Posts Tagged ‘box office’
 

 

US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office Report – 11.1.2020

  OPENINGS:  The only new wide release on Halloween weekend was the low-budget horror movie COME PLAY (Focus/Universal), which was relatively impressive compared to last week’s $1.3M for Empty Man with $3.2M.  It s...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office Report – 10.25.2020

  OPENINGS:  The only wide launch this week (2027 theatres) was the horror movie THE EMPTY MAN (20th/Disney), which despite its big-studio credentials had a nearly invisible level of marketing behind it, and started with ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office Report – 10.18.2020

  OPENINGS:  We’re starting to get a feel for what this pandemic box office looks like, absent big-studio blockbusters.  This week’s HONEST THIEF (Open Road) opened at $3.7M in 2425 theatres (a weekend per-th...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office Report – 10.11.2020

  OPENINGS:  We had a new wide release this weekend, and THE WAR WITH GRANDPA (101) managed a win over the weary Tenet with $3.6M.  That’s certainly not a number that would make anyone feel good in non-pandemic tim...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office Report – 10.4.2020

  OPENINGS:  There were no new wide openings this weekend, and with the postponement of No Time To Die until 2021, and the announcement that Regal Theaters may be re-closing some or all of its houses, it’s not clear...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office Report – 9.27.2020

  OPENINGS:  There were no truly wide openings this weekend.  However, a few low-budget films entered mid-level distribution.  The horror movie SHORTCUT (Gravitas) averaged $420 over the weekend at 725 theatres for a $3...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office Report – 9.20.2020

  OPENINGS:  The only wide opening of the week was the Christian-aimed action movie INFIDEL (Cloudburst), the first release from that studio.  The official estimate is $1.5M from 1724 theatres, or a bit less than $900 pe...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office Report – 9.13.2020

  OPENINGS:  Even in a normal box office marketplace, a mild rom-com with no big-name stars like THE BROKEN HEARTS GALLERY (TriStar/Sony) probably wouldn’t have made much money, and it has both a low production budg...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office Report – 9.6.2020

  OPENINGS:  The hugely-anticipated US opening box office numbers for TENET (Warners) turned out to be frustratingly opaque to interpret, and to the extent they were comprehensible, simply not very good.  (Let’s as...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office Report – 8.30.2020

  OPENINGS:  THE NEW MUTANTS (20th/TSG/Disney) was DOA long before the world was engulfed by a pandemic, repeatedly postponed as first 20th and then Disney tried to figure out what to do with it.  The only reason it̵...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

The Return of Box Office – 8.23.2020

  What are we to make of the first meaningful box office numbers to come our way since March?  The area is a landscape of spin in the best of times, and these of course are not those.  Other than drive-ins, heatres remai...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 3.22.2020 — On Hiatus

The weekly Year to Date Box Office Report & Worldwide Studio Scorecard will return when North American theaters reopen and studios resume wide releases. Coverage of broadcast and cable television ratings will continue as no...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

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
 

 
 

Year to Date Box Office & Worldwide Studio Scorecard 3.15.2020

WORLDWIDE STUDIO SCORECARD.  Here is an updated look at the 2020 film slates by studios (films entering wide release in the 2020 calendar year). BOX OFFICE. Looking at North American box office, 2020 is now -9% below last year...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

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