142 episodes

Each week, Matthew Liebmann, Vista Group’s Chief Innovation & Data Officer, Simon Burton, CEO of Numero and Maccs, & Ryan Provencher, Movio Senior Account Manager draw from their extensive industry experience.

Now in its third season, Behind the Screens focuses on global and domestic weekend box office as well as audience insights for the major movie releases. Interviews with industry leaders and insightful outsiders will feature in longer monthly episodes, along with a deeper dive at the end of each quarter on the industry. Happy listening!

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Each week, Matthew Liebmann, Vista Group’s Chief Innovation & Data Officer, Simon Burton, CEO of Numero and Maccs, & Ryan Provencher, Movio Senior Account Manager draw from their extensive industry experience.

Now in its third season, Behind the Screens focuses on global and domestic weekend box office as well as audience insights for the major movie releases. Interviews with industry leaders and insightful outsiders will feature in longer monthly episodes, along with a deeper dive at the end of each quarter on the industry. Happy listening!

    In the market for monkeys: Planet of the Apes kickstarts the summer

    In the market for monkeys: Planet of the Apes kickstarts the summer

    As Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes marks a fantastic opening to the summer, can you guess which monkey-themed titles held audiences in common? Matthew, Ryan, and Simon bring us the box office and audience analysis, as well as a look at the dynamic audience evolution for Fall Guy’s second weekend on this instalment of Behind the Screens.



    Topics and times:


    The Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes box office overview - 1:01
    The Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes audience analysis - 2:21
    Planet of the Apes franchise comparisons - 5:12
    Box office top 5 roundup - 6:24
    Fall Guy’s dramatic audience evolution - 7:52
    Marketing beyond the opening weekend - 10:10
    Pre-sales for IF - 10:50



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    Box Office Overview:


    The Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes grossed $58M in the domestic market with its debut, and a further $72.5M internationally for a worldwide total of $131M.
    Fall Guy fell by 51% into its second week, grossing $13.7M domestically and $23.1M internationally for a global total now of $103.7M.
    Challengers came in third with a drop of 38%, grossing $4.6M.
    Tarot grossed $3.45M for a drop of 47%.
    And Garfield, released now in 22 markets, grossed $11.8M dropping only 32%, reaching an international cumulative total of $36M thus far.

    • 12 min
    Fall Guy, Tarot, and May the 4th re-releases

    Fall Guy, Tarot, and May the 4th re-releases

    As Fall Guy debuted below expectations domestically, China saw 3 of the top 4 titles globally over their Labor Day weekend. And as May the 4th marked its 25th anniversary, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace made a surprisingly sizeable splash with its re-release. Join us Behind the Screens for all the box office and audience analysis.



    Topics and times:


    Fall Guy box office overview - 0:26
    Fall Guy audience analysis - 1:51
    Tarot box office overview - 10:17
    Tarot audience analysis - 10:58
    Star Wars: The Phantom Menace re-release - 12:22
    International box office roundup and China box office hits - 16:48
    Pre-sales for The Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes - 18:56
    Next week - 19:18



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    Box Office Overview:


    Fall Guy released domestically to $28M, with $25.4M internationally for a total of $53.1M worldwide.
    Across 2nd, 3rd, and 4th position globally were three titles from China’s long weekend: The Last Frenzy which made just under $30M, Formed Police Unit which grossed $23.8M, and Twilight of the Warriors: Walled In which made 22.2M.
    Re-released for its 25th anniversary on May the 4th, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace took $8.1M in the domestic market this past weekend.
    Challengers  grossed another $7.6M in the domestic market, taking 4th position.
    Godzilla x Kong grossed an additional $4.5M, dropping 37% from its previous week.

    • 20 min
    Throuples and Australian heroes: Challengers, Unsung Heroes, and Fall Guy

    Throuples and Australian heroes: Challengers, Unsung Heroes, and Fall Guy

    Zendaya’s star power is drawing in crowds for Challengers — so who made up the audience? We dive into all the details of the box office and audience analysis for Challengers, Unsung Heroes, and the international release of Fall Guy ahead of its domestic debut.



    Topics and times:


    Challengers box office overview - 1:09
    Challengers audience analysis and reception - 1:36
    Unsung Heroes box office overview and audience analysis - 6:10
    Box office roundup - 9:58
    Alien re-release - 12:10
    Pre-sales for Fall Guy’s wider release - 12:58
    Next week - 14:47



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    Box Office Overview:


    The Roundup: Punishment took first place globally with $29M in the Korean market, and rounding up to $30M globally.
    Challengers opened to $15M domestically, and an additional $10M internationally in its first weekend for a global total of $25M.
    Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire grossed an addtional $15M, now surpassing $500M globally, as well as passing the lifetime gross of its two predecessors.
    Fall Guy opened in 38 international markets, grossing $8.7M, led by Australia at $2.9M over the ANZAC long weekend.
    Unsung Heroes grossed $7.8M from 2,832 theatres domestically.

    • 15 min
    A Triple-threat of Debuts: Horror, Action, or Animation?

    A Triple-threat of Debuts: Horror, Action, or Animation?

    It’s a triple-feature this week with three new debuts in the market. How did Abigail compare to recent Horror titles? Is Guy Richie’s The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare finding its audience? Do you say the ‘x’ in Spy x Family Code: White? Join us as Matthew, Simon, and Ryan tackle all the biggest questions from the box office this week on Behind the Screens.



    Topics and times:


    Deadpool previews - 0:30
    Abigail box office overview - 1:29
    Abigail audience analysis - 2:40
    The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare box office overview - 6:26
    The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare audience analysis - 8:50
    Spy x Family Code: White box office and audience breakdown - 11:54
    Global box office roundup - 16:00
    Next week - 18:11



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    Box Office Overview:


    Civil War grossed $11.1M in its second week, retaining the top position at the domestic box office and bringing its domestic total to $45M. With an additional $21.4M internationally, its global total sits at $62M.
    Abigail debuted in 2nd position domestically with $10.2M and $5M internationally for a total of $15.2M.
    Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire grossed an additional $31.1M globally, maintaining 1st position in a global perspective.
    Kung Fu Panda 4 grossed $19.9M globally this past weekend in 4th position.
    The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare debuted to an opening gross of just under $10M globally, taking $9.8M, primarily in the domestic market.

    • 19 min
    The highlights of CinemaCon and Civil War

    The highlights of CinemaCon and Civil War

    Fresh from CinemaCon, Matthew, Simon, and Ryan give us all the highlights and talk movie previews. With Civil War making A24’s highest-grossing opening this weekend, we tackle the box office and audience analysis with some surprising comparisons. Join us Behind the Screens for all the box office and more!



    Topics and times:


    CinemaCon roundup - 0:20
    Our thoughts on CinemaCon previews - 2:50
    Civil War box office overview - 5:15
    Civil War audience analysis - 7:05
    Global box office roundup - 10:42
    Bob Marley: One Love re-release - 13:34
    Next week - 15:41



    Find us at https://www.linkedin.com/company/vista-group-limited/, and follow @moviohq & @numeroboxoffice on Twitter



    Box Office Overview:


    Civil War made for A24’s highest-grossing opening this past weekend, with $25.7M from the domestic market and an additional $4.3M internationally for a total of $30M.
    Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire dropped 50% grossing $15.5M domestically, with $49M globally.
    Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire made nearly $6M domestically only dropping 36%, for $31.4M globally.
    Kung Fu Panda 4 grossed $5.5M domestically, for a drop of only 30%.
    Internationally, Detective Conan: Million-Dollar Pentagram opened to nearly $22M in Japan alone.

    • 17 min
    2024’s second-biggest opening: Godzilla x Kong takes the Easter weekend

    2024’s second-biggest opening: Godzilla x Kong takes the Easter weekend

    Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire debuted this Easter weekend, making for the second-biggest opening weekend for a title in 2024 after Dune: Part Two. We delve into all the Behind the Screens details of the audience, and how this latest instalment measures up against previous Monsterverse movies on this week’s episode.



    Topics and times:


    Catch us at CinemaCon next week - 0:16
    Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire box office overview - 1:31
    Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire audience analysis - 3:45
    Comparing Godzilla x Kong with the Monsterverse - 7:03
    Global box office roundup - 10:44
    Next week - 11:42



    Find us at https://www.linkedin.com/company/vista-group-limited/, and follow @moviohq & @numeroboxoffice on Twitter



    Box Office Overview:


    Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire debuted to $80M in the domestic market, and an additional $114M across 63 international territories for a global opening of $194M — the second-highest opening weekend result of the year, only behind Dune: Part Two.
    Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire grossed $15.7M domestically for a drop of 65% into its second week, bringing its total domestically to $73M.
    Dune: Part Two crossed a $250M total in the domestic market with $11M this weekend bringing the domestic total to $252M, and $626M worldwide.
    Kung Fu Panda 4 grossed $10.2M domestically over the easter weekend, passing $150M domestically in total, as its global total approaches $350M.
    Immaculate grossed 3.2M, a drop of 38%, bringing its current domestic total to just over $11M.

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