Sunday, 25 November 2012

U.S Box Office Report - 23rd - 25th November 2012

1. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 - $43M - $226.9M
2. Skyfall - $36M - $221.7M
3. Lincoln - $25M - $62.1M
4. Rise of the Guardians - $24M - $32.5M
5. Life of Pi -$22M - $30.2M
6. Wreck-It Ralph - $16.7M - $149.5M
7. Red Dawn - $14.6M - $22M
8. Flight - $8.6M - $74.8M
9. Silver Linings Playbook - $4.6M - $6.2M
10. Argo - $3.8M - $98.1M

With Thanksgiving this past week, the three major releases this frame made their bow on Wednesday, hoping to cash-in on the free time people may have. But the new flicks wouldn't have the box office all to themselves, finding tough competition in the guise of Breaking Dawn 2, Skyfall and Lincoln. We're heading for a couple of relatively quiet weekends, before Peter Jackson unleashes The Hobbit on December 14th, after which we'll get seven major releases within the space of just two weeks.

Sunday, 18 November 2012

U.S Box Office Report - 16th - 18th November 2012

1. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 - $141.3M - $141.3M
2. Skyfall - $41.5M - $161.3M
3. Lincoln - $21M - $22.4M
4. Wreck-It Ralph - $18.3M - $121.4M
5. Flight - $8.6M - $61.3M
6. Argo - $4M - $92M
7. Taken 2 - $2.1M - $134.6M
8. Pitch Perfect - $1.26M - $62M
9. Here Comes The Boom - $1.2M - $41M
10. Hotel Transylvania -$900K - $142.6M
10. Cloud Atlas - $900K - $24.8M
10. The Sessions - $900K - $2.8M

Another big weekend was on the cards as Summit unleashed the final movie in the Twilight franchise, Breaking Dawn Part 2. Edward and Bella would be up against the second frame of Skyfall, which had opened to the best numbers of any film in the series' 50 year history. Steven Spielberg's Lincoln would also be expanding this week after its strong debut at eleven theatres. Ahead and three new releases join the fray on Wednesday, prior to the lucrative Thanksgiving holiday, including the long-delayed Red Dawn remake and Ang Lee's adaptation of Life of Pi.

Sunday, 11 November 2012

U.S Box Office Report - 9th - 11th November 2012

1. Skyfall - $87.8M - $90M
2. Wreck-It Ralph - $33.1M - $93.6M
3. Flight - $15.1M - $47.7M
4. Argo - $6.7M - $85.7M
5. Taken 2 - $4M - $131.2M
6. Here Comes The Boom - $2.55M - $39M
7. Cloud Atlas - $2.5M - $22.7M
8. Pitch Perfect - $2.5M - $52.6M
9. The Man With The Iron Fists - $2.4M - $12.6M
10. Hotel Transylvania - $2.3M - $140.9M

Only one major release this weekend, but it was expected to be a big one. Having wooed international audiences, Skyfall was set to debut at 3,505 locations. It would be up against the second frame of two pictures that impressed last weekend, Flight and Wreck-It Ralph, both of which would be hoping to keep their falls to a minimum. In limited release we also have Steven Spielberg's long-awaited Lincoln. Ahead to next weekend, there's the final part of the Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn part 2, followed by The Life of Pi and Rise of the Guardians a week later.

Sunday, 4 November 2012

U.S Box Office Report - 2nd - 4th November 2012

1. Wreck-It Ralph - $49.1M - $49.1M
2. Flight - $4M - $4M
3. Argo - $10.2M - $75.8M
4. The Man With The Iron Fists - $8.2M - $8.2M
5. Taken 2 - $6M - $125.6M
6. Cloud Atlas - $5.2M - $18.2M
7. Hotel Transylvania - $4.5M - $137.5M
8. Paranormal Activity 4 - $4.3M - $49.5M
9. Here Comes The Boom - $5M - $39.5M
10. Silent Hill: Revelation - $8M - $8M

After disappointment by all the new releases last frame, studios will be hoping for something of a rebound this weekend, but are aware that the effects of last week's terrible storm are still being felt by many. The big release is the animated family feature Wreck-It Ralph, joined by Robert Zemeckis' return to live action fare with Flight, and the directorial debut of the Wu-Tang Clan's RZA with martial arts mash-up The Man with The Iron Fists. This weekend marks the start of a big movie run, which will lead right up to Christmas Day. Next week brings us the 23rd James Bond film Skyfall, followed a week later by the final Twilight movie, Breaking Dawn Part 2. Further ahead there's the long-delayed Red Dawn remake, literary adaptation Life of Pi and the animated Rise of the Guardians.