Posts Tagged ‘pandemic box office’
 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 2.18.2024

  OPENINGS:  The calendar did Hollywood a favor by placing Valentine’s Day on Wednesday, affording films a 6-day window with Presidents Day on Monday.  The chief beneficiary was BOB MARLEY: ONE LOVE (Paramount), wh...
by Mitch Salem
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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 2.4.2024

  OPENINGS:  ARGYLLE (Apple/Universal) arrived within blah expectations at $18M.  That makes it the third consecutive wildly expensive theatrical flop for Apple (with worldwide marketing included, costs were around $300M...
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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 1.14.2024

  OPENINGS:  The musical remake of MEAN GIRLS (Paramount) was within expectations at $28M for the 3-day weekend ($32M is anticipated with the inclusion of Monday’s MLK Day holiday).  The film, which was originally ...
by Mitch Salem
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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 1.7.2024

  OPENINGS:  The traditional horror movie start of the new year was provided by NIGHT SWIM (Blumhouse-Atomic Planet/Universal), although at $12M it was the lowest such arrival since The Grudge started with $11.4M in 2020....
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 12.24.2023

  OPENINGS:  Christmas Day is one of the highest-grossing days of the year, and it will give a major bump to everything in the market.  Even with that boost, AQUAMAN & THE LOST KINGDOM (DC/Warners) was only able to m...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 12.17.2023

  OPENINGS:  WONKA (Warners) kicked off the holiday movie season with $39M, at the upper end of expectations.  As a family entertainment, it can look forward to a high multiple into January, and could reach $200M+ in the...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 12.10.2023

  OPENINGS:  Hiyao Miyazaki’s THE BOY AND THE HERON (GKids) exceeded expectations and set a high-water mark for its filmmaker and for non-franchise Japanese animation with a $12.8M launch.  The film will lose its I...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 12.3.2023

  OPENINGS:  Beyonce’s concert documentary RENAISSANCE (Variance/AMC Theaters) led the traditionally slow first weekend of December with $21M, a shadow of the $92.8M for the Eras Tour movie a couple of months ago, b...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 11.26.2023

  OPENINGS:  NAPOLEON (Apple/Sony) launched at the higher end of expectations, with $20.4M over the 3-day weekend and $32.5M for the 5-day holiday.  As with Apple’s Killers of the Flower Moon, however, that leaves ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 11.12.2023

  OPENINGS:  THE MARVELS (Marvel/Disney) fulfilled the ghastliest projections assigned to it, setting a new low for the MCU with a $47M US opening, and it was similarly dismal overseas, with $63.3M from 51 territories.  ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 11.5.2023

  OPENINGS:  This was supposed to be the kick-off weekend for the holiday movie season, but Dune 2 decamped for 2024 and the studios didn’t step in to replace it, so the biggest arrival of the week was the expansion...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 10.22.2023

  OPENINGS:  What are we to make of the $23M start for KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON (Paramount/Apple)?  As serious 3+hour historical epics go, while it’s a small fraction of Oppenheimer‘s $82.5M launch, it̵...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 10.15.2023

  OPENINGS:  Just about everything about the release of TAYLOR SWIFT: THE ERAS TOUR (Variance/AMC Theaters) has been unique, and that includes the fact that the theater chain, a first-time distributor, has announced the w...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 10.8.2023

  OPENINGS:  THE EXORCIST: BELIEVER (Blumhouse/Morgan Creek/Universal) was at the low end of expectations with $27.2M, and it was also below projections internationally with $17.9M in 52 markets.  It’s hard to tell...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 10.1.2023

  OPENINGS:  PAW PATROL:  THE MIGHTY MOVIE (Nickelodeon/Paramount) launched with $23M, above expectations and an impressive rise over the $13.1M start for the 2021 installment of the franchise.  It also has $23.1M overs...
by Mitch Salem