Friday Box Office Estimates Archive for January, 2013

Friday Estimates

Newcomers Hansel & Gretel & corsets & crossbows will take the weekend… but without much force. Also opening to limp numbers, Parker and the movie famously forgotten by its own cast, Movie 43 In the battle of Oscar nominees, Silver Lining Playbookpasses Zero Dark Thirty for Friday while ZD30 has the domestic-gross edge. But the race is close enough that it could go either way. Django Unchained closes in on $145m while Les Misérables will pass $135m.

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Friday Estimates

Though some have wildly overestimated Zero Dark Thirty‘s Friday haul, it is still easily enough to take the #1 slot by over $2 million and looks to be close to $27 million for the weekend as it finally expands, an Oscar nomination for Best Picture in hand. A slight surprise—which we have seen happen before with this kind of film—is the Wayans-y A Haunted House coming in second on Friday ahead of WB’s more lavishly-sold Gangster Squad. By the end of the weekend, the two films may well flip slots, but both are likely to come up just short of $20 million. Django and Les Mis, both around $120m domestic cume, didn’t get any real Oscar nominations hit, both dropping in the 40s. Both Lincoln and Silver Linings Playbook, which also added theaters, felt mood elevations on Friday.

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Friday Estimates

Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D dismembers all this awards season seriousness and takes the top slot with a double-digit Friday. And Django Unchained stays strong while The Hobbit takes its biggest hit as it passes $250 million domestic. Les Miserables‘ revolution is losing steam, though it will hit $100m this weekend. And Lincoln breaks the $140m tape.

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Leonard Klady's Friday Estimates
Friday Screens % Chg Cume
12 Strong WB 5.6 3002 NEW
Den of Thieves STX/VVS 5.6 2432 NEW
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Sony 4.8 3704 -21%
The Post Fox 3.5 2851 -41%
The Greatest Showman Fox 3 2823 -2%
The Commuter Lionsgate 2 2892 -57%
Insidious: The Last Key Uni 1.8 2546 -48%
Paddington 2 WB 1.8 3702 -27%
Star Wars: The Last Jedi BV 1.6 2456 -41%
Forever My Girl Roadside Attractions 1.5 1115 NEW
Also Debuting
Mary and the Witch's Flower Gkids 0.31 149
Hochelaga, Terre des ames Seville 40,900 32
Colao Caribbean 36,100 7
A Better Tomorrow 2018 Media Asia 19,900 31
The Final Year Magnolia 18,900 28
The Road Movie Oscilloscope 5,800 14
Mom and Dad Momentum 5,500 50
Beuys Kino 3,400 1
Small Town Crime Saban 2,100 9
A Ciambra IFC 1,700 1
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