Weekend Box Office Numbers Dec. 28-30, 2012
It would seem the one ring still rules them all as the Middle-Earth adventure THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY reigned once again at the box office this weekend, outperforming newcomers DJANGO UNCHAINED and LES MISERABLES.
THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY is the No. 1 film in the world for the third consecutive weekend with an estimated weekend gross of $139 million from 63 markets. The film only dropped 12% from last weekend. The current worldwide total now stands at $687 million.
But a bounty-hunting ex-slave was hot on the trail of those Middle Earth travelers as DJANGO UNCHAINED came in for a close second with $30.6 million. Quentin Tarantino’s violent and controversial epic is already at a $64 million total in its first six days (after a robust Christmas Day opening of $15 million). At this rate, it could end up being Tarantino’s biggest movie, if it surpasses INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS ($120.5M) and PULP FICTION ($107.9M).
Like “Django,” the opening weekend of LES MISERABLES is impressive. Also like Django, it’s even more impressive when you look at its gross from over the entire holiday week. Tom Hooper’s adaptation of the iconic musical grossed $28 million over the weekend but has a total haul of $67.4 million. If audiences continue to flock to it like they have flocked to the stage show for decades, this could be a massive smash hit.
Fox’s Billy Crystal/Bette Midler vehicle PARENTAL GUIDANCE survived poor reviews and earned a not-bad $14.8 million over the weekend – the exact same amount it earned in its first three days of release. After six days, PG has earned $29.6 million against a modest $25 million budget, it should hold up nicely in the new year.
Tom Cruise’s JACK REACHER continues to thrash bad guys with another $14 million, just a 10% drop from its opening. That said, Judd Apatow’s maligned comedy THIS IS 40 actually made more than last weekend, as did Steven Spielberg’s LINCOLN, the Rogen/Streisand road comedy THE GUILT TRIP, and Pixar’s extra-dimensionalized reissue of MONSTERS, INC.
Meanwhile, SKYFALL, which garnered $4.6 million domestically this weekend reached a huge milestone, surpassing $1 billion at the worldwide box office.
The top-12 domestic weekend box office estimates listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, December 30, 2012 are below.
Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The – Warner Bros. – $32.9M
Django Unchained – The Weinstein Company – $30.7M
Les Miserables – Universal – $28.0M
Parental Guidance – 20th Century Fox – $14.8M
Jack Reacher – Paramount – $14.0M
This Is 40 – Universal – $13.2M
Lincoln – Disney – $7.5M
Guilt Trip, The – Paramount – $6.7M
Monsters, Inc. – Disney – $6.4M
Rise Of The Guardians – Paramount – $4.9M
Skyfall – Sony – $4.6M
Silver Linings Playbook – The Weinstein Company – $4.1M
Full details regarding the global domestic and international box office results are listed in the table below.
|Weekend BO Estimate (USD)||Wknd Release Cume|
|Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The||139,420,000||106,500,000||32,920,000||686,703,000|
|Life Of Pi||43,025,000||39,200,000||3,825,000||304,695,184|
|Rise Of The Guardians||16,500,000||11,600,000||4,900,000||255,430,000|
|This Is 40||13,185,850||–||13,185,850||37,191,140|
|Guilt Trip, The||6,700,000||–||6,700,000||21,102,000|
|Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2||6,450,000||4,000,000||2,450,000||806,129,776|
|Silver Linings Playbook||4,110,000||–||4,110,000||36,060,722|
|De L’autre Cote Du Periph||4,000,000||4,000,000||–||9,000,000|
|Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away||3,700,000||1,300,000||2,400,000||14,807,000|
SOURCE Rentrak Corporation