Posts Tagged ‘MCU box office’
 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 1.16.2022

  OPENINGS:  The 18-34 audience that now defines theatrical distribution in the US showed up for SCREAM (Skyglass/Paramount), propelling the reboot to $30.6M for the 3-day weekend and $35M for the 4-day holiday.  Reporte...
by Mitch Salem
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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 1.9.2022

  OPENINGS:  It’s likely that THE 355 (Universal) would have been challenged at the box office even in normal times, considering that its level of action spectacle is significantly lower than superhero movies can af...
by Mitch Salem
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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office 1.2.2022

  HOLDOVERS:  Pandemic box office champion SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME (Marvel/Columbia/Sony) had no trouble keeping its throne over New Year’s weekend, down 38% to $52.7M, with a running US total of $609.9M.  The Janu...
by Mitch Salem
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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 12.26.2021

  A few notes:  this week’s newcomers opened along a range of dates, including Tuesday night, Wednesday, Friday night and Saturday, and those scheduling decisions had an affect on the totals below.  Also, the fact ...
by Mitch Salem
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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 12.19.2021

  OPENINGS:  The spectacular success of SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME (Marvel/Columbia/Sony) may have less to say about the box office overall than some would like to think.  No Way Home vaporized all pandemic-era records with...
by Mitch Salem
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Behind the Weekend US/Worldwide Box Office – 11.7.2021

  OPENINGS:  ETERNALS (Marvel/Disney) opened at the low end of expectations with $71M, not a surprise given its lousy reviews (48% on Rotten Tomatoes, unprecedented for the MCU) and blah audience exit polls.  Even so, th...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the Weekend Box Office – 9.5.2021

  OPENINGS:  The limits of the pandemic-era box office, not to mention the historically lowest-grossing holiday weekend of the year, were tossed aside by the super powers of the MCU, as SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE 10 ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 7.7.2019

  OPENINGS:  SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME (Columbia/Sony) owned the Independence Day holiday, with $93.6M over the 3-day weekend, and a $185.1M total since its Tuesday opening.  Comparisons are inexact due to the 6-day holi...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Spider-Man: Far From Home” Flies, “Midsommar” Cools Fast

  The MCU continues to be America’s uber-franchise, as SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME (Columbia/Sony) became the first summer mega-movie in several weeks to fully live up to expectations.  Few films have opened on the Tu...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 5.5.2019

  OPENINGS:  THE INTRUDER (Screen Gems/Sony) performed on target with $11M, and given the massive competition and the fates of the weekend’s other arrivals, that counted as a win.  It still wasn’t anything to...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE: “Avengers: Infinity War” Aims For A Record Start

  AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (Marvel/Disney) exists on that rarefied box office plane where even a reported $450M in production/marketing costs can be waved off in comparison to the certain returns to come.  Deadline is repor...
by Mitch Salem