Thursday, November 28, 2013

Early Box Office Reports

Now with updated Add On.

The trades tell us:

... “Frozen” bowed Wednesday to $15.2 million and is expected to earn between $70 million and $80 million catering to families with young children this weekend. Though Thanksgiving Day isn’t generally a big moviegoing day, “Frozen” should see about 11% of its five-day haul from the holiday itself. ...

It's a nice chunk of change and an encouraging start, especially considering the high-octane competition that's out there.

EARLY BOX OFFICE FORECAST

1) Hunger Games: Catching Fire -- Wednesday $20.7 million, +34%. Early projection for five day weekend: $100 million.

2) Frozen -- Wednesday $15.3 million. Projected five day weekend gross: $90 million.

3) Thor: The Dark World -- Wednesday $2.4 million, +21%. Projected five day weekend gross: $16 million.

4) Homefront -- Wednesday $1.4 million. Projected five day weekend gross: $9 million.

5) Delivery Man -- Wednesday $1.3 million. Projected five day weekend gross: $11 million.

6) The Best Man Holiday -- Wednesday $1.2 million, +21%. Projected five day weekend gross: $12 million.

7) Free Birds -- Wednesday $781,099, down -16%. Projected five day weekend gross: $4.9 million

8) The Book Thief -- Wednesday $709.703, up 749% with higher screen count. Projected five day weekend gross: $5.8 million.

9) Last Vegas -- Wednesday $461,325, down 22%. Projected five day weekend gross: $3.7 million

10) Gravity -- Wednesday $442,372 (down 1%). Projected five day weekend gross: $3.7 million.

Add On: Midway through the weekend, there is this:

... After its sizzling $26.8 million Friday, Disney Animation’s 3D family film “Frozen” should wind up with a five-day total north of $90 million, easily topping the previous best $80.1 million five-day debut of Pixar’s “Toy Story 2″ in 1999. It will also be the biggest Disney Animation opening ever, ahead of another Thanksgiving release, “Tangled,” which brought in nearly $69 million in 2010. ...

So Walt Disney Animation Studios has a record-breaker. Kudos to the whole animation staff.

2 comments:

Kenneth Elliott said...

Bravo to Disney.

And bravo to the movie industry and American audiences for FINALLY embracing female-driven films; the # 1 and # 2 films this Thanksgiving weekend feature strong female protagonists in central roles.

Steve Hulett said...

Well, you know the super-annuated Hollywood wisdom: "Audiences don't like features with female protaganists."

This has always been true. Just look at Gone With the Wind, all those years ago. Total bust. What was David O. Selznick thinking?

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