Analyst: Q4 Domestic Box Office to Finish Slightly Up

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The following is an excerpt from a report compiled by Michael Pachter of Wedbush Securities. 

Movie rental industry

Key Redbox releases this year (domestic box office total from BoxOfficeMojo.com):

  • December 17: We’re The Millers ($150 million), Elysium ($93 million), 2 Guns ($76 million), One Direction: This Is Us ($29 million), The World’s End ($26 million)
  • December 24: Lone Ranger ($89), Insidious Chapter 2 ($84), Jobs ($16), Getaway ($11)

Key Redbox releases last year (domestic box office total from BoxOfficeMojo.com):

  • December 21: Total Recall ($59 million), Resident Evil: Retribution ($42 million), Premium Rush ($20 million)
  • December 24: The Dark Knight Rises ($448 million), ParaNorman ($56 million), Trouble with the Curve ($36 million), The Words ($11 million)

Over the next two weeks, there are three rental releases that grossed more than $50 million in domestic box office compared to three last year. DVD rentals for the upcoming two-week period should outperform the same period last year due to higher box office results.

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