Posts Tagged ‘box office prediictions’
 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 6.5.2022

  OPENINGS:  David Cronenberg is a venerated filmmaker, but not a source of many box office hits:  in a career that spans more than 4 decades, his highest-grossing film in the US is still 1986’s The Fly at $40.5M (...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 5.8.2022

  OPENINGS:  After an interruption for The Batman, the MCU resumed its place at the top of popular culture with the arrival of DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS (Marvel/Disney), which launched within the industr...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 7.17.2022

  OPENINGS:  WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING (Columbia/Sony) launched with $17M, ahead of (low) expectations, and fueled by an audience of women in the midwest/south.  There’s no direct competition in sight, and it should ...
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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 8.7.2022

  OPENINGS:  BULLET TRAIN (Columbia/Sony) opened in line with general predictions at $30.1M, but that’s not the same as a good result.  The film carries around $175M in production/marketing costs, and faces a long ...
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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 6.20.2022

  OPENINGS:  LIGHTYEAR (Pixar/Disney) was a tricky attempt to extend the hugely lucrative Toy Story franchise, both a prequel and a spinoff that featured a different version of the titular character than the one audiences...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 6.26.2022

  OPENINGS:  ELVIS (Warners) opened at the higher end of low expectations with $30.5M.  That technically put it into a dead heat with Top Gun: Maverick for the weekend crown, although that’s misleading because like...
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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 7.31.2022

  OPENINGS:  LEAGUE OF SUPER-PETS (DC/Warners) arrived with a blah $23M, given its franchise-adjacent pedigree and starry voice cast, and it wasn’t very animated overseas either, with $18.4M in 63 markets.  It face...
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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 6.12.2022

  OPENINGS:  Although JURASSIC WORLD: DOMINION (Universal) is being billed as the “conclusion of the trilogy,” the studio certainly won’t be abandoning the franchise, as Dominion opened to $143.4M, almos...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 5.15.2022

  OPENINGS:  No one, including its studio, expected much from the remake of FIRESTARTER (Blumhouse/Universal, also on Peacock), and it delivered a weak $3.8M that suggests an eventual $10M US total.  Economics become mur...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 7.3.2022

  OPENINGS:  MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU (Illumination/Universal) exceeded industry expectations with a $108.5M 3-day opening.  That’s just a bit lower than the $115.7M launch for the first Minions movie, although tha...
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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 4.24.2022

  OPENINGS:  THE BAD GUYS (DreamWorks Animation/Universal) had a solid $24M start, above (low) projections.  It’s unclear whether the release for the film will fall under the normal Universal non-blockbuster 17-day...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 5.22.2022

  OPENINGS:  Considering that DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW AGE (Focus/Universal) is something like a fresh MCU chapter for the older female audience, the fact that the sequel opened at $16M despite solid reviews–a painful 4...
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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 7.24.2022

  OPENINGS:  Jordan Peele’s NOPE (Universal) premiered on the lower end of expectations at $44M.  That’s a significant number for a project that isn’t based on preexisting IP, but down 38% from Peele...
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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 7.10.2022

  OPENINGS:  THOR: LOVE & THUNDER (Marvel/Disney) opened within expectations at $143M, although it’s worth noting that while the Friday-to-Saturday drop was steeper than those for Thor: Ragnarok and Doctor Stran...
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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 5.29.2022

  OPENINGS:  Although TOP GUN: MAVERICK (Paramount) is a 36-years-later sequel, the franchise that it really represents is Tom Cruise unto himself.  The last true Hollywood megastar brought in a massive audience that was...
by Mitch Salem