Posts Tagged ‘international boxoffice’
 

 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 6/2/13

  OPENINGS:  NOW YOU SEE ME (Summit/Lionsgate) had a fine $28.1M opening weekend considering its moderate cost ($75M plus marketing, but with 2/3 of that covered by foreign pre-sales), and with little competition coming n...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 1/13/13

  OPENINGS:  ZERO DARK THIRTY (Sony) was well ahead of the crowd with $24M, a number slightly depressed (as was almost everything this weekend) by the Sunday combination of NFL playoffs and the Golden Globes.  The $18.8M...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 12/23/12

  A fairly sturdy set of Saturday numbers firmed up the weekend a bit, but the start of the holiday movie season is still just mediocre. OPENINGS:  JACK REACHER (Paramount) had a 13% Saturday bump and is predicting an 18...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 10/28/12

  The biggest boxoffice story of the weekend happened overseas:  in only 25 international markets, SKYFALL (Sony) the new James Bond, has opened at a scorching, record-setting pace, with a reported $77.7M in 3 days (inclu...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 5/12/13

  Mothers Day made for a happy holiday at the multiplex. OPENINGS:  The Marketing department did its job extremely well, and THE GREAT GATSBY (Warners) overperformed to the tune of $51.1M for the weekend.  However, the 9...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY WEEKEND BOXOFFICE SCORECARD – 8/12/12

  OPENINGS:  THE BOURNE LEGACY (Universal) is holding on to its $40M opening by its fingernails, with just $265K to spare.  (We’ll find out tomorrow if that holds up.)   Bourne is an unusual action franchise that...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 12/16/12

  OPENINGS:  THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY (Warners/MGM), with its currently estimated $84.8M opening, has broken the previous December record (2007’s I Am Legend) by about 10%.  However, it’s also on tra...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 12/30/12

  OPENINGS:  DJANGO UNCHAINED (Weinstein/Sony) and LES MISERABLES (Universal) are both success stories, but Django has pulled away from Les Miz over the past couple of days, and should outpace the musical by the end of th...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 2/10/13

  OPENINGS:  Melissa McCarthy is now a genuine Hollywood player with the enormous debut of IDENTITY THIEF (Universal), beating all pre-release estimates with $36.6M.  (Take that, Rex Reed!)  Apart from Universal, the ha...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE: 10/7/12

  This is why studios love franchises. OPENINGS:  TAKEN 2 (20th) almost doubled its closest competition (even though that $50M weekend estimate, like all round number estimates, may come down a bit when final numbers are ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE: 6/9/13

  OPENINGS:  Not to throw any cold water on the extremely impressive performance of THE PURGE (Universal), but it’s unlikely that the thriller will slip only 12% on Sunday, as Universal is forecasting, when the next...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 12/9/12

  There was no miraculous Saturday save for the weekend’s one pitiful arrival. OPENINGS:  PLAYING FOR KEEPS (FilmDistrict) rose only 11% from Friday to Saturday, and since it’s claiming one of the lower Sunday...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 5/19/13

  OPENINGS:  In order for STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS (Paramount) to hit its $70.6M weekend studio estimate (and $84.1M over 4+ days), it will need to have the best Sunday hold in the top 10 by a substantial margin.  Paramo...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 5/5/13

  OPENINGS:  Here’s the really remarkable thing about this weekend’s haul for IRON MAN 3 (Disney).  It’s not the $175.3M opening in the US, even though that’s the 2d highest start in US history...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 4/7/13

  OPENINGS:  EVIL DEAD (TriStar/Sony/FilmDistrict) took the weekend with $26M, and even though, based on Sunday results for other recent horror movies, that number may drop a bit with final figures tomorrow, it should en...
by Mitch Salem