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.

New releases…

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.

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