Friday Box Office Estimates Archive for December, 2012

Friday Estimates

The Hobbit continues its expected journey, passing the $200m domestic marker. And Django Unchained beats back the French for Liberté!

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Friday Estimates

The Hobbit‘s journey is, not unexpectedly, still on top. The new Cruise arrives with $5 million and if it grosses $15.5m, it will match the opening of 1992’s A Few Good Men. Happy anniversary! This is 40 and The Guilt Trip open to fairly intimate crowds.

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The Hobbit lands… and delivers the single biggest day in the history of film in the month of December, passing LOTR: Return Of The King by an estimated $2 million. That’s only the 58th best single day in history, but December box office is like no other month of the year. This includes a real question about whether this $36.5m opening will lead to a $100m weekend. It may. But in December, it may well not. After LOTR:ROTK broke the December record on opening day, it never saw a day over $27.5m again.

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It’s still vampires and secret agents and dead presidents, but this weekend, Bond leaps in front of Twilight and Lincoln gets $100m domestic in its sights (in the next week or so). The only newcomer is the Gerald Butler vehicle, Playing For Keeps, which seems to have crashed and left on the side of the road.

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Friday Estimates

Vampires and Spies and Bearded Presidents (again), Oh My!

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Leonard Klady's Friday Estimates
Friday Screens % Chg Cume
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle 6.1 3849 -43% 262.2
The Post 5.9 2819 1083% 10.4
The Commuter 4.5 2892 NEW 4.5
Insidious: The Last Key 3.4 3150 -73% 39.6
Proud Mary 3.1 2125 NEW 3.1
The Greatest Showman 3.1 2938 -26% 85.8
Star Wars: The Last Jedi 2.7 3090 -59% 582.9
Paddington 2 2.4 3702 NEW 2.4
Pitch Perfect 3 1.4 2505 -57% 90.4
Darkest Hour 1.2 1693 -32% 32.4
Also Debuting
Thaanaa Serndha Kootam 91,650 89
Agnyaathavaasi - Prince in Exile 89,100 353
Condorito 52,600 153
Jai Simha 34,900 78
Ang Panday 27,600 43
Mukabaaz 13,300 17
Sketch 9,900 55
Ang Larawan 8,700 14
Parchi 6,350 35
The Insult 5,700 3
Acts of Violence 3,400 12
Lover for a Day 2,900 1
Saturday Church 2,300 2
3-Day Estimates Weekend % Chg Cume
No Good Dead 24.4 (11,230) NEW 24.4
Dolphin Tale 2 16.6 (4,540) NEW 16.6
Guardians of the Galaxy 7.9 (2,550) -23% 305.8
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 4.8 (1,630) -26% 181.1
The Drop 4.4 (5,480) NEW 4.4
Let's Be Cops 4.3 (1,570) -22% 73
If I Stay 4.0 (1,320) -28% 44.9
The November Man 2.8 (1,030) -36% 22.5
The Giver 2.5 (1,120) -26% 41.2
The Hundred-Foot Journey 2.5 (1,270) -21% 49.4