Originally Posted by kevin
I'm not sure if I understand it correctly, but since the bulk of pre-sales are for Thursday's etc then they will be reported as part of the Thursday figures, but that they will be separated from the Fri-Sun actuals.
I don't know if they'll separate Thursday figures or not, but you're correct that a Thursday ticket sale gets credited to that day.
In the end, I don't think it matters: no one is going to report on opening weekend sales (as Fri-Sun) and forget about Thursdays numbers -- they would just show the math separately and then add it all up for the total gross to-date on Monday. Thursday's dollars are just as valuable (and spendable) as Saturday's to Paramount.