Posts Tagged ‘Labor Day Weekend box office’
 

 

Behind the Friday Box Office – 8/29/14

  OPENINGS:  AS ABOVE/SO BELOW (Universal) cost just $5M to produce, but its big-studio marketing campaign will add at least $30M to that, and after a $3.2M Friday, it’s headed for $9.5M by Sunday and $11.5M for the...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

UPDATE: Behind The Holiday Weekend Box Office – 9/2/13

  OPENINGS:  ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US (TriStar/Sony) continued its frontloaded box office swoon, with a 28% Sunday drop and probably another 25% today (the Monday number will likely be 75% below what the movie earned on ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 9/4/16

  OPENINGS:  THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS (DreamWorks/Reliance/Participant/Disney) brings to an ignominious end the distribution relationship between DreamWorks and Disney.  Their final shared title disappointed on every lev...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office: “War Room” Conquers “Compton”

  Note:  Because of the holiday weekend and consequent strong Sunday, weekend-to-weekend drops will look softer than usual. OPENINGS:  It was a weak battle of newcomers, with A WALK IN THE WOODS (Broad Green) ahead at $8...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

EARLY LABOR DAY WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: “Guardians of the Galaxy” Widens Its Lead

  With little else of interest around, audiences are flocking to a movie they know they’ll enjoy:  GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (Marvel/Disney), already the top movie of the year in the US, had a superb $6.1M Saturday ac...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: Hollywood Takes The Holiday Off

  Labor Day weekend is always the exhausted last gasp of the summer movie season, but this year the studios didn’t even try.  Partly it’s the effect of August having generally been a disaster in 2015 (last yea...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: The Annual Labor Day Weekend Yawn

  Labor Day Weekend is the only holiday that doesn’t make people gravitate to the movies, and this year will be no exception.  Based on preliminary numbers at Deadline, the 5-week old GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (Marvel...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 9.3.2017

  OPENINGS:  Hollywood’s barely-breathing Labor Day weekend didn’t get any healthier on Saturday.  The CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (Columbia/Sony) re-release had a 35% Saturday bump, and like everythin...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

BEHIND THE FRIDAY BOX OFFICE – 8/30/13

  OPENINGS:  The $8.9M start for ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US (TriStar/Sony), which includes $2.7M from Thursday night, was behind only the Justin Bieber concert movie ($12.4M) among recent debuts in its genre, surpassing ef...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

EARLY WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: “Lego” Even More Awesome on Saturday

  Two of the weekend’s openings drew upon their core audiences for strong Saturday results.  Weekend matinees are prime time for family movies, and according to preliminary numbers at Deadline, THE LEGO MOVIE (Warn...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 9.2.2018

  OPENINGS:  Even among the mostly-sad legacy of Labor Day Weekend openings, OPERATION FINALE (MGM) was notably weak at $6M ($7.7M since its Wednesday launch), and that number incorporates a studio-estimated Sunday bump t...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the Labor Day Weekend US/Worldwide Box Office – 8/31/14

  OPENINGS:  AS ABOVE/SO BELOW (Universal) and THE NOVEMBER MAN (Relativity) are both quietly making their way to oblivion with $8.3 and $7.7M weekends (each may add $1.5-2M on Monday).  November Man, with its older aud...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Light Between Oceans,” “Morgan” Flop On Labor Day Weekend

  Although it’s possible for a horror or action movie to make some money over Labor Day weekend, no studio opens a movie it cares about for the holiday that repels moviegoers.  This weekend’s openings won̵...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Crazy Rich Asians” Dominates Labor Day, “Searching” OK, “Operation Finale” Blah, “Kin” Can’t

  CRAZY RICH ASIANS (SK Global/Warners) has become a genuine phenomenon, down per preliminary numbers at Deadline just 17% from last Friday to $5.8M.  Sunday will be stronger than usual due to the 4-day weekend, so that s...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: The End of Summer

  All this summer’s box office needed for burial was a shovel, and Hollywood provided that with a Labor Day line-up devoid of any genuinely wide new releases.  The result is going to be ugly, except for a few hardy ...
by Mitch Salem