‘Hobbit,’ ‘Frozen’ Top ‘Wolf,’ ‘Mitty’ on Final Weekend of 2013

January 6, 2014 - box office

by Ray Subers
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 


 December 29, 2013

This year, Santa delivered 5 new national releases on Christmas Day. By a weekend, though, audiences had incited their courtesy behind to blockbuster holdovers The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and Frozen.

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With a different set of options, altogether business was clever on a final weekend of 2013: a Top 12 warranted $185.8 million, that is adult 13 percent from a same support final year.

The second Hobbit film took initial place for a third-straight weekendthe usually other film to accomplish this attainment in 2013 was associate Warner Bros. recover Gravity. The Hobbit combined $29.9 million, that is off 7 percent from a initial Hobbit on a same weekend final year. The Desolation of Smaug has now warranted over $190 million, and stays on gait for a final sum north of $250 million.

Disney Animation’s Frozen continues to surpass even a many confident expectations. The charcterised prodigy increasing 47 percent to $28.8 million; among fifth weekends, that figure ranks third all-time behind Avatar ($42.8 million) and Titanic ($30 million). The film is benefiting not usually from good word-of-mouth, nonetheless also from a blank of legitimate family entertainmentSaving Mr. Banks incited out to be too mature, while Walking with Dinosaurs never unequivocally clicked with audiences.

Among 2013 releases, Frozen now ranks seventh with $248.4 million. It’s also now guaranteed to tighten with over $300 million.

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
took third place with $20.2 million. Through 12 days, a comedy supplement has warranted $83.7 million, and it will pass a strange movie’s $85.3 million sum in a day or two.

David O. Russell‘s American Hustle hold on to fourth place with an estimated $19.6 million. So far, a star-studded 70s hop has warranted $60 million; with copiousness of awards approval still to come, Hustle should have no problem removing to $100 million.

Among a Christmas Day releases, Martin Scorsese‘s The Wolf of Wall Street led a container with $18.5 million ($34.3 million five-day). That’s noticeably reduce than final year’s Django Unchained ($30.1 million), that was also a really long, argumentative film from a renouned executive (and also featured Leonardo DiCaprio!). Django did have a many some-more appealing story, though, and for a three-hour film about corrupt, drug-addled Wall Street bankers, it’s tough to suppose a significantly aloft debut.

Wolf
‘s assembly was 54 percent male, and a whopping 90 percent were 25 years of age or older. They awarded it a terrible “C” CinemaScore; on a surface, that suggests a film will bake out quickly, nonetheless a debate about a movie’s equivocal racy calm could coax some interest. If Wolf also garners a handful of Oscar nominations, it could theoretically coquette with $100 million before a finish of a run.

After a delayed start final weekend, Saving Mr. Banks saved some face this weekend by improving 50 percent to $14 million. Through 10 days, Banks has warranted a decent $37.8 million.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
non-stop in seventh place with $13 million ($25.6 million five-day). For star Ben Stiller, that’s miles divided from cinema like Night during a Museum and a Meet a Parents sequels, and is also arguably worse than new comedy Tower Heist ($24 million). Mitty‘s assembly was 52 percent female, and 64 percent were over a age of 25. They awarded it a “B+” CinemaScore, and it should play good by a subsequent few weeks.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
has now warranted $391.1 million. With another week of holidays, it appears to be on gait to tip Iron Man 3 ($409 million) and a strange Hunger Games ($408 million).

A handful of new releases inebriated flattering tough this weekend. Universal’s long-delayed mega-budget samurai film 47 Ronin warranted usually $9.9 million ($20.6 million five-day). It perceived a plain “B+” CinemaScore, nonetheless a settlement suggests that it will be really front-loaded (it would be startling if it done it past $50 million).

Ronin
isn’t doing quite good abroad either, and Universal is approaching to remove a ton of income on this (some reports have it as high as $175 million). Don’t cry for Universal, thoughto this point, they’ve had a ensign year interjection to vital hits like Despicable Me 2 and Fast Furious 6.

Grudge Match
was a biggest warn of a weekendand not in a good way. The Robert DeNiro/Sylvester Stallone fighting comedy took in usually $7.3 million ($13.4 million five-day), that caps a severe year for a dual geriatric stars. Audiences clearly weren’t meddlesome in saying a reheated chronicle of Rocky and Raging Bull. Those that did give it a possibility were 55 percent masculine and 68 percent were 25 years of age or older, and they gave it a “B+” CinemaScore.

Pop star Justin Bieber was behind on a big-screen this weekend with Believe, a follow-up to massively-successful 2011 documentary Never Say Never. Unfortunately, Bieber’s fans didn’t uncover adult this time, and a film debuted in 14th place with an deplorable $2 million ($4.3 million five-day). In comparison, Never Say Never non-stop to $28.8 million. While this opening does infer that Bieber’s fans are reduction intent now than they were 3 years ago, it’s also a outcome of light selling and a sincerely medium recover (only 1,037 locations).

Biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom stretched to 975 locations and took 13th place with $2.4 million. Considering how timely a film isand how aggressively The Weinstein Company marketed itthat’s not a quite good debut. Unless it pulls some warn Oscar nominations (unlikely, given how rival a margin is) Mandela is doubtful to find a estimable melodramatic assembly in a U.S.

At 5 locations, August: Osage County non-stop to $179,500 ($35,900 average). Meanwhile, Lone Survivor debuted to $92,500 from dual theaters ($155,400 five-day). Both titles will enhance national in January.

Around-the-World Roundup

On a third weekend in theaters, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug combined $98.3 million overseas. Its usually new marketplace was Australia, where it debuted to a clever $12.8 million (down 6 percent from a initial Hobbit). To date, a warranted $423.8 million; according to Warner Bros., that’s on standard with a initial film opposite a same bucket of territories. The Hobbit will radically hang adult a run in existent markets before reaching China and Japan in late February.

Frozen
warranted $50.5 million, that creates this a strongest weekend nonetheless during a unfamiliar box office. It non-stop to a plain $5.8 million in Australia, and still has Brazil, Japan and China on a way. To date, Frozen has warranted $243.5 million overseas, and will pass $500 million worldwide on Monday.

Coinciding with a domestic debut, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty non-stop to $27.2 million in 39 abroad markets. Its tip marketplace was Italy ($5 million), nonetheless it was also plain in a U.K. ($3.8 million), Australia ($3.1 million), Spain ($3.1 million), Mexico ($2.5 million) and Brazil ($2.2 million).

47 Ronin
combined $13.8 million this weekend for a new sum of $22.3 million. It non-stop in initial place in a handful of smaller Asian markets, nonetheless usually managed a fifth place entrance in a U.K. ($2.3 million).

Walking with Dinosaurs
grossed $12.3 million this weekend, many of that was from holdover markets. To date, a CGI dinosaur film has banked $33.4 million.

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Last Weekend
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This Weekend in Past Years:
2012 – ‘Hobbit’ Holds Off ‘Django’ on Final Weekend of 2012

2011 – No Stopping ‘M:I-4’ Over New Year’s
2010 – ‘Fockers’ Frowned Upon, ‘Grit’ Glowers Over New Year’s
2009 – Christmas Booms with ‘Avatar,’ ‘Sherlock,’ ‘Alvin’
2008 – ‘Marley’ Retrieves Box Office Luster Over Christmas
2007 – ‘Museum’ Exhibits Holiday Clout
2005 – ‘Chronicles’ Conk Out ‘King’ on New Year’s Weekend

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