By David Poland firstname.lastname@example.org
Weekend Estimates by The Kladyation of Box Office
The worst domestic gross for a December movie opening within $10m, more or less, of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, is $256 million. So please keep it in your pants, headline writers.
Not a whole lot to add since yesterday. 12 Years A Slave nearing $40m pre-Oscar noms is worthy of stories that are not being written. Lots of nice small runs going on for awards movies. Homefront is going to be one of those movies that people discover on cable and adore.
Next weekend’s box office SHOCKER could be Walking With Dinosaurs, the only new family film this month. Fox has a habit of doing way better than expected business in December with family movies that simply fill a void, good or bad.