Posts Tagged ‘Spotlight weekend box office’
 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 11/8/15

  OPENINGS:  SPECTRE (MGM/Columbia/Sony) had the #7 opening of the year at $73M… yet there are signs of trouble.  While Skyfall rose 11% on its 2d day of wide release, and Casino Royale gained 5%, Spectre fell by 5...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 11/22/15

  OPENINGS:  The stated $101M weekend start for THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 2 (Lionsgate) means that we won’t really know whether it went over $100M until final numbers are released tomorrow.  But even if tha...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 11/15/15

  OPENINGS:  LOVE THE COOPERS (CBS/Lionsgate) was the best of a bad bunch, launching with $8.4M.  That’s 30% less than the $12.5M start of 2005’s The Family Stone, but the studio can take some solace from the...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office: 11/27/15

There was enough product at the multiplexes to make for a solid Thanksgiving weekend total, but holiday fireworks were absent. OPENINGS:  THE GOOD DINOSAUR (Pixar/Disney) had a $39.2M weekend ($55.6M since its Wednesday openin...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 12/6/15

  OPENINGS:  Little was expected from KRAMPUS (Legendary/Universal), and looked at in that light, it modestly overdelivered with a $16M opening weekend.  That’s virtually identical with the $15.8M opening for Unfri...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 12/13/15

  OPENINGS:  Let’s be clear:  the decision to greenlight a $100M production budget for IN THE HEART OF THE SEA (Village Roadshow/Warners)–a period whaling adventure that features about 10 minutes of a CG whal...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 12/20/15

  OPENINGS:  Here’s the crazy thing about the official record-busting $238M weekend estimate for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS (Lucasfilm/Disney), which smashed the previous weekend record by more than 12%, and nearl...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 1/3/16

  STAR WARS:  Whether one considers Avatar‘s proper US all-time box office record to be $749.8M (initial release) or $760.5M (includes “director’s cut” re-release), the crown will be changing hands...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 1/17/16

  OPENINGS:  RIDE ALONG 2 (Universal) is projecting a $39.5M 4-day weekend, 19% below the $48.6M opening of the first Ride Along exactly 2 years ago.  That would put its US trajectory at $100-110M, enough to make it a fi...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 1/24/16

  OPENINGS:  The east coast blizzard seems to have had less effect on the weekend box office than one might have assumed, considering that all the newcomers went up from Friday to Saturday, even though they were in typica...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 3/6/16

  OPENINGS:  The weekend belonged to ZOOTOPIA (Disney Animation/Disney), which broke its studio unit’s opening record and the March animation record with $73.7M, and also earned $63.4M internationally (including $24...
by Mitch Salem