Posts Tagged ‘Taken’
 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY EARLY FRIDAY BOXOFFICE – 10/19/12

  With what appears to be the exception of a sensational hold for Argo, this weekend is looking fairly lackluster, according to preliminary Friday numbers at Deadline.  PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4 (Paramount) of course, will do...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

BEHIND THE FRIDAY BOXOFFICE – 10/19/12

  Eventually, every franchise runs out of steam.  (Although they sometimes pick it up again, like Bond James Bond.) OPENINGS:  PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4 (Par) is off to a worse start than the last two in the series (the orig...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY EARLY FRIDAY BOXOFFICE – 10/26/12

  Preliminary numbers at Deadline show a tightly-bunched, none too impressive weekend underway at the boxoffice.  ARGO (Warners), SILENT HILL:  REVELATION (Open Road), CLOUD ATLAS (Warners) and PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4 (Par...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY EARLY WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 10/27/12

  The news didn’t get better for any of the weekend’s openings on Saturday, according to early numbers at Deadline–and that’s before the effect, if any, of Sunday’s east coast storms.  ARGO (...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 10/28/12

  The biggest boxoffice story of the weekend happened overseas:  in only 25 international markets, SKYFALL (Sony) the new James Bond, has opened at a scorching, record-setting pace, with a reported $77.7M in 3 days (inclu...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY EARLY FRIDAY BOXOFFICE REPORT – 11/2/12

  The weekend looks bright for a couple of the new openings.  According to preliminary numbers at Deadline, WRECK-IT RALPH (Disney) had a $13.5M opening day, on its way to a $50M weekend.  If those numbers hold, the week...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

BEHIND THE FRIDAY BOXOFFICE – 11/2/12

  OPENINGS:  WRECK IT FALPH (Disney) is proving itself to be a canny mix of kid-friendly action with a video game millieu that can appeal to adults.  It’s Walt Disney Animation’s most Pixar-ish production to ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 11/4/12

  OPENINGS:  Both of the weekend’s big arrivals found their audiences.  WRECK-IT RALPH (Disney) had to settle for $49.1M after Saturday’s 58% bump–not that huge for an animated title–but if those ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE – 11/11/12

  OPENINGS: The weekend belonged to Bond.  James Bond.  SKYFALL (Sony/MGM) had by far the biggest start for any Bond movie in the US, with an estimated $87.8M.  That’s more than $20M ahead of the previous record-h...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY BEHIND THE FRIDAY BOXOFFICE – 9/28/12

  What was that about Adam Sandler having career trouble? OPENINGS:  Sony‘s decision to open HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA a week before Disney’s Frankenweenie turned out to be a brilliant move, as Hotel is on track fo...
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
 

 
 

BEHIND THE WEEKEND BOXOFFICE: 10/7/12

  This is why studios love franchises. OPENINGS:  TAKEN 2 (20th) almost doubled its closest competition (even though that $50M weekend estimate, like all round number estimates, may come down a bit when final numbers are ...
by Mitch Salem