Those following this blog know that I’ve waded into the box office prediction business with Avatar and thus far I’ve been right on the money, but the figures from yesterday, Friday, show the first sign of weakening in Avatar’s death match with Titanic, with Avatar at $13.3M dropping 48% from the previous Friday’s 25M, against a drop of only 33% by Titanic in the equivalent frame. Now the numbers out thus far are only an estimate, and Avatar has consistently been upgraded when estimates become real numbers — but I still see mild reason for concern and little chance that Avatar will crack the $50m barrier this weekend. That said, it does appear to be a lock to unseat Titanic’s record for 4th Weekend of $28m, and that’s nothing to sneeze at. Anyway, I’m just sayin’…..I was looking for $17m on Friday and a weekend gross of $50m but this looks more like a gross in the low-mid 40’s. If I have to eat crow I will. Meanwhile, you heard it first here…..Avatar may be showing signs of slowing down, at last. That said — it has a HUGE lead on Titanic on a “same days in release” basis ($394m to $176m), so what’s at risk here is not WHETHER it will beat Titanic — it is WHEN. See chart below. (click to enlarge)
Year of the Spy Book Trailer
Above is the Year of the Spy Book Trailer — for my upcoming non-fiction book about espionage upheavals on the streets of Moscow in 1985.
Below is a “trailer” showcasing the writing and video services I provide to clients.
Michael Sellers — Writing and Video Services
- Arsha Sellers — Today I’m One Big Step Closer to Becoming a Real Forever Dad
- Meet Abby Sellers and Arshavin Sellers — My Wife, My Son, My Inspiration Every Day
- What the Mueller Report Actually Says
- Remembering James Blount, an American Who “Got” the Philippines in 1901
- America the Beautiful? You Mean America the Pitiful. I Am Ashamed