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LES MISERABLES, DJANGO TOP HOBBIT AT XMAS BOX OFFICE

December 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATE
The Top Five Films on Christmas Day

1. Les Misérables, $18,111,665
2. Django Unchained, $15,011,121
3. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, $11,300,000 (estimate)
4. Parental Guidance, $6,317,559
5. Jack Reacher, $5,301,000 (estimate)

(EARLIER) Early unofficial reports indicate that The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was hobbled by two films that opened on Christmas Day — Universal’s Les Misérables and The Weinstein Co.’s Django Unchained. Both of those films reportedly came in well ahead of predictions, while Sony’s The Hobbit came in below them. The results were not entirely unexpected (no pun intended). Fandango and Movietickets.com had reported on Monday that Les Mis had sold more advance tickets for a Christmas Day opening than any other previous film. All three leaders shared the same drawback — excessive length, which limited the number of times per evening they could be screened. A third new film, the 20th Century Fox comedy Parental Guidance, which did not have that drawback, also reportedly was exceeding its (modest) expectations. All three newcomers received strong marks from audience members polled by CinemaScore, Les Mis garnering an “A” grade and the other two, an “A-.”