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August 23, 2022

What happened to the Pre-Thanksgiving Tentpole?

This year, the two movies scheduled to open on November 18th are THE MENU and SHE SAID. This also happens to be the weekend before Thanksgiving.

While both are high on our list of must-sees, it’s a bit surprising that these are the two titles that have landed on this date. That’s because the weekend before Thanksgiving has historically been one of the most coveted frames of the year.

Looking at the highest grossing November releases, exactly ten titles have opened above $100M. Nine were released the weekend before Thanksgiving.

Lionsgate owned the weekend for many years with THE HUNGER GAME and the TWILIGHT films, but it can be traced back to Warner Bros. and its HARRY POTTER series in the early 2000s. With shifting pandemic-era distribution trends, has this weekend lost its luster?

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April 27, 2022

Introducing the 6-Weeks Out Film Tracking Report

You can now get the latest tracking data for all the theatrical films scheduled to open over the next six weeks directly to your inbox.  This report includes the data you see on this site as well as week-over-week changes, group averages and comps to give the scores additional context.

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March 9, 2022

The Quorum is Named One of Fast Companies Most Innovative Companies

We’re always excited to discover that others feel as strongly about democratizing film tracking as we do, so we at The Quorum are especially grateful to the folks at Fast Company for naming us one of their Most Innovative Companies of 2022.

The Quorum democratizes film-tracking information, offering to anyone interested the kind of pre-release movie data previously only available to insiders. “

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September 27, 2022

HOCUS POCUS 2 passes AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER to top Awareness chart.

For the first time since July 8th, we have a new film at the top of the awareness chart. AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER surrenders the #1 spot, but not to BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER, BLACK ADAM, or HALLOWEEN ENDS. No, the film that takes the top spot with 65% awareness is none other than […]

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September 26, 2022

A film we’re rooting for: SMILE

Back in October 2015 when Netflix released BEASTS OF NO NATION, its very first original film, few would have guessed that streaming platforms would play such a huge part in the motion picture ecosystem.  Even before lockdown, when Disney+ and Apple TV+ were nascent streaming services, it was clear that the shift from large to […]

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September 23, 2022

Scores are up for THE LITTLE MERMAID. Will it break the record for the largest Memorial Day opening?

On September 9th, there was an event so huge that it caused a ripple in the space-time continuum. The Earth fell off its axis. Perhaps you felt it.  It was on this day that Disney released a teaser trailer for THE LITTLE MERMAID. To the dismay of a very vocal minority, in the upcoming live-action […]

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September 20, 2022

With a month to go before release, is BLACK ADAM on track to open above $100M?

How anemic has the late summer box office been? Unless DON’T WORRY DARLING or SMILE over-perform, this will be the first September since 2001 without a film opening above $20M.  THE WOMAN KING got close with a $19M debut. But the celebration of KING as a box office win only speaks to the entrenchment of […]

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September 16, 2022

Welcome to ONE PIECE FILM: RED, the first anime title we’ve tracked, to The Quorum

We are thrilled to welcome ONE PIECE FILM: RED to The Quorum this week. RED, scheduled to open on November 4th, is the first anime title that we have tracked. And not a moment too soon.  Anime titles, specifically those released by Crunchyroll, have been under-the-radar hits. Last month, DRAGON BALL SUPER: SUPERHERO debuted at […]

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