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Huge Drop-off for Fifty Shades of Grey - EOB Weekend Box Office Podcast: 2/23/2015

11:41 AM 3/19/2015 by Senh Duong
Fifty Shades of Grey
Binh and I were both off with our predictions for "Fifty Shades of Grey." "Kingsman: The Secret Service" also did better than we expected. "Hot Tub Time Machine 2" bombed; John Cusack opted to do "Dragon Blade" with Jackie Chan instead, and commercially, it's a good decision because that film blew up the box office in China during the Lunar New Year.


Specialty Box Office: 'It Follows' Scares Up 2015's Best Indie Debut – David Robert Mitchell's indie horror flick "It Follows" rode rave reviews to find the best per-theater-average of any 2015 release so far ("American Sniper" and "A Most Violent Year" both topped it, but they are both technically 2014 films). In four theaters, the RADiUS-TWC release -- which premiered back in Cannes last May -- managed a fantastic $163,000 gross, averaging $40,750 per theater. 7 years 16 weeks ago via brucelee

Specialty Box Office: 'Grey Gardens' Re-Release Tops Debuts – In an eerie coincidence, Janus Films' release of a restored version of Albert and David Masyles' landmark documentary "Grey Gardens" ended up coinciding with the death of Albert Masyles. Which gave New York City audiences a perfect opportunity to pay tribute to the filmmaker forty years after "Gardens" first hit screens. 7 years 17 weeks ago via donnieyen

Specialty Box Office: ''71' and 'Maps' Debut As Oscar Winners Try and Cash In – Yann Demange's "'71" and David Cronenberg's "Maps To The Stars" -- both fixtures on the festival circuit for some time now (in the case of "'71" it's been over a year) -- were the most high profile debuts in a specialty market still crowded with Oscar-fueled leftovers from 2014. UK imported war drama "'71" -- which stars breakout actor Jack O'Connell ("Unbroken") -- debuted in 4 theaters this weekend care of Roadside Attractions and Black Label Media and took in a solid $60,100, averaging $15,025 per theater. 7 years 18 weeks ago via jetli

Specialty Box Office: 'Wild Tales' Debuts Big; 'Shadows,' 'Still Alice' Strong In Expansion – Oscar-nominated foreign language film "Wild Tales" made an impressive box office debut, with Sony Pictures Classics timing the release to Oscar weekend itself. The Argentinian film grossed $85,100 from just 4 theaters, averaging $21,275. Exposure from tonight's ceremony should help nicely as "Tales" expands in the coming weeks (especially if it pulls off a win). Though it's one of the few specialty titles out there without Oscar nominations tied to it, Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi's "What We Do In The Shadows" had a very nice weekend anyway. 7 years 19 weeks ago via brucelee

Specialty Box Office: 'Shadows' and '5 Years' Open Strong; Oscar Contenders Keep It Coming – President's Day weekend wasn't just good to "50 Shades of Grey." A few new specialty titles posted very promising results in their limited debuts, most notably Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi's "What We Do In The Shadows" and Richard LaGravenese's "The Last Five Years." The former -- released by Paladin/Unison -- managed the best opening average of 2015 thus far, taking in an impressive $65,830 from two theaters in New York and Los Angeles to average $32,915. 7 years 20 weeks ago via theothersenhman

SpongeBob Takes Down American Sniper - EOB Weekend Box Office Podcast: 2/09/2015

6:51 PM 2/11/2015 by Senh Duong
The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Welcome to another episode of our weekend box office podcast. Hear how Binh and I did with our predictions on last weekend’s opening films: “The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water,” “Jupiter Ascending,” and “Seventh Son.” See which holdover held up better than we expected --no, it’s not “American Sniper” or “The Imitation Game.” We also give our predictions on this week’s debuts:


Specialty Box Office: 'Still Alice,' Oscar Shorts Expand Nicely As Award Season Enters Its Final Weeks – A handful of new specialty titles debuted rather quietly this weekend, leaving the story mostly to 2014-15 awards season hopefuls. Though notably of those newbies, two -- Freestyle's "Old Fashioned" and Magnolia's "Ballet 422" -- both managed strong bows on a couple screens. 7 years 21 weeks ago via theothersenhman

American Sniper Sets Another Record: EOB Weekend Box Office Podcast: 2/02/2015

1:48 PM 2/3/2015 by Senh Duong
Project Almanac
Here’s this week’s podcast. Although “American Sniper” broke another record during the Super Bowl weekend, we discuss why there was such a steep dropoff after a very good hold during the previous weekend. “Paddington” held up well, compared to other films in the top ten. Michael Bay’s found-footage, time-travel film “Project Almanac” disappointed.


Specialty Box Office: Oscar Hopeful 'Timbuktu' Debuts; 'Still Alice,' 'Violent Year' Solid In Expansion – One of the last feature length Oscar nominees to find theatrical release, Abderrahmane Sissako's "Timbuktu" hit four theaters this care of Cohen Media Group clearly trying to capitalize on its Best Foreign Language Film nomination (the first ever for the country of Mauritania). And it was off to a strong start, grossing $50,000 for a $12,500 average. 7 years 22 weeks ago via donnieyen
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