Posts Tagged ‘box office scorecard’
 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 5/1/16

  OPENINGS:  The biggest noise of the weekend by far was made outside the US, where CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR (Marvel/Disney) began its global campaign, and earned $200.2M in 63 territories comprising about two-thirds of...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 3/20/16

  OPENINGS:  Things didn’t get better for ALLEGIANT (Summit/Lionsgate) as the weekend went on.  Its $29.1M opening was down an awful 44% from the $52.3M for Insurgent, and with massive competition arriving next wee...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 2/14/16

  A Valentine’s Day in the middle of Presidents Day weekend allowed for strong Sunday studio estimates–in one case, suspiciously so. OPENINGS:  A couple of notable sidelights to the gargantuan success of DEADP...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Deadpool” Slays “Zoolander 2,” “How To Be Single” For Valentine’s Day

  Are Americans tired of superhero movies?  There were whispers to that effect after The Avengers: Age of Ultron underperformed a bit and Fantastic Four outright flopped last year, but clearly the answer is Hell, No.  DE...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Kung Fu Panda 3″” Easily Tops “Finest Hours,” “50 Shades of Black”

  As will be noted endlessly by the studio and its mouthpieces all weekend, KUNG FU PANDA 3 (DreamWorks Animation/20th) is the first in the series to open in January, after June and May openings for the previous chapters....
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 1/17/16

  OPENINGS:  RIDE ALONG 2 (Universal) is projecting a $39.5M 4-day weekend, 19% below the $48.6M opening of the first Ride Along exactly 2 years ago.  That would put its US trajectory at $100-110M, enough to make it a fi...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Spectre” and “Peanuts” Bring Hollywood Back

  After several painful weekends burdened by one high-profile flop after another, Hollywood was bailed out by two of its most venerable franchises. SPECTRE (MGM/Columbia/Sony) will be, based on preliminary numbers at Deadl...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 10/18/15

  OPENINGS:  Considering that it’s based on a series of novels, GOOSEBUMPS (Columbia/Sony) was certainly intended to be the launch of a new franchise for Sony.  It took the weekend in the US with $23.5M and should ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 7/26/15

  OPENINGS:  PIXELS (Columbia/Sony) isn’t the first Adam Sandler movie to approach a $90M production budget–incredibly, the first Grown Ups reportedly cost that much–but as his audience shrinks, it becom...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 6/7/15

  OPENINGS:  SPY (20th) came in at the low end of expectations with $30M–a number that may very well come down tomorrow when actuals are announced, since it assumes an aggressively strong Sunday hold.  Even at $30M...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 5/10/15

  OPENINGS:  HOT PURSUIT (MGM/Warners) is looking for a very small Mother’s Day drop of 15% so that it can reach $13.3M for the weekend.  Even if it gets there, that’s a dull number, and Pursuit, which was pr...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Furious 7″” Takes 3rd Weekend Flag Over “Blart 2,” “Unfriended”

  FURIOUS 7 (Universal) will handily take its third consecutive weekend title after what preliminary numbers at Deadline say was an $8M Friday.  That’s down about 58% from last Friday (which was 54% down from the Fr...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 3/29/31

  OPENINGS:  The news never seems to be 100% good for DreamWorks Animation.  In the US, HOME (DWA/20th) had a smashing start with $54M, the studio’s best non-sequel opening since Monsters vs Aliens in 2009, and a b...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 3/8/15

  OPENINGS:  For the major studios, the scariest part of the failure of CHAPPIE (MRC/Columbia/Sony) isn’t its lousy $13.3M US opening, which topped a barely-breathing domestic box office, but rather its extremely un...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 10/19/14

  OPENINGS:  The $23.5M opening for FURY (QED/Columbia/Sony) puts it at risk of being passed next weekend by the low-grade Keanu Reeves vehicle John Wick.  Fury has the distinction of being the lowest-grossing movie to o...
by Mitch Salem