Boxoffice Podcast

In this week’s episode of the Boxoffice Podcast, co-hosts Rebecca Pahle, Shawn Robbins, and Chad Kennerk discuss a slow week at the box office, as the Gen Z nostalgia-driven Five Nights at Freddy’s tops the box office for the second week running. Looking ahead, Robbins talks concerns for THE MARVEL’s opening weekend and TROLLS BAND TOGETHER’s international run in advance of its domestic debut on 11/17. In the feature segment, spooky season continues as Kennerk speaks to Virgil Cardamone of the Mahoning Drive-In Theater, where an event-based approach to screenings has made them a bucket list destination for horror fans.

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What to Listen For
  • 00:00 Intro
  • 00:33 The Mahoning Drive-In
  • 01:45 Third lowest box office weekend of 2023
  • 03:02 Five Nights at Freddy’s box office numbers
  • 05:55 Day-and-Date opening
  • 09:31 Nostalgic movies
  • 13:12 Added show times 
  • 14:58 Killers of the Flower Moon numbers drop
  • 18:02 International box office numbers
  • 20:37 The Marvels prediction
  • 23:45 Preservation of drive-in culture
  • 25:42 35 millimeter film fanatics
  • 27:43 Going retro
  • 29:43 Slight movement in the culture
  • 34:11 Commitment of retro film
  • 39:47 Breeding ground for creatives
  • 41:23 Curated food and beverage experience
  • 46:10 Plans for 2024 

What is Boxoffice Podcast?

The Boxoffice Podcast is your #1 resource for news and analysis about movies and the movie business. We'll be your guide through these evolving and sometimes disruptive times. While breaking down film headlines, exploring box office results, and chatting with studio & cinema executives, we'll discuss all aspects of movies and entertainment. By movie lovers for movie lovers!