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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:15 pm    Post subject: Box Office Thread 2020 Reply with quote

$37M opening weekend for 1917.

They actually slipped in a limited release in 2019 so it would be in time for Golden Globes and Oscar nominations, but this was the wide release, and that's a pretty good number.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Birds of Prey opened at $33.25M, below the studio's projection of $45M.

The studio seems to be thinking of Shazam as a comp, because Shazam opened at $53.5M. The studio did take into account that Birds of Prey is an R-rated film (Shazam was PG-13) but perhaps not as much as it should have.

At any rate, the positive reviews might be enough to get Birds of Prey to $100M domestic. There aren't a lot of films in the coming weeks that would greatly cut into its audience in the coming weeks, so it might have a shot at that mark.

Of course, if people were expecting a female superhero flick to do big numbers, Black Widow and Wonder Woman are going to be much better bets.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sonic the Hedgehog opened at $57M. Mojo is projecting it could reach $70M with its four-day total once President's Day estimates come in.

The $57M is a better opening than the Pokemon movie that debuted last May. That one finished at $144M -- of course, it was going up against Avengers Endgame.

Still, $150M is in the bag for Sonic and, if it has any legs, could get to $200M.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was surprised to see that. Sonic has been around for so long that I didn't think it would be anything big.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pixar's next film, Onward, will debut March 6.

Pixar films usually do good business, so it will be interesting to see how that release does.

In the meantime, it's probably Sonic's business to lose in the coming weeks. Mojo is already projecting $30M for this weekend and it's up to $77M now.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So a whole bunch of movies got moved out of their current slots, and into TBA/later this year/2021.

No Time to Die moved from April to November.

Quiet Place 2 and Mulan moved from later in the month to TBA.

And F9 moved from May to next April.

Black widow moved to TBA.

The latest Minions movie is delayed due to the animation studio working on the film closing.

This might be the worst box office year in history depending how long this virus lasts.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And Wonder Woman 1984 moves to Mid August.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And I think they will be moved again. Unless Trump cures everyone by Easter.--Yohe
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Disney moving a lot of its 2020 slate to later in the year and beyond.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/black-widow-mulan-nab-new-release-dates-jungle-cruise-delayed-a-year-1286854

Also, Top Gun moves to Christmas time, and the latest Minions movie will be released next June.

Im still surprised that the latest Trolls movie is still set for release next week. They're still billing it "in theaters and on demand". Seems strange to push it in theaters with nearly every theater closed now.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They put a bunch of movies that were supposed to hit theaters straight to On Demand, or moved quickly there.

Won't be surprised if more titles get moved there, just to get them out to the public.

$6 for On Demand isn't that far removed from the price of a movie ticket. Hollywood gets its cut either way.

It's the concessions where the movie theaters really make their money.
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