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Weekend Box Office: Jan 25-Jan 27

#1 Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters from Paramount opened at #1 with a gross of $19.7 million in 3,372 theaters.  Budget was $50 million.

#2 Mama from Universal fell from #1 to #2 with a gross of $13.1 million (-53.9%) in 2,682 theaters (+35).  Total gross to date is $48.9 million.  Budget was $15 million.

#3 Zero Dark Thirty from Sony/Columbia fell from #2 to #3 with a gross of $9.7 million (-38.6%) in 2,929 theaters (-17).  Total gross to date is $69.8 million.  Budget was $40 million.

#4 Silver Linings Playbook from Weinstein Company fell from #3 to #4 with a gross of $9.4 million (-12.2%) in 2,641 theaters (+118).  Total gross to date is $68.9 million.  Budget was $21 million.

#5 Parker from FilmDistrict opened at #5 with a gross of $7 million in 2,224 theaters.  Budget was unknown.

#6 Django Unchained from Weinstein Company rose from #7 to #6 with a gross of $4.9 million (-36.2%) in 2,007 theaters (-509).  Total gross to date is $146.2 million.  Budget was $100 million.

#7 Movie 43 from Relativity opened at #7 with a gross of $4.8 million in 2,023 theaters.  Budget was $6 million.

#8 Gangster Squad from Warner Bros. fell from #4 to #8 with a gross of $4.3 million (-50.5%) in 2,590 theaters (-513).  Total gross to date is $39.7 million.  Budget was $60 million.

#9 Les Miserables from Universal fell from #8 to #9 with a gross of $4.2 million (-43.7%) in 2,201 theaters (-378).  Total gross to date is $137.5 million.  Budget was $61 million.

#10 Broken City from Open Road Films fell from #5 to #10 with a gross of $4 million (-51.4%) in 2,622 theaters (+2).  Total gross to date is $15.3 million.  Budget was $35 million.

#11 Lincoln from Buena Vista held at #11 with a gross of $3.9 million (-29.4%) in 1,909 theaters (-265).  Total gross to date is $167.1 million.  Budget was $65 million.

#12 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey from Warner Bros. fell from #10 to #12 with a gross of $3.4 million (-45.2%) in 1,675 theaters (-648).  Total gross to date is $293.3 million.  Budget was unknown.

 

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $88.5 million.

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

2 replies on “Weekend Box Office: Jan 25-Jan 27”

Yeah, I really did luck out on ZD30, didn’t I? (Still think avoiding Movie 43 was an easy choice 😉

hmmm, so let’s see, I’ll pick today…. (if I do well, I’d guess I DO have that time viewer, er, um, machine.)

Warning: this weekend will suck, even outside of the mediocre new releases, b/c it is superbowl weekend…

1) Warm Bodies- currently doing very well on RT, it also has the advantage of counter programming against football. Aaaaand it won’t have to do much to win the week.

2) Hansel & Gretel Witch Hunters- not having the advantage of counter programming against a football audience, this could really fall a LOT. Here’s me hoping it doesn’t.

3)Mama- could fall past #4 & 5, or not. Has the advantage of being not like football and (I think?) atypically skewed to a female audience.

4) Zero Dark 30- I think it’ll fall slowly (again) and land about here.

5) Silver Linings Playbook- see comment for #4, above. Except that they could swap….

No I’m NOT picking that Stallone thing. While it might have some camp charm, see the AHnold movie from two weeks back for a good reason to avoid risk & leave it out…..

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