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Overview of the US business for the week of May 25 Honoring 40 year anniversary of the Star Wars release

This week's newsletter begins with the results of our 2020 Film Industry Survey. More than 350 of our readers provided their perspective on the current state of affairs in the industry and on what future may hold, particularly in the area of theatrical releasing. It's the perfect time to gather this feedback, while in the midst of theatre shutdowns and everyone is considering its impact on the movie business. Our industry news roundup begins with analysis of the release strategy a...

Overview of the US business for the week of May 18 Honoring George Lucas

The industry news roundup begins with an encouraging announcement by indie distributor Solstice Studios that it will open its Russell Crowe psychological thriller Unhinged in theatres on July 1.  Solstice is betting that enough theatres will have re-opened by the July 4th weekend to make this mid-summer release date successful.  We report positive returns from a cautious re-opening of theatres in Norway last week, while observing new rules to maintain social distancing among thea...

Overview of the US business for the week of May 11 Honoring Katherine Hepburn's career

This week's newsletter focuses on the ins and outs of re-opening theatres. Governments and communities are working together to lay out plans for safely re-opening business, including venues that provide public entertainment such as movie theatres. We highlight a new product called Cielo QR, a straight forward - and FREE - service to help exhibitors implement policies for enhanced cleaning and sanitization while informing and reassuring the public. In our roundup of Industry News, T...

Overview of the US business for the week of May 4

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This week Screendollars is publishing the 2020 Film Industry Survey, available here:  https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/film2020survey.  Our survey was created in collaboration with Stephen Follows, the UK-based Film Research analyst.  We encourage all our readers and film industry professionals to take five minutes to share your current experience working in the industry and opinions about the future of film and entertainment.  Results will be published in two weeks. ...

Overview of the business for the week of April 27th ... happy Birthday Barbara Streisand

This week's Industry News Summary focuses on stories about planning for the eventual re-opening of the film and exhibition industry after the coronavirus pandemic has relented.  One article discusses planning at the Circle Cinema in Tulsa, OK to re-open their doors "sometime in May", after completing significant changes in their operations. It's interesting to consider what changes they are making to their producedures for ticketing, concessions and seating and will...

Overview of the business for the week of April 20th.

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We begin our industry news summary by highlighting a new video series from the US Chamber of Commerce entitled, "Path Forward: Navigating the Return to Work". This twice-per-week series kicked off last week, focused on topics to "help business and community leaders find the answers they need to develop a responsible reopening strategy."  We discuss a report published recently by Ernst & Young (with the support of NATO) that measures the impact that a film's sch...

Screendollars April 13th Newsletter reports on Disney+ launch

Our weekly news summary begins with discussion about Universal's release of its animated family film Trolls World Tour to Premium VOD, prompting many to wonder if this straight-to-streaming release by a major studio is an anomaly due to the current closure of movie theaters or a sign of times to come. For the moment, streaming is the only game in town, as evidenced by an explosion in subscriber numbers and downloads. Disney reported last week that Disney+ had passed 50M paid subscribers, les...

US Box Office: analysis for the week end of March 6 - 8

Disney earned top spot at the weekend box office with its opening of Onward.  The PG-rated animated family film from Pixar Studios brought in $40M on 4300+ screens in North America. Universal and Blumhouse Productions' The Invisible Man continued to perform well in its second week in theatres, earning $15.2M for the weekend and a $52.7M cume after 10 days. Warner Bros. opened The Way Back, an R-rated drama starring Ben Affleck in a story of the destructive power of addition and the...

US Box Office: analysis for the week end of Feb 21-23

SO... who s on top? Sonic crossed the 100M$ mark in second week! Box Office Analysis for the week of February 24th. We send four times the number of happy birthday wishes to all Leaplings who will celebrate their once-every-four-year birthday next Saturday, February 29th. At the box office, Paramount's Sonic The Hedgehog is showing that the video game hero is a real star, and likely a franchise in the making. The Fantasy Sci-Fi film starring Jim Carrey earned $26.3M in its second...

US Box Office: analysis for the week end of Feb 14-16

Box Office Analysis for the week of February 17th. Monday is President's Day, completing a long, holiday weekend of movie going. President George Washington was born on February 22, 1732 in Westmoreland County, Virginia.  It is said that he could not tell a lie. President Abraham Lincoln - also known as "Honest Abe" - was born on February 12, 1809 in Sinking Spring Farm, Kentucky. A flock of new films opened in theatres to capitalize on the long weekend. Paramount toppe...

US Box Office: analysis for the week end of Feb 7-9

the week of February 10th. It's Oscar Night - we hope everyone delights in the red carpet arrivals outside the Dobly Theatre in Los Angeles and agrees (mostly) with the winners chosen by The Academy and announced inside. For Oscar weekend, one new wide release opened in theatres - Warner Bros.' Birds of Prey starring Margot Robbie. The storyline for this superhero film comes out of the DC Comics Extended Universe, and is both a follow up to and spin-off from the successful Suicide...

US Box Office: analysis for the week end of January 31 Feb 1

Analysis of the week of February 3rd.  It's Super Bowl Sunday and we root for success for all the athletes competing on the field and the fans and advertisers betting on the game. The results from the weekend box office were somewhat chilled, driven down by early February weather and the inevitable distractions of the focus on the Super Bowl. Two bright spots were the continued success of Sony's Bad Boys for Life (now in its 3rd week) and Universal's 1917 (now in its 6th ...

US Box Office: analysis for the week end of January 24-26

Analysis for the week of January 27th.  The 2020 Sundance Film Festival opened last Thursday and we have included a list of the early screenings and reactions in our report this weekend. Sony's Bad Boys for Life continued its reign at the top of the box office. The R-Rated action comedy starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence took in $34M in its second weekend, a cume of $120.6M after 10 days in theaters. This film proves the right sequel, well-made and released at the righ...

US week-end Box Office analysis: January 17-19, 2020

Box Office analysis for the week of January 20th. On Sunday, the Screen Actors Guild hands out its annual awards for outstanding performances during 2019 in film and prime-time television. Sunday also happens to be National Popcorn Day, an opportunity to enhance the enjoyment of watching the SAG Awards ceremony. Sony hit it big this weekend with a record-breaking opening for its Bad Boys for Life, which took in $59.1M for Friday-Saturday-Sunday and is projected to take in $68.1M when includ...

US week-end Box Office analysis: January 3-5, 2019

January 6th.  As press time this Sunday evening, we are enjoying the celebrations from the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards Ceremony.  We hope that you are as well. The top three films in this week's box office maintained their positions from last week. Disney's Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker has held the top spot for three weeks in a row, earning $33.7M this weekend which adds up to a North American cume of $450.8M. Sony's Jumanji: The Next Level earned $26.5M i...

US week-end Box Office analysis: December 27-29

Box Office analysis for the week of December 30th.  Monday at sundown marks the end of this year's eight days of Hanukkah, followed by New Year's Eve on Tuesday and New Year's Day on Wednesday.  Reasons to celebrate abound. Disney's Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker had a solid second week of ticket sales, $72M for the weekend and a 10-day cume of $361.8M in North America and $724.8M Worldwide.  Sony's Jumanji: The Next Level continued to draw large hol...

US week-end Box Office analysis: December 20-22

Screendollars Newsletter for the week of December 23rd.  In Boston, there were 9 hours and 4 minutes of daylight today, and movin' on up from here on out.   You can see how much daylight you had where you are by going here: https://www.timeanddate.com/sun. The force was strong with Star Wars at the box office this weekend.  In its debut, the current installment Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker grossed $175.5M in North America and $373.5M Worldwide. It was the ...

US week-end Box Office analysis: December 13-15

Wishing Good Cheer to everyone this holiday season. Sony's Jumanji: The Next Level debuted this weekend and took the top spot at the box office with $60.1M, exceeding most expectations and setting an all-time record for a comedy opening in December. This bodes well for the film's prospects for a long, productive run.  The original Jumanji (2017) opened with $36.2M and went on to earn $404.5M - 11 times the results of its first weekend. Disney's Frozen 2 continue...

US week-end Box Office analysis: November 22-24

Source Screendollars   We hope all our readers have a wonderful Thanksgiving Thursday and a busy holiday week at the movies. Disney's much-anticipated Frozen 2 produced record-breaking results in its opening weekend, earning $127M in North American theaters and a whopping $350M worldwide. This performance represents the biggest opening weekend the history of Walt Disney Animation Studios, the biggest non-summer opening weekend for any animated film and the #3 opening for an...

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