Posts Tagged ‘Life of Pi’
 

 

OSCAR STRATEGIES: What the Nominees Are Doing–and Should Be

  OK, so you’ve got your Best Picture nomination.  You’re one of the chosen 9 films with a chance to reap the glory (and success) that follows an Academy Award win.  You’ve got 46 days until the awards ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

BEHIND THE FRIDAY BOXOFFICE – 11/16/12

  OPENINGS:  Was it the cash grab of splitting the final novel into 2 movies?  The tabloid antics of its stars?  In any case, “close but no cigar” seems to be the result for THE TWILIGHT SAGA:  BREAKING DAW...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE through January 27

Django Unchained is pouring it on overseas, adding $63 million since last week’s report to $112 million overseas to date and a projected $277 million worldwide.  Les Miserables is slowing down a bit overseas, up $25 mi...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS November 23-25

This weekend is solid but definitely cooler than last weekend’s torrid pace:  $180 million for the top 12 films this Friday-Sunday, up 10% from a typical fourth weekend in November.  The final Twilight installment will ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE through February 3

Django Unchained (up $47 million overseas since last week) is starting to gain on Les Miserables (up $23 million overseas).  Django is now only $29 million behind Les Miz in our worldwide projection.  (Django leads dom...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

EARLY THANKSGIVING WEEKEND BOX OFFICE REPORT

Based on grosses from Wednesday and Thanksgiving, Weekend #47 is on pace to exceed the multi-year average for this weekend by 10% — exactly on the pace we forecast earlier in the week.  Breaking Dawn Part 2 is running sl...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

OSCARS MINUS 6: The “Argo”-ness of It All

  So, is it over? It certainly feels over.  Voting for the Academy Awards ends tomorrow, and last night’s win at the Writers Guild for Best Adapted Screenplay cemented Argo’s astonishing streak of victories ov...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 23 BOX OFFICE REPORT

Based on Friday’s grosses, Weekend #47 is now on pace to exceed the multi-year average for this weekend by over 20% — a much stronger pace than the Wednesday-Thursday pre-weekend box office suggested.   Rise of the...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE through March 10

Oz the Great and Powerful joins the worldwide chart just outside the top 10.  With $70 million overseas to date, the foreign total should approach $300 million, making $500 million worldwide an achievable goal (behind Life o...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE through November 25

The big movers overseas this past week were Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (up $151 million to $351 million to date overseas) and Skyfall (up $61 million to $568 million overseas to date).  Updated worldwide tracks fo...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE ACTUALS & YEAR TO DATE November 19-25

The Past Week: Total Box Office Volume All films in wide release playing between November 19 and November 25 grossed an excellent $325 million, up 19% from the four-year average for the week and up 25% from the same week last y...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS Nov 30-Dec 2

This weekend is normally dead.  On average, last weekend (the three days after Thanksgiving) is the 7th busiest of the year, while this weekend (the first in December) is normally ranked 50th in terms of volume.  Last year, t...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 30 BOX OFFICE RESULTS

Based on Friday’s grosses, Weekend #48 is on pace to exceed the multi-year average for this weekend by 33% — the fourth weekend in a row 20% or more above the comparable weekend average.  All credit goes to strong ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY HOLIDAY MOVIE GUIDE

  The year-end movies are almost all out now (2012’s final limited release, PROMISED LAND, opens on Friday), so here’s a handy capsule guide to what’s worth seeing at the multiplex-and what isn’t. ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE through December 30

Skyfall is still growing overseas, albeit at a slower rate.  But another $16 million this week puts the overseas total over$700 million and the worldwide total comfortably over $1 billion, joining Marvel’s The Avengers ...
by Mitch Metcalf