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Overview of the US business for the week of January 18th

At the box office, Open Road/Briarcliff's The Marksman opened to top spot with a weekend gross of $3.2M at 1,633 theatres. Comscore estimates that the Action-Thriller starring Liam Neeson will bring an estimated $3.7M after adding ticket sales for the Monday holiday. Warner Bros.' Wonder Woman 1984 dropped down to second place with $2.6M, after having led all films in each of the three weeks since its opening on Christmas Day.  Universal's The Croods: A New Age took third plac...

Overview of the US business for the week of January 11th

Warner Bros.' Wonder Woman 1984 led all films at the box office this weekend, having taken the top spot in all three weeks since its Christmas debut.  The widely-anticipated sequel to the 2017 original starring Gal Gadot earned $3M this weekend, and has earned $32.6M to-date from ticket sales in North American theatres.  Universal's The Croods: A New Age continues to impress with $1.8M in its 7th week, now having generated $36.9M over its run. Our BOX OFFICE BUZZ video fea...

Overview of the US business for the week of January 4th

  Happy New Year 2021.  A reminder that the Chinese New Year will begin on February 12th, and we will be entering the YEAR OF THE OX.  We say goodbye to 2020, the YEAR OF THE RAT. Wonder Woman 1984 led the box office in the first weekend of 2021, just as it did in the last weekend of 2020.  Warner Bros.' superhero sequel directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot brought in an estimated $5.5M in ticket sales, now with a 10-day North American cume of $28.5M. ...

Overview of the US business for the week of December 28

  The box office ended the year on a high note, led by Warner Bros.' long-anticipated opening of Wonder Woman 1984. The superhero sequel to the 2017 blockbuster reached a new high for movies released to theatres during pandemic times, grossing an estimated $16.7M at 2,151 locations across North America.  Universal took places 2 and 3 with the $2.4M opening of News of the World followed by $1.7M for The Croods: A New Age in its 5th week, now adding up to a Domestic cume of $30.3...

Overview of the US business for the week of December 7

Universal/DreamWorks' The Croods: A New Age captured first place at the box office for a second week in a row, generating $4.4M in estimated ticket sales. The animated family comedy stands at $20.3M after 10 days, making it one of the top performers of the year after two weeks in theatres. Focus Features' road trip comedy Half Brothers opened at #2, with $720K in weekend ticket sales.  Tenet still ranked in the top 10, with the much-talked-about Christopher Nolan's thriller gros...

Overview of the US business for the week of November 30th

Universal/DreamWorks' animated family comedy The Croods: 2 broke through at the box office this weekend with $9.7M in ticket sales playing at 2,211 locations across North America. In light of the fact that only 38% of North American theatres are open, this represents an encouraging sign of a return to movie-going.  In fact, it's the second largest opening in North America since the COVID-19 pandemic began to cast its spell in March. Warner Bros.' Tenet was the largest opene...

Overview of the US business for the week of November 23

The Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock 400 years ago, establishing a new home in The New World.  The following year, they celebrated the first Thanksgiving with their Native American neighbors to thank them for having provided the food that helped sustain them through their first winter in America.  This week we celebrate the Thanksgiving spirit of neighbors (and colleagues) helping each other make it through times of scarcity. Universal's horror comedy Freaky cont...

Overview of the US business for the week of November 16

  Universal's horror comedy Freaky starring Vince Vaughn topped the box office in its opening weekend, pulling in $3.7M from playing wide at 2,472 locations across in North America. Last week's #1 film Let Him Go from Focus Features starring Kevin Costner and Diane Lane took second with a $1.8M weekend gross, and a 10-day cume of $6.9M.  101 Studios' comedy The War with Grandpa starring Robert DiNiro continues to draw audiences, with $1.3M this weekend and a si...

Overview of the US business for the week of November 9

For the second week in a row, Focus Features led the box office with a new film premiere.  This weeks opener was the crime thriller Let Him Go starring Kevin Costner and Diane Lane, which brought in $4.1M while playing at 2,454 locations across North America. It is the first #1 performance for a film featuring Diane Lane in a leading role, and the first back-to-back #1 performances for Focus Features in its history.  Last week's #1 Come Play dropped into second place this week, e...

Overview of the US business for the week of November 2

Horror flick Come Play from Focus Features jumped out into first place on the Halloween weekend box office, earning $3.15M on its opening weekend. The action/revenge thriller Honest Thief from Open Road Films starring Liam Neeson dropped down from #1 last weekend to second place with $1.35M in its second weekend, earning a total of $9.5M after 10 days. Comedy The War with Grandpa earned $1.1M in weekend sales, now with $11.2M cume after 4 weeks, followed by Tenet with a cool $885K, still play...

Overview of the US business for the week of October 19th.

Honest Thief starring Liam Neeson took top spot at the box office in its opening weekend, earning $3.7M while playing at 2,125 locations across North America. The action/revenge thriller marks the return of Open Road Films to theatres, in partnership with Briarcliff Entertainment.  The War with Grandpa starring Robert De Niro dropped down from its perch as last week's top performer, earning $2.5M in week two and a cume of $7.3M after 10 days. Warner Bros.' Tenet earned $1.7M,&...

Overview of the US business for the week of October 12th

Box office analysis for the week of October 12th.  Happy Columbus Day.    Our partners at The Numbers offer this list of top Columbus Day film openings of all time, led by Taken 2 (2012) starring Liam Neeson and Meet The Parents (2000) starring Robert DeNiro. Both actors are active in the box office this October, with DeNiro starring 101 Studio's The War with Grandpa which opened this weekend and Neeson starring in next weekend's opener Honest Thief from Open Road ...

Box Office analysis for the week of September 28th

Tenet continues to lead the box office in North America and globally.   Warner Bros. reported $3.4M in weekend ticket sales across the Domestic market, now adding up to $41.2M after 4 weeks in theatres. Tenet's worldwide cume of $283.2M is even more impressive, showing the relative strength of the recovery in international markets. The New Mutants from 20th Century Studios earned $1.1M in its 5th week, Unhinged from Solstice Studios earned $1M in its 7th week and Break the Sil...

Overview of the US business for the week of September 21st, celebrating the remarkable career of actress Frances McDormand

Overview for the week of September 21st. The box office from North American theatres was driven again by Tenet in its third week. The Warner Bros. spy thriller from director Christopher Nolan reeled in $4.7M in ticket sales this weekend, and $36.1M over 18 days since its debut on 9/3.  Rounding out the top performers of the weekend was The New Mutants from 20th Century Studios with $1.6M in its 4th week, Infidel from Cloudburst Entertainment with $1.5M in its debut weekend, and ...

Overview of the US business for the week of September 14th

Highlights from the week of September 14th.   Boxoffice news focused on week two results from Tenet in US theatres and the further recovery of International markets, as one indicator of what may occur in the Domestic market over the weeks and months ahead. Tenet produced another $6.7M in ticket sales this weekend, adding up to $29.5M cume in North America after 11 days playing in US theatres and 20 days in Canada. Globally, the Christopher Nolan thriller has generated a whopping $...

Overview of the US business for the week of August 31st. Celebrating Ingrid Bergman

Each week, Comscore provides more details on the return of the North American box office. This weekend, The New Mutants took top spot with $7M in ticket sales for its opening weekend, playing in 2,412 locations across North America. Adding returns from 10 international markets, the teenage superhero Mutants took in a total of $9.9M. Solstice Studios' thriller Unhinged starring Russell Crowe delivered a strong second week, grossing $2.6M additional after last weekend's $4M opening w...

Overview of the US business for the week of August 24.

Overview for the week of August 24th.  We celebrate the return of studio wide releases and weekend box office reports, thanks to our partners at Comscore. The top earner in theatres this weekend was Unhinged, the road-rage thriller from Solstice Studios starring Russell Crowe. It generated over $4M while playing on 1,823 screens across North America, making it the top opening for any film in the Domestic market over the last five months.  Be sure to watch our new video featur...

Overview of the business for the week of August 17th

 Our Popcorn Previews video feature highlights Unhinged, the thriller starring Russell Crowe that will open in US theatres on Friday 8/21.  This marks the beginning of the much-anticipated flow of new releases from Hollywood studios and distributors. Our Industry News Summary begins with an article on the restart of filming for Universal's upcoming blockbuster, Jurassic World: Dominion. We offer a perspective on the career of the Sumner Redstone and his impact on the film and ...

Overview of the US business for the week of August 10th Celebrating 100th anniversary of AMC founder's birthday

  Our Industry News Summary begins with coverage of the substantial changes last week in the theatrical release calendar. Understandably, exhibitors are anxious about Disney's decision to convert Mulan into a Labor Day release on Disney+, coming on the heels of its successful release of Hamilton over the July 4th holiday weekend.  Mulan was expected to be one of the top grossing theatrical releases of 2020.  Meanwhile, Warner Bros. appears committed to its ...

Overview of the US business for the week of July 27th

Our Industry News Summary covers the shifting sands of the studio release calendar and the impact it is having on exhibitors. Last week, many studios announced changes to their upcoming film release schedule, most notably Warner Bros. which moved Tenet off its planned 8/12 opening and Disney which moved Mulan out of 8/21.  Exhibitors had been planning their theatre re-openings to be up and running in time for these tentpole releases.  As a result, most exhibitors are pushing back their...

Overview of the US business for the week of July 11th

This week's news summary begins with The Hollywood Reporter's comprehensive look at the Box Office of Summer of 2020, what it was supposed to be, what it has actually been, and what it may still become.  This overview includes comments from numerous industry executives, representing the perspectives of both studios and exhibitors. We report on AMC's successful negotiations with investors to secure the funding it needs to sustain itself through the extended period when theat...

Overview of the US business for the week of July 6th and a happy birthday to Tom Cruise

Screendollars Newsletter for the week of July 6th.  It's the season for Independence Day celebrations, with Canada Day on July 1st, American Independence Day on July 4th, and French Bastille Day on July 14th among others.   We have the whole year to plan next year's parades. Our summary of Notable Industry News begins with an update on the legal tussle between Cineworld and Cineplex over their aborted merger.  Cineplex is crying foul at Cineworld's ...

Overview of the US business for the week of June 15 Honoring Freedom Day 'Juneteenth'

Our roundup of Notable Industry News begins with an announcement by Marcus Theatres of their schedule to reopen their theatres.  Beginning on Friday, six Marcus theatres will re-open to the public, followed by all remaining 90 theatres by the end of July.   We report the anullment of the planned marriage between UK-based Cineworld, one of the largest exhibitors worldwide and parent company to Regal Cinemas, and Cineplex Entertainment, Canada's largest exhibitor. The me...

Overview of the US business for the week of June 8 Honoring Kathleen Kennedy for her birthday

Screendollars Newsletter for the week of June 8th. Our Notable Industry News continues to explore the many aspects of how the film industry is planning for its re-opening. Last week, NATO announced that it expects 90% of US cinemas to be open and operating on July 17th, when Warner Bros.' Tenet hits theatres. A story from BoxofficePro reports on the renewed emphasis by theatres to rent their auditoriums to private parties, as a way for small groups to enjoy the movies and celebra...

Overview of the US business for the week of June 1 Honoring Clint Eastwood's 90th birthday

Our industry news roundup covers various articles on the re-opening of cinemas in the US and around the world. We point to two profiles of New York drive-ins that began their 2020 season shortly after the state gave the green light for drive-ins - but not yet indoor theatres - to re-open to the public. Cineworld/Regal announced plans to open up their theatres in early July, timed so they are fully operational with updated ticketing and sanitization procedures before the major Hollywood releases ...


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