Posts Tagged ‘studio estimates’
 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 1.15.2023

  OPENINGS:  The Gerard Butler vehicle PLANE (Lionsgate) launched with $10M over the 3-day weekend ($11.6M with the Monday holiday), a sturdy number although not up to the $21.4M for Butler’s pre-pandemic Angel Has ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 1.8.2023

  OPENINGS:  Early January is a potent slot for horror movies, and M3GAN (Blumhouse/Universal) kicked off the year with a strong $30.2M, essentially the same as last year’s $30M for the rebooted Scream, despite all ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 12.25.2022

  OPENINGS:  The weekend’s awful weather is being given the blame for a subpar Christmas holiday box office, but the fact remains that audiences appeared unenthused (or worse) about the new offerings.  PUSS IN BOOT...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Box Office – 12.18.22

  OPENINGS:  This was the weekend of AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER (20th/Disney), and the epic’s launch was softer than widely expected at $134M in the US and $301M in all major overseas markets including China.  Box of...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 12.11.2022

  OPENINGS:  The combination of the typically low early-December box office and the approach of Avatar 2 dissuaded the studios from introducing any new product this week.  The closest thing to a wide release in the US wa...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 12.4.2022

  OPENINGS:  VIOLENT NIGHT (Universal) slightly overperformed with $13.3M in the US, and with its $20M production budget, it may be headed for breakeven or perhaps moderate profit.  However, worldwide marketing costs are...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 11.27.2022

  OPENINGS:  STRANGE WORLD (Disney) couldn’t muster any significant family audience over the Thanksgiving holiday, with $18.6M for the full 5 days and $11.9M for the 3-day weekend.  Nor did it have appeal overseas,...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 11.20.2022

  OPENINGS:  The $9M start for THE MENU (Searchlight/Disney) was below the $10.1M launch of Barbarian–and The Menu cost about $20M more to produce.  Combine that with the fact that The Menu is really more of a very...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 11.13.2022

  OPENINGS:  As expected, BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER (Marvel/Disney) swamped the box office worldwide.  Its $180M US weekend was below Doctor Strange 2 ($187.4M) and the original Black Panther ($202M, on a Presidents...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 11.6.2022

  OPENINGS:  ONE PIECE FILM: RED (Crunchyroll/Sony) opened at $9.5M, on the low end of recent national anime releases compared to Jujutsu Kaisen‘s $18M and Dragon Ball Super‘s $21.1M.  As is typical for the g...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 10.30.2022

  OPENINGS:  Following several months of strong showings from the horror genre, PREY FOR THE DEVIL (Lionsgate) arrived at $7M to mop up the Halloween weekend remainder.  That was around the expected result, and consideri...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 10.23.2022

  OPENINGS:  BLACK ADAM (DC/New Line/Warners) arrived within moderate expectations at $67M.  That’s the highest weekend we’ve seen since Thor: Love & Thunder in July, but as a superhero epic with a $300M+...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 10.16.2022

  OPENINGS:  HALLOWEEN ENDS (Universal, also on Peacock) underperformed badly with $41.3M, about 25% below pre-release expectations, and 17% under the $49.4M start for last year’s Halloween Kills, despite a stronger...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 10.9.2022

  OPENINGS:  LYLE LYLE CROCODILE (Columbia/Sony) arrived below expectations at $11.5M (it might reach $13.4M with the Monday holiday), unable to take advantage of the 11-week gap since the last major family movie opened....
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 10.2.2022

  OPENINGS: As studio greenlight and release strategies continue to morph, one thing that’s clear is that there will never be a shortage of low-budget horror movies.  SMILE (Paramount) is the latest successful arriv...
by Mitch Salem