and enthusiastic audience response as measured by exit polls.  In the cu...
by Mitch Salem
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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 4.10.2022

  OPENINGS:  The first Sonic the Hedgehog had the final pre-pandemic smash opening in 2020 before theaters started to close, with $58M for its 3-day weekend ($70M for the full Presidents Day holiday).  Now SONIC THE HEDG...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 4.3.2022

  OPENINGS:  The MCU-adjacent MORBIUS (Marvel/Columbia/Sony) was unable to pull off Venom‘s feat of opening big despite lousy reviews.  Its $39.1M weekend was less than half of Venom‘s $80.3M, and negative wo...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 3.27.2022

  OPENINGS:  THE LOST CITY (Paramount) opened at the high end of expectations at $31M, a particularly solid result these days for a movie that skews both female and older (the latter crowd evident in the 2% Friday-to-Satu...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 3.20.2022

  OPENINGS:  There’s some inconsistency in the way the weekend numbers for JUJUTSU KEISEN 0 (Crunchyroll) are being reported, with some outlets using the $17.7M figure that includes pre-Friday shows, and others usin...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 3.13.2022

  OPENINGS:  Despite being limited to 2 Saturday shows at 803 theaters, the (tape-delayed) live concert movie BTS: PERMISSION TO DANCE (Trafalgar) earned $6.8M at the US box office.  Even with an average $35 ticket price...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 3.6.2022

  OPENINGS:  THE BATMAN (DC/Warners) was the first event movie to open in 3 months, and the market responded with a $128.5M weekend, the 2nd-highest of the pandemic era (although not close to Spider-Man: No Way Home‘...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 2.27.2022

  OPENINGS:  The major studios took the weekend off in anticipation of next week’s The Batman overwhelming the market.  STUDIO 666 (Open Road) didn’t find much of a crowd for its Foo Fighters horror with a $1...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 2.20.2022

  OPENINGS:  UNCHARTED (Columbia/Sony) had a strong start with $44.2M ($51M with the holiday Monday), once again largely due to the M18-34 demo, but also suggesting that Tom Holland may be emerging as an action star even ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 2.13.2022

  OPENINGS:  Note that the entire market in the US will be hit by Super Bowl Sunday, which will be down from Saturday by roughly double the percentage of the usual Saturday-Sunday drop.  (However, Hollywood will hope for...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 2.6.2022

  OPENINGS:  The male 18-34 demo was again at the center of the box office, largely fueling the $23.5M start for JACKASS FOREVER (Paramount), not quite at the level of the last product of the franchise, 2013’s Bad G...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 1.16.2022

  OPENINGS:  The 18-34 audience that now defines theatrical distribution in the US showed up for SCREAM (Skyglass/Paramount), propelling the reboot to $30.6M for the 3-day weekend and $35M for the 4-day holiday.  Reporte...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 1.9.2022

  OPENINGS:  It’s likely that THE 355 (Universal) would have been challenged at the box office even in normal times, considering that its level of action spectacle is significantly lower than superhero movies can af...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office 1.2.2022

  HOLDOVERS:  Pandemic box office champion SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME (Marvel/Columbia/Sony) had no trouble keeping its throne over New Year’s weekend, down 38% to $52.7M, with a running US total of $609.9M.  The Janu...
by Mitch Salem