Mania Box Office Report: A Whole Lot of Zeros (Mania.com)

By:Robert T. Trate
Date: Sunday, January 13, 2013
Source: Box Office Mojo

Zero Dark Thirty took the mediocre weekend away from Gangster Squad and Texas Chainsaw 3D. Did anyone else see Texas Chainsaw 3D dropping nine spots on the box office charts? I heard nothing but bad things from people about the film so no surprise there for me. The true box office winner really is A Haunted House. Made for $2.5 Million, it grossed $18 million. Yes, kiddies, you read that right. 8 and a half times what it it took to make it turned one hell of a profit. Which means, sequel. 


With the recent Oscar Nominations and the Golden Globe winners, expect to see the box office packed with the likes of Les Miserables, Lincoln, Zero Dark Thirty, Django Unchained, and Silver Linings Playbook. The Super Bowl for the movies is just a little over a month away and everyone is going to want to see all the contenders.  


 

Rank

 

Movie

 

Weekend

 

Theaters

 

Average

 

Total

 

Budget

1

Zero Dark Thirty

 

$24,000,000

2,937

$8,172

$29,481,000

$40

2

A Haunted House

 

$18,817,000

2,160

$8,712

$18,817,000

$2.5

3

Gangster Squad

 

$16,710,000

3,103

$5,385

$16,710,000

-

4

Django Unchained

 

$11,065,000

3,012

$3,674

$125,399,000

$100

5

Les Miserables

 

$10,127,000

2,927

$3,460

$119,206,000

$61

6

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

 

$9,080,000

3,012

$3,015

$278,124,000

-

7

Lincoln

 

$6,314,000

2,027

$3,115

$152,579,000

$65

8

Parental Guidance

 

$6,100,000

2,957

$2,063

$60,650,000

$25

9

Texas Chainsaw 3D

 

$5,150,000

2,659

$1,937

$30,752,000

-

10

Silver Linings PLaybook

 

$5,000,000

810

$6,173

$41,306,000

$21



This week we have two must see titles. The first is the return of Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Last Stand. The other is a little horror flick called Mama.

 



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