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Friday Estimates by Bond, James Bond, Bond, James Bond

Friday Esitmates 2015-11-14 at 9.01.57 AM

What can you say about this weekend.

Love The Coopers, miss. The 33, practically dumped. By The Sea, sunk.

Spotlight expands to 61 screens and will do a very solid $18k per or so for the weekend.

Brooklyn expands to 23 and will do about $16k per.

Did You Know: Paranormal Activity 6 will drop about 40% from Paranormal 5, which is about what 5 dropped from Paranormal 4? In other words, nothing really changed for the film at the box office because of the short VOD window… now the question will be how it does/is doing in that VOD window.

Decent holds for Spectre and The Peanuts Movie. The Martian passed $200 million domestic on Thursday and is over $450 million worldwide as well. Bridge of Spies continues to run about 15% behind The Terminal and War Horse as Spielberg movies go, but it’s doing better than Munich, which got nominated for Best Picture.

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4 Responses to “Friday Estimates by Bond, James Bond, Bond, James Bond”

  1. EtGuild2 says:

    The parade of misfires continues! We’ve averaged over 3 wide releases/expansions since the end of summer…31 in 10 weeks.

    Financial flops in the last 6 weeks:

    Jem and the Holograms
    The Last Witch Hunter
    Our Brand is Crisis
    Rock the Casbah
    The Walk
    Steve Jobs (for now)
    Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse
    The 33
    Love the Coopers
    My All American (yes, Christian niche, but they hired Aaron Eckhart and won’t open to $2 million)

    You could make a case for “Crimson Peak” too. Mercifully, quality and success should pick-up from here on out.

  2. movieman says:

    I don’t get all of the “Coopers” hate. Or how it earned a dreadful “B MINUS” CinemaScore rating.
    The Olivia Wilde/Jake Lacy and Alan Arkin/Amanda Seyfried plotlines are really quite affecting. And listening to Diane Keaton sing “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” is alone worth the price of admission.
    “The 33” is also much better than I feared going in. Binoche somehow managed to camouflage her French-ness and made a pretty convincing Chilean empanada saleslady.
    I’d love to see “By the Sea,” but chances of it opening anywhere near me are slim to none. It sounds like John Waters’ description of his all-time favorite, “Boom!” (i.e., a failed major studio art movie w/ big stars). And who doesn’t dig “Boom!” (currently available for your delectation on Youtube)?

  3. greg says:

    In the battle of the limited releases here in Toronto, Spotlight is killing By the Sea.
    I went to see the first matinee of Spotlight at The Varsity yesterday and it was way too full for me (90%), I saw By the Sea, instead, in a 1/4 theatre. I quite enjoyed By the Sea.

  4. lujoc says:

    Same in Philly — I’ve never seen a Friday 1 PM matinee as crowded as Spotlight, and I heard lots of people in the audience commenting the same thing. Of course, the movie’s demo and the weekday matinee demo do pretty much coincide. Otoh, that’s the Academy demo too so …

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