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
Super Troopers 2 7.9 2038 NEW 7.9
A Quiet Place 6.4 3808 39% 117
I Feel Pretty 6.1 3440 NEW 6.1
Rampage 5 4115 46% 50.6
Truth or Dare 2.5 3068 70% 25
Blockers 2.1 3134 36% 43.4
Ready Player One 1.9 3208 36% 121
Bharat Ane Nenu 1.5 323 NEW 1.5
Traffik 1.4 1046 NEW 1.4
Black Panther 1.2 1930 16% 678
Also Debuting
Little Pink House 10,300 8
Beyond the Clounds 8,800 41
Khido Khundi 8,500 33
Dude's Manual 7,400 14
Ghost Stories 5,300 1
Godard Mon Amour 4,100 4
L'Apparition 3,900 6
The Devil and Father Amorth 3,300 3
Eye on Juliet 2,300 9
Le Corbeau (reissue) 2,200 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