‘Hobbit’ Holds Off ‘Wolf’ on Christmas Day
January 7, 2014 - box officeby Ray Subers
The Wolf of Wall Street
December 26, 2013
Five new national releases reached theaters on Christmas Day, yet nothing were utterly clever adequate to take initial place divided from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
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The Top 10 warranted an estimated $67.3 million, that is about on standard with Christmas Day 2012 ($68.1 million).
Smaug combined $9.32 million, that is off 17 percent from a initial Hobbit‘s Christmas Day ($11.2 million). Through 13 days in theaters, a second entrance in a prequel trilogy has grossed usually bashful of $150 million.
Among new releases, The Wolf of Wall Street led a approach with an estimated $9.15 million. That’s a excellent start, yet it’s most reduce than final year’s Django Unchained ($15 million). If Wolf follows Django‘s settlement from here, it will breeze adult with around $100 million; however, Wolf‘s “C” CinemaScore suggests that word-of-mouth could be a challenge.
After dropping to fourth place on Christmas Eve, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues rebounded a bit on Christmas Day. The comedy supplement took third place with an estimated $8.1 million, and has so distant warranted a decent $56.7 million.
Ben Stiller‘s The Secret Life of Walter Mitty brought in $7.8 million during 2,909 locations. That’s a bit of an alleviation over 20th Century Fox’s Christmas Day recover from final year (Parental Guidance, $6.3 million). Mitty perceived a “B+” CinemaScore, and should continue to play good by a finish of a holiday season.
American Hustle dull out a Top Five with an estimated $7.4 million. Through reduction than a week in national release, David O. Russell‘s acclaimed garb square has grossed a unequivocally clever $34.1 million.
Universal’s long-delayed, unequivocally costly samurai crack 47 Ronin non-stop in sixth place with $7 million. That’s a bit improved than expected, yet it’s not indispensably demonstrative of long-term potential: Aliens Vs. Predator – Requiem had a clever Christmas Day start in 2007 ($9.5 million), yet fast collapsed and finished a run with usually $41.8 million. Ronin‘s word-of-mouth won’t be as poor, though, and it’s probable that it eventually creates a approach to $50 million.
Frozen combined $6.3 million on Christmas Day. To date, a charcterised strike has warranted $210.4 million.
Christmas Day also delivered dual vital box bureau bombs. The initial was Robert DeNiro/Sylvester Stallone fighting comedy Grudge Match, that non-stop in ninth place with reduction than $4 million. That wasn’t scarcely as bad as Justin Bieber documentary Believe, that wound adult in 14th place with a terrible $1.25 million. To be fair, it was usually personification during 1,037 locations, yet it still suggests that a “Beliebers” aren’t scarcely as meddlesome as they were dual years ago when Never Say Never non-stop to $12.4 million.
Finally, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom stretched to 975 locations and warranted $1.26 million. The biopic should reason good by a subsequent few weeks, yet it’s going to need Oscar nominations to unequivocally mangle out.