The Box Office Report – January 25-27
Last week, in Box Office…
Mama won the weekend with $28.4 million. America ceases to surprise me.
Zero Dark Thirty finished second with $15.8 million. Solid, Oscar hold.
Silver Linings Playbook finished third with $10.8 million. Good for them.
Gangster Squad was fourth with $8.6 million. Two weeks, half their budget. The push hurt them.
Broken City opened to a weak fifth and $8.3 million. Not good.
A Haunted House finished sixth with $8.2 million. $30 million after two weeks, $2.5 million budget. Damn.
Django Unchained was seventh with $7.8 million. Making money, making money.
Les Misérables was eighth with $7.5 million. More than double their budget here. (Yes.)
The Last Stand bombed. Ninth place, $6.3 million. $45 million budget. Yep.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was tenth, with $6.2 million. $287 million domestically.
Lincoln was eleventh with $5.5 million Almost triple their budget. They won’t get there, but still — damn.
So that’s last week. 11 movies made $5 million.
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters is the big new release. It’s expected to do high teens. I… all right. I’m thinking like $13 million, but all right.
Movie 43 is also opening. I think it’ll be lucky to hit $10 million.
Parker also is opening. It’ll definitely be under $10 million. $9 million is a solid opening for this. I’m thinking more like $6-7 million.
I expect Mama to win the weekend. $15 million. I think it holds. Most people expect Hansel and Gretel, but I don’t see it.
Zero Dark Thirty — $10 million.
Silver Linings — $8 million?
Gangster Squad — maybe $5 million. Maybe.
Django will probably do over $5 million.
Broken City — I can almost guarantee it won’t hit $5 million. It’s just got that kinda vibe.
Honestly, I don’t care. Still paying zero attention to the box office until Oz: The Great and Powerful comes out. That’s the first weekend of the year that matters.