Mania Box Office Report: You Shall Not Pass! (Mania.com)

By:Robert T. Trate
Date: Sunday, December 30, 2012
Source: Box Office Mojo

Okay so I am stealing a line from what will one day be episode four of Tolkien’s movie universe, but it works. It really was a mad dash until the end of the year. I am still trying to get in a second screening of the The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey but I had to see Django Unchained and Les Miserables. I also have this DVD sitting here called Big Tit Zombies just begging to screened. Not to mention Hyde Park on Hudson, Hitchcock, and Zero Dark Thirty are finally starting to arrive at the regular theaters. Where does one find the time?


The Hobbit, his Wizard, and all those Dwarves won the last box office weekend of the year. Ray Subers of Box Office Mojo had this to report: “On the last weekend of 2012, audiences crowded in to theaters to see three very different movies: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey managed to take the top spot for the third weekend in a row, though Django Unchained and Les Miserables also tallied impressive numbers. The Top 12 wound up earning an estimated $167.8 million, which helped push overall 2012 domestic box office to just under $10.8 billion (a new record).

The Hobbit dipped 11 percent to an estimated $32.9 million. The movie has been holding well over the past week (noticeably better than I Am Legend over the same period in 2007), and $300 million seems like it could be in play again. Through 17 days, the first of three Lord of the Rings prequels has grossed $222.7 million, which is in between Fellowship of the Ring ($189.3 million) and The Two Towers ($243.6 million). Read the full report
here.



 

Rank

 

Movie

 

Weekend

 

Theaters

 

Average

 

Total

 

Budget

1

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

 

$32,920,000

4,100

$8,029

$222,703,000

-

2

Django Unchained

 

$30,688,000

3,010

$10,195

$64,008,000

$100

3

Les Miserables (2012)

 

$28,027,000

2,808

$9,981

$67,466,000

$61

4

Parental Guidance

 

$14,800,000

3,367

$4,396

$29,589,000

$25

5

Jack Reacher

 

$14,010,000

3,352

$4,180

$44,661,000

$60

6

This is 40

 

$13,186,000

2,914

$4,525

$37,116,000

$35

7

Lincoln

 

$7,509,000

1,966

$3,819

$132,039,000

$65

8

The Guilt Trip

 

$6,700,000

2,431

$2,756

$21,102,000

$40

9

Monsters, Inc. (3D)

 

$6,363,000

2,618

$2,430

$18,490,000

-

10

Rise of the Guardians

 

$4,900,000

2,055

$2,384

$90,230,000

$145



Box Office Mojo also reported that Skyfall has reached the 1 billion dollar mark world wide (officially $1,000, 200,000). Which places it directly behind the The Dark Knight and in front of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. What is still number one? James Cameron’s Avatar of course. 


This week the genre fare is a tad light with Texas Chainsaw 3D. Warm Bodies, A Good Day to Die Hard, and Oz the Great and Powerful cannot get here soon enough. 




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